As good as the PVR 721 may be, I for one would never buy any component until it is offered in black. With the investment I have in my system, appearances mean everything. All my AV components are visible behind glass doors so that I can operate them with IR remotes, such as the Sony RM AV2100. Look at the attached photo and offer your opinion. The PVR 721 would replace the HM-DSR100U digitial JVC satellite recorder on the center shelf of the right tower.