I used to be pretty current on HTPCs but a few years ago I got fed up with the compatibility issues and bought myself a Tivo Series 2 with a lifetime subscription. It records my basic cable, has an easy an intuitive interface, and just works. But it doesn't do HD, and it never will. Tivo Premieres with lifetime subscriptions will cost a solid chunk of change.
I've done some cursory google queries, but I'm not having much luck, so I thought I'd try here.
Situation: using Tivo as DVR for current basic non-HD cable only. Will probably upgrade cable for more channels and HD in a few months. Would also like to be able to record OTA HD at that time.
1) What's the best way to do this?
2) If going the HTPC route, is there a way to do this with a HDHomeRun Prime as the tuner while recording to a FreeNAS's ZFS storage pool? (and possibly convert the raw recordings to an iPad friendly format)