Hi guys, This is my first post to the forum (hi ) and I'm having a DVD nightmare. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to DVD types, formats, compatability, connecting systems etc. So I'd appreciate some advice. Up untill now I played all my DVD's on my Playstation. Having just got married we had two items bought for us off our wedding list. A Toshiba SD-240 and a Panasonic DMR-E55. The plan was to put the Toshiba in the bedroom and the Panasonic downstairs. But I'm getting all confused with connections and why certain things aren't playing. Ideally, I wanted multi-region players but the two items are both region 2 only. I did all my research and I thought they were both multi region but this is not the case. Is there a way I can convert them for free? The other issue is I have a collection of files on my PC (.avi's and mpeg's) which I have burnt onto CD (and soon I shall have a DVD burner to burn them onto DVD). I would like to play these movie/video clips on the DVD players/recorders. However, on the Panasonic they do not play at all well. The image and sound are very, very slow and jerky. Normal DVD's are ok. Why is this? When I play them on the Toshiba they seem fine! The other problem is I would just like a second opinion on the connection setup I have made between the Panasonic DVD Recorder, my Panasonic TV my PS2 and my brand new Freeview Sony receiver. Currently it is setup as follows: RF: From wall>Freeview box>DVD>TV .............. is this right? Scart connections: From TV 'AV1' scart socket > 'TV' scart socket on Freeview Box From TV 'AV2' scart socket > PS2 From Freeview 'VCR' scart socket > 'AV1/TV' scart socket on DVD recorder This leaves a spare scart socket 'AV2/Decoder' on the DVD recorder. Have I screwed up? I've spent ages trying to figure out what to do with all of the above and I'm thinking of sending the Panasonic DVD recorder back and getting a multiregion which can play VCD's well. I've also just realised none of them play SVCD's which is a bummer too. I hope I've made sense above. I'm boggled! I'll trade help and advice with any of you that want tips on power kiting! (I'm normally on the flexifoil kite forums!!) Cheers for any help .... K PS. Any chance of a quick reply?