All: Please bear with me as I have never had a PVR/DVR/DVD recorder, etc., and I am currently interested in puchasing one soon. I have looked around here, and done searches, but none have turned up exactly what I need to know. My questions may seem silly, so I apologize in advance, but I can't seem to find what I need to know. If there is another place which has these answers, please point me to it. I currently have Comcast cable w/ their SA3100 HDTV box, although none of my questions pertain to HD recording, all are specific to SD. I am looking for a DVD recorder to both transfer video from a digital camcorder, and to record SD TV from Comcast cable. I am looking at some of the DVD-RAM models specifically. OK, my questions: To view any of the Comcast digital stations, I currently need to output from my cable box. i.e. If I want to watch HBO, I have to go to 301. If I get a DVD recorder, and the S-Video is output from the Cable box, through the DVD-recorder, then to the TV, it would seem that the only channel I could then record at that moment is channel 301. Is that correct? Is there a different connection setup that allows usage of the guide on the DVD-R for recording and viewing TV on DIGITAL stations (stations for which I now require the Comcast receiver to receive)? I can't seem to find out, or understand, how any of the DVD recorders can tune to channels that have to be decoded by a cable box. I'd like the ability to watch 1 channel and view another if possible, or at a minimum, be able to select a program to record from a guide (again referring to digital comcast stations that require a decoder box now). Is this possible? If so, what would my setup look like? Thanks in advance.