Well good news and bad news.
Good news! There are a lot of standalone DVD recorders out there some also have a VCR, some have a hard drive.
cost $150~350 depending on features. JVC, Panasonic, Sony, GoVideo and many others make them.
Bad news! They all have S-video inputs, some have a firewire input to hookup a MiniDV camera. No Component!!
I'm looking for a DVD recorder for archiving my Tivo stuff. I have a HiDef Tivo and would also like to know if anyone has had any issues archiving HD content in a standard format. Also need DV input. DVD-R preferred for cost reasons. Has anyone ever seen a recorder with component inputs? Are they all S-Vid or worse? Even a dual VHS/DVD would be cool. of course, any feedback with playback compatibilty on other DVD players would be nice too. Any feedback would be appreciated...