Can anyone advise on which of the above 2 DVD players I should purchase? I do not want a HDD recorder, and am attracted by the Panasonic's flexible record facility and DVD RAM. I am also aware of other users' difficulties with the Sony's RGB input. However, I am a camcorder user and note that only the Sony has the i-Link input. I do also have a home computer with DVD recorder - does the i-Link feature on the Sony (or any other) DVD recorder offer any advantages / capabilities which a home computer DVD recorder does not?