NOTE-- my parents do NOT HAVE DIRECT TV. So the immiment changes to DirectTV issue are not relevant to us. **** My folks are having their 60th anniv in a couple weeks, and I want to add DVD burning capability to their TIVO setup. NOTE - they ALREADY HAVE TIVO WORKING, they have a SVR 2000 tivo device, a few years old. They have Comcast cable, not directtv. first -- Should I just add a standalone DVD burner to the mix? OR spend the $ on a new TIVO unit with DVD burner? My main concerns are, in theis order: (1) interface / is it easy to operate? (I"ll set it up for them), and (2) cost second -- Should I buy the tivo_com brand (humax) for any reason? If not, Im looking at the Toshiba line (RS-TX20, 60)... Other brands I heard about are pioneer, sony, Panasonic - any to avoid? third - During all my research, I was assuming that --HDD / DVD Recorder (e.g. Toshiba RS-TX60) does the samething as a --DVD Recorder TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder (e.g. Toshiba RD-XS54) Apparently this is wrong, so I wasted hours comparing. Toshiba said I need need to make sure "TIVO" is in the name or description of the device. Is this true? fourth -- Are there any other landmines like the one above that I should know about? thanks you guys!