Having almost decided to buy a DVD/HDD Recorder Combi (probably the Pioneer DVR520), reviews and posts on this forum re. the Humax PVR8000T have led me to consider whether I would be better off with that machine (80Gb version) and a separate DVD recorder for archiving, particularly as I would also like to replace my existing Freeview box (one of the original ON-Digital boxes). Some advice from existing users re. archiving to a separate DVD recorder would be much appreciated, particularly re: 1. I believe I've read somewhere that the Humax PVR8000T has separate Scart RGB outputs for TV and VCR. Am I right? 2. Presumably the archive process involves connecting the Humax box to the DVD recorder via scart, and playing the HDD recording whilst re-recording it on the DVD recorder - i.e. in real time? 3. Bearing in mind the Humax bitrate is relatively high, how practical/easy is it to compress (say) a two hour program to fit onto a single DVD-R? I guess this will depend on the features of the chosen DVD recorder, so any suggestions on a suitable choice would be appreciated. 4. For material archived to DVD at the best quality setting, is there any noticeable quality drop? 5. Is it possible to omit certain parts of the original recording such as adverts (e.g. via a playlist)? I'm also attracted by the apparent user-friendliness of the EPG programming function of the PVR8000T - is it as good as it suggests?