Can anyone help me. I want to put some family videos onto dvd with the panasonic dmr e85. I don't want the video recorder attatched long-term because I will be getting rid of it when/if I have succeeded!! The instructions say I can connect the video to the front AV3 connection or the back AV4 connection. I have tried both, but I only get sound and no picture. I can record from the tv(direct tv recording), but that means the tv cannot be used for anything while recording is going on (and I have a lot of tapes to do!!). If I could record via AV3 or AV4, I could leave the recording carry on while we watched other programmes. Any advice would be appreciated.