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How to record TV programs without a cable or satellite box

Craig has a fancy flat-panel TV at home. What he doesn't have is a cable or satellite subscription, relying instead on his rooftop antenna for local broadcasts.

He wants to know if there's a way he can digitally record programs without a cable or satellite box.

ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions

In the past, Craig would have just fired up his VCR and had stacks of videocassette tapes piled around the house.

What he needs these days is a digital video recorder, or DVR, which can be included in most cable and satellite boxes.

So what are the options for someone sticking to over-the-air broadcasts? Check out today's Ask Laz video for answers.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

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