Im about to depart these shores for Texas in September and need some advice on the best way to watch UK programmes recorded by the in-laws over in Texas. Due to the bulkiness of videos, its better if a DVD recorder were purchased and left with the in-laws, and a DVD player bought over there for watching these on. Is a Panasonic DMR-E20 better for this than the Philips DVDR1000? Are DVD recordings compatible with the American system? If I have to buy a Panasonic DVD-LA95 to watch recordings on, can it be hooked up to an American TV & can it play American DVDs? Can I record using the EP mode, thus getting 6hrs recording on a single disc and then watch it back on the DVD-LA95?