Top Best 10 dvr player in December 2021

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Sony
Sony - Streaming Blu-ray Disc player with Built-In Wi-Fi and HDMI cable - Black
Description

Whether you’re streaming your favorite show, watching movies, or listening to your favorite music – do it all from one device. Take movie night to the next level and with full HD, built-in wifi and fast, high-definition streaming. Get started in seconds with an included HDMI cable for seamless setup.

10 Features
  • Full HD 1080p: Watch the latest Blu-ray Disc movies in Full High Definition quality, for depth and image clarity far exceeding that of DVD. The BDP-BX370 also upscales your standard definition DVDs to near HD resolution, so you can enjoy astonishing detail for all your favorite movies.
  • Premium sound quality: Enjoy all the fine detail of the original recording in clear, high fidelity surround sound with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.
  • TRILUMINOS brings colors alive: Discover true-to-life colors and tones. TRILUMINOS color has a wider visible color spectrum to reveal more true-to-life tones and texture. Faces look better too, with more faithfully reproduced skin tones.
  • Smooth video streaming with Wi-Fi Certified: Enjoy smooth streaming with Wi-Fi Certified. This Blu-ray Disc player features a unique Wi-Fi module optimally positioned for maximum signal strength. A clever multi-antenna design also ensures a more reliable signal than conventional Wi-Fi.
  • Easy Setup: Connect in seconds with included HDMI cable
  • Access your favorite streaming content: Access over 300 streaming services and enjoy endless entertainment including movies, TV shows, music and more from your favorite apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and more
  • Screen mirroring to wirelessly show your smartphone screen on TV: Wirelessly mirror the screen of your mobile device on a large screen connected to your video device. Screen mirroring works with Xperia smartphones, tablets, and other devices compatible with Miracast technology.
  • Connect to your home network with DLNA: Digital Living Network Alliance is an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. This makes it easier to stream and transfer your favorite music, films, and pictures between your DLNA-supported devices—including TVs, PCs and gaming consoles.
  • Graphic user interface is quick and intuitive: Finding apps and features is quick and simple with a graphical user interface. Browse on your TV screen with easy-to-navigate panels - content is divided into featured apps on one side and your favorite apps on the other.
  • Super quick start gets you watching faster: Tired of waiting around for your entertainment? With Quick Start mode and Fast Loading, it takes less than a second to boot up your player. You get to the action quicker, with even interactive discs loading in as little as 30 seconds after closing the tray.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bradrobster, 8 out of 10
    Great Economical Blue-ray Player!

    I got this to replace my old bedroom DVD player and to update to Blue-Ray. First of all, I really like the form factor. Its only about 6 inch by 7inch in size, so it’s very compact and fits nicely under the tv’s short stand. This ensures it stays somewhat hidden but also maintains a clear line of sight for the remote to function efficiently.

    As for the primary purpose here, I tried a couple Blue-rays and was blown away. I have Blue-ray on my primary TV but I guess not having it on the other TV makes the upgrade much more dramatic! Full 1080p HD makes a huge difference. I also put in a couple older Christmas movie DVD’s and wanted to see how well the upscaling was. It did make a significant difference on a few couple that I tested. On some of the others ( maybe older), there was less of an improvement.

    Sound quality was excellent. I tried it with the tv and also with my smaller soundbar and the soundbar definitely took advantage of the Dolby and DTS-HD. One minor thing, other than the HDMI for sound there is only a digital audio jack and not an optical connection. Not that big of a deal, just know that you will need that type of cable if you expect to use it.

    Streaming was as expected, smooth and simple. I tested both Netflix and Youtube without any issues. One thing to do during setup is make sure you select the “Quick Start”. It basically speeds up the power up and access to the menu. There might be a very tiny increase in power consumption but if you use this player frequently, you will want that turned on.

    Options abound in the setup menu, very customizable. You can set it to notify you if there is a software update. Mine updated at least twice I think after setting it up. It also comes with an HDMI cable that appears to be a good quality which is a nice feature, especially at the price point.

    I did try the “casting” from my phone. I am on Android and use chrome to “cast” to the blue-ray player. There were a couple glitches but after two tries, I was able to quickly cast a youtube video from my phone to the unit. That is always nice if you want to quickly take advantage of the big screen without having to stop, fire up the app, search and then display.

    Overall I am very pleased with the unit. Other than the casting and a couple times the menu seemed to pause, everything else worked as described. I would recommend this unit.

    Apr 16, 2021 12:34
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    GOOD THING (Sony Blu-Ray) in a SMALL PACKAGE

    REVIEW: SONY BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER WITH BUILT-IN WI-FI BDP-BX370

    GOOD THING (Sony Blu-Ray player) in a SMALL PACKAGE (bdp-bx370)

    The Sony BDP-BX370 is a solid well-built and easy to use blu-ray (and DVD) disc player, that also is a good all-around streamer. As physical media slowly goes the way of the dodo, it is important to have a reliable player for your existing (legacy) media as well as a device that supports modern streaming needs. Or another way to look at it, for less than the price of many dedicated media streamers, you also get a blu-ray player. One area where Sony has really come a long way is being able to support DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), and MKV (Matroska Video) format for local streaming from my NAS (Network Attached Storage) server. My Sony TV, which is not that old, actually locks up when I play most MKV’s and has to be unplugged and rebooted to start working again. This is a must have for me, as I always watch my videos from my NAS and put the physical media away for safe keeping. Now I can play MKV’s and other formats with ease through the Sony BDP-BX370.

    PRO’s

    - Compact Design, yet sturdy enough

    - Compact but well organized remote (also can control Sony TV)

    - Fast Start Option (when enabled)

    - Included Cable

    - WiFi enabled (ALSO HAS LAN PORT)

    - USB Port for local media

    SETUP and TESTING

    The Sony BDP-BX370 was easy to setup, like any other device, just connect to your systems and configure your wireless network. The remote automatically recognized my Sony TV and soundbar so I am able to control both from the included remote. I was able to play almost anything from my NAS server, with the exception of UHD 4K (expected) and HD Dolby Atmos Tracks (hopeful, but expected). Music was fine, no issues but I would have liked a PLEX app.

    SUMMARY / CONCLUSION / RECOMMENDATION

    The Sony BDP-BX370 does everything you need / expect from a name brand Blu-Ray Player as well as streaming most popular platforms and local devices through DLNA support. Do note that it is not a 4K device. This means that you are streaming at HD (not 4K) and that it is not upscaling to 4K, when connected to a 4K TV. For most people this does not matter, as your 4K TV will handle the upscaling for you. You just might not be able to stream “native” 4K content at highest resolution. However, also note that to get to a 4K UHD player you might need to invest 3X or 4X more. (I can also highly recommend the Sony UHD 4K player, which I also own).

