Here's the deal. We have an old Daytek dvd recorder with hard drive. This has been an amazing device but is getting tired. It is setup with our Shaw Direct (Starchoice) satellite receiver.
It is nice to record a payperview movie to the hard drive and then record it to dvd later on.
Unfortunately these things are not on the market anymore. Toshiba has a dvd recorder with no hard drive and that is an option. Yes ... Shaw does sell a pvr but I'm not plumbing a secondary cable and the device is very limiting otherwise.
I know nothing about these media centre devices and what they are capable of.
Can someone enlighten me?