I'm a newbie, and I suspect this is an old question, but I've searched and not found a definite answer...I've been looking to buy a DVD Recorder with Hard Drive and freeview tner which will allow me to record from my cable provider too. I have Cable TV from Virgin and can get a freeview signal in my area. I've narrowed down to either the Sony RDR-HXD870 or Philips DVDR7260H, and see that they both have analogue tuner and digital tuner. Can I hook up my cable box via the analogue tuner (my cable box outputs an analoguesignal), and receive digital freeview through the digital tuner? If so, can I record from freeview while viewing via the cable box, if all is wired through the DVD Recorder?