    I could not think of anything more to ask from a blu-ray player at this price point. It does everything I can think of.

    Apr 07, 2021 15:43
  • Review by explore42, 6 out of 10
    Great Disc Player but Outdated Steamer

    I would only recommend this player if you are looking to play CD, DVD or non-4k Blu-ray disc . If you own a 4k TV or 4k Blu-ray disc then you definitely want to pass on this model. Also the streaming capability is very limited due to the lack of common apps – no Amazon, Spotify, Hulu, Discovery, Disney or many other popular apps that you can find on the vast majority of streaming devices today. Because of this I would not recommend this player for streaming purposes.

    Setup And Streaming: Getting the player operational was fairly straight forward. Once I connected the hdmi cable and powered it up I was able to connect it to my wireless network without issue. This is where the disappointment started because the home screen has very few of the popular streaming apps and there is no way to add ones that are missing. I also noticed that the app selection process was slow and tedious, its definitely not in the same class as even the lower cost Roku or Amazon sticks available today. The remote control’s size and functionality were good and it worked well with the player.

    Playing: This is where this player really shined. The DVD and Blu-ray load times were very fast. I was able to play music CDs that were purchased as well as created on my pc. I was able to play every type of DVD including home videos I created on DVDs using my pc. The player did a reasonably good job upscaling the DVDs to HD but it was definitely obvious that it was being upscaled due to the clarity of the resolution. I was also able to play Blu-ray content and the HD resolution was fantastic. The clarity and colors were great and typical of what you would expect from a Sony device. The player has a USB port on the front of the unit and I was able to play music, display photos and play videos from a USB drive. The only downside of this player is that there are no controls (play, stop, fast forward, rewind, pause) on the front of the player so you are totally reliant on the remote control. If you ever lose the remote any universal remote should work but its definitely an inconvenience to not have the standard function buttons on the front of the player.

    Pros:

    - Played every CD, DVD and non-4k Blu-ray disc that I tried.

    - Played music files, photos and video files using the USB port

    - Compact design and small footprint

    - Fast at loading DVD and Blu-ray disc

    - Supports wi-fi as well as hard wired ethernet connections

    Cons:

    - Doesn’t support many popular apps and there is no way to add them

    - No front panel control buttons (Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause)

    - Doesn’t upscale to 4k or support 4k content

    - Streaming functions were tedious and slow

    Apr 07, 2021 21:51
  • Review by cinsteadofak, 8 out of 10
    Good Mid-Range Blu-Ray Player

    This affordable Blu-Ray player has great picture and sound quality in a compact size. I was impressed WPS as an option to quickly connect to the Wi-Fi. There are some down sides to a sub-hundred-dollar player, but I believe Sony hit the correct balance in giving the user the best experience for the price.

    Pros

    Easy Wi-Fi setup with WPS

    Fast bootup

    Compact size

    Netflix and YouTube app loaded

    Cons

    Lacks ability to add apps such as Disney+, Hulu, or Amazon Prime

    Disappointing app loading speeds

    If you still use Blu-Ray or DVD discs or do not have access to high-speed internet and are on a budget, I would highly recommend this player. If you are hoping that this player can add smart functions to an older TV and want to use many popular apps, I would first check to see if your desired app is included, or consider buying a Roku instead.

    Apr 13, 2021 19:53
  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Inexpensive DVD Player With High-End Features

    Because of the Pandemic and Self-Quarantine my wife and I ordered many full DVD series of our favorite shows to escape boredom. We ordered them 'on-line' from Best Buy and had them delivered to our home. Some of them included the complete DVD series of Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Golden Girls, and Becker to name a few of our favorites. Our decade-old DVD player did a decent job of playing these DVDs for the most part, but would constantly skip when I least expected it. Even though I ran the sound through my AV Amplifier it was disappointing, not energizing or full-bodied.

    So, when I had an opportunity to review the Sony Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player, BDP-BX370 in exchange for the actual product I was excited. What was interesting for me to note is that this Sony cost only a third of what my older DVD player did. And, it is a high resolution, Blu-Ray with numerous other features and updated sound codecs. We can now play Blu-Ray Discs, which would NOT play on our older unit. WooHoo! My wife bought the complete Downton Abbey series from Best Buy and all of the 21 Disc-Set was Blu-Ray. Our older DVD player read these discs as an 'error' in the reading process. This Sony allows us to play them in high visual definition (1080P) on our 'Smart-TV'. My wife is 'super-happy'. What is also impressive is that the sound connected through my high-end AV Receiver is dynamic, robust, and fully adjustable using my 'equalizers'. LOVE IT!

    The footprint of this Sony Blu-Ray player is amazing. It is a scant 9 1/8 inches Wide by 7 ¾ inches Deep, and only 1 and 9/16 inches High. It weighs approximately 1 Pound and 13 Ounces. The 'Learning Curve' of this unit is so intuitive and simple. It took me all of ten minutes to take this unit out of the box, read the directions, and hook-up. YooHoo!

    Here are the 'Other' Features this Sony Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player, BDP-BX370 offers:

    * NETWORK CONNECTION– Using a Hard-Wired LAN connection from Sony unit to Home Router.

    * Wi-Fi CONNECTION – Using Wireless LAN built into this unit just follow the simple instructions in 'Settings' on the Home Page. Have your router password handy. This is ONLY a 2.4GHz Wireless connection. However, if you plan to do a lot of 'streaming' over the Internet using this Sony I suggest you hard-wire the LAN connection directly from this Sony to your Home Router for more bandwidth.

    * APPS– You can choose from a multitude of Apps categorized in 'Settings' on the Home Page. Nice! However, many popular Apps are NOT available at this time.

    * REMOTE – Easy to use and responsive. Can incorporate TV settings if applicable code settings are listed as 'controllable' TVs.

    * ENHANCED SOUND – I connected my Sony directly to my AV Amp through HDMI cables, but a coaxial digital cable can also be used. With the 'updated' sound codecs I am impressed with the sound reproduction.

    * SOFTWARE UPDATE – As long as this Sony is connected to the Internet through the 'settings' it an easily be updated.

    * CHILD LOCK – This is important to me concerning my younger Grand Children.

    * SCREEN MIRRORING – An image, video, or other media can be displayed to my Smart TV through this Sony from a compatible mobile device. How cool is that?

    In summary I highly recommend this affordable, feature-packed Sony Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player, BDP-BX370. Outstanding video resolution and sound. You can spend a lot more money on a higher end Blu-Ray player, but in comparison for features this Sony is a bargain!

