Just got my e65 and I have to say I am amazed at the quality of the dvd recording via the dv link. Previous to owning the e65 I did all my dv-cam transfers over firewire into my pc, I then used canopus pro coder to re-encode the 15gb avi file (1 hour of video) down to a 4.35gb mpeg 2 file , this usually took 3-4 hours to re-encode (on a 3.2 athlon xp with 1 gig of 400fsb ddr) plus the hour it takes to transfer the video from the dv cam, then I authored it back to dvd with tmpgenc author or dvd movie factory. I was never that impressed with the final results (viewed on a 90" screen) compared to the original avi but put it down to the fact that it had been compressed down so much. Total time to transfer, re-encode, author and burn 1 hour of dv-cam footage used to take me roughly 6 hours. Now using the firewire port on my e65 it only takes 1 hour and the quality is far superior, I can then edit the dvd on the pc if I need to without losing any of the quality. How can this be ,canopus procoder cost me a lot of money (249 quid) but I thougt it would be worth it as I do a lot of video work and I wanted the best results possible, I have been using it for quite a while and know exactly how to obtain the best quality images from it but the results from my e65 have left me questioning the quality of software mpeg encoders. In short the e65 does an amazing job with dv-cam transfer and I would highly recommend one to anyone wanting to use it for dv-cam transfer to dvd.