Rasczak, I read with interest your artical on authoring via the TMPG package. I am a complete novice and have just bought a Pioneer 420 recorder however I live in Tenerife and my recorder is waiting for me in the UK, which I will pick up at the end of March when I go back. I want to order whatever I need now do that I can bring them back with me as most equipment associated with DVD is much more expensive here and most firms on the net will not deliver to UK. My question is this, Has the Pioneer got the same facilities to write a DVD-R disc from Ram on the HDD as the authoring package TMPG, if not what is the main differences as I don't want to spend money on a new DVD-Ram compatable burner for my PC if there is no appreciable difference. I look forward to any advice you can give me. Many thanks in anticipation.