My parents have an old DVR, the SA8240HDC. I was wondering if there is a a specific box I should try to get when I exchange this at the store?
Those boxes are super old, so anything you get will have more storage space and be faster. Are you in a legacy TWC/BHN area or a legacy Charter market? If you are in a legacy TWC market or legacy BHN area, get an Cisco/Technicolor, Samsung, or Arris box. I am not in a legacy Charter market to determine what kind of boxes are being given out there. Anything that is NOT an SA box will be a considerable upgrade.
Yeah, it used to be TWC around here. I did a little reading and it looks like the Arris or Cisco 6 tuner models are sought after. Thanks!