Got my Pioneer 220 set up now. On the whole I'm chuffed. Its easy to use and the picture quality for both Playback of pre-recorded DVD's and recording to DVD from analogue tuner or Freeview box is superb. The fan noise which has been commented on in these forums (for the 220 and other recorders) is barely noticeable unless I cuddle the unit (which I am tempted to do constantly). Now for the but - I have one glitch which I could do with your advice on guys: Discs recorded on the 220 play fine in my Pioneer DV-454 player but I get frequent skips/stutters when playing upstairs on my Phillips 15PT6807/05N TV/DVD Combi Unit. The stutter is a bit like the layer change on a pre-recorded disk and occurs once or twice a minute when playing. I am recording in SP quality in Video Mode and am having this problem using both TDK 2x -RW and Datawrite 4x -R discs. Can anybody suggest anything I can change at the Pioneer recorder end or at the Phillips playing end to resolve this problem. I have emailed Philips but I'm sure you guys will be more help than them.