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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

Please help us watch TV on our TV

We have a TV but no cable subscription (we mostly watch content through Netflix or purchase on Xbox). We used to be able to watch the normal network channels with no problem -- Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, and several PBS stations, along with some other stuff. We had both regular and HD channels. Now they're all gone and the only channels we can access are some jazz scheduling thing out of San Mateo, a bunch of radio channels, and NHK World (learning a lot about Japan!). I really miss PBS and wouldn't mind watching the Super Bowl. Please help. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Jan 30, 2014 - 15 answers

Most powerful broadcast TV antenna...

So I don't have cable. I just watch broadcast TV using an antenna. And that's just fine. But sometimes we get an annoying about of stutters and lost signal. It's annoying! So what's the best kind of HD digital antenna I can get to make sure I never lose signal when watching The View in the afternoons? I can't afford to miss even one syllable of the genius of Jenny McCarthy! [more inside]
posted by chasing on Jan 24, 2014 - 11 answers

How do antenna TV channels "work" now? How do I find & add new ones?

I've been cable-less for the past few years and have been using antennas with my HDTVs for TV reception and have been very content, except I really have no clue what I'm supposed to be doing. To wit: [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Mar 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Repurposing Comcast cable box

Can I use an old Comcast digital cable box as a digital converter box to connect an antenna to an old analog TV? If not, is there anything interesting I can do with it beyond ebay?
posted by pilibeen on Apr 19, 2012 - 4 answers

We're Gonna have a TV Party Tonight...maybe

How do we get NBC/KNTV on our TV without cable in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Unplug the VHF/UHF/AV Video Cable

How Do You Unplug the VHF/UHF/AV Video Cable? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Jun 22, 2011 - 6 answers

How to record digitally broadcast television

What's the best way to record antenna-based broadcast TV? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Nov 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for that free tv

Going cable free and looking to choose the best ota tv antenna. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Oct 2, 2010 - 8 answers

How to combine TV signals?

How can I input both the cable TV signal and the broadcast TV signal to my digital TV? [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Apr 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Getting poor signal in an internal mini PCI ATSC TV tuner

I recently bought an Avermedia a327 Mini PCI ATSC (DTV) tuner card which I put in my Dell Vostro 1500. I get horrible signal strength (unwatchable) through the built-in antennas. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on Feb 8, 2010 - 11 answers

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What's with these mysterious, over-the-air, digital television channels? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Jul 28, 2009 - 14 answers

A question about digital TV antennas in SE Portland.

A question about digital TV antennas in SE Portland. [more inside]
posted by concrete on Nov 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Foreign TV channels via computer?

Is there a way to watch foreign television stations on your computer or via High Definition antenna? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Why the DTV lag?

Why does a tv station's digital signal lag behind its analog signal? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Aug 7, 2008 - 17 answers

aerial antenna for high VHF/UHF

Appropriate aerial antenna to receive high VHF and UHF across 12 miles? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on May 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me hook up the VCR to the TV along with our new digital converter box.

Help me hook up the VCR to the TV along with our new digital converter box. I don't care that the VCR can't record or display digital channels - I just want to be able to watch videos and DVDs. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on May 3, 2008 - 7 answers

What do I need to know to plug my TV into my neighbour's antenna?

What do I need to know to plug my television into my neighbour's rooftop television antenna? [more inside]
posted by teem on Jul 25, 2006 - 4 answers

TV antenna towers

Where do you get those little 30-foot TV towers, that look kind of like this? They're all over the place out here in rural Texas, but I don't have any idea where people get them. They can't be ham radio towers, as I've bought those before and they run close to $1000. I just want something to get my weather station wind sensors up over the tops of the pine trees.
posted by rolypolyman on Feb 10, 2006 - 5 answers

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