right can someone answer in laymans termsa couple of questions please. my brother has the chance to buy an almost new sony dvd/hdd recorder so i spent 6 hours yesterday rtring to set it up. he has cable tv from virgin through a box with a cable going in and one out obviously,but try as i may i could not get the pvr to to store any programmes from the box. i then connected his old tv aerial and it stored channels 1. to 5 no problem. so am i right in thinking you cant use this with the cable box? only if you have digital through freeview?. sorry for the long post but he needs to know wether to return the thing today. thanks .