I plan on starting to record football games on my mac. I will be purchasing a package from timewarner cable that includes all of the nfl games ! so I would like to record some of them and am not sure the best way to do it. I live at two houses and won't always be at the house where the package is purchased so it would be nice to have some stand alone box, but I guess it would have to run through the cable box as the package isn't part of basic cable so would I need a splitter? Actually now that I think about it it's hooked up to an HDTV via HDMI so maybe I need something more advanced, It would be nice to record in high def but if that costs a lot more than it's not really worth it. Let me know of your thoughts/experiences, thanks!