In a related video, we showed how to install a TV antenna to watch TV for free. In this video, we are going to cover how to schedule/record live TV.
First we setup a HD antenna, which we covered in another video. In this setup you will plug the antenna into the tv tuner and not into the tv directly.
The TV tuner I use is called HDHomeRun. Connect the antenna to the TV tuner. This device will provide a TV signal on the computer through the wired home network. Next, plug the TV tuner into the wireless router.
Connect your computer to your TV. Mine plugs in with HDMI which is a standard connection on most TVs.
In order for the TV tuner to show up on the computer, we need to visit myhdhomerun.com to download the tuner software. Follow the instructions for your tuner software.
Once the tuner is active and recognized by the computer, you can download software that allows you to watch/schedule/record TV. The software I use is called eyetv3.
The HDHomeRun TV tuner has many other features we didn't go over. Check it out online to learn more. This current setup has been working very well for me for some time. You will have to spend some money up front but there are no monthly fees after that!
If you have a new AppleTV, this setup might work for you.
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