If you’ve been itching to cut the cord but don’t want to sacrifice local channels, you have a smattering of options. You can sign up for one of the live-TV streaming services that include locals, like Sling TV or YouTube TV. Or you can connect an antenna to your TV, but that limits you to one station at a time and offers no recording capabilities. Read more: The best live TV streaming services Somewhere in between lies a TV-tuner box like the SiliconDust HDHomeRun. When you connect an antenna and plug it into your router, it feeds live broadcasts to not only your TV, but also your phone, tablet, etc. Intrigued? For a limited time, Best Buy has the HDHomeRun Connect Duo for $59.99, a price that includes two months of DVR service. It normally runs $99.99. See it at Best Buy The Duo features two over-the-air (OTA) tuners, meaning it can stream or record two shows at the same time. To really make the most of it, though, you’ll want SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun DVR Service, which lets you record live TV (via BYO storage), set up season passes, view a 14-day program guide and more. That’s where they get you, right? The hardware’s cheap, but then you’re on the hook for a pricey monthly subscription. Actually, DVR Service costs just $35 per year, making the HDHomeRun one of the most inexpensive cord-cutting options available. I haven’t tried it myself (well, not since the days when it was strictly a Windows Media Center… [Read full story]
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