On the Panasonic DMR-E50/55 under the SetUp / Picture MENU there is an item "Hybrid VBR Resolution" which can be set to Fixed or Variable. It determines when recording to DVD-RAM in VRO mode whether the scene resolution can change within the program - eg from 704 * 576 to a lower one - depending on the picture content as perceived by the E50/55's encoder. I was trying out the new DMR-ES10 in my local Panasonic store today and noticed that this menu item seems to be no longer present. Does anyone know whether the ES10 will be working in fixed or variable resolution when recording to DVD-RAM? It is very important to me as I transfer my recordings to PC via DVD-RAM and do all the editing on the PC before burning a DVD-R. Some programs struggle with resolution changes (involving resource intensive recoding) and others just give up completely. But the DVD Video standard insists on constant resolution.