    Apr 28, 2021 02:11
  • Review by Androidaholic, 8 out of 10
    Good 1080P Blu-Ray Player!

    The Sony Blu-Ray/DVD Player model BDP-BX370 seems to be a great deal for the features you get at the asking price. I had no problem setting it up with my other hardware which includes my TV, soundbar with subwoofer, and Dish receiver. I was easily able to add it to my remote via my harmony hub by plugging it into my PC and adding the device into the Master bedroom setup using the watch a movie button on my remote to activate the necessary hardware. The Player comes with YouTube and is miracast capable which is great but when I tried using it from my wifes phone and casting to the TV via the Blu-Ray player the picture looked bad. I ended up just signing out from the phone and signing her into her YouTube account on the player and then used a wired connection for the internet. It should not have been a problem with wireless considering we have gigabit fiber service and Netgear Orbi’s all over the house. It could have been due to some type of interference, not really sure but I expected better. The Sony BDP-BX370 has a good user interface that was easy to navigate and it also has a nice controller as well as a decent assortment of available apps for streaming. My wife wants to use it for dance exercise videos and I was impressed by the picture it produced from a regular DVD. It was very sharp and clear! I did notice the sound was not as loud compared to when we are watching TV through the Dish system for some reason but we can just turn it up or I may be able to change some settings for that. I put it on surround so maybe I should set it to stereo and try that. It has other sound settings as well like PCM and Dolby so there is a comprehensive settings menu. I would say for the price you can’t go wrong if you are looking for a 1080p Blu-Ray/DVD player; it has to upscale built-in for older DVDs to make them look close to 1080p. Overall it is very feature-packed for an item at the price point it is set at and I would not hesitate to recommend it to someone.

    Apr 14, 2021 01:59
  • Review by AFASOX, 10 out of 10
    This little blue-ray DVD player is Good

    I have to say when I opened the box I was surprised at how small this Sony Blue Ray DVD player is. It is real small and very light, but it packs a punch. It comes with all you need to get started in terms of a remote and an HDMI cable. It was very easy to set-up and the unit has the ability to connect by wi-fi. On the menu are a number of the well known apps. The DVD player plays all the standard disc formats and also offers screen mirroring which has become popular by way of the fact that it seems to be offered on many products these days. The wi-fi connection worked flawlessly for me. The unit and our wi-fi found each other without issue. Screen mirroring from the cell phone works quite well too. The DVD player starts almost immediately after the disc is inserted and the video quality is quite good, but remember video quality is also tied to the quality of your HDMI cable as well as the device. The remote is pretty standard no great features, but it works well and is responsive. Sound quality is also very good. If you are like me and you still feel the need for a DVD player and you have DVDs near and dear to you then this player is a very good choice. The Sony name and the Sony quality make this DVD very attractive. Small yes, but mighty indeed.

    Apr 18, 2021 19:22
  • Review by jsisko76, 10 out of 10
    Great compact design

    For those of us that like to stream content, but still also like to enjoy our DVD and Blu-ray libraries, this is a great option.

    Pros:

    - Plays DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CDs perfectly well

    - Menus function well, with fairly low lag when going from screen to screen. Apps load well and function without issue.

    - An HDMI cable is included! Some manufacturers try to save a few bucks by not including them.

    - Disc tray is nicely hidden to give the unit a very sleek look.

    - Despite having a disc drive, the form factor is excellent. You can fit this device nearly anywhere. I've shared a photo with a deck of cards for scale.

    - Has a standby feature that helps you turn it on and off very quickly.

    I have not come across anything that I don't like about this Blu-ray player yet. It should come in nice and handy when we want to watch some of our old favorites or if our internet service ever goes down!

    Apr 11, 2021 20:31
  • 9.2score
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    Sony - DVD Player with HD Upconversion - Black
    Description

    Watch your favorite movies in stunning high definition with this Sony DVPSR510H DVD player that features HD upconversion for a crystal-clear picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoders for a lush soundscape.

    9 Features
  • Delivers greatly enhanced video performance with standard DVDs: By upconverting their video resolution to HDTV-compliant 1080p via the HDMI interface.
  • JPEG viewer/MP3 player: Lets you view your favorite photos with audio.
  • Playable formats: Include DL DVD-R, DVD±R/RW, DVD, CD-R/RW, CD, MP3 and JPEG for a variety of media options.
  • Built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoders: Provide a lush soundscape.
  • HDMI output: Provides an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection and supports copy-protected HD broadcast content.
  • 108MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion: Produces crisp and clear video that makes movies come to life.
  • 96kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion: Provides rich sound enhancement for lively audio.
  • Outputs: Include composite video, digital audio, stereo audio and coaxial digital audio.
  • Multibrand remote included: For operating the DVD player from up close or far away.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MyEntertainment, 10 out of 10
    Dvd Satisfaction

    I bought it thinking it was like my older one that broke, but I'm glad with this purchase cause it's much better than the one I had. Plus in the remote I can open and close the dvd tray, like with the other one I had to manually press a button on the player to get the dvd out. And it plays the movies clear. I'm very happy.

    Dec 11, 2020 15:49
  • Review by YKP8, 10 out of 10
    DVD Player Works Great & Affordable!!

    Thanks to Best Buy, we bought this reasonably affordable-priced Sony DVD Player that was easy to install and played our long-stored DVD movie right on queue!!

    Love this compact sleek-looking model!

    Jun 19, 2020 17:37
  • Review by Debbie, 10 out of 10
    Nice little DVD player

    This DVD player is small and compact. Doesn’t take up much room at all. It’s easy to set up and operate and the price was great. Ordering free m Best! Buy was easy and shipping was fast

    Jun 14, 2019 17:10
  • Review by Vinnie, 10 out of 10
    Great DVD player

    Easy installation, automatic setup and simple operation. A good price bargin.

    Jul 24, 2020 17:01
  • Review by LULU, 2 out of 10
    The remote control did not work

    I purchased this open box. I already noticed the remote does not work properly. But I thought nothing of it because the pandemic hit and thing s became chaotic in the house. I have not used it for a while and I did not have any new DVD to play. Lately, I started to use it again, but the remote does not work. I thought it was the battery. So I bought some new batteries. Did not work. I used my mother's remote. The same kind of DVD player . Her remote worked on my player. But now it is too late for me to return this item. I will try to contact Sony and see what will happen.

    May 24, 2020 01:35
  • Review by Frankaf, 8 out of 10
    Good DVD Player

    This is a good DVD Player. It is very inexpensive, yet provides excellent picture and sound quality. My only dislike is the fact that there is only a single, very small light on the front to let you know the unit is turned on. It does not have a display, like my previous Sony DVD player, that showed the status (e.g., playing time, etc.).

