Some time ago I had JVC VCR, which had an IR transmitter. That transmitter (it looked like a LED on long cable and plugged to special socket on back of VCR) allowed VCR to switch channels on Sky/NTL receivers, so that VCR could record any channels I set in timer settings. Just like modern PVRs, really.
Now, a friend of mine is looking for DVD recorder to record off his satbox (not Sky, just normal el cheapo FTA 'box). And he thinks that it would be extremely useful if DVD recorder could control the satbox by using IR transmitter or SCART control.
If there such thing exists? And if yes, then what make/model is it?