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The Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR is on sale for $190 (Update: Expired)

That's within a few bucks of Black Friday pricing, and definitely one of the best deals to date on this cord-cutter's friend.

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Amazon's DVR connects to your antenna for no-fee over-the-air TV recording.

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Let's table the debate on whether cord-cutting will really save you any money. If you have an antenna connected to your TV and want the option of pausing and/or recording live, local broadcasts, you need some kind of DVR.

Like this one: For a limited time, Amazon once again has the Fire TV Recast DVR for $189.99, a savings of $40. The only time it's been priced lower was on Black Friday, when it sold for $10 less.

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That's for the two-tuner model with 500GB of storage. If either of those numbers seems insufficient, you can also get the Recast with four tuners and 1TB of storage for $229.99 -- a savings of $50.

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Either way, this DVR is among the few that charges no monthly fee for guide data. But there is one other requirement, and that's a Fire TV device (including a TV with built-in Fire TV) or an Echo Show

Because I have no hands-on experience with the product, I'll turn you over to CNET's Fire TV Recast DVR review. Verdict: "One of the best cord-cutter companions yet."

Originally published on Jan. 25, 2019.
Update, March 15: Republished to indicate return of sale pricing.

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