Anyone have a recommendation for an OTA DVR?
Are DVRs even a thing anymore with streaming? We don’t have unlimited data with our ISP so that’s a concern with cutting the cord. I have an outdoor antenna with a 30 ft tower so signal is great OTA.
I have five TiVo Roamio OTA DVRs and I concur with Kanyon71. The thing with TiVo is that there is a monthly fee for service. Alternatively, you can pay a one time fee for Lifetime Service -- which is the lifetime of the box not the owner. You can watch a single TiVo on multiple sets by adding Minis on other TVs.
I also have an Amazon Recast. With Prime Days fast approaching, you may want to look into the Recast. The Recast has no service fees, but only streams to Amazon devices. While I bought the Recast for my Echo Shows, I have a 4K FireTV stick on every tv in my home. I'm very happy with the Recast. If you do not have coax running from your antenna to every tv in your home, the Recast+FireTV option can save you a lot of time and money. The Recast only supports two concurrent streams AND you are limited to a single Recast per account.
I have a SlingTV DVR. I set this up on my Roku TVs. Mostly, I use it to stream out of my home.
The Recast and SlingTV DVRs have internal disks and an external connection for additional storage. Both integrate streaming services into their guide.
I have a TabloTV DVR. This is probably the best whole house DVR for those not interested in streaming services. Like the TiVo, you can pay for their guide service (which includes remote viewing and other premium features) on a monthly, annual, or one time fee basis.
You may want to hold on for an ATSC 3.0 DVR if local broadcasters are already supporting ATSC 3.0 or will be soon.