Hi brand new poster on these forums, been hanging around here for the last couple of weeks and would really like some advice on what dvd recorder to go for or more like will the recorder i have in mind meet my requirements. I've had a search round the net looking for info but these forums seem the best place to ask... I would like the Panasonice E50 (some sites show EBS after the number the others don't!!) not sure what EBS stands for. My main uses at the moment will be to tranfer my digital video tapes to dvd and also tranfer some old VHS tapes onto dvd aswell. I have the a thompson digital camcorder which has a dv in/out. Will/how will i connect the camcorder upto it? would it be via the firewire, I've seen other threads that say the E60 is the better model to go for, but will the E50 cover my needs? The cheapest I've seen the E50 is £235 and thats mult-region, any places that you would recomend getting this from the net that you have used in the past? I have a laptop but it does not have a dvd burner someone suggested this would be the easier route to go and burn them from my laptop. the dvd burners for my laptop cost about the same as a stand a lone recorder, any advice on what route to go down?