Hi everyone, I'm new here. I am looking at buying a Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD/VHS Recorder. I downloaded the User Manual and found that it will not record 16:9 aspect ratio on DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R, but only on DVD-RAM. Is this common for all DVD recorders? This certianly seems to limit the media I can use. Does anyone have any suggestions for a better unit or is this a common thing on all DVD recorders? Thanks for the help, I have alot to learn but this looks like a great forum to do that.