The new issue of HCC (October) has a fair bit on DVD Recording. There is a brief dit on the E100 - same features as the HS2 - plus: * 80GB HDD * High speed copying HDD to DVD-R * MPEG4 Recording * MP3 and DVD-Audio Playback * 1.3x Playback Panasonic will be launching a new HDD/DVDR combo in the new year with 5:1 DVD-Audio support as well as a All-In-One Home Cinema/DVD Recorder - the XR25. No news either the Pioneers* or the JVC (which I suppose was mentioned last issue). There are also reviews of the E60 and the DVDR75. The E60 highs were "performance, features", lows were "no manual audio control". Overall 4.5 The DVDR75 highs were "compatibility of DVD+RW, thumbnails, no finalising", lows were "no Timeslip, cheap remote control, no audio level control". Overall 4 They also have an article entitled "The Great DVD Format Debate" between Pioneer, Sony, Philips, Panasonic reps - it doesn't actually achieve very much IMHO but it interesting to see how they view the benefits of their products and where they are going. Unsurprisingly they all think you should buy DVD Recorders NOW * slight correction there - there's a brief dit on the Japanese versions in an interview with Masanori Ichikawa.