Whats The Best OTA STB?

primestar31

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You are probably right. I was trying to be gentle so he could correct himself.

But while we're on the subject of AirTV, does anybody know if transcoding or encryption is going on inside the AirTV dongle I'm using on my Hopper? There should be no need to do either IMHO.
Can you view the video through the SlingTv app? If so, then it's transcoded.
 

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Can you view the video through the SlingTv app? If so, then it's transcoded.
I never used the SlingTV app, so I don't know. But I doubt it. I can view it (obviously) on my H3 or Joeys. I think I can also view it on DishAnywhere. But I must confess I never tried that since my 722 days.
 

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I like tablo . The tuner gets channels that tuner on tv set missed. Most smart tv has the tablo app available. I use both amazon fire stick and roku stick +. I just got the roku speaker that has a roku built in because the tv speakers failed on my 12 year old tv. One tablo will play on any tv you have in the house as it just sends wifi to all your roku or similar aparatus. With channelmaster you need a player for each tv as it is connected to your hdmi.
 

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But while we're on the subject of AirTV, does anybody know if transcoding or encryption is going on inside the AirTV dongle I'm using on my Hopper? There should be no need to do either IMHO.
No, that's just a tuner. Transcoding doesn't happen unless you're Slinging (and watching the Slinged content, which is transcoded).
 
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solarvic

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What is the definition of ota set top box? All I know is the Tablo is a tuner and also a DVR. It has hard drive . I operate it with roku or firestick and can get sling tv or about anything else that is on the internet. I am not too computer literate but know thw tablo is not a satelite receiver. Tablo is for tv antenna stations that are over the air and works just fine for me.
 

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I have a Orby Satellite system - the receiver works great for OTA even when NOT connected to a satellite - just the antenna. Program Guide good for 5 days out. Can often find the receiver on sale for $50.
Bob
 

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I received the following email from Channel Master today:

Channel Master has partnered with TiVo to bring you a one-time special offer on a 4-tuner 2TB OTA DVR. For a limited time, Channel Master customers can purchase a brand new TiVo Edge OTA DVR with 2TB of storage (Up to 300 hours of HD recording) for only $249 and free 2-day shipping. This is $100 off the regular price ($349).
• Record up to 4 shows at once

• Commercial skip feature

• Built-In 2TB Hard Drive and Wifi Connectivity

• Up to 300 hours of recording capacity

• Voice search

• Record single episodes or an entire series

• Watch Live and recorded content from anywhere using the TiVo mobile app
• Schedule recordings from anywhere using the TiVo mobile app

• Built-in streaming apps - Netflix, Amazon and more

• Universal remote control also controls Power, Volume and Mute functions of your television

• And much more!
Why is Channel Master offering the TiVo Edge to our customers?

Channel Master is committed to offering our customers a best of class TV antenna experience and while the Stream+ is an excellent DVR option for the $99 price, some of our customers have been asking for a DVR with more advanced features. In an effort to bring a more advanced DVR to market our team spent a lot of time evaluating competitor products and only one stood out for reliability. The TiVo Edge is by far the most feature-rich OTA DVR on the market, a perfect compliment to our industry leading antennas and accessories, so instead of building one we decided to partner with them. Channel Master has arranged a special offer for our loyal customers who are looking for an OTA DVR with more features than currently available on the Stream+. If you are looking for a best of class DVR for your antenna, you won’t want to miss this exclusive one-time offer.



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