I have been looking at the Panasonic dvd recorder. I just have some questions: 1-How is it to use? Is it easy to use? 2-They have been listing at $999.00. When do you think they will go down in price? 3-Also, will the blank discs start getting cheaper? 4-Is their anything new coming out that is better than the Panasonic? And if yes, when? Thanks for any help you can give.