Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB Review: Dirt Cheap DVR For Broadcast TV


You’ve cut the cord. You’ve bought yourself a streaming media player like the Fire TV Stick or a Roku. You’ve picked up a good OTA antenna so you can get network TV in Full HD for free. But what about your DVR? How do you record live TV or schedule recordings now that your cable box is gone? Meet the Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB DVR, which is the last piece of the cord-cutting puzzle. It lets you record live TV while you’re watching, or you can schedule recordings just like you can with a DVR from your cable company.

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:


  • Receive Over-The-Air Digital Broadcast to your Analog and Digital TV, Projector, and Computer Monitor. Antenna Out Analog Pass Through, Favorite Channel List, Parental Control Function,USB Multimedia Player Function.
  • Auto Tuning, HDMI 1080P Output / Composite Out / Coaxial Output, Closed Caption,Real-Time recording & Programmed Time Recording, Auto, 16:9 Pillar Box, 16:9 Pan G Scan, 4:3 Letter Box, 4:3 Pan G Scan, 4:3 Full, 16:9 Wide Screen. Timing Start Up & Shut Down.
  • Recording require user to connect a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 2.5″ / 3.5″ External Hard Drive via USB (Up to 2TB).
  • **PLEASE NOTE**:This converter box is designed to receive Over-The-Air signal, and it is not a replacement of cable box. External Antenna is required to connect to this converter box in order to receive signal. This product does NOT Work with TIVO and cable company such as Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, etc. In general, this product does NOT work with encrypted cable signal

Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB 3 / 4 Channel HDTV Digital Converter…: Price too low to display

It’s important to note that this DVR doesn’t have a hard drive, so you’ll need external storage. Any external hard drive or USB Flash drive you already have will suffice, or you can check out our recommendations:

SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ36-128G-B35): $27.99

WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN: $54.99

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