Picked up an HR-S8000U nowadays. Display is very dim but gets brighter on the right. From the info gathered on a goggle search this seems to be a common problem with JVC's of this era. I believe the capacitors in the power supply will need replacing. When I wrote the seller back asking why he didn't mention the fact that the display was bad, he responded that the unit has a variable illumination feature. I don't have a manual yet to verify, but there are no settings I can find on the front panel. Can anyone confirm this? Also does anyone have a copy of the manual to download.