Again - not the easiest I've used. Scheduling recordings requires going into the set up menus. It's confusing at first, I am still getting used to it. Selecting channels is also weird because both analog and digital are scrolled in the same space - don't know how to explain - you can't select which type you want to use, unless you completely delete one or the other. There is no way to directly select which channel you want - say you have both channel 35 on the digital band and on the analog, if you press 3 5 on the remote you'll get the channel of the same type as the one you're currently watching. If you want the other type you'll have to scroll through all available channels of one type to get to the other. It's basically a mess.
Editing the available channels is also a pain, very slow to scroll through them, you can only go in one direction so when you get to the last available point you have to scroll all the way back to get to the beginning. For editing the channel lists the digital and analog bands are separated in different menus, but the selected channel only displays in a small window. There is a fine tunning option, which is pretty much useless because in the small window you can't really tell if the picture is getting any better or worse.
Watching DVDs is relatively easy, again not the easiest because of the lack of actual buttons on the unit, the touch panel could be annoying, but looks cool. Also the source button will not switch between TV and DVD (I don't have the VHS combo). The one thing this model has going for it as far as ease of use goes is the built in RF modulator, grandparents might like the familiar channel 3.
As I said scheduling a recording is not the easiest. In this aspect I still love my old LiteOn with its easy guider that walks you through it. On the LG you have to go into the set up menu, choose the right TV screen, because some options are done from one sub menu, others from a second. Then once you get to the timer recording you do everything manually, and you can't enter times and dates with the number buttons, you have to scroll up/down and then sideways to go to the next sellection. Also the frequency of a recording is selected through the same menu as the date - if you want to repeat daily, weekly, and so on you have to scroll the right way to get to that option.
I don't know, but overall as far as ease of use this LG is by far the second hardest recorder I've had, the only worse one is the Philips DVDR3400.