Oh well. EPG is 'Electronic programme guide', which I guess is the same thing. In that case unless you're subscribing to Tivo for the programming information I would expect a Hard Drive machine to access it also, but once again with a DVD recorder it will probably depend upon the machine. Older or cheaper ones may not have the feature, but I should think most of them have. Generally speaking if it's out there the manufacturers will use it.
Last time I looked was over a year ago, at that point the best DVD recorder you could get was the Panasonic DMRE50EBS, by now they may have a similar spec HD model out. If I recall that had EPG, live pause, and all the other strange new features they think we need.