I was on the brink of buying on of the latest Panasonic DVD HDD recorders when I discovered the new Sony had PVR functions like pausing live TV, series link. However the Panasonic website states "You'll soon wonder how you ever lived without smart and unique features like Time Slip. Want to watch a recorded programme from the beginning while still continuing to record it Or how about watching a previously stored programme while recording a new one. DVD-RAM lets you do all this and much more- even pause 'live' TV! And thanks to Super Multi Format compatibility, our 2006 recorders can now record or playback any DVD format. How's that for hassle-free home entertainment?" So what functions are available on the Panny? I know they both are good and have their issues but I would like to see what functions are available.