Originally Posted by TeamCasey
I would LOVE a stand alone option for recording shows. I simply will not pay an additional monthly fee. I hope someone posts some better options. (Yes, I still use a VCR ..... and I get ridiculed mercilessly ....LOL). I'll buy a device but I won't add a monthly bill just to record TV.
A VCR? That's amazing.
I don't know the answer to the original question. One thing that might work is to see if the shows she likes are streamed online or through a service like Netflix. You can pretty easily get those to work on your TV through several different types of devices and wouldn't have the monthly fee.