Hi M8s, I am thinking of buying a DVD recorder to replace my broken VCR. Are they a viable alternative. How many times do they record over a DVD-RW disc. What is the maximum recording time on a DVD-RW. Can the DVD recorders record in LP or compress data to give longer recording times. Can you insert a menu onto a DVD-RW like a normal DVD has.Is there a great deal of difference between makes or types of DVD-RW discs. Are DVD+RW any better than -RW as My existing DVD player will not play DVD+R discs???? I would have gone for a hard drive recorder but here in Tenerife a DVD recorder is less than 200 Eu whereas a Hard drive recorder is more than 600 Eu. Any advice would be appreciated.