Hi Hope someone can help?? I was gonna buy a new video as my old panasonic is getting on, anyway after seeing the prices of DVD recorders now I thought it'be better to get a dvd recorder. Anyway I started looking at a Philips Recorder on Amazon for an amazing price of £234 which isn't even a £100 more than the video I was going to get. So I came on here to look at some of the discussion and everyone (or most people) seem to recommend the Panasonic RAM recorders. Now I am totally new to DVD recorders but I do like Panasonic as a brand (My Video has been superb over the years). I only know a little about the DVD rec's but always thought that DVDR was a safer bet for the future than RAM but it seems I was wrong. Anyway what I want is some help and advice. I want the best but am unsure whether what to buy. I want the best for the least!!! Like everyone else. My thinking is that if I get a good recorder now at a decent price I can get a better one in the future at a more realistic price. Sorry for going on but I need some help and advice. Thanks in advance.