I've been looking to buy a DVD recorder for a few weeks now and have read all the info I can. All I really want to do is record off Sky and play the recordings on a laptop when I'm away from home. I drifted towards the Panasonics originally but then started to believe that the RAM discs wouldn't play on my PC. Then I looked into the Pioneer but was put off be the thought of spending 20 mins finalising the -RW discs. So, looking at +R/RW, I was put off by the Philips Horror stories.....or just a cheapy. Next up was the new range on Sony's. -/+ dual mode sounded great....then, I understood that all machines won't record in dolby/digital. I'm wondering if I should just get a cheapy for £110-£130 and then replace in a few years. What are your thoughts? I've head good reports about the Mica at Sainsburys or the Pacific at Asda.