I almost bought a Panasonic DMRE85 today to replace my E60. I basically wanted the ability to record lots of stuff in XP mode first, then squeeze about 2 or 3 hours worth on a DVD-R in FR mode.... pretty much what everyone does with these things. But hang on a minute I thought.... Can I not record each episode in XP mode to DVD-RAM, edit in TMPG on the PC to create a huge DVD image, and THEN open the image in DVD Shrink to squeeze it back to around 4.4GB before burning. I may still choose to buy a DMRE85 if this is not possible, but it sounds like a good idea to me... anybody tried it? Will it work?