Well good news and bad news.
Good news! There are a lot of standalone DVD recorders out there some also have a VCR, some have a hard drive.
cost $150~350 depending on features. JVC, Panasonic, Sony, GoVideo and many others make them.
Bad news! They all have S-video inputs, some have a firewire input to hookup a MiniDV camera. No Component!!
Sorry, John