- Easy to use
- Twin tuners
- Decent sized hard drive
- Ability to burn programmes to disk to watch elsewhere
- Ability to play DVDs as well, so less inputs, wires and selecting options for an older person to worry about, compared to needing a separate DVD player as well.
The only thing I will miss is that, to comply with the silly Freeview requirements, the 60 second skip function is now gone.
Don't worry about analog channels. Even if there is any channel relevant to your question, there soon won't be - they all switch off in under a year.