thought about buying. Like the idea of Toshiba rx32/34 especially the ability to set the bitrate to fill a disk, but I have doubts over the lack of space on a disk. So was happy to see the new double layered rx510. I noticed it talks about Variable bitrate setting. Is this equivalent to Toshibas? Also how does the double layer aspect work. Can you split a recording where you want and if recording straight to disk do you notice the pause in the disk playback? Also noticed that there is a Rx710 with 160gig hard drive. It seems to be french with Pal/ secam tuner (which I would like) but is this same as the 510 with just alarger HD and is this case if us being ripped off in the UK again (it seems just as cheap as our 510) Lastly when will the HD formats finally be available to us mere mortals? Thabsk for any help.