    Feb 22, 2020 06:35
  • Review by KSheld1, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    Exactly what I wanted—nice and compact and super easy to hook up. Works perfectly!

    Jun 19, 2020 15:49
  • Review by Peekaboo, 10 out of 10
    Easy to set up !

    This dvd player was so easy to set up and I love Sony products. My previous dvd player was a Sony- I got it 19 years ago and it stll works great, but I just updated my TV and the old dvd player did not interact with it so I had to update my dvd player. I would defnitely recommend the Sony dvd player to anyone!

    Jul 24, 2020 15:23
  • 9.2score
    3
    Plex
    1-Month Plex Live TV and DVR Software Access Subscription [Digital]
    Description

    Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go. With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, including Live TV and DVR, Plex empowers you to stream smarter.This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.Best Buy Return Policy

    5 Features
  • Compatible with most major devices: With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, empowers you to stream smarter and runs on most devices, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, NVIDIA Shield
  • Watch your favorite movies, TV, listen to music and more: Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go.
  • One/six-month/one-year/lifetime subscription: A recurring, monthly Plex Pass subscription gives you access to awesome premium features. (New Plex subscriptions only. Valid credit card required to enable subscription).
  • Online news: Use Plex to stream news from international, national, and local news sources.
  • Podcasts: With Plex, you can easily listen to all of your favorite podcasts on all of your devices.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jsclayton, 10 out of 10
    Plex is a cord cutter's best friend

    Gotta love it! Using just my antenna I can watch and record local channels, that I can then play back any time, any where. On vacation and want to watch local sports or news? No problem! I've been able to tune in to my home server from Central America even! Even my wife approves!

    Jun 20, 2018 16:27
  • Review by aircooled, 10 out of 10
    Finally cut the cord!

    I've used Plex for years, and now with Live TV and DVR, I won't be making anymore payments to Comcast : )

    Plex is such an awesome way to watch my movies and listen to music. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Jul 09, 2018 12:48
  • Review by CordCutCarl, 10 out of 10
    Great for Live TV and awesome for personal media

    I already loved Plex for playing personal media across a bunch of different devices. I have an iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Kindle and Android. Works seamlessly across all of them!

    Now with a tuner and antenna, I've easily added HD TV to the mix. Great DVR with all the features you expect and amazing picture. Oh - and plays across all my devices also. Need to catch up with the World Cup scores on the train? PLEX!!!!! Anyhoo, this is an amazing product. Get it.

    Jul 09, 2018 11:22
  • Review by notjustaflyoverstate, 10 out of 10
    Plex and HD Homerun Quatro combo.

    I used Plex free for a couple of years and thought that was good enough. I received this as part of a combo deal with my HD Homerun Quatro networked TV Tuner. Unfortunately by time I got the tuner, I had already got a deal on the Lifetime Plex subscription. I wound up giving the 6 months to my son to hold him over until he could get a Lifetime subscription of his own. Creating and running a Plex Server is not for beginners or casual users however.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:24
  • Review by GNRRULES, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    A great deal for anyone thinking about using Plex.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:46
  • Review by ER640, 10 out of 10
    Plex is awesome

    I've used Plex for years to store my archived movies/tv shows. It's worked great for all this time. I used Windows Media Center as my DVR for almost 10 years - but with it no longer supported I moved onto Plex DVR to integrate with my existing Plex setup. It's worked wonderfully and now I've consolidated more of my media into one app/interface.

    Nov 13, 2018 14:39
  • Review by gdm783, 10 out of 10
    Love Plex

    Plex is the absolute best. Had trouble figuring out how to redeem, the instructions are incorrect.

    Aug 18, 2021 04:37
  • Review by dcwbysfn22, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Plex is great! I will eventually get the lifetime subscription. It is difficult to understand at first but once you play with the sysytem awhile it'll make more sense. Definitely recommend!

    Mar 05, 2021 09:42
  • 9.0score
    Lifetime Plex Live TV and DVR Software Access Subscription [Digital]
    Description

    Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go. With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, including Live TV and DVR, Plex empowers you to stream smarter.This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.Best Buy Return Policy

    5 Features
  • Compatible with most major devices: With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, empowers you to stream smarter and runs on most devices, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, NVIDIA Shield
  • Watch your favorite movies, TV, listen to music and more: Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go.
  • One/six-month/one-year/lifetime subscription: A recurring, monthly Plex Pass subscription gives you access to awesome premium features. (New Plex subscriptions only. Valid credit card required to enable subscription).
  • Online news: Use Plex to stream news from international, national, and local news sources.
  • Podcasts: With Plex, you can easily listen to all of your favorite podcasts on all of your devices.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jsclayton, 10 out of 10
    Plex is a cord cutter's best friend

    Gotta love it! Using just my antenna I can watch and record local channels, that I can then play back any time, any where. On vacation and want to watch local sports or news? No problem! I've been able to tune in to my home server from Central America even! Even my wife approves!

    Jun 20, 2018 16:27
  • Review by aircooled, 10 out of 10
    Finally cut the cord!

    I've used Plex for years, and now with Live TV and DVR, I won't be making anymore payments to Comcast : )

    Plex is such an awesome way to watch my movies and listen to music. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Jul 09, 2018 12:48
  • Review by CordCutCarl, 10 out of 10
    Great for Live TV and awesome for personal media

    I already loved Plex for playing personal media across a bunch of different devices. I have an iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Kindle and Android. Works seamlessly across all of them!

    Now with a tuner and antenna, I've easily added HD TV to the mix. Great DVR with all the features you expect and amazing picture. Oh - and plays across all my devices also. Need to catch up with the World Cup scores on the train? PLEX!!!!! Anyhoo, this is an amazing product. Get it.

    Jul 09, 2018 11:22
  • Review by notjustaflyoverstate, 10 out of 10
    Plex and HD Homerun Quatro combo.

    I used Plex free for a couple of years and thought that was good enough. I received this as part of a combo deal with my HD Homerun Quatro networked TV Tuner. Unfortunately by time I got the tuner, I had already got a deal on the Lifetime Plex subscription. I wound up giving the 6 months to my son to hold him over until he could get a Lifetime subscription of his own. Creating and running a Plex Server is not for beginners or casual users however.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:24
  • Review by GNRRULES, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    A great deal for anyone thinking about using Plex.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:46
  • Review by ER640, 10 out of 10
    Plex is awesome

    I've used Plex for years to store my archived movies/tv shows. It's worked great for all this time. I used Windows Media Center as my DVR for almost 10 years - but with it no longer supported I moved onto Plex DVR to integrate with my existing Plex setup. It's worked wonderfully and now I've consolidated more of my media into one app/interface.

