This probably does not belong here, but I ask so that I can get this answered from a UTV users viewpoint.
We just put up a TV tower and are now getting some of my locals. I still pay for Eastcoast and Westcoast feeds, so I can UTV them but we had lost our PBS a few years back even though I challenged and won waivers from the local CBS and FOX stations on being in a fringe area. Our PBS station filed backruptcy and forced everyone off the national feed (eventhough it took a 35ft tower to get them, clowns).
I have a RCA DRC8335 a combo DVD-R & VCR with ATSC which I'm actually using as a tuner for our old CRT. The DVD-R is single layer, so its only 1hr at max resolution. I can get the unit to work with the RCA UTV's remote but would like a HD option.
Okay, so here is my "wish list" of features:
- OTA recording
- ideally no mothly subscription for OTA (maybe the rumored DirecTV - TiVO?)
- Ethernet for streaming (a $ subscription is understood for this)
- DVD Buring (if no ethernet)
- RCA compatibility
It might be easiest to go the PC tuner card route once we get a new computer this summer, but for now I only have a 40Gb HD, 2.2GHz P4 which won't cut it.