I am new to this dvd recording but I must say I am impressed with my Tosh recorder. I am doing most things ok ( Thanks Malodian ) but can anybody answer this query? I want to record a 90 min prog onto dvd ram next week (Bob Dylan). I understand this tosh can be set to fill the disk at best possible rate. Do I need to set the timer? otherwise how does the machine know when I start recording on a 2 hour ram disc that the prog is 90 mins long. Again this machine is a pleasure to use, sure there are lots of menus but in a fairly short space of time they become like riding a bike. I have read that fan noise can be a problem but mine is fairly quiet.