Why is it that most pvr's don't have the means to accept an input from an external source for the purpose of recording (scart sockets etc). I can't get freeview yet, so I would like to use a pvr to record sky etc. However it seems that these pvr's lack external inputs. I don't want to have to pay sky for a plus box. At present I am using a dvd recorder for general recording. but would prefer the functionality of a pvr hard drive. I am at a loss that my old vcr would connect into anything and record from anywhere, yet most pvr's don't have this facility other than recording freeview from it's inbuilt tuners. Am I missing something here or what !!!!!!!!! Any thoughts, Blownit.