Perhaps you clever people would enlighten me on this vexing issue. Why would anyone want a DVD player without DVD-RW or DVD+RW capability? Let's say you record a programme off TV, or someone else does for you. Presumably, you would use a DVD-RW or +RW, if you were only watching the recording once, so that you could re-use the DVD. I mean no-one would ever have wanted a VCR tape that you could only use once, right? So the kindly person gives you the recording on a DVD-RW for example, but you have a Toshiba SD340 or a Panasonic DVDS47 (both 70 at Richer), both excellent players by all accounts and, oh dear, you find that you cannot play the recording. Am I over-simplifying the situation? By the way, I was considering buying one of the two players above or maybe even the Tosh SD240 or Panasonic DVDS27 (both 40 at Richer). But should I reconsider?