Hi I'm looking at getting a Panasonic e55 as I can't really stretch to the cost of an HDD recorder. I like the fact that you can get 3hrs of higher quality recording onto a dvd with the Panasonic-after all, the final quality is what is most important. My question is, will I be able to edit out ad breaks on **dvd-r** discs? If it's possible, will the -r disc be likely to be readable on most standard dvd players? I know that it can be done on RAMs, but as I don't have a RAM player on my pc, I can't convert edited RAMs into -r's my PC. If the above doesn' t work, then I could just edit the 'unedited' -r on my PC. Just a quick question on this: Does editing on the PC tend to produce a drop in quality, or is it in effect just a case of chopping up the movie and copying to a new dvd, rather than re-encoding? Hope the post makes sense. Thanks in advance for any help!