DVRs and Converters

Digital Video Recorders for broadcast TV. Record your favorite broadcast TV shows just like you did with cable!

Review: The Mediasonic HOMEWORX Digital Converter Box HW130STB

Review: The Mediasonic HOMEWORX Digital Converter Box HW130STB

If you have an old tube TV or a flat-screen that does not have a digital TV tuner, then the only way you can watch free broadcast channels on that TV is to get a digital converter box, or tuner box, as it is sometimes called. You plug your TV antenna into the box,...

Amazon Fire TV Recast: a Slick DVR from Amazon with Alexa Integration

Amazon Fire TV Recast: a Slick DVR from Amazon with Alexa Integration

The Amazon Fire TV Recast is Amazon's broadcast TV DVR solution which lets you record live TV using your TV antenna. Unlike the Tablo, the Recast has its mass storage included inside the box, making for a cleaner setup - no USB external hard drive to mess with!...

Tablo: The Best Broadcast TV DVR For Most People

Tablo: The Best Broadcast TV DVR For Most People

My recommendation for a "whole home" broadcast TV recording solution is the Tablo line of DVR's by Nuvyyo (Nu-vee-o). Note, these DVRs work with a TV antenna; they won't record cable TV. For most Tablo models, you'll need a Roku or other streaming player to watch your...

How to Transfer Your Videotapes to Your Computer

How to Transfer Your Videotapes to Your Computer

Do you have a pile of videotapes taking up space in your home? Or, do you want to archive your VHS/Beta videos for posterity or easier viewing on a computer or tablet? There are many reasons why you might want to convert your videotapes to a digital format. Here's how...

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