With so many ways to catch up on your favorite shows, sitting down when a cable network wants you to and putting up with dozens of ads doesn't sound particularly compelling. But if you record that stuff to get back to later, then it's not so bad (VCRs taught us that). There are multiple ways to go about this, but right now you can get a Simple.TV DVR with a lifetime subscription for $99 on Woot. That's a discount of $250.

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SiliconDust's Simple.TV app will let you watch those shows on your mobile device (with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone all supported) or stream them to something larger, say a Chromecast, Roku, or Apple TV. You just need to supply your own aerial antenna (or ClearQAM cable) and a portable hard drive. Woot is offering the 2nd generation version, which arrived at the end of last year. These are new units, not used or refurbished ones.

If you place an order before the deal closes in 15 hours (or before everything's sold out), Woot will ship one out in 1 - 2 days, with standard 3 - 8 day shipping costing $5. And in case you need more than a day to make a decision, Amazon's also offering the 2nd generation Simple.TV on sale for $115.

Price: Free

Simple.TV on Woot