OK, got my ES35V and it looks real good! After burning my first DVD, I have a couple questions on what I might be doing wrong. I burned a football game that was in HD from Tivo onto DVD -R. Looks great, and it DOES play in 16:9 widescreen on my Mits DLP. However, after finalizing and putting it into the Toshiba HD DVD player, it shows in 4:3. I can change the format to play in expand mode and it doesn't look too bad. Any ideas on why it plays in 16:9 on my Panny but not on the Toshiba?
Also, the Tivo recording said the program length was 3 hours. So when I recorded I used FR and set it to 3:01. For some reason, the last 10 minutes or so of the game got cut off. I checked and the Tivo program was indeed 3 hours, so any idea why that might have occured? I did change the setting to turn the unit off after 2 hours instead of the default 6 hours, but that shouldn't have anything to do with it since I thought that only shuts down the unit after non-use for that length of time. Oh well, I still love it. I was using the JVC DR-MV1S until it just crapped out on me, and this looks every bit as good, and operates in much the same way.