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Old 11-05-2010, 02:43 AM
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Anyone do this? what is the best service/web application for this. I talked with a guy how did this(didnt get all the details, DUH, my bad) and he said he has been doing this for 3 years. I know it wont be just like having cable but anyone try it? No problem hooking up the feed from the computer to the tv, but where do you get your content from? Any software of programming to buy?
Old 11-05-2010, 04:09 AM
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I'm thinking about the doing the same thing. I was thinking of doing a home theater PC for watching shows on HULU. I have a bluray player that is netflix ready. Netflix streams a lot of movies and shows. The only problem is no ESPN.
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I put in a DVI graphic card and piped it over to my TV. Works ok but the best I can get is 720p. As for content there seems to be less now than there was a few years ago. They don’t want to give anything away for free. Thinking about maybe going with Netflix.
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At close to a hundred bucks for the Dish network package we had.......and realizing that our kids always had control over the TV anyway we decided to dump the dish and go with netflix.
We love it so far. 16.99 a month for unlimited streaming and 3 DVD's in the mail at a time.
They have most of the popular TV shows available, you just have to wait for the latest season to come out on dvd before it comes available on netflix, then you can watch it commercial free.
I also love all the old movies you can find, stuff that you will NEVER see in the redbox or the few rental stores that still survive.

We use my PS3 to stream netflix onto my big screen in the living room, and the computer to run it onto the tv in the bedroom.
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Netflix Streaming and Hulu Plus (when it comes out). Under $20 for both. Roku is great because you don't have to put the movies in your Que for netflix like you do with Samsung BluRay, etc.

Things are heading in this direction more and more. We still have cable, only because I love my Tivo -- but if the Tivo were to shit the bed, I think we would go a different direction.
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Do you get live sports & news?

I could care less about movies. We rent maybe 5 movies a year. They all suck.
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No. But I could care less about live sports. They all suck.
The news, by the time it gets on TV is old. I get my news on the web.

Different strokes for different folks.
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Netflix, over the air antenna, hulu and google tv will give cable a run for its money.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
No. But I could care less about live sports. They all suck.
The news, by the time it gets on TV is old. I get my news on the web.

Different strokes for different folks.
Probably get most of my news during the day on the internet. Internet video is either too small, low def or too slow for my taste.

I have 5 computers and and an Android phone behind a Cisco firewall along with my video equipment which is a cable and internet connected Tivo Premier

The Tivo Premier connects diirectly to Youtube, Netflix, Blockbuster and Amazon as well as Brighthouse cable. I just can almost never find any videos worth downloading.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
No. But I could care less about live sports. They all suck.
The news, by the time it gets on TV is old. I get my news on the web.

Different strokes for different folks.
Same here...sports are lame, I listen to the news on the radio every morning at work and that pretty much covers anything I care to know about.

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