Conversation in Richer Sounds Bishopsgate on Friday with manager: Me: Do you sell DVD recorders? Mgr: Yes, we stock the two main ones, both Philips machines Me: What about the Panasonic ones? Mgr: well, we're waiting until they get their formats sorted out Me: How do you mean? It's Philips that have broken away with their own format. Mgr: Well, that may be, but history shows the cheaper format is the one that will win; look at Betamax Me: But I've seen dvd minus r discs for 49p on the Net Mgr: Well, the Philips ones will come down in price Me: But the Panasonic is streets ahead in functionality Mgr: Well, Philips have given us an amazing sale or return deal on their machines, so that's what we stock. Me: Okay, cheers anyway... Wonder if Panasonic are ever going to pull their fingers out and try some marketing...?