Have been messing around with my LV55 portable dvd player to get it fully disabled to be able to do everything. It is now eventually Macro and very importantly for digital recording CGMS off. Nothing is sacred any longer for this baby now ! So started experimenting with R1 discs I have been able to record my R1 Fifth Element to DVD-RAM. The LV55 converts to PAL60 and this successfully recorded on the DMR. On initial playback the movie appears up-shifted by about a 1/3 on the screen. The funny thing being if I put my telly into Auto format ie auto aspect select mode the telly corrects the picture into it's proper viewing format ! Which all in all is a bit of a major result. I will experiment more by burning to DVD-R and testing on other equipment and let you know how I get on.