First time on this forum but I'm impressed so far (and yes I did search and I have RTFM too!). Quick question. I've just bought a Panasonic DMR-E500 and was surprised to realise you can't copy pre-recorded DVD onto the hard drive. I understand all the copy protection reasons but logically I thought you'd be able to copy/dub pre-recorded DVD onto the HDD for personal use. I wasn't then expecting to be able to copy back from the HDD to a DVD-R! Anyone know if it's possible to get around this limitation? I want to use the 400Gb for storing a number of regularly watched DVD without having to dig out the disc each time. Thanks, in advance. Richard.