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Recommend me a DVR (or maybe just a second-hand VCR)
I'm starting to get tired of two things: missing the end of Mythbusters because of a prior obligation Wednesday evenings, and having to stay up to 4:00 AM to catch certain shows.
I remember a few years back, there seemed to be a few DVR options at various budgets. I assumed prices would go down and the selection would increase, so I waited. Instead, the opposite seems to have occurred: there are fewer models, and they cost more. I have no idea why, for the life of me. I've seen more options for DVD-Rs, but there seem to be a lot of compatibility and recording issues (high failure rates, inability to replay, etc.). At this rate, I might as well just buy a second-hand VCR, VHS cassette and learn to program it.
If anyone has a DVR they can recommend, that is within a reasonable price (I'm open, but I don't want to go bankrupt), please enlighten me. I don't have Tivo (a given), and I get cable without a box.