Wellcome to Wonderland!!!
Yes, you got used to record TV shows from the air...but times are changing and the day will come you will have to pay for each time you wanna see a show...even if it is in your box's HDD.
Record to a topset? If it has got the flag...no way!!!
We are buying these recorders, called by marketing that says "record your favorit TV shows with DVD quality"...and the "onwners of the shows" just though...no way...we can make a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ from these ####, that believed they could record as promised by the recorders manufacturers...poor little ducks, you get it but you pay us instead!!!
No matter how old, how bad the stuff is...even if they will broadcast it once a week...you pay for the privilege!