    Nov 13, 2018 14:39
  • Review by gdm783, 10 out of 10
    Love Plex

    Plex is the absolute best. Had trouble figuring out how to redeem, the instructions are incorrect.

    Aug 18, 2021 04:37
  • Review by dcwbysfn22, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Plex is great! I will eventually get the lifetime subscription. It is difficult to understand at first but once you play with the sysytem awhile it'll make more sense. Definitely recommend!

    Mar 05, 2021 09:42
  • 9.0score
    1-Year Plex Live TV and DVR Software Access Subscription [Digital]
    Description

    Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go. With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, including Live TV and DVR, Plex empowers you to stream smarter.This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.Best Buy Return Policy

    5 Features
  • Compatible with most major devices: With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, empowers you to stream smarter and runs on most devices, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, NVIDIA Shield
  • Watch your favorite movies, TV, listen to music and more: Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go.
  • One/six-month/one-year/lifetime subscription: A recurring, monthly Plex Pass subscription gives you access to awesome premium features. (New Plex subscriptions only. Valid credit card required to enable subscription).
  • Online news: Use Plex to stream news from international, national, and local news sources.
  • Podcasts: With Plex, you can easily listen to all of your favorite podcasts on all of your devices.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jsclayton, 10 out of 10
    Plex is a cord cutter's best friend

    Gotta love it! Using just my antenna I can watch and record local channels, that I can then play back any time, any where. On vacation and want to watch local sports or news? No problem! I've been able to tune in to my home server from Central America even! Even my wife approves!

    Jun 20, 2018 16:27
  • Review by aircooled, 10 out of 10
    Finally cut the cord!

    I've used Plex for years, and now with Live TV and DVR, I won't be making anymore payments to Comcast : )

    Plex is such an awesome way to watch my movies and listen to music. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Jul 09, 2018 12:48
  • Review by CordCutCarl, 10 out of 10
    Great for Live TV and awesome for personal media

    I already loved Plex for playing personal media across a bunch of different devices. I have an iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Kindle and Android. Works seamlessly across all of them!

    Now with a tuner and antenna, I've easily added HD TV to the mix. Great DVR with all the features you expect and amazing picture. Oh - and plays across all my devices also. Need to catch up with the World Cup scores on the train? PLEX!!!!! Anyhoo, this is an amazing product. Get it.

    Jul 09, 2018 11:22
  • Review by notjustaflyoverstate, 10 out of 10
    Plex and HD Homerun Quatro combo.

    I used Plex free for a couple of years and thought that was good enough. I received this as part of a combo deal with my HD Homerun Quatro networked TV Tuner. Unfortunately by time I got the tuner, I had already got a deal on the Lifetime Plex subscription. I wound up giving the 6 months to my son to hold him over until he could get a Lifetime subscription of his own. Creating and running a Plex Server is not for beginners or casual users however.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:24
  • Review by GNRRULES, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    A great deal for anyone thinking about using Plex.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:46
  • Review by ER640, 10 out of 10
    Plex is awesome

    I've used Plex for years to store my archived movies/tv shows. It's worked great for all this time. I used Windows Media Center as my DVR for almost 10 years - but with it no longer supported I moved onto Plex DVR to integrate with my existing Plex setup. It's worked wonderfully and now I've consolidated more of my media into one app/interface.

    Nov 13, 2018 14:39
  • Review by gdm783, 10 out of 10
    Love Plex

    Plex is the absolute best. Had trouble figuring out how to redeem, the instructions are incorrect.

    Aug 18, 2021 04:37
  • Review by dcwbysfn22, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Plex is great! I will eventually get the lifetime subscription. It is difficult to understand at first but once you play with the sysytem awhile it'll make more sense. Definitely recommend!

    Mar 05, 2021 09:42
  • 9.0score
    6-Months Plex Live TV and DVR Software Access Subscription [Digital]
    Description

    Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go. With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, including Live TV and DVR, Plex empowers you to stream smarter.(New Plex subscriptions only. Valid credit card required to enable subscription).This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.Best Buy Return Policy

    5 Features
  • Compatible with most major devices: With an intuitive setup, options for personalization, and tons of features, empowers you to stream smarter and runs on most devices, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, NVIDIA Shield
  • Watch your favorite movies, TV, listen to music and more: Plex organizes all of your movie, TV, music, and photo collections and magically streams them to all of your favorite devices at home and on the go.
  • One/six-month/one-year/lifetime subscription: A recurring, monthly Plex Pass subscription gives you access to awesome premium features. (New Plex subscriptions only. Valid credit card required to enable subscription).
  • Online news: Use Plex to stream news from international, national, and local news sources.
  • Podcasts: With Plex, you can easily listen to all of your favorite podcasts on all of your devices.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jsclayton, 10 out of 10
    Plex is a cord cutter's best friend

    Gotta love it! Using just my antenna I can watch and record local channels, that I can then play back any time, any where. On vacation and want to watch local sports or news? No problem! I've been able to tune in to my home server from Central America even! Even my wife approves!

    Jun 20, 2018 16:27
  • Review by aircooled, 10 out of 10
    Finally cut the cord!

    I've used Plex for years, and now with Live TV and DVR, I won't be making anymore payments to Comcast : )

    Plex is such an awesome way to watch my movies and listen to music. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Jul 09, 2018 12:48
  • Review by CordCutCarl, 10 out of 10
    Great for Live TV and awesome for personal media

    I already loved Plex for playing personal media across a bunch of different devices. I have an iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Kindle and Android. Works seamlessly across all of them!

    Now with a tuner and antenna, I've easily added HD TV to the mix. Great DVR with all the features you expect and amazing picture. Oh - and plays across all my devices also. Need to catch up with the World Cup scores on the train? PLEX!!!!! Anyhoo, this is an amazing product. Get it.

    Jul 09, 2018 11:22
  • Review by notjustaflyoverstate, 10 out of 10
    Plex and HD Homerun Quatro combo.

    I used Plex free for a couple of years and thought that was good enough. I received this as part of a combo deal with my HD Homerun Quatro networked TV Tuner. Unfortunately by time I got the tuner, I had already got a deal on the Lifetime Plex subscription. I wound up giving the 6 months to my son to hold him over until he could get a Lifetime subscription of his own. Creating and running a Plex Server is not for beginners or casual users however.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:24
  • Review by GNRRULES, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    A great deal for anyone thinking about using Plex.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:46
  • Review by ER640, 10 out of 10
    Plex is awesome

    I've used Plex for years to store my archived movies/tv shows. It's worked great for all this time. I used Windows Media Center as my DVR for almost 10 years - but with it no longer supported I moved onto Plex DVR to integrate with my existing Plex setup. It's worked wonderfully and now I've consolidated more of my media into one app/interface.

