I'm having, shall we say, "teething problems" with my Pioneer 420. The main I reason I bought a DVD recorder was to transfer my rather large collection of gymnastics (don't ask) tapes to DVD. I decided on the Pioneer because of its ability to record in PAL, NTSC and SECAM, which is pretty essential when you hve amassed a collection of tapes from all over the world. Anyway, after wiring it up properly to the TV and VCR, and putting a tape in to burn it to the HDD I notice that the quality of the picture that is burned is horrible! Flickery lines and an unstable picture was the result, and neither of these problems are on the original tape. A bit disheartened, I try to burn a newer NTSC video (using an NTSC VCR) onto the Hard Drive. This time, the picture is blurred and vibrates so much that it gives you a headache. As these are just things recorded from TV, they have no macrovision signal, and besides, the problems that are occurring are different to the ones that Macrovision cause. Any suggestions? The tapes -are- old, and some of them have been copied numerous times, but my friend who has a Panasonic DMR-E85 has reported no problems whilst converting her 20 year old collection to DVD.