The problem is that most HD content is copy protected. So that makes the best recorder to be the one that comes from your supplier of HD content.
I am in a little bit of a delema, new tv`s old eqipement. so I want to know which is the best and most reasonable way to record my HD tv programs so I can watch them at a later time, but at the same time have a vcr to copy my home family pictures from VCR to Dvd. 2 separate units 1 combo unit or a DVD recorder and a external HD hooked to my Bell receiver. I am going blind from reading all the forums so a good clean opinion would be welcome.