Hi, I've got a friend in France who wants to take one of these home from the UK. Will it record from the Secam system in that country? I've looked at the tech specs which would seem to indicate that it will, but the customer support people at Phillips don't really know for sure and he doesn't want to buy unless he is certain. What confuses matters is that there seems to be three versions of the machine made with different language menu options (or is this just a software difference and the hardware is the same in all?) TIA.