I just got a Pioneer DVR 210 from Santa. First DVD recorder. Replacing a JVC 65. Will use it for main DVD player as well as recorder. I have Digital/Hi-def cable and Hitachi 57" projection screen. I also hace the Time Warner Hi Def Tuner/recorder. I mainly wanted this unit to record from the hi def recorder and DV thru DVI, as well as well as our primary DVD player (which I expect ALOT from). The recorded quality from the Hi/def recoerder has been fair at best! not sure what I should have expected, but thought I would get at least DVD quality. I only have SVHS conections available for Cable to DVD recorder. Am I expecting too much from the technology available today? The playback of prerecorded DVD material is good, bot not great. If I cann not acheive the results I am looking for I would rather wait and purchase a top of the line DVD player for now and wait for better technology. Am considering the LG 7832, Samsung , or Zenith 318. Any thoughts on my situation would be greatly appreciated.