Well I guess there's plenty out there about to do down the DVD/HDD route for Christmas... I'm no exception, and am looking for some advice please... I have an NTL Cable Box (the new Samsung) and am after a DVD/HDD recorder (the Panasonic E85 has caught my eye). Will this "talk to" the recorder - ie change channels whilst I'm away and how many events, and over what period can I record. Thanks.