Hello all First of very impressed with the advice given to some other "newbies" on here so I thought i'd give it a bash. At the moment I have a Denon MD-50 mini seperates system but the dvd/cd player now struggles to pick up most dvd's (cd's are fine). Guy in the local AV shop advised that the laser pick up on the dvd is most probably on the way out. Therefore rather than just get another dvd player i'm in the market for a dvd recorder. Coupla questions though: 1. daft one first - does a dvd recorder play audio cd's. 2. Will a dvd recorder easliy "fit into" the Denon system (av receiver and amp.). The av receiver has digital/optical and i think component inputs. 3. I mostly use the system for audio cd's, dvd viewing and (hopefully) recording from my sky digibox. From reading a few posts i'm leaning toward the Panasonic DMR-E55 - will this do all of the above ? Thanks in advance for any advice. Keith.