When you decide to cut the cord, when you drop your cable and satellite services, you may believe you need to give up on all your favorite TV shows — but that’s not true.
You can still stream all your favorites with services like Netflix or Hulu, but streaming services don’t offer every show. Tap or click for the best streaming devices and smart TVs.
There are still plenty of television shows you can access on your smart TV, but how can you record them without your cable or satellite company-owned DVR?
Best DVRs and an expander
The answer is simple. Just invest in your own DVR. One of the original digital video recording companies, TiVo, is still around. You can get the TiVo EDGE for antenna or over-the-air (OTA) TV here from Amazon.
If you’re more comfortable with Amazon, check out these three digital video recorders. For more TV show storage, scroll down to see our top DVR extended storage pick.
Promising review: "Love it! No more running cords and antennas to your TVs. Just plug in a fire stick and you get live TV with a browse menu and no monthly fee! Plus it’s a DVR and will allow you to watch TV on all your devices including your phone. Picture quality is perfect! ..."
Promising review: "Easy to install and works really well with Roku (using the Tablo channel) I bought an internal hard drive and connected it to an outdoor antenna. The picture quality is excellent ... Until I got this, I wasn't all that happy being a cord cutter. This DVR changed everything! I really couldn't be happier with it!"
Promising review: "This was an easy setup on my Synology Nas. I waited a month before I gave it a rating. Works fantastic. Just make sure to pick the right antenna. 5 stars no problem."
Promising review: "I needed a disk with an external power supply to use with the DVR function of our Wally. This drive was plug and play and works great."