This is my first thread so sorry if I'm asking too many stupid questions. I've been thinking about getting this DVD Recorder for a while now but I have a few questions: 1) Would I be able to record one channel and watch another (My hdtv has freeview built in if this helps)? 2) Would I be able to rewind Live TV (i've seen some that start recording when you switch to a new channel thus allowing you to rewind)? 3) I have a Samsung VCR, would i be able to connect it to this DVD Recorder and transfer home videos from the VCR to the HDD? 4) I have a satellite (Hotbird) connected to my TV, would I be able to record from it? 5) I also have a Sony HDR-HC5E HDV Camcorder, would I be able to connect it to the DVD Recorder and transfer the Mini DV tapes to the HDD (using HDMI or other to keep the best quality)? 6) And finally (for now ) would I be able to transfer whats on the HDD to an external hard drive via USB?? Thanks a lot in advance Ps. Is this a good way of getting footage from VHS/Camcorder to DVD?? And how can the quality be improved??