I'd like to get a recorder soon and I need some advice from the pros. I will mainly be using this unit to transfer my Star Wars LD's to dvd, and then after that, transfering home movies on compact VHS and miniDV to DVD. Occasionaly I might see myself recording off TV, but not that much. I'm leaning towards the units WITHOUT the hard drive, simply because I think my cable company will be offering a HDPVR soon. I'm a loyal Panny man so I've been looking at This Model. Right now I have an HD set top cable box from my local cable company. It is connected to my Tosh 57H81 through component cables. If I got a DVDR/PVR, would I just have to pass the COAX cable from the wall through the DVDR/PVR to my cable box to be able to record off cable? Also, would I still be able to use all of the cable box's onscreen guides and so forth? I know I wouldn't be able to record HD programing to DVD, but could I record it to the DVDR/PVR's hard drive? Finally, a question to those of you who have made DVD's of your Star Wars LD's: How is the image quality if you use FR (flexible recording time) to get each movie on a single side of a disc? Thanks. J.