I would appreciate advice on the following matter. My TV is a Sharp Aquos LC-32GD1E which has component and HDMI input and I am now about to buy a DVD recorder, having waited many months for the arrival of machines which fit my requirements. These are ideally, HDMI; two tuners (preferably both Freeview but that still seems likely to be well into next year if ever, so one Freeview and one analogue may have to do); a wide range of formats and lastly a large hard drive. The problem is that next year we will probably see the arrival of HDTV (Sky and Telewest and maybe NTL?) and assuming this gets connected to the HDMI input on the TV, it will only leave component available for the DVD recorder. My questions are therefore: 1. Will the HDTV Sky/Cable boxes have HDMI output (don't see how they can have anything else and still be HDTV)? 2. Will the Sky/Cable boxes also have component out because not all that many people have HDMI enabled TV's and having HDTV boxes without an alternative output would greatly restrict the sale of the new HDTV services. 3. Which would be the best device to connect to the TV, the HDTV box or the HDMI DVD recorder in order to make the most of the HDMI input? 4. If the DVD recorder has to use component to leave the HDMI free for the Sky/cable HDTV box, is there any point in waiting for a recorder with HDMI and if so why? As far as I can see, there are no current machines which fit all of my requirements. The Sony RDR-HX1010 will have HDMI and a large hard drive but only one (Freeview) tuner. The Toshiba RD-SX64 will have HDMI and the hard drive but only one (analogue) tuner, and the Panasonic DMREH60D has the large hard drive and two tuners (one of each) but no HDMI. The point is, if the answers to the above questions suggest that the DVD recorder should be connected to the component input on the TV, then the HDMI out couldn't be used anyway and the Panasonic would therefore seem to be my best choice (unless you know better!). I would appreciate any advice and also suggestions on alternative DVD recorders which may be suitable or due soon and which I have not mentioned (apart from Philips!). Thanks in advance.