Hi all--as I think I mentioned in the troubles thread a while ago, our cable company insisted we had to get a "box", which, it turns out means that my 2 trusty VCRs are now pretty useless. I used to be able to record 2 shows while watching another, and there was still a TV free for my Sig. Other to watch a game on. After several visits I can now at least play old tapes again, but I cannot use the timer feature to set a tape, and can only record the station the TV is set on. So to record a 9pm show if I'm leaving the house at 6 I have to start the recording as I walk out the door, and I can only record from one station obviously, no planned station hopping as I used to be able to do.
So, that said, I'm going to have to purchase some kind of DVR I think. The cable company of course is glad to rent one to me for a fee each month.... So what do people suggest? I know I"m years behind the loop on the Tivo thing... I only know it is a kind of DVR because wikipedia says so. Any recs.?? Thanks!!!