I am considering buying this recorder but wondered if somone can confirm: I have a Pioneer DV454 player which, according to the instruction book, "is compatible with -R/RW disks recorded in DVD Video format". Ideally I'd like to be able to record Freeview on the DMR-E55 and then watch the disks created on the Pioneer DV454 upstairs. Is this likely to be a problem with the Panasonic ? For this reason I am also considering the Pioneer 220 but I quite like the DVD RAM and component output on the Panny. Any advice for a newbie to DVD Recording ?