My wife and I cut the cord a while ago, but we still enjoy watching OTA TV. We recently decided to look into how we can get DVR functionality, but I’m having a hard time finding a device/devices that meet my criteria.
What I want is to be able to plug our antenna into a box, then plug the box into a tv, and then be able to watch either live or recorded content on that tv. I’ve looked into a number of devices, but most of them seem designed to stream content to other devices like a laptop or tablet. While that would be nice, my main priority is to be able to connect it directly to a tv.
Some other notes:
-I’d prefer to buy as few devices as possible. Some sort of all in one box would be best, but I’d be fine buying a tuner and DVR separately if need be (would prefer not to buy a tuner and a DVR and a server and a hard drive…)
-We have a Chromecast, Fire Stick, and PS4, but would prefer if we didn’t need to use them for this
-I’d like a nice DVR service (with channel guide, ability to schedule recordings, etc.) and don’t mind paying ~$5 a month for it
-Basically, I want something that’s as simple to operate as possible: plug it in, switch to the right input, and use a remote to change channels, schedule recordings, etc (like with a normal cable box)
Is there anything out there like this?