Ota dvr with transfer shows off option

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  1. AndyNicholas

    AndyNicholas New Member

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    My family is looking to drop dish network in the future. We already have an ota antenna. I am wondering If there is a dvr I can buy for the antenna that will allow me to transfer recorded shows off to another device so that I can watch them when I am traveling without internet connection? I have grown accustomed to the features of my hopper go while on airplanes or out of the country. I doubt there is another device like the hopper go that I could use with an ota dvr. One that would allow me to transfer to a usb drive and play back from a computer would be acceptable but I want to be able to leave the dvr at home and it continue to record the shows I told it to while I am gone. It would be a major plus if the dvr has multiple tuners, the more the better I say.
     
  2. grover517

    grover517 AllStar

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    I believe when I was researching OTA DVR's, I didn't see any that officially supported offloading of content but a few articles said it was possible on a Tablo OTA DVR via 3rd party software.
     
  3. AndyNicholas

    AndyNicholas New Member

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    Thank you. The Tablo dvr was one that showed up when I did a Google search. I did see they offered one that had 4 tuners (that's great) and it looked like it offered remote streaming over the Internet if you paid a monthly fee. Not exactly what I was looking for but so far is the closest I have found. Maybe I will send them an email and suggest they make a dvr that does what I am looking for. In the early 2000s, i called dish network and suggested a portable tv with a built in hard drive, a year later they started selling the pocket dish. I used that thing for probably about 8 years.
     
  4. grover517

    grover517 AllStar

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    Welcome. The built in ability to stream outside the home "for free", including LIVE broadcasts from the Recast was one other reason I chose it over others. I used to offload content all the time years ago when I had a robust ReplayTV setup in our house (5 of them) but I found that tiresome and time consuming. So I added a stand alone Sling box to the setup and found nirvana! From ReplayTV OTA to DirecTV and now back to a Recast. I feel like I have gone full circle. Old school process with newer tech. Things change, yet they stay the same.
     

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