in General, Tech

Know anything?

I was talking to my Dad today and he’s interested in adding a DVR to his entertainment system, but doesn’t want to pay a subscription fee to Time Warner or Tivo or something similar.

Does anybody know anything about stand-alone options that have no monthly fee? I know there’s media center PCs and such, but that’d be overkill (and too expensive). And of course you can always build your own, but that’s a bit beyond my abilities.