I wonder if anyone has a view on the following... Without wishing to reignite the Philips debate,I have had a number of their machines over the past 4 or 5 years and have found them absolutely OK.A couple have been sent back to be repaired by Philips for the usual reasons and I suppose I see them as cheap and disposable.My current model is the DVDR75 which I have used to copy hundreds of hours of movies from Sky and Freeview RGB sources mostly in M2 mode.I do not use the internal tuner or the timer.The latter function being one that would often fail on my other Philips machines.The picture quality looks fine on both my Sim Projector and my ancient Pioneer rear projection TV. What I really like is the ease of editing in DVD+RW.ie Make chapter marks and then 'hiding' the chapters before 'making edits compatible'.This is easy and precise allowing me to virtually seamlessly remove the ads. However,I'm now looking to upgrade and I am very attracted to the Sony range particularly the HX-900.My local sony shop is offering me one at a discount!These are my questions...... Would the user-friendly DVD+RW editing facilities in the Philips be replicated in the Sony machine? Is the hype about the Sony's playback quality being as good as a standalone player accurate? My present player is an aging Pioneer 717 -would I see an improvement? Would I really see an improvement in recording quality over the Philips?-Which looks very acceptable. I would be really interested in any feedback on the editing facilities on the current crop of Sony recorders!