Am going through the process of switching from old but trusty Panasonic CRT tv and video recorder to new technology (LCD tv 26 inch) and need ability to record from Freeview (ideally two recording chanels while watching a third). Read and seen a lot but still confused. Is there an ideal combination, which is simple to use and doesn't have too many trailing wires? Does buying one brand of kit (Panasonic; Sony?) make it easier for compatibility? Grateful for advice. My first post so please be forgiving, and keep it simple!