I've been scouring this forum and appreciate the great information! My dilema is that I am half way through transferring 20 years worth of home video from a 8mm camcorder to dvds. My Panasonic DMR-ES30V goes to an error message while I am dubbing all of a sudden. I called Panasonic and we tried to re-set it but it is still doing it. They offered to take it and send me a reconditioned one for $140. I decided to buy a new one but am overwhelmed with researching it. Can anyone suggest a DVD recorder that would be good for this project. I can't find the Philips 3575 that has been recommended. Thanks for any help with this!