I've started tranferring my huge collection of movies recorded from TV to DVD-R using my Panasonic E85. I've done a couple, and I would be quite grateful for advice from those who are ahead of me and more experienced. the method I use is to dub the movie directly from VHS to DVD-R, using 'Flexible Recording' to put one movie onto one DVD-R. I usually know (not always) the duration of the movie, so if, for example, the duration of the movie is 1:50, I would select maybe 1:55 or 2:00 in Flexible Recording to leave a margin for error, pause the VHS player at the beginning, and then kick them off together. If I'm in the room 1:50 later I would check it to try to stop the recording as the movie finishes, rather than have rubbish on the DVD after the film. I have some questions:- 1) Would I loose much quality if I tried to put two movies onto one DVD-R by setting Flexible Recording to the sum of the two durations, pausing the E85 after one movie, changing the VHS tape and then recording the next movie? I would then typically be putting about 3.5 to 4 hours onto a DVD-R. The quality I'm getting now is indistinguishable from the VHS source. 2) when I set a recording going and then get on with something else the recording may terminate without me watching it. It would be nice to qo quickly to the end of the recording to just check that the end of the movie is on the DVD-R. I haven't found a way on the E85 to go directly to the end of my recording, I have to fast forward to get there; the '>I' key doesn't seem to do anything, and there's nothing in the sub menu. Does anyone know a way? 3) If I were to record to HDD with High Speed Recording mode engaged, what effect wouuld I see in quality (Highbrid VBR Resolution would be fixed); and I don't understand at all the stuff about 'pictures saved at 4:3'. But then I've never understood the whole area of 4:3, 16.9, black bars, etc. What would a widescreen movie look like with this method? 4) I have a few commercial VHS tapes unnavailable on DVD. As my E85 is multi-region is there much chance that its Macrovision has been fixed as well, or will I need to buy some Macrovision disabler? Any recommendations? transferring movies is obviously already a very time-consuming business, which is why fast-forwarding to check that the end of the movie is there, for example, does add significantly to the faffing time, and I'm interested in anything that makes it more straightforward. I would certainly welcome any advice from any of you who've done this and can see from what I've described that there are things I could improve, or have really worked out a system that works for you.