Hello, I don't know if anything exists that meets my requirments, but I'll list them and would be grateful if somone would point me in the right direction. I'd like a hard drive recorder that will allow me to - pause digital tv - record one channel while waching another - encode tv to MPEG so it can be recorded to VCD or DVD - have an ethernet network interface so the recorded shows can be copied to a PC - allow me to easily set timed record of a tv show, or many shows. Perhaps also have a built in DVDr. I haven't a clue about DVRs, do they require a broadband connection for tv listing updates. If they do, is this service available for free? My TV comes from NTL digital(I live in Ireland). So does anything like this exist? Are there any web sites/threads that would be useful for me to look at?