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Aereo is no more. Help me create my own Mac-based replacement.

I do not own a TV and I don't have a cable subscription. I don't want to get either one of those things. I do, though, occasionally like to watch broadcast TV (or recordings of broadcast TV) on my MacBook Pro or iPad. Aereo was a great solution. Now that Aereo is gone how can I create an approximate replacement for use in my home? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jul 15, 2014 - 6 answers

What is the current best method for getting DVR content to multiple sets

Moving from a situation where I have 1 TV to one where I will have multiple TVs. What is the high-quality budget alternative to get DVR content to multiple sets? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jun 22, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I record TV shows?

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? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on May 20, 2014 - 19 answers

Was it ever possible to record cable TV shows with a VCR?

I never had cable TV growing up, so I'm curious if cable TV subscribers back in the (70s? 80s? 90s?) were able to schedule VCR recordings just like OTA users? Was it as "simple" as plugging your VCR into a cable set top box and programming the channels into the VCR so you could schedule a recording for HBO shows (or whatever paid cable show you wanted)? Or were HBO shows blocked from recording on VCRs somehow? (I remember you couldn't record just anything on a VCR -- there were ways to prevent a VCR from copying movies to prevent copyright infringement.) [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Oct 24, 2013 - 29 answers

Search for DVD recorder with tuner

I'd like to buy a brand new stand alone DVD recorder that has an over the air tuner (US) for under $200. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker on Jul 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Tivo and Video Streaming

Tivo and streaming local video files? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Oct 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Need help navigating the HTPC hardware options

I want to buy or build a home theater PC and I'm overwhelmed by the options for hardware. Mac or PC? Low-end or mid-range? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Aug 20, 2011 - 17 answers

Will an HTPC help get shows off my DirecTV DVR?

Can I use an HTPC/DIY DVR solution to record shows off my DirecTV DVR? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Mar 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Easily portable digital TV recording for multiple homes?

Asking for a Friend: My father still uses VHS tapes. I need to get him on tech from this millennium. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Oct 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Do regular TV viewers get counted?

If someone watches TV (cable or satellite, digital or analog), does the provider know that someone is watching? I.e., does a non-Neilsen family who skips the ads actually benefit the TV station they are watching? How about DVRs or VOD? How about digital radio?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Sep 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me cut the cord with no regrets

Having been humbled by a growing cable bill, and emboldened by articles like this and this, I've decided to return my cable box and buy a HTPC to serve up TV, movies and other content... Help me avoid some common pitfalls and make this an enjoyable and money-saving endeavor! [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Feb 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Don't qualify for UVerse, what now?

I am seeking opinions and advice about TV/DVR service or setup that will let me record multiple programs at once and watch them from any TV. [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Jan 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Is there a good third-party TV guide website that interfaces with DirecTV?

Is there a good third-party TV guide website that interfaces with DirecTV? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Oct 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Building my own DVR with Linux and Comcast

I want to build my own Linux-based DVR. Need some help on the specs and interop with Comcast Digital Starter Cable. [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Sep 28, 2009 - 10 answers

New HDTV Owner, Hookup with my Mac Mini?

Just bought a Sharp Aquos LC37D43U and am planning to use my G4 Mac Mini for at least a DVD player--but can I have it do more? And how would the setup work? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Feb 26, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons.

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I force my DVR to pick up a later showing of a program?

Is there a way to force our DVR to record a later showing of a program? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 29, 2008 - 6 answers

a tivo we will go, a tivo we will go...

What's the best TIVO for me? [more inside]
posted by griffey on Feb 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Watching free over-the-air digital TV with a Mac-compatible solution.

What is the best system to watch over-the-air digital TV with a Mac-compatible solution, and utilize the Mac as a DVR? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Feb 5, 2008 - 31 answers

Taping DVR playback on VHS

I have a TV/VCR combo. If I get a DVR through the cable company, can I record to VHS tapes from the DVR playback? [more inside]
posted by JanetLand on Feb 4, 2008 - 4 answers

My VCR needs a digital replacement!

My VCR died. I want to replace it with a digital recorder ... [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Nov 15, 2007 - 4 answers

Need help Building a PVR

I'm planning on building a PVR and need advice on TV card, PC and the PVR software. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Oct 18, 2007 - 14 answers

I've got the summer tv blues

Do good what-to-watch TV blogs or webpages exist? [more inside]
posted by pinky on May 28, 2007 - 8 answers

options for watching tv shows "on demand"

what kind of solutions are there to watching tv shows "on demand." i have to watch my budget and the $1.99 charges are uneasy. i know torrenting is a possibility, but i've been becoming more and more wary of torrenting. i use an imac running os x 10.4 - are there any solutions to be found there? [more inside]
posted by willmillar on Apr 17, 2007 - 15 answers

Is closed circuit HDTV a possibility?

Is closed circuit HDTV a possibility? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Mar 12, 2007 - 7 answers

DVR Setup?

Simplest home DIY home DVR setup? [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Mar 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Can I record straight to my iPod?

Can I record video from my ATI DVR straight to my iPod? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Jan 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Roll my own torrent player for my TV

How can I build a machine (PVR?) that downloads torrents automatically via RSS and allows me to access them in a Tivo/DVR/PVR like interface on my television? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Aug 17, 2006 - 10 answers

XP Media Center & DirecTV DVR connection/set-up

Need help connecting my DirecTV DVR and my new laptop with Windows XP Media Center. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Apr 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Strange problem with half of my cable TV connections

Some strange problem with my cable TV. I was connecting a new Sylvania DVR/VCR unit in my bedroom. I used to have a Sony DVD/VCR in that same place and the cable reception used to be just fine. First thing I noticed after attaching the new unit is that the signal quality is very poor. But anyway then I come down to living room which has the Comcast's digital set top box connected to the wall outlet. I noticed there was no signal on TV and box was displaying a 'this channel would be available soon' message. Usually that means some kind of bad or no connection. Before I went up to the bedroom everything was running fine. Did plugging in the DVR/VCR unit blow the cable circuit ? [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Apr 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Will satellite give me the same features as digital cable?

Digital satellite? Digital cable? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 30, 2004 - 25 answers

Tivo

Once upon a time, there was a young(ish) girl who had a cable box, a tivo box, a VCR, and a televison that played together quite nicely. She could record one channel on the Tivo, and watch a different channel, AT THE SAME TIME. Then one day the evil cable company convinced this girl to upgrade to digital service, and now, alas, she cannot figure out how to recreate this lost paradise. Why (oh why!) is this scenario no longer so? Can anyone answer her call of distress? [For we have to get ourselves back to the garrr-r-den!]

Seriously, any ideas? 'Cause this really BLOWS.
posted by lilboo on Sep 25, 2004 - 12 answers

TiVO KillFilters

TiVoFilter Is there any way to create killfilters in TiVo? Essentially the equivalent of a Season Pass, but to mark a series as "ignore every instance of this series"? [mi] [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Sep 8, 2004 - 19 answers

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