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Watching TV using only internets - December 7, 2012, 11:07 PM

Suggestions? Apple TV? Google TV?

I'm leeching internets off my neighbor and want to avoid paying for cable TV as well.


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I use a combination of netflix, hulu plus, and amazon instant video. I like the Roku boxes, but building your own streaming box is also an option.

I don't have an apple TV but like them. My blu-ray player also has many streaming options


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December 8, 2012, 04:58 AM

I like hulu+, I think netflix is pretty lame.

What are you trying to watch mostly??
Most game consoles stream through these apps as well, so if you have an xbox or ps3 or wii, you're all set.
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December 8, 2012, 05:56 AM

Completely finished with Netflix. I'm also looking for new options. Apple, iTunes stream, etc. Someone pls post some tips on streaming options on wii.
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December 8, 2012, 06:23 AM

I canceled my Cable TV and now only have Internet streaming. It has it's pros and cons mostly based on perception.

Cable TV never has what you "want" to watch but there are so many options that you just put something in anyways and have something playing the whole time.

Internet only TV also never has what you "want" to watch but this time you HAVE to choose something as there is no "random" button. So if you're extremely picky it can get very frustrating. The upside is barely any commercials, it's much cheaper, and u don't feel like you're wasting your money on 748 channels when you only watch 5.

If you're gonna get a streaming box I would recommend anything that has all of these: Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon VOD, Vudu, and DLNA. I got the Sony Media Player for my 3 TVs cause it had all that, was only $50, and has a "party" mode where one TV can have music playing (slacker, pandora, etc) and the other TVs or external Sony speakers can join in on the Party stream. Kind of like Apple AirPlay but AppleTV doesn't have all the options listed above. PS, almost all devices have Internet browsers that are horrendously useless.

The final option is to have a computer specifically designated for watching on the TV which also has huge pros and cons. Or for an in-betweener you could look for newer streaming boxes that are run by an Android-like OS (Google) where you have a real browser and can even download apps from the marketplace. The new Sony boxes have this but they were expensive and I didn't wanna buy 3 of them.

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Agree that using a separate sever-cpu for TV is a drag, but have done it just to push ESPN3/U. Might've sold me on the Sony Media Player. Sounds like Party-Mode is a good feature for me.
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I've got a little PC I built and run xbmc on. You can find a lot of stuff to watch on navi-xtreme ∑ verified user media
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I tried it for a while, but went back to Satellite. Mainly it was because the wife didn't like it but still, I want to be able to turn on the TV and watch something instantly, not fiddle with it. Also, sports is a big hole in internet availability unless you pay big bucks for it.
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December 8, 2012, 10:17 AM

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I like hulu+, I think netflix is pretty lame.

What are you trying to watch mostly??
Most game consoles stream through these apps as well, so if you have an xbox or ps3 or wii, you're all set.
Some shows like boardwalk empire, homeland, etc.

Whatever other shit is on TV. Maybe Chopped from Food network? lawl

I guess I don't really watch that much TV, or have time for it.


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December 8, 2012, 11:20 AM

Timely topic here.

Haven't had a TV in the house for the last 15 yrs or so. I think I killed the TV in 1996??

But lately I have been watching movies off of youtube. They are sparse and can be difficult to find. And they are random, you'll never find what you want.

I'm thinking I'd like to get a TV, but rather than cable, something where I can just stream movies - from 1930'3/40's to a couple years old. So much stuff from years past that I really don't need access to the latest released movies.

Just looking for option on good selections to choose from.

What are the best options for just non-current movies?
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December 8, 2012, 04:05 PM

hulu & netflix, u should be set, i use my jailbroken iphone4 as my roku for my room
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I ditched cable 2 years ago.I have Roku and a laptop connected to my tv.I mostly watch Netflix.I use my laptop to watch sporting events from FirstRow Live Football Stream | Watch Live Football Online | Live Soccer Stream They have every sporting event in the world. I also pick up about 30 over the air channels.


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^^^ Over The Air is what I still need to connect. But I have to get up on the roof to install an antenna for that.
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