I'm trying to help my father upgrade his system for a 70th birthday present. He's presently got an old 4:3 CRT and VHS VCR and only has analog terrestrial TV (channels 1-5). He hasn't got (and doesn't particularly want) any better sound than what comes built-in with the TV. His requirements are: Definitely Freeview Almost definitely 2 DVB tuners in the system Almost certainly DVD recording Quite possibly HDD recording Probably a new TV To retain VHS VCR capability (probably by keeping his current VCR) What I am puzzling over is the best way to go about this, bearing in mind that ease of use is an important criterion (although PQ is also important!). I think his options are as follows: 1. new TV with built-in DVB plus a combined DVB / PVR / DVD recorder (eg DMREH60D) 2. combined DVB / DVD recorder / PVR (eg Panny DMREH60D) plus separate, stand-alone DVB tuner 3. combined DVB / DVD recorder (eg Panny DMRES20D) and separate DVB / PVR (eg Humax 8000T) 4. twin DVB tuner / PVR (eg Topfield TF5800PVR) and separate DVD recorder (eg Panny DMRES10) 5. other? I have a feeling that option 1 might be the simplest in terms of 'ease of use' as well as being the most sensible way to do it (feel free to disagree). However a new TV is a down his priority list currently, compared to DVB & DVD. If he got a 3-in-1 box and decided he was happy with his old TV, could he just add the second DVB-T easily instead of a TV? I'd appreciate any comments on these options, as well whether the makes/models I've suggested would be the best of those available. Thanks in advance.