digital tuner alone is not going to do it unless you are talking about just recording over-the-air signals. You want dishnetwork's signal then you got to pay.
So, looking around we seem to all have noticed that other then DishNetwork's no subscription DVR there are not a lot of choices (and CNET's reviews of that DishNetwork one are not promising).
So, what about a DVD-R that has internal memory and a digital tuner?
Would this be a decent alternative? If so, any thoughts on a reasonably priced one that is also good?