Hi people, I am interested in buying a DVD recorder but hardly know anything about them. Chap in dixons put me off by telling me that i can only buy media made by Phillips. Sounded a bit silly to me, because I am used to my Pioneer 104 PC DVD Recorder and never heard of such things, been using Datasafe, Mirror, Traxdata etc. Right so a few questions for you pro's out there.. 1. Need to know if various disks are compatible, like datasafe, traxdata etc, if anyone had ever used these. Dont really wanna fork out £3 per DVD when 70/80p does the job 2. I have seen some are compatible with DVD-RW or DVD+RW. Has anyone been able to use these, and does it allow ease of adding stuff to the DVD or deleting stuff? 3. I assume you can only record once on a DVD-R or DVD+R and cannot add to it? 4. How much can be stored in terms of time. By looks of things there is 1 hour, 2 hours 6 hours. If say the 6hour option is used, are these playable on other standalone DVD players and on PC DVD players. 5. MP3, SVCD, VCD would be good. Thanks to you all in advance!!