Folks, I'm not a multimedia person but need to get into DVDs for 2 televisions that are both supplied via Cablevision. I want to be able to 1)watch an occasional TV show at a later, convenient time, 2) occasionally make a DVD of something on TV to save, 3) probably save to a DVD family scenes from a digital Camcorder (not yet purchased), and 4) some unforseen uses that I have yet to discover! I am not interested in getting and subscribing to TIVO...my uses are too few. As for a current purchase, should I be getting a DVR with a hard drive now, a DVR without a hard drive (and just store stuff on DVDs, or should I wait for Tivo like devices from Cablevision (which i prefer to deal with as little as possible) or other companies? I think the future of TIVO and DVRs may be changing and I'm geting confused as I look to the short term. If I get a DVD with a hard drive and I have Cablevision IO service, isn't there some issue about programming the Cable system as well as the DVD to record a program when i'm not st home... something about an EPG or IR Blaster.... Hoes does one program the cable box? Thanks for all your input. Spedrun Thanks.