I disagree. There isn't anything that isn't copyable if you are willing to get the right software or use the right sources to find it.Basically there's nothing to make removable media recordings any more, recordings now are made on PVR's to an internal HDD, and generally can't be copied off as they are usually encrypted for copyright reasons.
I don't follow you reasoning. Unless the OP is at some public library or such place that thas free access to computers that can go online he already has the very device he needs to do what he wants. At worst he has to spend a few dollars to buy a USB or such video card type adapter to make his computer work as a recorder.Except that's hardly a general consumer item, and well beyond many (if not most) consumers.
It's pretty simple - the majority of people couldn't use a computer as a VCR/DVD substitute, most could hardly work their VCR or DVD recorder anywayI don't follow you reasoning.
How do you consider plugging something into a USB port and downloading the related software 'Bodging' ?I deal with the general public on a day to day basis, while you might be perfectly happy 'bodging' a solution using a computer the general public certainly wouldn't be.