I treated myself to a Pioneer DVR420HS for Christmas, to enable me to get rid of my standalone DVD player and my VCR creating less clutter under the TV, but all was not to be. I was under the impression that I could record on the hard disc whilst viewing a DVD disc at the same time. Last night I was playing the LOR extended edition (region 3), another present, and set the HDD timer to record the football. Unfortunately as soon as the game started recording the DVD switched off. I checked the manual but could find no mention of how or whether I can do this. Am I being stupid to expect this or is there a way? At the moment I have hooked up the old DVD player to overcome this, but this beats the object of buying a recorder in the first place.