A (cut down) outline of my setup: - Sky+ connected to Amp by SVideo & Optical Audio - DVD Player connected to Amp by SVideo & Optical Audio. - HTPC (Computer) connected to Amp by Svideo (out) & Optical Audio (out) and Svideo (in) & Optical Audio (in) - Amp connected to TV by SVideo only (no audio). I've tried to standardise (rightly or wrongly) on optical for the audio and svideo for the picture. It keeps things simple. So.. I'm soon to have no means of archiving anything off my Sky+ box. There is no VCR and the HTPC is going to a new project. I need a DVD recorder that fits my setup, ie one that can accept video in from an SVideo cable (or SVideo to scart i guess) and the optical audio connector. I want to be able to record DD5.1 signals as I mainly watch films. So what do people recommend? Most reviews I've looked at harp on about quality of program guides/recording scheduling etc. I have no need for that. The DVD recorder doesn't need a tuner or a menu great interface. I only want to record onto my SKY+ box and then archive off things I want to keep, which I'll do when I have a full DVDs worth using the SKY+ menu for recording to the VCR. It annoyed me when I bought a TV that I was paying for a tuner and speakers I would never use, I'd like to avoid paying for for similar features in a DVD recorder.. I find they just get in the way.