meep. I loathe sports. Football bores me to mummification and basketball is like embalming. I've never been sport-oriented. The idea of sports bars repulses me. Yet.... I'm an Olympics junkie. Once every two years I go bananas and become enslaved to the Olympics. I try to catch at least a little of every event and keep track of medal counts as if they were baseball stats. It's sick, I know. So what I'm interested in is a DVR. I'd like something that can record multiple channels (not necessarily at the same time) and hold maybe 12 hours of programming a day; more would be better. Digital sound and component outputs would be nice but they're not essential. I would prefer not to have to pay a monthly service fee. I have Cablevision's Digital iO with their HD box. Is there anything like that? I've seen DVD recorders but am wondering if they hold enough hours. I think I'd have to go with a hard drive-based model. I can also build a computer. I have enough parts to put together a PC so if the pre-made boxes are too expensive I could build my own. I'm a PC technician so it's not out of my ability. Depends on costs and features really. Thank you for taking the time to read this and leave a reply if you have any ideas.