I will be on FIOS triple play but Basic only TV. I like a lot of the older sitcoms the local stations show and would like to record them. Most of my TVs can read the FIOS basic signal.
I am looking at the iView 3500STBII Multi-Function Digital Converter Box with Recording and Media Playback unit for under $35. But it needs an external HD. I am debating the merits of this unit with having to also pick up an external USB HD. It has pretty good reviews from what I found, but I am leery of the lack of a downloadable manual. I am unsure of what HDD to purchase or what to look for.
One more option: I have a 1TB HD from a dead Win 7 PC, I was thinking about getting an enclosure for this to save money. Do the enclosures work well?
Is there a good but not too expensive all in one DVR without any service fees out there?