murphyt1 wrote:This is I'm sure a stupid question, but in the description it mentions being able to record shows via antenna instead of cable. Is this item also able to take the place of a converter box if one has an ancient but still functioning TV? I would love to ditch cable but can't bring myself to buy a converter box.
It doesn't take the place of a convertor box.
It's a DVR that connects to everything EXCEPT the TV. The best experience, since cable companies seem to slowly be encrypting their channels (no more ClearQAM) are users with an over-the-air antenna or who want to cut off their cable TV and pick up their major broadcast networks with an antenna (like a Mohu Leaf). I still use it with Comcast, but YMMV since they're rolling out encryption area by area.
If you want to replace a convertor box - nope. If you want to cut the cord and go free over the air TV - yes.
You can watch TV on your television now through a Roku box if you have one, or obviously as mentioned browser/iPad/iPhone and we'll be launching other support later this year including Chromecast, "push to" devices such as XBox, etc, etc.