thanks - the on screen display is a minor annoyance i can work around.
i would rather just turn it off, also want to find out what if any filters it has.
the TBC on this deck one of the best i have ever used - i rank it right up there with the AG-1980 & SR-W5
i wish i could find more Japan-only decks - it is too bad ebay is not big in Japan
most Japanese people use yahoo auctions and dont ship international.