The DVD recorder has an analogue tuner only; so yes, that’s what you’ll normally be recording by default.
However there will be an external input SCART (labelled ‘EXT2’, I think), at the back of the recorder which you need to connect with another source - e.g. a VCR, Virgin Media, or Sky box - in order to record something from them. You could connect your TV up to this, but for it to work, you have to find some way of getting the TV to [B][I]output[/I][/B] a signal to the recorder’s EXT2. Normally TVs are input only, but some have a bi-directional SCART socket which can be configured to sent signals out. You’ll have to check your TV manual to see whether it is possible and how to do it.