    Nov 13, 2018 14:39
  • Review by gdm783, 10 out of 10
    Love Plex

    Plex is the absolute best. Had trouble figuring out how to redeem, the instructions are incorrect.

    Aug 18, 2021 04:37
  • Review by dcwbysfn22, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Plex is great! I will eventually get the lifetime subscription. It is difficult to understand at first but once you play with the sysytem awhile it'll make more sense. Definitely recommend!

    Mar 05, 2021 09:42
  • 9.0score
    Sony - DVD Player - Black
    Description

    This Sony DVPSR210P DVD player features progressive scan for a crisp, smooth picture and built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders for quality audio.

    8 Features
  • Progressive scan: For a picture full of rich detail.
  • JPEG viewer/MP3 player: Lets you view your favorite photos with audio.
  • Playable formats: Include DL DVD-R, DVD±R/RW, DVD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and JPEG for all your media.
  • Built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders: Provide a lush soundscape.
  • 108MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion: Produces crisp and clear video that makes movies come to life.
  • 96kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion: Provides rich sound enhancement for lively audio.
  • Outputs: Include composite video, digital audio, stereo audio and coaxial digital audio.
  • Multibrand remote included: For operating the DVD player from up close or far away.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Louigi65, 10 out of 10
    Sony DVD Player - DVP-SR210P - It works great

    First I really liked Best Buy and the pickup process was so organized and easy - I just had to buy some other stuff. I bought this Sony DVP-SR210P based on its reviews, features, reputation and my past history with SONY products. It replaced a Panasonic DVD Player that really lasted a long time and worked great. The Player has worked on everything I have put in it. Original Disks, Copied DVD's in various formats, and even damaged old DVD's. The display is amazing, must be 1080p. It was a 5 minute Plug and Play install. It is a Ultra Slim Design, and pretty small. Not good to set other devices on. I am very careful with putting disks in and only use the Remote to Open / Close. I would think twice if you have a bunch of kids playing DVD's. They will break it. Tender disc tray.

    Aug 28, 2020 16:31
  • Review by Nealgroup, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful DVD Player

    I bought this for my parents because theirs had just stopped working and before they continued arguing all day I just ran to Best Buy and bought this one.

    Nov 09, 2013 03:39
  • Review by MySonyDVDplayer, 10 out of 10
    My Sony DVD player

    I love my DVD player it works very well and my movies are very clear love it.

    Apr 02, 2021 15:34
  • Review by Jonn, 10 out of 10
    Cd/dvd player

    Easy to use in a reasonable price. Very handy and works with my small video cam recorder. Now I can watch my kids videos from 14 years ago. Thank you!

    Jul 10, 2021 13:14
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Ideal DVD player

    The player is sleek and compact, perfect for an apartment in the city such as mine. Easy to use, settings are straightforward yet versatile. Highly recommend!

    Nov 05, 2020 20:40
  • Review by shuksan, 8 out of 10
    Good for the Price

    Nice and compact device. Components feel a little cheap (but so was the price!). I like the small size and basic features. Wish it would load a little faster.

    Dec 14, 2018 15:58
  • Review by Janet, 8 out of 10
    Good

    It went good after the fact I had to come back the 2nd time (45 min drive) to get video cables for it! I will send two pictures! I had to come back because, I had sound but no color or I had color but no sound! It would have been nice if I had it the first time. Oh well it’s ok!

    Jul 10, 2020 16:14
  • Review by Exorcist74, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for my needs

    As my old DVD player went south , I headed to Best Buy for a new one and a laptop as well . The integral part of my decision to shop here at this location is that every associate / sales rep never makes me feel like an idiot as I am not tech savvy and never pressures me into high ticket items . They are knowledgeable , respectful and very helpful as to finding an item that you want to fit my budget . The DVD player is a perfect match for my budget and living arrangement . Easily programmable remote with batteries inclusive in purchase as well . Win - win .

    Mar 15, 2019 13:25
  • 8.8score
    LG - DVD Player with USB Direct Recording - Black
    Description

    Enjoy films and more in 720p high-definition resolution with this LG DP132 DVD player, which features load times as low as 7 seconds. USB port enables versatile playback and allows you to record your favorite media (USB drive not included).

    5 Features
  • Record directly to your USB drive: For simple transfer of your favorite audio CDs and more.
  • Plays a variety of formats: Including DVD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW, CD-R, CD-RW, audio CD, CD-G, DVD+CD, MPEG-1/2/4, VOB, LPCM, MP3 and WMA formats for flexibility.
  • Load times as low as 7 seconds: Ensure your entertainment begins quickly.
  • Screen saver and auto off: Conserve energy.
  • Zoom feature: Let you bring desired detail up close for a better view.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ceejay, 10 out of 10
    Family Staple

    This is a replacement for one that I gave away, I love LG - DVD players because they play multiple recorded formats, most DVD players do not. This DVD player is a family staple.

    Oct 16, 2020 18:02
  • Review by DVDplayerIV, 10 out of 10
    DVD player number IV

    Gentlemen,

    I'm having a blast every time I use this DVD player in order to play back my CD's and DVD's . I believe I shall call it DVD player number IV........

    May 07, 2021 20:38
  • Review by Nickachu, 10 out of 10
    LG - DVD Player with USB Direct Recording

    The LG - DVD Player with USB is freaking awesome!!! The YouTube and Netflix addition is such a bonus too!!!

    Oct 05, 2018 13:28
  • Review by JCG1, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    This is a wonderful product. We are glad we bought this item and use it everyday!!!

    Jan 17, 2018 18:49
  • Review by Unhappycustomer, 2 out of 10
    Never buy an open box!!!!

    Garbage. Will never buy an open box item again. Finally got it set up in my sons room, remote is missing the back, there was a dvd in the player. Clearly no one checked to make sure all parts were there. And of course, its past our return date.

    Aug 01, 2021 15:56
  • Review by Tricia, 6 out of 10
    Good DVD player for general use

    The DVD player has good picture quality and sound. The DVD player is compact and easy to fit to TV or anywhere. The remote is compact and easy to handle.

    Jul 30, 2018 10:03
  • Review by SEMPERFI, 10 out of 10
    DVD player

    Needed a small, compact, DVD player that worked well and had remote control ability. Our purchase, with the help of your associate (Robert G.), turned out to be a perfect match for our entertainment center in the bedroom.

