I am looking to get a DVD/HDD recorder in the next month - either Panasonic E85 or new JVC DRMH20/30. Currently I have SKY, but also looking to get freeview so that we can watch something when the kids take control of SKY (and not keen on paying the extra sub for SKY+). My questions are: a) can I connect (and record) from both freeview and SKY? b) If so, would it be possible to record two channels (one from each source) at the same time? c) Do the units all have to be switched on to enable timed recording? d) any thoughts of pros/cons between the panny and JVC? My TV is a Panny PD30. Would appreciate any help - as you can tell from the questions my knowledge in this area is a little basic!