Just read october issue of german magazine HIFI Test TV-Video about the new Sony HX1000 or HX900 recorders. In the test they are talking about recording using the built in timer. If you use that you can exactly fill the DVD disk to the maximum. For example 90 minutes of recording fills the complete DVD disk or virtual part of the harddisk. I never read that in the forums. Any1 knows about that feature. Secondly they talk about the HQ+ trick. Tape your recording in HQ+ in 15 Mbit. The Sony also analyses the film during recording in HQ+ and saves these to the harddisk. Now by dubbing to the DVD disk the Sony knows the complexity of the scenes and uses then the optimal datarate. Is this all true or just commercial waffle by Sony company? Thx for leting me know. There are now already Sony HX owners in the AV forums. Cheers!