I'm going round circles trying to decide which DVD recorder to get.!! For me the most important thing is the play back quaility of the films, the recorder side I really want just to replace the video recorder and so doesn't have to be fantastic quality. My current DVD player is a pioneer 340, it's getting a bit worn now and is having trouble playing copied films, jerks and hops alot and then locks up. Have a Panasonic plasma TH42PA30 so I want component out put to that. Have a digital recieve and a sky + box (no sky subscription so can't record to box's own disc) and would like to record from both if possible. Budget around £300 to £350. Have been looking at the Panasonic DMR EH50 or the Sony GXD500. Would have to be DVD -R compatible aswell. Thanks for any advice. My head hurts.!!