Over-the-Air HDTV can be received by using an ordinary TV antenna. See article on HD Antennas for more details and a list your local HD broadcast stations.
Over the air (OTA) DVR options have come down in price, and there are now quite a few options. Paired with a good HD antenna, it is possible to regain the convenience of a cable service with a higher quality. Cable operators compress their TV signals to conserve bandwidth. Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV signals received through antennas are uncompressed, delivering an incredibly crisp HD picture far superior to what Cable providers provide.
Based in Canada, this company makes excellent OTA DVRs. This DVR does not connect directly with a television. Instead, it connects to the HD antenna and the router and by so doing, allows you to broadcast the received content to Tablets, Laptops, FireTV, AppleTV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast via WiFi.
The Tablo requires an external storage, such as USB hard drive which does not cme with the device. The storage enables the pausing, recording and skipping features.
- Two Tuners allow you to record and watch two different programs on up to 6 devices in your home. Connects to your antenna (we recommend the Mohu Leaf) and record up to 2 shows at a time.
- The four tuner option allow you to record and watch four programs concurrently.