A quick question re this deck as I cant seem to see whether this is possible. If I record to the HDD and then want to dub to Ram (or as is more likely) DVD-R, is there a way to copy the contents onto the DVD-R without re-encoding. Im well aware that I can record off air in XP mode onto the HDD then save onto DVD-R in SP, but can a straight clone copy be made? I have a feeling that when copying between the two drives the video signal is decoded into analogue, then re encoded again. Whilst this presumably is how it works for XP to SP, it seems madness when transferring from SP to SP, as you would only create more artefacts by re-encoding the material. Also if I create a play list and dub it from the HDD to DVD-R using FR to optimise usage of the DVD-R is there a way to ensure that the playlist titles get copied as separate titles, and not as one continuous piece of video. At the moment I have to physically press stop on the recorded at the end of the first playlist title in order to create a suitable end point on the disc. This is somewhat inconvenient when dubbing material as Id prefer to go off and do something else and let the recorder get on with the job by itself. Any HS2 users out there care to comment?