Didn't have much luck finding the answers to my final 3 questions re a proposed DVD recorder/VCR purchase. Respectfully request help from the "DVD recorder experts!" 1. With my VCR, I can "scan" over the recorded commercials. Will I be able to do so with a DVD-RW or DVD-RAM recorded disc? 2. I am supposed to "clean" a DVD-RAM disc before re-useing. I realize my VCR has an "erase" head just before the "record" heads and takes care of that in that manner. Does a DVD recorder work in the same way or must I do something else? 3. The unit I may buy will not let me use a CD-RW to record on. Would a way around this to just use a DVD-RW disc and not get any picture (music channel recording)? Thank you very much in advance for your knowledge/assistance/answers!