I didn't check the manual that I found on
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/detail/supportPrdDetail.do?menu=SP01&prd_ia_cd=&prd_mdl_cd=&prd_mdl_name=DVD-SH893M but I really expect it tells how recording works. And I even think that it tells it better than anybody here could do it.
When my daughter was 20 she got an LG hard disk recorder. I remember I managed to find out how to record on the hard disk and play back the recording in less than one evening, using only the user manual. It was the kind of experience that made me decide to replace my broken VCR by another VCR in stead of a DVD- or harddiscrecorder later in the year (that was 2007 or 200.
I don't think the manual of Samsung will be much less clear about the subject then the LG manual. So you can do it!
My mum has just bought a Samsung LE32C580J1 LCD tv and a Samsung SH893M DVD recorder. She wants to be able to select programmes for recording on to the hard drive of the DVD, but we can't work out how to do this. Any help gratefully received!