As I'm gonna buy a Pioneer 435-HDE I also want to buy a dvd recorder. Is this dvd-recorder a good one? I've read some complaints about it as well as very good reviews. They say it is too loud, quality loss if you transfer from hd to dvd, no id3 support,... Are there better dvd-recorders, and if so, please tell me. I don't need a 160gb or higher hdd, unless if it isn't more expensive than this dvdr. And for the remote control (if I buy a dvdr from sony or whatever), are there (good) universal remote controls? *edit: are there dvdr with divx support and can you put mp3's on the hdd? And what's the electronic program guide exactly? Are there 500-800 dvdr's with the epg?