Technically, this may not be the right forum for this, but I trust those who look at this forum to have a potential solution more than other sections. Here's the situation:
My dad is 78 and his mad that he can't use his VCR anymore due to lack of easy to get VHS tapes.
He'd like to record a handful of cable shows (mostly financial programs) to watch later, since my mom hogs the TV most of the time.
He's stubborn and doesn't want to pay the cable company for a DVR.
The most important thing here is any solution I offer him needs to be very straight forward. He's OK with the interfaces he had for his later VCRs, but too much will frustrate him.
I know some cable companies block the recording of cable channels or the channels themselves block recording.
Any idea how I can get him his shows back, without a huge investment? Once upon a time we had DVD players with recordable DVDs, but I haven't seen those in ages, so I don't know if it's obsolete. It'll be a shame if it is, since that's most probably the most old-guy-who-won't-pay-for-monthly-DVR friendly option I can think of.
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