dvd recorder basic questions
I've been talking to friends, co-workers, and salespeople at retailers as well as checking the net and I'm still confused. If anyone could help me out here I'd really appreciate it.
I have Directv satellite. I'm looking to buy a dvd recorder so I can record the following:
1. HBO programs and movies
2. Network shows (Lost, etc)
3. Other cable shows (Mythbusters, etc)
Is possible to record any or all of these? Does each station (HGTV, etc.) have their own prohibitions?
Thanks very much. I've heard every explanation under the sun and they all conflict.