Few DVD/HD Recorders in the market as of Dec.'04 offer HD / Component Video Input, let alone Digital audio input, so you could Burn your DVDs in High Definition (the modest 400/p, or whatever you input). After months of hans-on and net research, this SONY model is the first to offer such things, besides the Philips HDRW-720 and up (all lack dig. audio IN). Is it possible that the HD signal could be bypassed or shrunk down to VHS-quality during the recording? I expect anything from corrupt politicians and Big Hollywood lobby that created this conspiracy! HELP ANYONE?