This all sounds kinda more complicated than I was hoping. I just want a turn key DVR solution if at all possible, on my Apple TV. I’m not crazy about the prospects of buying, setting up and managing a server. I already have an Apple TV, an HDHomeRun Connect and an HDTV outdoor antenna. That’s about as complicated as I want to get with hardware.
Ideally, I’d be willing to pay for a turn key solution that I can just subscribe to with cloud storage. If Cloud storage is not an option, then the ability to simply buy a 1-3 Terabyte USB drive to store recordings as a plug and play solution would be my second best option.
For scheduling recordings, I would expect that the Channels app interface on my Apple TV would be best for that.
Short of options 1 and 2 above, can someone give a summary of options in simple language from least to greatest in terms of cost?
I have an older iMac all in one 21" downstairs that the kids use occasionally. Would that work? It has a 3.06 GHz Core i3 processor with 4GB Ram and 225GB free space.