(feel free to laugh at any time)
Our cable company has been transmitting in analog but is going digital in a few weeks. I am a techno-basketcase and love my 20 year old VCR. It's simple to use (a huge advantage when I get around anything technological), faithful, and has done well by me all these years.
My problem is the black box converters we've received from the cable company (to be used with analog devices) will only handle one channel so the VCR can't record. A simple old VCR isn't made anymore (I'll wait patiently while you laugh hysterically). I want to be able to record and take the tape (waiting again for more hysterics) to another place in the house to watch.
Any suggestions? I want and need SIMPLE! I don't want TIVO and my experience to date with programming the DVD recorder in the living room ranges from simple frustration to catastrophic failures. A scouting trip to Best Buy found a couple combination DVD/VCR recorders, but the evaluations of them on line are pretty ghastly.
What would folks suggest (once you recover from your giggles, of course)? Is there any hope?