Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live broadcast TV

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Channels is the first app for HDHomeRun tuners to support timeshifting without complicated plugins. The app begins storing up video when users first tune into a channel, caching up to 30 minutes of programming. Users can also pause live video for up to 30 minutes. Although the app doesn’t offer full-blown DVR, it’s still useful for rewatching a bit of dialog that you missed, or pausing through the first 15 minutes of a show so you can skip all the commercial breaks. The Channels app’s timeshifting features do have some limitations. Most notably, switching channels at any time will immediately wipe out all cached video. – Jared Newman, TechHive