The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 will record analog cable, where available, or ATSC and analog OTA. It has two tuners but only one input so two cards or a cable switch must be used. It will also record the analog output from a digital box. There are no products that will record encrypted digital cable without Cablecard. Cablecard is available in the US, not Canada and most cable channels are encrypted.