Depends if you using it for OTA or cable. For copy protected content from cable there is nothing that works but WMC. For OTA only (I dropped cable years ago) I tried HDhomerun's DVR service and found the DVR virtually useless. Live TV and two week guide data are OK but nothing great. Using Hulu+ commercial free combined with CBS all access commercial free (Hulu excludes CBS from their lineup) I find I can get all the OTA programming I watch without even needing a DVR as content is available for at least a month or so completely commercial free with the added benefit of not even having to fast forward through the commercials. If your using cable I recommend just use an old inexpensive dedicated WIN7 PC for WMC only and pay for the low cost third party guide data.
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Last edited by rekbones; 01-02-2020 at 09:32 PM.