Hi to all, my forst post here. I am looking for a dvd-recorder and comparing Toshiba rd-xs32 vs Pioneer 520h. There is something I do not understand about bitrate choice and recording modes for Pioneer: in the manual I find mn32 mode (equivalent to fine mode) sets audio mode to pcm (1.5 mbps), so video mode should be around 8mbps; this gives a recording time of 60 minutes. Closest mode is then mn31, where audio mode is dolby digital (256 kbps I assume, not specified in the manual), and recording time is 65 minutes. I then conclude that for mode mn31 the video bitrate is in the range of 9 mbps, giving a better video quality compared to mode mn32 or fine. Can anybody owning the Pioneer dvr-520h confirm this and eventually let me know exactly what is the video bitrate for modes mn31 and mn32. Thanks in advance.