Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere here but it seems that the next generation of Pioneer DVD recorders in Japan (DVR-920, 720, 625, 525) are going to feature the option of VR recording on to DVD-R. http://www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release144.html Personally I dont see the point of this since discs recorded in this fashion wont play back on the majority of decks. Even if they are physically compatible with DVD-R (as most players are) they are unlikely to be logically compatible as they won't recognise -VR. Even if they are -VR capable then they probably won't like the DVD-R/-VR combo. For example, my E100 happily plays VR on RAM & -RW discs but it doesnt recognise DVD-R discs that Ive authored on my PC in VR mode. In addition, DVD-R discs are not re-writable so any editing you do on them in VR mode will be very limited since disc space wont be returned. Theres already a plethora of DVD disc formats & recording modes out there so is this a useless, unwelcome & potentially confusing feature?