yes a few companies make HHD/DVD-R players (Later this year you will start to see one's with Bluray also) that can record from an antenna. Even cable or Sat companies DVR's can do this too, I have done it with my own DVR from dishnetwork.
so this would just be for OTA only right? Yes just get one that has a built-in digital tuner.
Do not trust 'Geek Squad'!!!
For the DVD-R player you have now, need a model number or link to it.
I have a roof antenna, a new digital tv, and get a picture just fine. But I need to be able to time shift record.
I purchased a panasonic combo vcr/dvd recorder-player. I THOUGHT I'd be able to record on vhs as before, but, no, will not record anything digital (and of course now eerything is digital). So that leaves the dvd, which I'm trying to figure out if I can record there okay.
But I am wondering about DVR's (or is there a DVR DVD combo?) I have asked 5 people (including Geek Squad) and they say I would not be able to use a DVR as it would be looking for a signal from my cable or satellite company-- and I have no such company.
Why can't a DVR record from my antenna?
One person said because it's not a digital antenna?
I just don't grasp this. Just wondering.