How do I record TV shows?
May 20, 2014 10:09 AM Subscribe
I have a TV hooked up to an antenna. I get all the network broadcast channels in HD. Sometimes, I would like to record some shows/sports that I'm not around to watch live. In way olden times I would buy a VCR, hook it up to my TV, set the timer, and everything would be hunky dory. But DVRs have me befuddled. Do you have a recommendation for a DVR without a subscription (what exactly are you subscribing to) that can work with an antenna?
posted by bluefly to Technology (19 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I searched Amazon for DVRs, but I got confused. Do Tivos require a subscription? There don't seem to be a lot of other brands, and most seem to expect a cable box. A lot of things seem geared towards surveillance or streaming the video over the internet; I just want to watch the shows later on my TV.
I've also seen DVD recorders for sale, but that just seems kind of antiquated. However, is this the way to go for a low fuss system to record?