So my Dad called me up yesterday and, in his way...voiced his displeasure with having to pay a monthly fee for a DVR. And no I did not waste my time with getting into a debate with him about how he already pays a monthly fee for the ATT Uverse box, rational discussions are pointless.
Anyway, I told him I would look into it for him but I'm fairly certain I already know the answer. There is not a stand alone DVR on the market that does not require a monthly fee which is capable of recording digital cable from providers such as Uverse, Cox, Comcast, etc correct? I know that stand alone DVR's exist, but the only cable they are able to record is OTA, right?
I know that you can use a CableCard with an HTPC...it's what I do myself. But beyond that, there are no alternatives. Am I right?