    I guess you could say it was a BEST BUY !

    Jan 17, 2021 09:04
  • Review by misterpete, 8 out of 10
    LG - DVD Player with USB Direct Recording

    Good price. It doesn't play Blue Ray, but it will play regular DVDs and also your old CDs.

    Jan 11, 2020 04:28
  • 8.8score
    Amazon - Fire TV Recast 500GB OTA DVR - Black
    Description

    Record on-air television with this Fire TV Recast DVR. It has two tuners, so you can record two shows at once, store them on the 500GB drive and watch on Fire TV, Echo Show or other compatible mobile devices. Enjoy local news, live sports and late-night shows with this Fire TV Recast DVR.Meet the Fire TV family.See all the ways to create a smarter TV-watching experience, and start enjoying endless content, Alexa skills and more.Learn more about Fire TV devices

    6 Features
  • Fire TV Recast digital video recorder: Lets you watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on-the-go. Record HD antenna programming with this over-the-air (OTA) DVR.
  • A huge selection of entertainment: Watch and record live sports, local news, late night shows, and other can't miss TV from channels available through an HD antenna like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW.
  • 500GB internal memory: Store up to 75 hours of HD programming.
  • Voice-controlled with Alexa enabled device: You can use your voice to search for shows, manage and schedule recordings, and help with other requests.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity: Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
  • Additional equipment required (sold separately): HD antenna to access and record free over-the-air TV; Fire TV, Echo Show, or mobile device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Iottie, 10 out of 10
    Cut your cable cost

    It help me to get better signals for my TV channels at my house and DVR function when I needed. Cut your cable cost and cheaper than installation outdoor TV antenna! But you gotta have fire tv stick installed already in order to works and good internet speed connection.

    Nov 13, 2020 15:43
  • Review by Therifleman, 10 out of 10
    Great OTA Solution

    I purchased my Recast (on sale at $129.00 plus tax) about 6 weeks ago, and it has not disappointed. Setting it up was very easy...just connected my antenna, and used the Fire TV app on my phone, which was rather painless. The Recast can be connected wirelessly, or direct to a router with an adapter. Once setup, which took about 10 minutes, I scanned for channels, and was able to get 140 in my area (Simi Valley, CA). This was 50+ more channels than I had with my tv, and smaller convertor box.

    We regularly watch about 30 of the 140 channels, and unwanted channels can be removed with the favorites setting. The Recast has a 2 week channel guide (at no charge, unlike other OTA DVR's), and you can record 2 shows at the same time. Recordings can be set from the guide, and you have the option to record a one-time show, or make a series recording. We use Philo and Pluto TV as well. The great thing about this is that the Recast allows you to integrate Philo and Pluto channels into the guide, so you do not have to open each app separately to see what is airing.

    The Recast also allows the pausing, rewinding and fast-forwarding of any live tv channel (that comes from your antenna only). Since Philo has a built in DVR, you can do the same with those channels. Pluto currently does not have any DVR function, so we are limited to watching those channels live only.

    The Recast also allows you to stream the OTA channels to any other Fire device that is connected to the same network. This eliminates the need to run cables to each of you tv's, which can be a pain. Although I do not consider it a con, others may since it does not work with any other streaming device (ROKU, Apple TV, etc).

    My only gripe about the Recast occurs when you are using the guide. Once you are on a channel, but decide to bring up the guide to see what else is playing, the guide will appear and the current channel that you are watching will be reduced to a small screen. This is nice as it allows you to continue watching your program while channel surfing. The downside is if after scrolling through numerous channels you want to go full screen with the show you were watching (you didn't find anything else to watch), there is no option for this. You need to go back up (or down) the guide until you get to that channel and hit enter.

    If you hit the back button on the Fire remote, it will take you out of the program and back to the main menu where you started. This is annoying but not a deal breaker for me.

    Lastly, with the FireTV app on my phone, I am able to watch any OTA channels outside of my home, as well as any recordings I have. The one shortcoming is that the phone app does not have the channel guide and you are limited to recording only what you are currently watching.

    Sep 13, 2019 17:01
  • Review by 123rs, 8 out of 10
    Good device but definitely need some enhancements

    It does what it’s supposed to in terms of recording OTA shows and movies. I have not run into any issues yet. The picture quality is good, up to 1080p for this version. The user interface and guide could use some enhancements though. It mislabels some of the channels and it doesn’t use the channel numbers, instead it uses the channels names to put in order. It also doesn’t let you search for a show to record, instead you have to use the guide. Also, it takes many clicks to get to the app and local channels to watch. Not too bad just takes a little getting use to it. Overall still worth the buy if you are looking for a OTA tuner and DVR combo. No annual fee is nice as others charge a subscription fee. And it plays nice with all you amazon devices and Alexa. Maybe when they release a software upgrade for enhancements then I would give it a 5 star.

    Dec 09, 2018 20:30
  • Review by Bracketracer, 10 out of 10
    Just what I needed to replace the old VCR!

    This is exactly what I needed! We already had three of the 4K Firesticks for on-demand streaming and I wanted a way to record a couple OTA TV shows that we like to watch. Basically, I needed something to replace my old VCR. This installed easily in about 10 minutes and integrated into the Firestick’s menu. Bonus that I can watch TV on my phone now but I probably won’t use that feature. Been using it for a few weeks now and no complaints so far. I am going to install a dedicated UHF antenna for it in the attic soon, I have it connected to a cheap antenna sitting on a bookshelf now and while the picture is great, I sometimes get a popup that says it’s receiving a weak signal. All the popular channels here are broadcasting on UHF frequencies ( go to https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/tv-query to see what frequencies your local channels broadcast on, the channel you know them as isn’t necessarily the channel they transmit on) so I’ll give it a better antenna and see how it does. I would recommend this product if it’s on a good sale price, it’s a little high for what it is at the regular price IMHO. A good deal if you already use Firesticks.

    Nov 18, 2020 08:01
  • Review by TimDawg, 8 out of 10
    Good But Not Great.

    I’m exploring ways to cut to cord. This a good product in theory but there are some shortcomings that want allow me to cancel my cable subscription. I purchased this hoping to view NFL games on local tv stations. The problem is that I have a 120 inch projection screen and this device is limited to 720p. This is not the best picture quality for a screen that big. Conversely, it looks great on a 55 inch tv. Both screens experience buffering and you are that the mercy of your antenna. The DVR feature is nice and plays back better than live TV. Overall, I’m going to use this product on the TV’s in my home that do not have a cable box to avoid the monthly rental fees.

