Hi everyone, I must admit to being staggered to this fact, picked up from the Afterdawn Website, we are led to believe that RAM is not doing to well at all, especially in Blighty, but being as the States is such a huge market, this normally dictates what the rest of the globe gets. I enclose the extract in full: DVD-RAM recorders top the U.S. markets According to leading market information company The NPD Group DVD-RAM -based DVD-recorders hold a 70 percent share of the stand-alone recorder market in the United States. DVD-RAM -based units are capable of offering digital video recorder types of functions, such as on-disc editing and pausing live TV. DVD+RW based recorders lack these functions. On the other hand recordings made on DVD-RAM recorders cannot be viewed on standard DVD-players. I have a DMR-E50 myself, and this is good news, as hopefully it will bring down the cost of RAM blanks, I'm not holding my breath though!!