I read through most of it and still have two questions in regards to firewire input:
1) If I hook up my Canon Elura 100 non-HD widescreen camcorder to the firewire input, I can record to a DVD-R, and later when I play back the DVD-R it will be in widescreen. Correct?
2) I have two PCs that have firewire ports. Can I save a video in say Windows Movie Maker to the firewire port on the PC, that is connected to the input firewire on the Philips, and record to either a DVD or the HDD? What about the other direction?