Ok, I've managed to transfer stuff from my Sky+ hard disk onto the E85 hard disk, the first problem was when I realised I should have read the manual and hadn't got it set to enable High Speed dubbing, but not to worry I will just do it in SP mode. I've finalised the DVD and it plays back fine on the recorder and on my Pioneer 565A, but won't play back on my aging LG player. On this it displays the initial menu but then goes into "Stop" mode when I try and play it - any ideas about this ? This may be the excuse I've been looking for to ditch the old LG player for something else so I would be looking for something that would cope with DVD-RAM as well as the -R disks I'm going to produce. What is the playback like on the E55 - this will be a 2nd system in the bedroom so it doesn't have to be the absolute best to be honest. I'm wondering if it's worth spending the extra on getting the E55 so that I can record from the standard Sky box in the bedroom as well.