I am saving up for a DVD recorder so that I can sell my budget LG-5253 DVD player and also sell my VHS player. It will be nice to get some more shelf space back as DVD boxes take up a lot less room. I don't record things that much but it would be nice to have the option. So far I have looked at the Philips DVDR80 and it seems good but I'm not convinced enough to spend £500 on it. I would be much happier to buy one with less options but better play back and recording quality. Ideally I would like to spend around £350 but as I said I can spend up to £500 for something very special. Edit - I've just seen the Panasonic DMR E50EBS DVD Recorder on amazon at £250. Its looks good. What do you lot think?