was it really worth the purchase. I starting to play with the idea, and my wife is kind of on board but not completely. I video tape my children on special events occasionally. I do some time shifting, but not to the extent that so would warrant a purchase. I have some great movies on S-VHS tapes and of course would transfer them, but that's starting to dwindle down since DVD releases are getting better and better. How do you guys or girls use you DVD recorder, do you find that the investment was worth it (eventhough you can't do HD), are you recording from satellite, digital cable, cable those shows on DVD and do you plan to watch it continuosly. Let me know to help me with my decision.