Reading the reviews of Panasonic DVD Recorders, they always seem to get very high marks. However, although DVD-Ram sounds like a great format, its not much use if you can't lend a DVD to someone cos most of the people have players that aren't compatible. And they can record DVD-R but not -RW - whats that about? Its a shame because I spotted what looks like a good bargain on eBay 10mins ago. Panasonic DMR-E50 in mint condition - currently at £100 with no bids. 2½ hours left. I was going to bid but put off by the format. Any one else interested check out link.