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#1 OFFLINE   WholeHomeDVR

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

Going off the grid... Dropping Directv after 11 or more years

Found this unbeleivable deal
Free DVR - Free HD - Free MRV - Free on demand

What the heck was I paying more than $100/mo for?

Switching to free OTA - HTPC with media share to get all the local networks and the internet, mostly free for cable shows on demand. Even if I get net-flix it is way way less... Or if I have to pay ala-cart for a show or red-box I will still be saving money...

Iv'e had the htpc for years and never hooked it up to the ota antenna on my roof. My locals are crystal clear... I have vista windows media center - but changing to mediaportal. Why use a tivo when the htpc is FREE??

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:03 PM

Been using Win 7 w/Media Center for a while. PC has an HDMI output. Trying to record some stuff OTA in preparation for dropping satellite.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:04 PM

I can do that also, but there is currently no software like Tivo suggestions, that can go out on the internet and download shows you like, so you will have a DVR full of stuff to watch when you get home from work. Using the HTPC for other than OTA, is a P.I.T.A. because you spend more time searching 100's of sites for the shows you want to watch, than actually watching them.

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#4 OFFLINE   WholeHomeDVR

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

I can do that also, but there is currently no software like Tivo suggestions, that can go out on the internet and download shows you like, so you will have a DVR full of stuff to watch when you get home from work. Using the HTPC for other than OTA, is a P.I.T.A. because you spend more time searching 100's of sites for the shows you want to watch, than actually watching them.


Why do we need a DVR when everything is available on demand?

There has to be some substitue (website/forum) for suggestions to find new programming?




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