Hello, I am thinking of buying the e85 as it seems to be the best thing out there... or am I wrong? I don't have prog scan yet but it would be nice to have pal and ntsc prog scan player ready for when I do. I understand not all recorders have rbg in and out which seems to me to defeat the purpose of having a dvd recorder! I believe the e85 meets all these requirements. Do people find that the use their recorders to play other discs or do you keep another player for that; I'm wondering if it is worth getting the multiregion version or not? I plan to record to the hd and archive shows I want to keep to dvdr. So since disc space should not be an issue I would record in the highest quality. What is the qulaity like is it good? What is this variable bit rate. Is this when you record direct to dvdr? Is it like a vcr that records in standard play but switches to extended play if it realises the tape will run out? If I record to hd would this become irrelevant? Thanks for your help.