I am not tech savvy (understatement), but I used to know how to record games with a VHS or DVD recorder. But I don't understand the world of DVR. I RARELY record and that won't change -- only a Celtics or Pats game very rarely (maybe 5 times a year). To get DVR service through my cable provider I'd need to upgrade my SD to HD and purchase a DVR subscription which would cost about $20/month.
TIVO looks like it costs $300 and requires a subscription.
But...I saw a DVR advertised called "AverMedia-EZRecorder". It's $100 and doesn't seem to require any subscription. I am sure I am missing something -- I suspect there are more costs associated or perhaps there are restrictions on what it can record?? I can't figure it out.
Since I am not going to subscribe to DVR service thru my cable company, are there any true low-cost options for someone who just wants to make a "once in a blue moon" recording off of cable TV?