After cutting the cord from DirectTV...

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Should I get a DVR in order to record shows on regular TV and streaming channels?

I'm asking because I've always had cable, and after an increase of $100 on my DirectTV, I decided to cut the cord since I'm retired and don't want to spend that kind of money for DirectTV. Do they work like the one I currently have with DirectTV? Can I record shows in advance?
 

owcraftsman

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I use Sling (Orange & Blue Tier) 56.48 per month plus 5.65 per month for DVR plus which satisfies my cable fix. I use a Tablo Dual for local network television which is a DVR with auto commercial skip feature and can be played back on any TV in the house like Sling with their app. You pay 30 bucks a year for the guide data on the Tablo which makes recording very easy. I've tried a lot of services for streaming Sling is the best for price and performance/app IMHO and I've done the same with OTA DVRs I've tried Hauppauge PVR, HD HomeRun and Tablo is by far the best again IMHO.
 

DooKey

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Jump on Philo. Good channel selection, cheap, and has unlimited DVR. Get your networks OTA. Supplement with other streamers as needed.
 

xgrifter

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I would say your best bet is to do the free trials on the streaming services you are looking at as most of them include a DVR service or a video on demand service
 

hajalie24

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Plex is a good option for recording OTA. It costs $120 for the lifetime pass which unlocks recording though (and so much more)
 
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