Cut the Cable (TV) - need advice on DVR

BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
Recently we cut the cable cable...cable tv cable? Whatever.

We no longer pay 150+ bucks a month for 2935 channels - like 8 of which we watch.

We have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video Prime, and something called SlingTV - which streams live TV of various channels. We also plan to get a HD antenna for the local stuff.


My question is: Can we get a DVR and use it to record some of these streamed shows while they are live, and what should I be looking for in such a device?

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    It's.. well kind of a gray area depending on who you ask. Some consider it a DRM/Copyright violation. Others consider it perfectly legal because of "time shifting" being legal (recording music/tv with your VCR).

    There's a few pieces of software that I know that can do this, a few are .. not something I'd want to install. I don't know of any hardware device that can do this though, it'd be impossible to capture from a smart TV, and sort of a small nightmare to do it with your computer in terms of hardware.

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/legal-playlater-record-netflix,news-20797.html

    Here's some more info on the legalities of it and some of the views. You should check it out!

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    Thanks. Kinda sucks you can't record stuff - but makes sense. These are the same folks charging 150 bucks a month for 95% garbage.

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