Reading the recent press release (http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=87377) for the Panasonic E100 I was very intrigued by the mention of MPEG4 capabilities. Initially I just thought it could read and write MPEG4 data from a video camera without "understanding" it but now I'm not so sure. It says "These new models can be used for storing and playing back digital video (in MPEG2/MPEG4 file formats) and photos (in JPEG/TIFF file format)*1 from a Panasonic Multi-AV Camera (D-snap) with an SD Memory Card slot or PCMCIA card slot*2" which sounds like the camera has MPEG4 data and the E100 can play it back However it also says "The DMR-E100H and E200H can also convert MPEG2 data to MPEG4 and copy it onto an SD Memory Card in a single step." which sounds like the E100 has an MPEG4 encoder built in. This raises interesting possibilites such as; Can you record TV and encode it to MPEG4? Can MPEG4 data be saved to the hard-drive or a DVD-RAM disc? Will the E100 play back any MPEG4 compliant data (e.g. DivX 5) from a CD or DVD-RAM? Does anyone have any more info or can they make out anything from the press release?