|So are you saying that with standard analog cable, where all my channels including OTA are coming through the cable feed, I would not be able to watch one while recording another?
That's not what (I think) he's saying...The setup in my response is how you'll be able to watch one channel, while recording with the unit.
If you eventually decide to subscribe to digital cable, you will not be able to record a show on one digital channel,
while watching another show on another digital channel.
(There are some fancier, expensive-ier, digi-cable box/sat recievers with 2 built in tuners, which is what Martins was talking about) ;)
You will be able to record from the digital cable box, while watching regular, plain analog cable, by using a splitter.
Cable wire from wall--->to splitter--->run one cable line to digi box--->run second line to tv.
From digital box--->to dvd recorder. You'll have to set the digi box on the channel you want recorded (btw, some digi boxes have timers that allow you to set it to tune to the channel you want at the specified time), and then watch and record it on the dvd recorder's line input channel.
And to repeat from above, you'll be running yellow video, red/white audio inputs from recorder to tv, watching the recorder's feed on your tv's line input.