I just ordered a MZ-NH1 to replace a stolen MD recorder - I had to replace with MD for insurance purposes. I had been thinking about going to a hard drive based thing like the Nomad and selling the MD recorder. But now that you can record to a 1 gig MD uncompressed and synch directly to your pc, the MZ-NH1 makes MD much more attractive. The MZ-NH1 seems much more geared towards my purpose (recording rehearsals and gigs for my own reference) than do the more playback oriented jukeboxes like Nomad and iRiver. Does this logic make sense? I've heard that more professional grade portable hard drive recorders like the Marantz are up around $700 and I only want to spend $350 max. Oh and I am going to be using a self powered audio technica mic (the AT 822). Any feedback anyone has would be appreicated.