    Sep 07, 2019 01:43
  • Review by jaydubbs214, 8 out of 10
    Works well, but only worth it when on sale

    I got this on sale for 150, which I think is about the price for it. I would not pay the normal price as this really just gives you two things. First if your TV is not close to a window, then this gives you the ability to have it placed away from the TV and get better reception with an antenna. I used to get bad reception on NBC and now I get that clear. Plus the antenna is now placed on the window and it really not noticeable any more. Next you get the ability to record network shows and watch them when you want. This is good because in most cases the networks do not have stand alone plans and when they do it just adds more cost. These two things are great, however they would not justify the over $200 cost.

    Dec 25, 2020 19:06
  • Review by MtnManMike, 10 out of 10
    Cut Cable Now!

    Cable was just getting Crazy 70 bucks a month for a few local channels. Looked into something else and found this Guy. Paired it with a good antenna, already had a fire Cube and in four months it will have paid for itself. after that...........Gravy.

    Picture is great, haven't even played with the DVR stuff

    Oct 02, 2021 12:53
  • Review by IHateNicknames, 10 out of 10
    Great for folks already using Fire TV

    My original review was going to be negative - because the Fire TV Recast did not work with the Fire Cube. But a few days after my purchase I guess Amazon updated things and now everything works together extremely well.

    This also fixed two other concerns for me - I wanted my antenna to be away from my TV (just needs to be near the Fire TV Recast) and I did not have a turner in my TV for the antenna - which is now not necessary since the antenna plugs into the Recast.

    This was the last step in 'cutting the cord' with cable, and things are going very well.

    Jul 26, 2019 19:04
  • 8.6score
    Aluratek - Digital TV Converter Box with Digital Video Recorder - Black
    Description

    Catch all of your favorite shows with this Aluratek digital TV converter box. Its personal video recorder function supports instant and scheduled recording and saves captured content to a USB, solid-state or hard drive. View a list of upcoming shows and your recorded content via the electronic program guide of this Aluratek digital TV converter box.

    7 Features
  • Compatible with most TVs: Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI or RCA connectivity.
  • Real-time and scheduled recording: Once content is recorded to an external hard drive or flash drive you can take your recorded media and watch it on a computer with compatible media player apps.
  • HDMI output: Allows you to connect the converter box to digital displays without a TV tuner.
  • USB multimedia player: Play back your media stored on the flash drive or external hard drive.
  • Electronic program guide: Helps you find your favorites shows with ease.
  • Closed captioning: Provides subtitles on all supported channels.
  • Parental control function: Parents can set passwords to block access to certain TV channels of their choosing.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jays, 8 out of 10
    Stops recording

    The programming works on it pretty well the records OK but if the signal strength is slow it’ll stop recording completely

    Oct 04, 2019 15:53
  • Review by Cindiestar, 4 out of 10
    Not user friendly

    I can’t get the channels I want when the guide is displayed. I’m watching what the box wants me to watch.

    Jun 12, 2020 23:13
  • Review by AZreview, 8 out of 10
    A good OTA receiver and DVR

    I had ditched cable TV using an amplified antenna, but missed being able to record programs while I was away. This does the job for me. Remember to get a USB storage device for DVR. The user manual leaves a lot to be desired. The box says it is a dual tuner device. I haven't been able to figure out how to use that feature yet. A work-around is to use the RF out connector to connect to the tuner in your TV. Then you can switch your TV input to its tuner while the DVR is is recording.

    May 04, 2019 11:48
  • Review by Panchito, 10 out of 10
    Works as advertised

    Opinions on the Superbowl aside, I purchased this product to convert OTA signal to show the game on a projector. The setup process was truly plug and play and combined with the Mohu Leaf Antenna, it pulled in every channel available in my area. For the price, i would certainly recommend this product to those looking to view OTA channels without a TV. It does have the option of HDMI as well as component and the HDMI does carry the audio. I have not tested the capability to record to an external drive.

    Feb 05, 2019 09:21
  • Review by PNNews, 8 out of 10
    Good product, not perfect

    It does what it needs to, record tv shows that are available with an antenna. You just buy an external hard drive, plug it in the USB port, then you have your own DVR without cable. So you can even record WWE smackdown and keep it forever. When you had cable they wouldn't let you keep your recordings forever. The only problem is when your antenna is receiving a weak signal, you may miss a recording or get scramble vision. Sometimes the weak antenna signal can cause the machine to lag so make sure you check on the signal every now and then and move the antenna if the signal is weak. Because if you wait a couple of days, you might be surprised to see all your recordings messed up.

    Jan 04, 2021 22:38
  • Review by MrWhicker, 10 out of 10
    Probably Works OK

    I gave it a 5 star rating as the benefit of the doubt. It was intact when I picked it up at Best Buy. But I couldn't get it to record consistantly with any flash drive. I then exchanged it for a Mediasonic brand similiar converter, which behaved the same way. I returned it, also, to Best Buy and was looking for yet another brand to try. But first, I visited a manufacturers online forum about the matter of the Mediasonic unit not working properly. I learned that flash drives are not recommended for these converter/recorders, that flash drives are unsuitable. It was said that an #external hard drive should be used instead. I had mixed feelings, it was good to know that there was a reason I was having little success with flash drives and a remedy by using an #external hard drive, but flash drives for recording would be so convenient. I bought a 1TB #external harddrive and another Mediasonic unit, and it has been doing ok, as it is supposed to. And I'm thinking there is a very good chance that the Aluratek unit will do just as well with an #external hard drive instead of a flash drive. I think these 2 diffrent brand of converter/recorders are just about the same inside, and the instruction manuals look almost exactly alike.,

    Dec 04, 2020 19:16
  • Review by Traxxas, 8 out of 10
    Not perfect but meets my needs.

    I purchased this mainly for the DVR capability. I switched to ota tv to save money but missed being able to record shows. I have tried other DVR’s but they have failed. This one delivers good! not great but good acceptable quality recordings. For the price it is worth the money. I do not want to pay hundreds more and a subscription for better cable quality. I am happy and can live with this.

    Oct 29, 2019 23:39
  • Review by funkyfresh, 2 out of 10
    Terrible user interface. Broke after 1 month.

    Even if this garbage worked perfectly fine it would still not be something I would recommend. The remote transmission range is atrocious, you can't change channels while recording, the interface is horrendous, and the thing won't turn on at all after only a handful of uses. Garbage. Do not buy. If you do decide to purchase this junk please do spend the money on the extended warranty. We could not return it after the short return policy by Best Buy.

    May 09, 2021 18:16
  • 7.6score