I have a Series 2 TiVo and am looking to buy the DVD-Recorder one. Does it have the capability to not only burn shows from TiVo, but also from a VCR (VHS tape). I think a regular DVD Recorder can, but am not sure about the TiVo Progressive Scan ones. Thanks!
Yes, under Pick PRograms To Record is an options to "Record from Camcorder or VCR". There are RCA inputs in the front, and a FireWire port in the front also.
You select where you are recording from, and even give the recording a name, and the quality of the recording (Best quality can get about 51 minutes), and it will pause for you to get the video cued up, For the RCA cables, it'll even give you a 15 second countdown.
Just remember that Tivo will honor any copy protection mechanisms on the tape. Thus if the tape is protected with, for example, Macrovision encoding then Tivo will refuse to burn a DVD of the material. You can copy it onto the disk because that's basically just an alternative viewing medium.
If the VHS tapes are personal recordings made on your own or someone else's VCR, you shouldn't have any problems writing them to DVD.