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Best Buy Amazon - Fire TV Recast DVR : 1TB $180 or 500GB $130

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Best Buy has both Fire Recasts on sale $129.99 or $179.99 for those that didn't have prime to get the prime day deal. They also have extended returns through January 16, 2020.

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Glad i didn't miss the prime day deal thanks to you!
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FYI - The 4 tuner model only has 2 transcoders, so you can only use 2 of the tuners to view live TV and the other 2 for recordings.
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I have been using this for several months now and it is super buggy. I use my iPad and a fire tv stick 4k to watch it and both are missing so many features of what you might expect in a DVR. List of bugs I personally have noticed are too long to list. Frown
I am still using it because compared to other options at there, it's fair. I heard Tivo was adding commercials now Frown
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Does it capture closed caption?
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Would anyone coming from a TIVO get disappointed using this DVR? This seems like a functional DVR lacking the bells and whistles.
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Would anyone coming from a TIVO get disappointed using this DVR? This seems like a functional DVR lacking the bells and whistles.
I have both, long time tivo user, but much newer recast user. the major difference is that the tivo connects directly to your tv (HDMI) while the recast needs a fire tv stick, but it also lets you watch on your other echo devices like phone or echo show.

it does take a minor learning curve to learn your way around the recast UI. There are no channel numbers like 69.9, just channel call letters. first channel is first second channel is second, etc.

Over 2 years I only had one problem about a year ago which turned out to be the fire tv stick needed to be updated. two years ago i paid $280 for the recast, but didn't use it much as I had a tivo, but here lately I am starting to use both. I like that I can watch live/recordings from the recast on echo shows.

at $100 off the 4-tuner 1TB recast, I am thinking about getting a second. Though remember you can only have 1 recast per account, so no sharing shows like you can with more then one tivo in the same house (LAN).

amazon also has the same sales prices.
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Amazon giving 10% cash back with amazon CC.
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Does it capture closed caption?
It definitely should but you can always return it. I need them too.
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Got mine. But it requires my TV RF connector so I can't use antenna on my TV. Any ideas ? Maybe use an RF splitter?
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Also you can easily add a Hd to it just plug it in.
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Got mine. But it requires my TV RF connector so I can't use antenna on my TV. Any ideas ? Maybe use an RF splitter?
yes, splitter if you plan on using ota directly with the tv and not just thru the recast.
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I have been using this for several months now and it is super buggy. I use my iPad and a fire tv stick 4k to watch it and both are missing so many features of what you might expect in a DVR. List of bugs I personally have noticed are too long to list. Frown
I am still using it because compared to other options at there, it's fair. I heard Tivo was adding commercials now Frown
I'm using it and I'm very satisfied.
Just make sure you are on the same WiFi network when watching your recast and it may affect the features available.
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I have both, long time tivo user, but much newer recast user. the major difference is that the tivo connects directly to your tv (HDMI) while the recast needs a fire tv stick, but it also lets you watch on your other echo devices like phone or echo show.

it does take a minor learning curve to learn your way around the recast UI. There are no channel numbers like 69.9, just channel call letters. first channel is first second channel is second, etc.

Over 2 years I only had one problem about a year ago which turned out to be the fire tv stick needed to be updated. two years ago i paid $280 for the recast, but didn't use it much as I had a tivo, but here lately I am starting to use both. I like that I can watch live/recordings from the recast on echo shows.

at $100 off the 4-tuner 1TB recast, I am thinking about getting a second. Though remember you can only have 1 recast per account, so no sharing shows like you can with more then one tivo in the same house (LAN).

amazon also has the same sales prices.
You don't need a fire tv to use your recast. I'm using mine with IOS and it works great. You only have to make sure you are in the same WiFi network.
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