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The $32 Mediasonic Homeworx box lets you record live TV without a cable subscription

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Ditching pay TV is a good thing… for the most part. There are now online services that cover nearly all of the voids left behind when you cut the cord, but one in particular isn’t something you can address with an online streaming service. Picking up a simple HDTV antenna gets you free network TV for life in 1080p, and now you have the last piece of the puzzle the Mediasonic Homeworx OTA DVR Box. This ridiculously affordable device lets you schedule and record TV shows whenever you want, just like a DVR from a cable company. The only difference is you don’t have to pay an outlandish monthly fee to use this one.

Here are the key details from the product page:

* Receive Over-The-Air Digital Broadcast to your Analog and Digital TV, Projector, and Computer Monitor. Antenna Out Analog Pass Through, Favorite Channel List, Parental Control Function,USB Multimedia Player Function.
* Auto Tuning, HDMI 1080P Output / Composite Out / Coaxial Output, Closed Caption,Real-Time recording & Programmed Time Recording, Auto, 16:9 Pillar Box, 16:9 Pan G Scan, 4:3 Letter Box, 4:3 Pan G Scan, 4:3 Full, 16:9 Wide Screen. Timing Start Up & Shut Down.
* Recording require user to connect a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 2.5″ / 3.5″ External Hard Drive via USB (Up to 2TB).
* **PLEASE NOTE**:This converter box is designed to receive Over-The-Air signal, and it is not a replacement of cable box. External Antenna is required to connect to this converter box in order to receive signal. This product does NOT Work with TIVO and cable company such as Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, etc. In general, this product does NOT work with encrypted cable signal

Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB 3 / 4 Channel HDTV Digital Converter Box with Recording and Media… Price: Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

And you’ll need a flash drive or an external hard drive to store your recordings. Here’s a 64GB flash drive for $16, and here’s a 128GB drive for $32.

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