I was wondering if anyone out there knows if a recording from a Panasonic HS2 dvd recorder's hard drive to a dvd-r would be of equal quality as the original recording? What I mean is, if you make a recording of something, whether it be from a camcorder or from cable onto the HS2 hard drive, and then transfer it to a blank dvd-r on the same deck, would it be as good quality as it was when first viewed on the hard drive? This was one of the reasons I bought a HS2 in the first place, because before, all I had was a couple of E50s, and if I wanted to make a copy of something, I had to wire them together with a S-Video cable from one recorder to another, which of course you always lose some quality that way. I assumed, (and that's your first mistake to assume anything in the world of new tech electronics these days,) that a recording made from the hard drive of a HS2 would be exactly like the original. When I view a copy made from the hard drive on the same deck, it looks pretty much the same quality wise, but I'm no expert on this and was just wondering. If anyone knows, let me know. Thanks, Tunes Man.