As I haven't been able to find much information on this subject because Panasonic and Pioneer won't release their "affordable" line of DVD Recorders until the Fall, I was hoping someone could answer a few questions for me. 1. What are the major differences between DVD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RAM as far as having these formats in a DVD Recorder? 2. Which format can we "live" without and what standard does the industry tend to support right now? 3. Some call DVD-RW a "renegade" format. Why? Anyone with any answers or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Walt L.