Hi sorry for posting another beginner thread but I have trawled all the posts and can't find exact answers to the questions I have arising in connection with buying a DVD recorder. My setup Panasonic Plasma model year 5 NTL digital cable via PACE 4100 STB JS Tech RGB-VGA Toshiba SD220 component out Yamaha rvx630 reciever Basically I want to know the following 1. Can I record one channel and still watch another. Example - record "Trinny and Susannah - What not to wear" on BBC1 for the Mrs and watch the Footie on Sky sports etc. If so how? I can feed a fairly good UHF signal into either the PACE or the Tosh if this helps. 2. Can the recorder control the STB. I think I have picked up that it has a transmitter that works with Sky but NTL??? 3. Can I pass through RGB into the recorder and out via component to the Plasma and make my js tech box redundant. 4. Will I wonder how I ever lived without a DVD recorder? Or am I just indulging my love for gadgets. Thanks for any help you can offer.