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Old 02-10-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Here's the thread from back in August that started this... turned from a "Help me kill cable" thread to a "life on the ship" and "how a TV station works" thread... I love this forum!
https://www.miataturbo.net/insert-bs...e-setup-80112/

So we bought a Roku3 and a Mohu Antenna. We've haven't watched anything on the antenna, but it gets about a dozen stations, so local programming is there if I wanted it, like if there was some sort of national emergency of whatever.

The Roku, however, is straight up ****. Big, soft (yet firm), smooth, built for comfort and speed... awesome. In addition to having all the usual stuff, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc... it has a few hundred "other" channels to choose from. I'm not going to list them all, but I watch a few of the dedicated outdoor/hunting channels, the kids have a few (love the arts&crafts stuff), and the wife like the 2-dozen odd yoga/pilates/workout channels. There are tons more that I surf through occasionally just for shitz. And for all the bro's... there's at least 5 gay channels, including MSNBC.

The Roku is fast, video quality is very good, never has any faults or hangups, and the remote is VERY SIMPLE... which you never knew was so critical until you realize that your 4-yr old knows what all the buttons do and can surf Netflix and Amazon all by herself and navigate to the exact programs she wants.

I'll never go back to cable. I've learned that I enjoy watching a TV series over the course of a couple months vice a couple years. My wife did all of Lost in about 3 months, and we're coming up on the middle of SOA Season6... Breaking Bad is next.

The other thing getting rid of cable has done is more subtle, but I didn't really catch on until a buddy came over, sat down on the couch, and asked me where the remote was... "Dude, I got rid of cable"... the look on his face was pure bewilderment. We talked about how it was working out, and I realized that the TV is no longer a main focus in my life. The TV is there for when I specifically want it for something, and I still watch something every day, but I never realized how much I watched random useless **** "just because". For example, I will never again in my life be sitting on the couch and get sucked into an episode of "America's Dumbest Blah Blah" for an hour.

I'm 100% certain that anybody who gets rid of cable will never go back. Yup, giving up certain live sports will be a deal-killer for lots of dudes, but not for me. I'm not some new-age schmuck who says things like this lightly... but getting rid of cable has improved my life.
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Agree with everything you posted. If I could, I'd also ditch TWC for internet.

It really does improve your life and viewing habits.
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We only ever had cable when it was included in the rent for previous apartments, but we "ditched" cable by doing the following:

1. Roof-mounted antenna to get crystal clear HD local channels + Win7 HTPC for DVR
2. Roku3/Chromecast for various Netflix/Amazon Prime/etc streaming

That has offered us more than enough entertainment for the last few years. As you note, the only missing element was certain live sports. Some stuff was available...Sunday NFL, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals. But other stuff was only available on crappy, illegal online streams, or with expensive streaming packages: regular MLB, early round NBA and MLB playoffs, other stuff I was interested in.

So, I signed up for Sling TV from Dish, which was just introduced a few weeks ago. It's $20 a month and you get access to 10 or 12 channels, but the big ones are ESPN and ESPN2, which previously have been only available through conventional cable/satellite service. But the kicker is that it's no-contract. I can activate my account for 2-3 months during baseball season and save a good bit over the $100+ that MLB.tv costs, then cut it back off until I need it again for say, college bowl season.
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I'm 100% certain that anybody who gets rid of cable will never go back. Yup, giving up certain live sports will be a deal-killer for lots of dudes, but not for me. I'm not some new-age schmuck who says things like this lightly... but getting rid of cable has improved my life.
Good read,

Its been 5-6 years since I've had any cable. DOING GREAT!

Most of entertainment for me/the gf are video streaming sites + Netflix. She's gotten more out of netflix than I ever will, but at least everything I watch is 'new' to me lol. If we cant find what we want on netflix, searching online is plan B. Found everything we've ever wanted to watch so far. I need to start hoarding DVDs though, I like the physical copy aspect.

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We only ever had cable when it was included in the rent for previous apartments, but we "ditched" cable by doing the following:

1. Roof-mounted antenna to get crystal clear HD local channels + Win7 HTPC for DVR
2. Roku3/Chromecast for various Netflix/Amazon Prime/etc streaming
HTPC DVR? Do tell?? Are you able to rec said HD channels? DVR software/hardware used?
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Here's a list of all the Roku channels... some are complete ****, others have one hour of programming, others only run a couple hours a day... but most are actual "channels".

