The directtv content is copy protected. No tuner is needed but the content may not be allowed to be copied out.
It's a common question and you make me wonder why they didn't just answer with no or tell you more.
Here's a note on hookup -> http://forums.directv.com/pe/elementDisplayRedirect.jsp?elementID=10483657
And no, it should not be HD quality. That stuff is protected.
I am trying to record programs from my Directv DVR to a DVD. I havent purchased a DVD recorder because I feel that I am getting the run around and nobody seems to know how to answer this. Can I just purchase a DVD recorder or do I have to have one with a built in digital tuner? Thanks in advance for any help!