My husbands only Christmas wish is for a DVD Recorder... And as Christmas looms I have not yet managed to produce!! I have been trying to do my home work and have been looking into different machines, for all the good it did. I am by no means au fait with any of this sort of thing. Hence, HELP!!! I must admit have been looking more specifcally at the Sony units as we have the 42" Plasma with that came the home cinema and our current DVD player. After reading reviews and by recommendation of a Colleague it I started looking in particular at the RDR-GX7. It seems the only drawback is the cost. I have managed to find it as low as £266.99 (or £278.00 multiregion) which seems a rather decent price seeing I have seen it for as much as £799. It would maily be used for backing up video, footage from the handy cam (also Sony - Digital8), recording from TV etc. I could spend up to about £280.00. Can I get more for my money? Cheers!!