Hello folks. I'm new here and looking for some advice. Until now I've not used DVDs at all but with the prices of recorders moving down fast I'm now tempted to make a move and phase out using VCR. I have all Panasonic kit (Sky box TU-DSB30, VCR is NV-FJ710B-S and TV is TX-W28R3 - widescreen) which I am pleased with so I'm thinking of buying a DMR-E50 EBS DVD recorder. I have my existing kit chained with SCART cables and RGB passthru in the sequence: Sky dish -> digibox -> VCR -> TV. I assume I'd just insert the DVD recorder in the chain in a similar way between the VCR and the TV. I'm hoping this this will be fine for playing pre-recorded DVDs (I don't need cinema-style sound) and for one-off time-shift viewing of satellite broadcasts using DVD-RAM disks. I reckon I should also be able to use this set-up to record live broadcasts onto DVD-R disks which could be played on pretty much any recent DVD player. Am I right, or have I missed any 'gotchas'? The one thing I reckon I couldn't do would be to record and edit on DVD-RAM then transfer to DVD-R. For that I suppose I could buy another DVD player which could play DVD-RAM disks or (I can see you squirming at this) record the edited DVD-RAM onto VCR then back off onto DVD-R with some quality loss. Am I correct in assuming that Panasonic are the *only* manufacturer who makes DVD-RAM players or is there a cheaper alternative? Any advice or comments on the above would be appreciated. Many thanks, John.