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Cutting the Cable Cord
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:44 am
  • I'm finally doing it.

    I have assembled some pretty good hardware so far.

    Nvidia Shield Android Streaming box
    Nice OTA antenna
    Decent computer tower
    4 TB external Hard Drive.

    What I need help with if someone has experience is, how to record shows. I'm totally new to this and except for researching hardware, I simply don't know where to get some tips/answers.

    Thanks in advance.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:02 am
  • What kind of shows are you wanting to record? Sitcoms/Dramas or live events? Most stations make their shows available a day later on their website. Live events are probably a little trickier . . .
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am
  • Well, my wife like Greys anatomy so thats one, we both like Jeopardy, just a few series and things like that, I do have the computer and the Shield HDMI connections to the tv plus the TV is hardwired to the internet.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:33 pm
  • It looks like Windows media player has menus that can lead you where you want to go. I just clicked on it and tried to set up a tv show and was promptly told no. I dont have a tuner attached, so it was correct in slapping me. I would try that one time with whatever you want as a tester then set up what you want to record and see what happens. May also want to have a dvd burner available in case you want to record for posterity some odd program like sb48.....
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:29 am
  • I guess the main problem is that I have 3 sources of where the content comes from rather than one, so the challenge is to figure out how to zero in on one source to record, that is easy with the computer.

    It's really nice to be free of DirecTv.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:41 am
  • You need a HDHomerun. It includes tuners for your OTA antenna, and has a DVR service which can be controlled via an app.

    Everything recorded can be view by the Shield.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:00 am
  • taz291819 wrote:You need a HDHomerun. It includes tuners for your OTA antenna, and has a DVR service which can be controlled via an app.

    Everything recorded can be view by the Shield.


    Thanks Taz !!!!! But my Shield already has KODI and Plex is on it. There isn't anything they offer that I dont already have.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:43 pm
  • Seahawkville wrote:Thanks Taz !!!!! But my Shield already has KODI and Plex is on it. There isn't anything they offer that I dont already have.

    You mean, besides the OTA antenna recording?
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:52 am
  • I mean the offer OTA DVR's but most like Roku require a monthly cost. Tablo seems to be the best, but I'm trying to avoid any more hardware.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:08 am
  • Seahawkville wrote:I mean the offer OTA DVR's but most like Roku require a monthly cost. Tablo seems to be the best, but I'm trying to avoid any more hardware.


    You still need the HDHomerun for the OTA tuners and ability to record. Kodi and Plex both have the ability to handle the DVR work I believe. I use Kodi on my Shield, but don't use any OTA tuners, so I'm just speaking from other user's experience. Most seem to have the HDHomerun in their setup.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:51 am
  • Best Buy has that (HD Homerun Dual) on sale for $70 right now. Has a lot of good reviews but they charge $35 per year for the DVR services. So in reality it's $105.

    Actually the tuner in my TV picks up all the local channels really well. I guess one of the good things about this hardware is the ability to stream over WiFi, but we really don't use tv in other rooms.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:54 am
  • Seahawkville wrote:I have a brand new computer hooked up into the system so I started wondering if there was a format to record straight to the computer and the answer is yes.

    https://www.amazon.com/HAUPPAUGE-WinTV- ... op?ie=UTF8


    Yes, a Hauppauge would work as well. I believe Kodi has a plug-in for it as well.
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Re: Cutting the Cable Cord
Fri May 11, 2018 8:58 am
  • Cable is so expensive now it's absurd. My cable bill keeps going up and up and up. It's only worth it for live sports. If not for live football and live basketball and some ESPN coverage I wouldn't have it all. Honestly now a days I spend more time on my desktop and laptop than watching TV. I barely watch it anymore with the exception of sports. The prices are really a ripoff. Cable bills are out of control.
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