Hi guys, I'm looking into buying a DVD recorder for my Mom for Christmas -- one for the TV, not a computer. Does anyone have any experience with ones that record onto DVDs and those that record onto a HDD? What features am I looking for if I want to get a mid-range model that is easy to use but offers longetivity? Is a HDD model worth forking over the extra couple hundred dollars or...? It would mostly be used for recording my Mom's soaps and whatever TV program / series that she can't watch. She wants something that is like a VCR to use (re: ability to program it to start taping in 2 hrs, etc.). Thanks for the input guys!