I know hi-def DVRs are becoming popular in the US. But it seems like most people get them through their cable provider. I live in Asia, and my cable provider offers DVR service, but it's not from a set-top box, it's all recorded back at the cable provider's site and streamed back as kind of a video-on-demand option.
I would like to get a hi-def DVR box that I can not only record to - but one from which I can easily transfer HD files to an external source (probably an external HD).
Or would it be easier to just capture from the cable box to my computer via some sort of capture card?