ZapperBox now supports digital rights management (DRM), allowing users to watch and record DRM-encrypted broadcast channels. It features a user-friendly channel guide and offers the option to stream YouTube. But, the effectiveness of NextGen TV remains to be seen.
The Tablo 4th generation over-the-air (OTA) DVR delivers a brand new experience for over-the-air TV with granular search features, and free streaming channels. The menu and response time isn’t perfect, but I believe that both will improve with future software updates.
There are a few over-the-air DVRs that operate without a subscription for guide data. Not everyone wants to pay a monthly or annual fee.
Plugging a TV antenna into your TV is the most efficient OTA setup. But there is a way to broadcast channels across your home WiFi network.