Roku’s media player is a great device to watch content from Netflix and Hulu Plus on, but it lacks access to live TV — that is, unless you use a neat little hack to turn your Roku into a DVR that is capable of serving up live and archived broadcast content. Check it out:
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Show notes for this episode:
- The Nowhere DVR is a private Roku channel, which can be installed through a link on this page.
- Check out our previous episode featuring Roku tips and tricks if you need more help installing private channels.
- The EyeTV One HD TV tuner retails for about $100 retail. We showed some of the other things you can do with it in a previous episode.
- The folks on the Roku forum have found a bunch of tricks to improve the video quality of the Nowhere DVR streams.
Are you doing unique and interesting things with your Roku DVR? Or maybe you own an EyeTV tuner and watch recordings on other devices? Please share your tips, tricks and experiences in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @ gigaom.com.