Local channels in streaming bundles: Why they’re hard to get, and how that’s changing

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Spread the loveTweetIf your TV diet includes major broadcast networks, cutting cable can be a challenge. Live streams from ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox stations are only available in a…


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Best DVR for cord cutters

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Spread the loveTweetHere’s the hard truth for cord-cutters right now: The ideal over-the-air DVR doesn’t exist. While some products are better than others, all of them—from Tablo and TiVo to…


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Tablo review: A complete over-the-air DVR solution with just a few flaws

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Spread the loveTweetTablo is an old hand in the nascent business of whole-home, over-the-air DVR. The $220 box from Ottawa-based Nuvvyo records free broadcast channels from an antenna and streams…


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Channel Master DVR+ review: Over-the-air recording that’s a bit too basic

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Spread the loveTweetThe Channel Master DVR+ is among the least-sophisticated ways to record broadcast TV from an antenna. The interface is crude, recording options are limited, and playback is tied…


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HDHomeRun and Plex DVR review: For hardcore do-it-yourself cord-cutters only

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Spread the loveTweetFor a certain type of cord cutter, the demise of Windows Media Center has been rough. Microsoft’s media software provided an easy way to record free broadcast TV…


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TiVo Roamio OTA review: It feels like going back in time

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Spread the loveTweetIf you want to ditch cable without losing the cable DVR experience—warts and all—the TiVo Roamio OTA is your answer. TiVo’s $400 DVR for over-the-air channels has all…


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This $70 Harmony Remote Includes the All-Powerful Harmony Hub

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Spread the loveTweet $70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Home Hub.…


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