Hi, I am new to forum and have read posts with much interest. I have a specific question as to which DVR to buy. My needs are this: we homeschool and copy our curriculum off of a satellite feed. I am presently using VCR to do this but since I am taping 11 classes it gets to be alot of work. I would love to have the ability to record with a hard drive and make copies when I have time. Secondly I have lots of old VHS that I would like to preserve for my children (not just home movies) can this be done if these are commercial copies? And thirdly, we own a 8mm camcorder and would like to preserve home movies on DVD. Thanks so much!!