Thanks to all who have assisted me in my barrage of DBS questions... I wound up settling on a DishPVR 501 system with the digital 150 home plan, $50/month lease including the $40/month AT150 program. Figures to be a $10 lease. I originally wanted to go for the Free Home plan but that didn't include the second receiver which I didn't realize. Anyway, now that I got a better machine than I originally intended, I had no intention of getting a digital recorder but hey, now I have another toy to play with. Can one copy the digital data onto a VCR? Or does one have to record the program on the VCR as usual? My gut reaction is that you can't and basing that on legal grounds but I have not seen the unit yet and didn't ask the Dish people. Getting it installed on monday! Jay ------------------ HUGBEES! My Equipment List Rider in the 2001 Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride Wanna help?