Bought my grandmother a new TV and her common-sense approach to the whole AV fiasco was refreshing. Have you ever tried to explain to someone 80 years old the difference between composite, s-video, and component? How to use the TV remote to control the VCR, but only after you switch a slider from "tv" to "vcr"? Or what that "vcr/ant" button does on the VCR remote? Or, heaven forbid, the difference between 4:3 letterbox, 16:9, and 4:3 pan and scan? Or the difference between tuner channels and AV inputs--or, worse yet, changing channels on the VCR instead of the TV? It became clear to me that the whole thing is a complicated mess. It's easy for me to keep track of, challenging for my parents, and nearly impossible for my grandmother. But on to my question...should I connect cable to the TV or the VCR? If to the TV, then it's simple, straightforward, and easy to use, but requires an output to connect to the VCR to record TV (which is a possibility). If to the VCR (passed through to the TV), then she can record TV more easily, but changing channels could get screwed up if the VCR gets into 'tape' mode instead of antenna (or playing tapes could get screwed up if it gets stuck on "ant"). What's the best way to make it foolproof?