What is the best PVR or DVR for use with an antenna?

by on November 29, 2011

Q: I want to buy a PVR,with channel guide for a 42 in Samsung Plasma TV that is hooked to an outdoor antenna,What is my best option price & quality wise


One Response to “What is the best PVR or DVR for use with an antenna?”
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    There aren’t many out-of-the-box solutions.
    The market for out of the box PVRs is pretty much dead.

    I think this is due to the high cost of the hardware. Tivo and Cable companies have cheaper hardware available because they have monthly fees coming in.

    I’m in a similar situation as you. I use a computer with a Digital TV Tuner running Windows 7 Media Center to record TV. Naturally it isn’t cheap if you don’t have spare hardware laying around, but I think it provides the best balance of features and choice with the ability to add storage space yourself.

    Here is an old article on TV tuners you might find handy
    http://lifehacker.com/5632722/how-to-pick-the-right-tv-tuner-for-your-diy-dvr