Hi all! I've been away from the hobby and the forum for a while... well more away from the forum than the hobby...been watching a lot of movies in the ol' HT. BUT! Since I have been watching movies and not keeping up with the latest gossip on equipment..I'm at a loss! Here's my situation... I have 2 1/2 year old twins... They watch a lot of DVDs, TV (Barney and the usual stuff...Soilent Green...j/k) . I want to get an entry level DVD recorder in the next few days to do the following... Make backup copies of the stupid kids DVDs ..to date they have ruined at least 5 DVDs of various annoying kids things (Barney..Soilent Green..) At 15 to 20 bucks a pop..I need an inexpensive way to back up to a DVD-R then replace as they destroy.. TO make DVD copies of thier favorite TV shows so they can watch them ad nauseum and stop taking up space on my Tivo. I am trying to phase out VHS. The second reason is most important, and I realize that the DVD to DVD copies will probably have to be done in the PC...BUT if there is one of these inexpensive players that will hook up to my PC...that would work too. It does not have to be a quality piece, although I want something of SOME reliability...say in the 300 to 350 range on price. And that uses media playable in my Sony DVP-S300 (yes....it is STILL working well...amazing Sony first generation player) and other DVD players (a panasonic and two laptops) TIA for any advice! I have looked at the Akai DVDRW120. Anyone know of this, or have any experience?