I am n00 to the field of dvd recorders (Except PC dvd - 3 years experience). I am looking for a recorder that supports VCD / MP3, and if poss, SVCD. Both formats -/+ and if possible a PC link so i can transfer video out from my grafix card to the unit. I don't particularly want DVD-RAM or Hard Drive. And I wont be recording from Sky or Cable but I will from Freeview. I was thinking that may be a Philips would be a compromise as it meets my requirements part way. What do you think about my needs.