OK, then simple enough, just get a Coax to USB cable, and connect it to your PC, and box your Windows 8 will tell you it found new hardware, and would you like to search for a driver, go on and let it. Once the driver is installed, you can update the box's BIOS, and Firmware. Also, you will get a screen in the screen and see your cable/satellite company list of shows you can watch online. Then just choose what to watch with the remote and IF you have Nero, you can record those shows to your hard drive then later move them to DVD.
Trying to change your program package can result in your incarceration, and fines.