The apartment I live in makes it impossible for me to get a satellite, so I'm going with digital cable with a high-definition package. They also offer to include a PVR for $10 a month, but I'd like to avoid that charge if possible. I'm going to also be buying a dvd recorder to archive my old vhs taps, laser discs, and various tv shows. My questions are: 1. Can a dvd recorder with a built-in hard drive time-shift high definition? If so, I would rather go with a dvd recorder w/ hard drive than cable box pvr w/ a subscription. 2. Is there any way to archive high-definition signals at this time? I assume the answer to this is no. Thanks for any feedback.