Hi I am new here so hello to everyone first lol I am looking to get a dvd recorder as I am wanting to replace my video as every now and again I have a few problems and I am looking for better quality recordings as well as every day use. It certainly would be nice to have something that made quiet recordings at night as well. I have a Sanyo 28" widescreen tv with three scart sockets 2 at the back at the third at the front through the red white and yellow connectors. I also have sky (not sky +) a video and a dvd player as well as a playstation 2. At the moment I connect the sky and video to the back of the tv and alternate the dvd and playstation 2 at the front when needed. I will mainly be using the recorder to record off sky and occassionally terrestial. I have a couple of questions. It seems most people in the cheaper price bracket are going for E50. I had heard that of the two formats -r and +r one will be fazed out as in betamax and vhs. Is this true is so which one looks the more likely with staying power. I will mostly be taping 1 hour programs and films so with films is the sp 2 hour option or longer good enough to keep films without any degradation? I will be using it a lot to tape a variety of stuff during the week but not to keep with the -r on the e50 can you wipe off what you have recorder and use the dvd again or is that only rw's and if so are they made for both -r and +r. My father has a cheap tescos dvd player called technika I am not sure if the panasonic would be compatible with this. Also my friend has a ps2 which format do they mainly play or not play. I am conscious of this as if I tape stuff for people or lend people films tv I have taped there is no point if it isn't compatible with other people. Also with sky which machine the e50 or the PHDVDR70 for recording. I see a few posts on people recording off rgb or composite. I have the my sky box set to pal as that is the one I am most happiest with would that work okay with either machine? Sorry to bombard everyone with all these questions and its only my first post lol Still it can be confusing for first timers. Any help anyone can give me would be really appreciated.