I was just thumbing through the instruction manual for my Panasonic DMR E-500 and came across what appears to be a fairly stern warning regarding the reliability/durability of the HDD and any recordings made on it. Im quoting verbatim here: it is a very special device that is easily susceptible to damage. As a basic rule, save important video content to a DVD disc as a backup. One of the reasons I bought a machine with such a large HDD (400GB) was to save shows like, 24, Battlestar Galactica etc. on the HDD prior to purchase of DVD box sets in due course, without the need to burn Rs in the interim. But reading down the page the manual almost seems to predict future problems. Does anyone with technical knowledge know whether Panasonic is just covering its arse or is this machine really prone to HDD errors?