I have a lot of old LDs I'd like to convert to DVD, meaning I need a device that can record from NTSC. Also, less importantly, I have some NTSC videotapes, and to convert those I'd need something that can record from PAL-60. It's not easy to find information about which brands can do these things -- the manifacturer webpages and catalogues rarely mention these things, or they just say something like "PAL/NTSC compatible" which may or may not merely mean playback. This is what I've found out so far from looking around at forums, manuals, etc: Pioneer: Records from PAL, NTSC, PAL-60. Panasonic: PAL, NTSC. Philips: PAL, NTSC, PAL-60. Sony: PAL only (I think). Not sure about for instance JVC (neither was a salesman I asked), Toshiba, or LG. Anybody here know the status of those brands?