Hello, I'm new to these forums, so please be gentle My DVD player is on the blink, it doesn't seem to be able to focus the laser onto the second layer of a disk. There's no point in me getting it repaired as that would cost ~£50, so I'm thinking about buying a new one and, in particular, a DVD recorder. My basic requirements are: - has to record most formats (i.e. +/-R and +/-RW with RAM being a nice to have) - has to have very good playback quality - has to have multi-region playback - has to have good recording quality and an RGB scart socket on the back so I can record over RGB - has to be not more than £200 I've been advised to consider getting one which is HD-DVD compatible, and also possibly one with a hard disc in. Any thoughts/ recommendations as to makes/ models that would fit the bill ? Thanks in advance, jm.