I've been wanting to get a portable digital recorder to tape some of my gigs. A friend of mine recorded a live performance of mine with his Sony MD player a couple of weeks ago (you can hear it at http://www.pintomusic.com/sound/sunshine.mp3 - I'm the guy singing) and I was really impressed with the low noise, stereo image, and the frequency response (you can hear the low-frequencies of the washtub bass). I went out shopping and found that the only digital-recorders that Sony offers with the stereo-mic/line input are their Hi-MD players. I'm considering getting one but I would also like to know if there are any other alternatives that offer the same level of portability and sound-quality. Does anyone have any exprerience or suggestions? Thanks in advance.