First, my apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. I tried some searches but didn't manage to turn anything up. I bought an EH50S yesterday, and I spent a couple of hours last night getting it set up and reading through the manual. I haven't tried recording anything yet, but the tuner is working and it should be downloading the TV Guide guide. Anyway, I've read some good reports on this recorder, but as I read through the manual, I started to feel like I had bought something from a JPL yard sale. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it eventually, but this thing is a lot more complex than a VCR, and the manual is pretty dense. Is there somewhere I can find simpler "get started" directions, and are there any tips that Panasonic doesn't mention? Also, one thing has me scratching my head. The manual says that if you record a 16:9 program onto a DVD-R/-RW/+R, it will come out as 4:3, and apparently squashed in from the sides. I don't know that I'll be recording such a program anytime soon, but in the event that I do, is there any way to play back the program so that it looks right? Thanks!