I think I have sussed it.
My friend left the black co-axial lead off the DTR because the manual showed it going into the VCR which I currently don't have.
I thought something was amiss, because that co-axial has always linked up between the PVR/Video/DVD and the TV.
So this morning I had a looksee and I plugged the co-axial lead into the PVR and found another Ant in thr back of my Tv and stuck the other end in there.
Well, now I can actually watch the Tv or put the DTR on and watch that.
I have also managed to fiddle around and discover the Menu.etc
Still have to figure out the How to record which someone has suggested is best to do it from the Guide.