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wartrace Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 09:53 AM
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Is there such a thing as a programmable DVR for over the air TV?
I recently cut off my Directtv service to save money. I would like to record a few shows (news shows) while I am out. I don't want a TIVO because you have to pay a monthly fee for it. I would like something I could program like the old vcr's used to be. I don't want to mess with tapes and think it would be easier to use a dvr with a hard drive in it. Any ideas if they make them and where I could get one?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 09:57 AM
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1. Media PC + Xbox
I think
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 10:06 AM
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2. For around a hundred bucks you get get a USB TV adaptor
that allows you to view and tape over the air TV programs
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wartrace Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 10:20 AM
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3. I' m about 60 miles from the TV stations antenna.
I'm too far away for that to work. On the bright side of this is I only run my television about an hour a day due to the lack of interesting programing over the air.
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MicaelS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 10:27 AM
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4. Look into "Building a HTPC"
A Home Theater PC. They can do lots of things other than just being a DVR.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=building+a+htpc&bt...

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