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Fire TV Recast, over-the-air DVR, 500 GB, 75 hours $144.99, DVR for cord cutters 1TB 194.99

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Fire TV Recast, over-the-air DVR, 500 GB, 75 hours$144.99, DVR for cord cutters 1TB, 150 hours $194.99
Fire TV Recast is a DVR that lets you watch and record over-the-air TV at home with Fire TV or Echo Show, or on-the-go with a compatible mobile device—with no monthly fees.
Enjoy live sports, local news, late night shows, and other can't miss TV from channels available through an HD antenna (sold separately).
Record up to 2 shows at once. Plus, store up to 75 hours of HD programming.
With a compatible Alexa-enabled device, use your voice to search for shows, control the channel guide, and manage recordings.
The most reliable video streams over Wi-Fi of any over-the-air DVR.


500gb 2 Tuners $144.99

1TB 4 Tuners $194.99


https://www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Re...163&sr=8-1
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can only have one per account, but what household only has one account today.
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You might be able to find it for $5 less if you're patient but this is definitely a great price. I have the 1tb and I'm very happy with it. I find the recast paired with sling gives me everything I could want.

I started out with a cheap flat antenna and I wasnt happy with it, I am 26 miles from most of the broadcast towers in my area. I tried 3 different flat antennas and they all performed about the same. With the flat antenna I could get 25 channels but reception was not consistent and would often stutter. I finally decided to try mounting a large ge pro yagi style antenna in my attic. I wish I would have started with that, it found 56 channels, has a much better picture and so far (2 months) has been 100% reliable.

Moral of the story, unless you're close to broadcast towers dont waste your time with the flat antennas.
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I changed my mind on this after "hating" it first. Amazon developers have been making steady improvements to it over time. With a good wired connection at home, and a solid antenna set-up, finally its simplicity and integration with FireTV echo system has changed my mind. Previously, I was pretty bummed by its grainy picture quality (an auto-downgrade that it does during weak network connection) and weak signal warnings. The 720p conversion of 1080i channels bothered me quite a bit until I compared it side by side with TiVo Bolt OTA and found that, even on a 75 inch TV, the quality difference is minimal. HDHomerRun is slightly better quality, but the ease of Recast-FireTV combo triumphs all day every day.

Also, unlike what it says on Amazon website, most USB 3 external hard drives are compatible with it. I easily added a one I had laying around to increase my storage to 3TB.
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You might be able to find it for $5 less if you're patient but this is definitely a great price. I have the 1tb and I'm very happy with it. I find the recast paired with sling gives me everything I could want.

I started out with a cheap flat antenna and I wasnt happy with it, I am 26 miles from most of the broadcast towers in my area. I tried 3 different flat antennas and they all performed about the same. With the flat antenna I could get 25 channels but reception was not consistent and would often stutter. I finally decided to try mounting a large ge pro yagi style antenna in my attic. I wish I would have started with that, it found 56 channels, has a much better picture and so far (2 months) has been 100% reliable.

Moral of the story, unless you're close to broadcast towers dont waste your time with the flat antennas.
Just curious, of those 56 channels that you get, how many are repeat channels? I currently use YouTube TV, but the thought of cutting the cord all together sounds pretty attractive....
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ok. since when people can recast some over the air contents using an antenna called themselves "cord cutters"? they are not getting any "corded" contents without paying.
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There are pros and cons on the Recast. I got the 2 tuner one for $120 around 5 months ago. So it is about the same price now if you have Discover or AmEx 20% off discount. I also have a 2 tuner HD HomeRun for more than a year now. The Recast requires FireTV and does not work on PC but on Android devices. It does not allow you to copy or edit recorded video file. You cannot even share a portable drive with other device. To increase the storage capacity, you need to plug in a designated USB device as it is not in common format. You can only choose either the internal or external storage. So it is a storage replacement instead of expansion. The 720p video does not bother me at all as it is for OTA broadcast only which I only watch news and programs that I cannot retrieve on Netflix, Hulu, etc. For the pros, it is very easy to operate and recording does not require a subscription. In addition, I can watch live TV or recorded programs thru the FireTV app on my phone or tablet even when I am away from home.
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Just curious, of those 56 channels that you get, how many are repeat channels? I currently use YouTube TV, but the thought of cutting the cord all together sounds pretty attractive....
I just looked bc I only really care about 5 or 6 ota channels so I never paid attention. I'm close to Columbus, OH and it looks like I have about 8 repeat channels, a handful of foreign language channels, and a bunch of channels I've never heard of such as laff and justice but they look mildly entertaining. I personally wouldn't be content with only ota channels.
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These are like $5 above their lowest prices I believe. I tried one when they first came out and my wife hated it - had to go back to an increasingly unreliable TiVo OTA setup (connectivity issues with the minis). So trying again, fingers crossed that the updates will have smoothed over the frustrating bits.
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The last I checked you still couldn't cast to a PC / web browser. I'm guessing that's still the same?
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Recast fits my needs perfectly. I have 4 fire-stick connected TV's and the ability to watch any recorded program on any of them is a game changer.

I put a "real" antennae in my attic, and wired the Recast to my router. I instantly picked up 50+ channels, with a few fine tuning antennae turns, I now get 62.

Sure some of them are shopping. religious or sub channels of networks, but I clearly get the major networks. Those are the ones we use to record the sitcoms, news and most (if they ever come back) golf tournaments. You can also ignore channels you don't want.

Just like my old ($40 per month just for equipment) cable DVR, I get to 30 second skip my way through commercials, That is probably the best feature for me of any DVR. That, and the ability to pause live TV

The channel guide is just like the cable one, and most importantly It's FREE. It also lists the couple hundred PLUTO channels and sometimes I find myself channel surfing like it's 1999.

Although it's not happened recently, I used to experience buffering issues, I don't know if Amazon updated or something, but for the most part viewing has been flawless.

Personally, I can't discern the 720 from 4K content on my 65 incher, but I guess some people are more perceptive.

Now my Firestick remote does everything, from OTA, recordings, Netflix, Disney, YouTube, Cinema HD, Internet Surfing and about 3,000 other options I'll never use.

I recommend the Recast. This is about the price I paid.
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In ... Thanks!!
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Still requires a FireTV to some degree to work. wake me when Amazon plays nice with Apple and I can just use an app to access my recordings.
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in for 1tb.ive been eyeballing it for awhile. Thanks!
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Got this a while back when they had the 20% off warehouse deal for the 1 tb. Ended up being $120. There is a LOT of room for improvement, but for the price, it is worth it. They really need to work on the guide. Wish they would allow you to schedule from a non fire device as well.
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