Have you cut the cord yet? Are you familiar with that expression?
You've probably been hearing that term a lot lately, including on Komando.com. It refers to people cutting the cord on cable TV or satellite TV.
It comes down to money and choices. Instead of blowing your budget every month on cable bills that run into the hundreds of dollars, you turn off the TV.
Don't panic - You'll still watch your favorite TV shows! You can stream shows on Netflix and Hulu, for example. There are countless TV shows and movies for you to watch anytime you want, and a lot of it is free.
There is another way to watch TV for FREE, though, and you may not know about it. A lot of people are watching over-the-air TV channels like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox but also Me-TV, AntennaTV and others.
It's like the days before cable TV, only with a lot more choices. Instead of having just three or four channels to choose from, there is now an almost unlimited menu of options.
That's the good news. The bad news? Well, there is one problem with over-the-air TV, especially when it comes to your favorite shows. However, at Komando.com, we're all about providing you solutions. So, keep reading because we've got one.
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How Do You Record That?
If you have cable TV or satellite TV, you know it's extremely easy to record shows. You just turn on your DVR (digital video recorder) and record.
Your TV provider may have even thrown in a DVR or two when you signed up. If so, you're likely paying a monthly fee for it. Check your cable TV or satellite bill.
Whoever supplied your DVR, you know it couldn't be easier to use. You just press "record" and it records what you're watching. There are more bells and whistles, too, like rewinding live TV or fast-forwarding through commercials.
There's a catch, though. If you cut the cord and you want to record an over-the-air TV show, you're out of luck with many DVR players.
They can't record broadcast signals. Fortunately, there are a handful of DVR players that can record over-the-air signals. Keep reading for three DVRs that we like.