I just received a Pan DMR-E80H for Christmas. I was a happy camper until I tried to install it and get it up and running. It's been so confusing I'm tempted to SELL it. Then again, it would be nice to have so I decided to post here in hopes that all you techno wizzes (which I am not) could help me out!! My main problem right now is that I have a digital cable box, which transmits a single channel (that's what I'm told anyway). Because of this, the E80 only recognizes one channel and will not auto-program channels 1-125. This prevents me from being able to set up "timer recording" without having to make sure my cable box is set on the channel I'm attempting to record. This of course defeats the point. I want to be able to set up multiple "timer recording" and basically set it and forget it. I don't want to have to worry about having the cable box set to the channel I'm attempting to record. I could eliminate the digital cable and just use the E80 as the tuner but I don't want to do this. Second question...I want to hook up my VCR to the L1 input terminals. Will this allow me to records VHS tapes (not copy protected of course)directly to the HDD? At the same time, I want my kids to be able to put in a tape and watch it on TV without too much problem. What we they have to do to make the tape play since it's going through the E80?? If anyone could advise on these three issues I would greatly appreciate it. And keep in mind that I'm confused enough by the manual so please keep it in as plain of terms as possible. THANKS!!!