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Roku, digital antenna and recording...

After receiving my last Comcast Cable bill I decided to buy a digital antenna and a Roku 3. I am sure I will be able to see all the programs I like with these options.
The problem with getting rid of Comcast is that I have to get rid of my DVR as well. Most of the shows I like run at the same times on different stations. Is there any device I can get to be able to record them?

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Since the output is HDMI there are few recorders that take in HDMI and most require a PC and well, pricey so I'll let you google this "Black Magic HDMI recorder."

As to the OTA (over the air) you'll want to check out the Channel Master.

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Black Magic

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I googled black magic, as you suggested. "Pricey" doesn't come close to it! Not an option. **sigh**

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For now HDMI recorders are not a good solution.

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Almost all Roku content is on demand.

So to solve the OTA (over the air) component you look to the Channel Master or if you wish a Slingbox DVR and the Roku app.

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I just looked up Channel Master and...

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correct me if I'm wrong, but a Channel Master would replace, and be way better than the Roku AND solve my recording dilemma. Please tell me I'm right.....

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Are you sure the Roku has an...

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antenna connections? Maybe the antenna should go to some other device...like a dvr with dual tuner and time recording.

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Antenna connections???

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I never even thought about that! That would mean I need more than one recording device, right?
[Insert restricted profanity here]

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Sorry, my misunderstanding.

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I am not familiar with Roku, so it has live TV broadcasting over the internet?

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I don't need the slingbox

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because I only have the one television, I don't own an Ipad, and I never watch stuff on my phone, and from what I just quickly read about it, that's what it's for.
All I want is something to record multiple programs at the same time...I'll even settle for recording only two programs at the same time.

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For OTA recording you need an OTA recorder.

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The Slingbox does that and with that app plays on your Roku which is connected to the TV.

But you want more than one channel so I'd look again at the Channel Master (google that!)

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Don't be sorry

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there is no misunderstanding. I'm the one who wasn't clear.
I think Roku streams whatever is on the internet at the time. Plus Netflix, Hulu HBO, etc. At least that's what I am hoping. Walmart was selling a digital antenna/Roku combination package, so I just assumed that I needed them both. I won't really know what I've got or what I'm doing until I get them (bought online) and install them and see for myself what they actually do.
I only know that they don't record stuff.

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This one thing I know,

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you CANNOT record Netflix, and I think that probably hold truth for all other paid services. At least I haven't find out yet..how.

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Let me share what I use.

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1. Amazon Fire TV (the newest one)

Yes I have a Roku but Amazon's model is slick in so many ways. The remote on the Roku is just clunky in comparison.

I get Netflix too so I have access to way too much.

2. For OTA I have an antenna. There's not much to miss so I rarely use it.

3. An old laptop. The laptop was fitted with a Logitech K400 keyboard for remote operation and this completes my cable cut.

What laptop am I using? It's a 2009 Sony Vaio with a Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, W10 and 500GB HDD. Boots in about a minute which I'll upgrade as SSDs have tumbled in price. This gives me as good as it gets web access.

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That's all well and good, but...

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Can you record programs? Can you record more than one program at a time?

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I could if I want but I use another box for that.

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And it's not cheap today. Rather than talk about what I have that can do that since it's no longer made or cheap, look at the Channel Master.

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A better question may be...

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I just take a look at channel master,

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it mention online streaming. Does that mean it will record online streaming also? Not that I would need it for Netflix.

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Nope, that isn't legal

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It appear it is capable of recording online like...

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youtube, pandora, and such. You would have to pay me to watch that stuffs...but still good to know.

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Did I read a different manual?

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I only see references to built in apps, not the ability to record any of their content. Please correct me if this is not the case.

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How it's done,

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I have no idea but that's what I read. As I've said, they'd have to pay me to watch that stuffs.

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I see you asked this question again.

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I thought we covered almost all the angles here. But here's what I picked out from your new post (sorry about the spam bot.)

You seem to want ALL the stuff you had on the cable TV before you cut the cord.

That's not how it works today. Cable TV has deals for a lot of content that is not on the internet. If you cut, you will be cutting something.

As I haven't had the cord since 2010 I think it's fine to get by with what I can get. It's very nice.

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