I think i have part of this right!! If I want to transfer from my DV tapes to my PC then am I right in thinking that Firewire is much quicker than USB2? But then when I want to burn to DVD is there any advantage in buying a DVD writer that has Firewire connection or is USB2 just as good as I am sure I read somewhere that there is no major improvement? Also with regards to formats between DVD-R and DVD+R I was advised by a student who is doing video editing for a course that DVD-R should be used for PC and DVD+R for MAC. is this correct as I have never heard that before.