I have just completed recording all the laserdisc I OWN to DVD-R that are not on DVD or are "Flippers". Titles such as OUATI America, OUATI the West, Wyatt Earp, Fall of the Roman Empire and many other titles. I am using a Samsung DVD R3000 recorder. The Panasonic and Samsung recorders inlcude "Flexible Recording" that work in conjunction with the program timer. The player will record at the highest "Bit" rate for the programmed time period. There is more work involved in recording movies recorded on two laserdisc because like all timers editing is not allowed. The laserdisc movie is first recorded onto a DVD-RAM (re-writeable)at the 4 hour speed. After completion you are now ready to re-record onto DVD-R. To begin with the 4 hour recordings were not bad at all, on par with many "letterbox" DVD's. If you are recording titles less than three hours long you don't want to have all that wasted unrecorded space on the DVD. In order to max out the video quality you need to use as much of the DVD recordng surface as allowed. Unlike VHS or SHVS, re-recording on DVD-R at a higher bit rate improves upon the original. In each case I set the timer with a 2 - 3 minute buffer and re-recorded the DVD-RAM's to DVD-R. To do this requires a DVD player that can play RAM. I was only able to find two players that could read RAM, Panasonic RP82 and 91. I purchased the 82 and use it as my primary player. The FR recording function is a great feature and I strongly recommend it based on the excellent results I have expereinced. Overall I have converted over 100 VHS, SVHS and laserdisc titles to DVD-R. I only wish they would have let me convert Final Countdown. I have converted nothing that even resembles that horrible DVD.