I have read that you can't watch another channel while at the same time recording a different channel with a VCR. Since this is the main reason I own a DVD/VCR combo, so I can tape my programs while people watch other channels, I find this incredibly backward. Not everyone in the house likes watching the same programs, and I don't have PVR or HD. This 'upgrade' is a downgrade for me.
Does someone know more about using a cable splitter to get round this problem? Is it difficult to set up? What would it look like?
I guess I'll be watching less tv in future. How is this an improvement, again?