Hi. I'm a newbie here. Sorry if this is fast becoming a faq, but what is the consensus on the best dvd recorder? I would like to use it to replace my vcr for recording from the tv shows when I'm out and to archive old vhs recordings too. I don't really need the expense of a model with hdd as I think I would do any editing on my pc. Is prog scan available in pal? Is prog scan really needed on a recorder? I'm thinking of have a prog scan player separately for playing my movies/recordings. Can you get multiregion recorders? I haven't got sky+ yet but I would like to be future-proof! I'd like the drive to be compatible with as many formats as possible, just in case in the future one format predominates. Being new here, can you tell me what some terms mean that I've read in the other posts: what is vr and video mode? and what is seamless playback (not on dvdram)? Thanks.