Sorry, but I'm a rookie here, but I've been reading various forums here for a while. I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere. I'd love some advice. I want to get a DVD recorder. I have a Directv TIVO reciever and would be recording from that and possibly from some old VCR tapes. I am extremely confused by all the formats + and - which way to go? Is one gaining on the other in populatity? And which company is best? I don't think I need the hard drive as I'll be recording from TIVO. Should I wait until the double layered format comes out? Are there any good buyer's guides on line with some kind of review? Thanks for any help.