I am seriously tempted to get one of these especially as they are now braeking the sub £200 barrier. However i have a number of questions that require answers. Hopefully somebody can help. 1. I note that the E55 only has a optical digital audio out. I also have an x box which has the same output. My 5.1 creative lab set up has one optical audio connector which i currently connect my x - box too and one electrical (co-axial) digital audio which my current Tosh 330 DVD player goes through. Is there any gadjets out there that will convert an optical audio signal to a electrical co-axial signal, therefore allowing me to connect both my x-box and the Panny E55 to my surround sound set up. If not any ideas on how to overcome this problem. 2. I have a Tosh RPTV 42PW23 which accepts component signals. It does not have its own progressive scan mode but i note the Panny E55 gives a progressive pal and NTSC signal. Will my TV be able to take advantage of this progressive signal, ie will i notice an improvement on picture quality over my existing Tosh 330 which does not have a progressive signal but does have component output. 3. How easy is it to convert the Panny to a multi - region machine. My existing Tosh dvd was multi- region out of the box. 4. How cheap are the dvd disks for the Panny ie the DVD-RW disks 5. I have a Humax 800t - would it be quite straight forward to connect to the Panny E55 and record from the hard drive. At present i record from the hard drive on to my video recorder. 6. With the DVD-R disks doe you have to fill the disk up in one go or can you keep on adding programmes to the disk until its full and then finalise it. Will these DVD- R disks play on other DVD players. Any help would be very appreciated.