Looks like, for the first time, I am going to be an early adopter of new technology.
The Zoom F4 Recorder became available to buy yesterday and I ordered one today. It is a motion picture orientated 4 channel recorder with timecode. Sort of like a Sound Devices 744T only a very lot cheaper. I have been wanting a digital audio recorder for a long long time, but I could not afford a professional one and the cheap ones did not interest me.
This is going to be my birthday present and Christmas present for the next couple of years.