As my adventures with DVD recording continue, I've run into a new problem that I hope some of my fellow Panasonic owners can help me with. Until now I've transferred entire programs (movies or other broadcasts) to DVD-R using either Panasonic's "Flexible Recording" setting or the "high speed" bit-by-bit copy option. Last night, for the first time, I tried recording two different items on the same DVD-R and ran into a capacity puzzle. As I understand it, a DVD-R should be able to hold 2 hours of content at "standard" (or "SP") quality. I have a series of 1-hour TV shows that I'm trying to transfer to DVD-R, 2 episodes per disc. They've been edited slightly, so that they're all 59 minutes long. All of the shows were recorded with the settings that permit a "high speed" transfer. All of them were recorded with the "SP" setting. Each show measures at just around 2000MBs on the hard disk. When I set up the dubbing session, the E80 reports that the capacity of the DVD-R exceeds the size of the two shows on the dubbing list. But the dubbing session never completes. Instead it stops with an error message after the first show has been transferred. At that point, the E80 reports that the disc has one 59-minute program -- and only 36 minutes of additional capacity. (I'm guessing it stops the dub because there's no longer enough room.) Where's the extra space being consumed? What am I doing wrong? I've got 2 hours of video recorded with SP, but apparently that exceeds the capacity of the DVD-R, even though the E80, when it sets up the session, thinks that everything should fit. It looks like I'll have to use the "flexible" setting to get 2 shows on one disc, but that's precisely why I recorded them with the settings for "high speed" mode, so that I wouldn't have to re-encode them during the dub. NOTE: This is NOT a disc problem. I tried two different DVD-Rs, and just to make sure, I repeated the procedure with a DVD-RAM disc that I know is good. Same result every time. Any insights much appreciated. M.