Hey all got a quick question for you. My VCR finally died the other night which left me with a few questions. Should I spend the 40 - 50 dollars to get another VCR or should I upgrade to something better? My fiance and I soley use the machines to tape shows that we will be missing for the week or to tape shows that are on at the same time. I have heard that some of the digital recorders are nice but I don't want to burn onto a dvd everytime. We like the "eraseability" factor so to speak. I know that if we upgrade to digital cable we can get a dvr/tivo like device but I don't want to spend the cash every month to pay for digital cable I have had it before and could care less if I ever get it again. What are my options all I want to do is ocassionally tape a show for a one time viewing at my convience. Specs must be able to record a tv show while still being able to use that tv. I don't want to be constantly burning DVD's has to be less than 250.00 for the item Any Suggestions?