Hi if anybody is interested heres my early playabillity findings
with DVD-R recordered on my PANA DMR-E30
Pana Ra-71 yes
Reoc A5 yes
Reoc A3 yes
Aiwa 480 no
LG DVD-3350 no
Memorex dvd rom drive yes
DVP-S725D yes (thanks Ragnar)
more to follow
I was surprised to find backing up DVDs was a problem
as I assumed that as I was recording an analogue signal that my
macrovision box would act the same as when going to vcr
but in fact a lot of R2 are locked out from the Pana due to copy management flags in the analogue signal being detected by the recorder. I got round this with a powered scart macro cable (Ł49) ouch! but this only works with Pal discs!
But I must say that the Pana is just AWESOME!!!!!!!