Recording your favorite programing has gotten trickier in the last few years with updates to copyright laws and a crackdown on piracy. It’s still possible to record your favorite programing to watch at a later time with the devices mentioned below!
TiVo is a DVR system that allows you record favorite shows, and manage them how you need to. Currently, they have many different options available starting at an affordable price point. Please keep in mind there is a subscription fee associated with using their services. Some of the options we are currently offering on BestBuy.com have the subscription cost included for the first year.
A CableCARD may be necessary to get from your cable provider to be able to use your TiVo. Without a CableCARD you still are equipped to receive antenna and standard-definition analog cable channels.
It’s a DVR with no subscription costs! It is one of the more expensive options we have to record your favorites on but over time it might be cheaper for you. Channel Master supports up to a 1 TB hard drive (640 hours of standard definition or 160 hours of HD) of space to keep everything organized. This option has two tuners, and is compatible with many antennas.
More commonly referred to as a Sling Box, it does exactly what the product states it does. It slings your favorite recordings to an easy access app (which requires purchase) to watch your DVR or your TV recordings on the go. It’s the perfect must have for the family or individual that never stops.
A Tablo device is a great option as well if you just have basic cable with an HD antenna set-up. It’s similar to the Sling Media device where you can stream or record on your smartphone or computer for remote reviewing. Currently, Tablo offers two options one with a two tuner or four tuner.
This device is a great option as it does have many features you can use. If you plan on using this like you did prior with an older style VCR recorder that’s not quite how this one works. The product doesn’t have internal tuner to directly record from your TV to this player, you need a DVR or some type of device with a tuner in it to do the work.
Please keep in mind you also have the option of streaming too. Most times the network the show airs on has an app you can login with your cable provider credentials to watch what you missed. Or you can purchase a subscription to apps like Hulu Plus or SlingTV to keep up with everything!