1- I am looking to buy a DVD recorder so I can put something recorded off of Directv (which is saved on "my playlist" DVR onto a physical DVD that will play in any DVD player. 2- What DVD recorder can do this? I am confused as to which I should get. One DVD recorded says it doesn't have a TV tuner. The other one says it does but how much do I need it or don't need it for this? One says it has a DVD hard drive and one doesn't . I am not sure what I do and don't need to do this. 3- I also want to edit out the commercials. But the only way I can figure out how to do that is to burn the show in it's entirety onto a DVD then take that DVD and upload it into my computer and use a program to edit out the commercials. But then wont I need two DVD recorders (one also built into my computer) ? And Two DVD's for each show? There has to be a simpler way of doing this. I am also hoping that the DVD recorded will transfer VHS to DVD can anyone help me with this and recommend a DVD recorder as I am confused having never really dealt with DVD recorders before. Thank you.