Hi everyone, I've been thinking about getting a DVD Recorder to transfer over most of my laser and VHS collection to DVD-R. And, I was trying to decide between the Panasonic DMR 50 and 80. I've read just about every review and forum about them and had a few questions about the 80. Since it seems to be popular here, I thought I'd see if anyone can answer them. 1. I've read in a couple places that when you tape something off of TV to the Hard drive of the 80 that if the show is copywritten you can't record it to DVD-R, only to RW. Is this true? And what shows are copywritten? 2. On transferring VHS and laser to DVD, is the quality as good if you go to the HD and then to DVD? Or is there a degradation? 3. How is it to transfer VHS to DVD-R? I've read a lot of differing comments about transferring VHS to DVD. I understand that transferring commercial videotapes will trigger the copy protection lock and not allow recording, but I have read comments about people not being able to record their own off air video. Is this really a problem? Thanks for any comments.