I currently receive cable TV feed directly into my VCR. Since I don't have any premium channels, there's no cable box. The beauty of this setup is that I can record any channel via the VCR while watching something else on the TV (incl PIP capability). Once I go to DIRECTV, I believe I will lose this flexibility. What's the best way to record on a VCR with satellite feed? Will I have to record the channel I am watching? How can I preset a VCR to record something, will I have to leave the satellite receiver on and set to the desired channel? Will the VCR then only record from channel 3/4 (4 in my case? I was hoping not to incur any additional cost for a TiVo type system. Your help is truly appreciated.