Channel Name Genre/Category

A Diff Flip Clock Screensavers & Apps
A Supreme Court Audio Stream News & Weather
Abacus.fm Music
ACC Digital Network Sports
Accent Radio Network Special Interest
AccuRadio Music
ACE Broadcasting Internet TV
Adam Curry’s Big App Show Internet TV
ADC Movies & TV
Addictive Fishing Sports
Adventure To Fitness Kids & Family
Africa Live International
AFTV Religion & Spirituality
AgendaTruth.com Special Interest
AgSmart.tv Special Interest
Air1 Radio Religion & Spirituality
Al Mouridiyyah Television Religion & Spirituality
Alien Worlds Screensavers & Apps
Aliens and UFOs Channel Special Interest
All Fitness TV Fitness & Outdoors
All HipHop,R&B and Urban Music Music
All Nations TV Religion & Spirituality
AlloyTV Internet TV
Allrecipes.com Food
Almavision Religion & Spirituality
Altar TV Music
Always Summer TV Kids & Family
Amazing Discoveries TV Religion & Spirituality
America’s Survival News & Weather
American Family Association Religion & Spirituality
American Freedom Radio Special Interest
American Pop Movies & TV
American Primetime TV Movies & TV
American Primetime TV Free Movies & TV
AMGTV Movies & TV
Andrew Wommack Ministries Religion & Spirituality
Anglican Churches Religion & Spirituality
Angry Birds Toons Internet TV
Anime Vice Movies & TV
Animoto Photos & Video
AnyClip Movies & TV
AOL On Internet TV
AOPA Live Special Interest
Aquarium Screensaver Screensavers & Apps
Ark Discovery International Religion & Spirituality
ArmchairTourist Screensavers & Apps
artcast Photos & Video
Ashanti TV Network News & Weather
Asian Crush Movies & TV
Assemblies of God Religion & Spirituality
Atlanta Channel Travel
Audio Crush Music
Autism Live Kids & Family
AwareChannels Internet TV
BabyFirstTV Kids & Family
Back Street Radio Music
Baeble Music Music
Baptist Churches Religion & Spirituality
Baseball Drills & Tips Library Sports
Baseball Drills & Tips Lite Sports
Basketball Drills & Tips Sports
Basketball Drills & Tips Lite Sports
Bazillions TV Kids & Family
Beach TV – Panama City Beach Travel
Beach TV – The Emerald Coast Travel
Beach TV – The Grand Strand Travel
Beacon Three 33 Networks Internet TV
BeautyTV Special Interest
Behind the Brand Special Interest
Bethel Tabernacle Religion & Spirituality
Beyond Today Television Religion & Spirituality
BHN Movies & TV
Bible Discovery TV Network Religion & Spirituality
Bible Explorations Religion & Spirituality
Bible Screen Religion & Spirituality
BibleInteract Religion & Spirituality
BibleTalk.tv Religion & Spirituality
Big Head Entertainment Music
Big Media TV Movies & TV
BIGSTAR Internet TV
Billy Graham Television Religion & Spirituality
BIMC Special Interest
Blastro Music
blinkx Internet TV
blinkx Beat Internet TV
blip.tv Internet TV
blip.tv home Kids & Family
blip.tv tech Science & Technology
Blockwave Preview Screensavers & Apps
Blockwave Screensaver Screensavers & Apps
Bloody Valley Films TV Movies & TV
Blubrry Podcast Community Special Interest
Body By Vi Challenge Fitness & Outdoors
BoneyardTV Religion & Spirituality
Book Marc Special Interest
Book Stew Special Interest
Break – Funny Videos & Pics Internet TV
Bridges TV Internet TV
Brookwood Church Religion & Spirituality
BTBN Religion & Spirituality
butterscotch Science & Technology
Buzz and Biz Special Interest
Bwatla! by Haiti Live Networks International
BYUtv Movies & TV
Cafe Noir Movies & TV
CalendarStream Screensavers & Apps
Calvary Chapel Religion & Spirituality
Calvary Chaple Vero Beach Religion & Spirituality
Calvary Hanford Religion & Spirituality
Calvary Presbyterian Church Religion & Spirituality
Campus Insiders Sports
CareerDashTV Special Interest
Cartoon Club Kids & Family
Cartoon Keepsakes Movies & TV
CatholicTV Network Religion & Spirituality
CBN TV Religion & Spirituality
CBS News News & Weather
CBSSports.com Sports
CCM Religion & Spirituality
Central Online TV Religion & Spirituality
CF Worship LIVE Religion & Spirituality
Chapelwood UMC Religion & Spirituality
Chinese Food Food
CHNNETWORK News & Weather
Chow Food
Christ Clubhouse Channel Kids & Family
Christian Life Center Religion & Spirituality
Christian Life Ministry Religion & Spirituality
Christian Video Pix Religion & Spirituality
Chucky Talks To God… Internet TV
Church For All Nations Religion & Spirituality
Church of God Religion & Spirituality
Church On The Rock Religion & Spirituality
Church On Video Religion & Spirituality
Cinema Libre Movies & TV
Cinematio Movies & TV
CJC Movies & TV
Classic Albums Music
Classic Westerns Movies & TV
Clever Clocks Screensaver Screensavers & Apps
cLife Religion & Spirituality
CLOC Screensavers & Apps
Cloud Movies Movies & TV
Clubbing TV HD Music
CNBC News & Weather
CNET Science & Technology
College Humor Internet TV
ColumbusState Television Internet TV
ComedyTime Internet TV
Comic Vine Internet TV
Community Bible Church Religion & Spirituality
Community Media News & Weather
Congressional Video Stream News & Weather
Cook Food
Couchy Play Photos & Video
Courier Times News & Weather
Cowboy Classics Movies & TV
Cowger Network News & Weather
Cox7 Arizona Internet TV
Crackle Movies & TV
Crn Digital Talk Radio Special Interest
cross.tv Religion & Spirituality
Crowded Now Internet TV
Cruise Addicts Travel
Crunchyroll Movies & TV
Cryptic Television Movies & TV
CS50 Science & Technology
CSB Connections News & Weather
Cult Radio A-Go-Go! – CRAGG Movies & TV
Cultorama Movies & TV
Cute Captions Screensavers & Apps
CYC – Christian Youth Channel Religion & Spirituality
Daily Grape Food
Daily Living TV Network Religion & Spirituality
Dailymotion Internet TV
DANCE 120 Religion & Spirituality
DAR.fm Record Radio News & Weather
David Oyedepo Ministries TV Religion & Spirituality
Day of Discovery Religion & Spirituality
Daystar Television Network Religion & Spirituality
Del Sol Church Religion & Spirituality
Democracy Now News & Weather
DerbyCon Science & Technology
Destination Caribbean Tv Travel
Destiny TV Religion & Spirituality
Destiny TV Free Religion & Spirituality
DGM TV Religion & Spirituality
direcSHOP Television Special Interest
Discover Video Live Special Interest
DISHWorld International
DishWorld Malayalam International
Disney Movies & TV
DittyTV Music
DLE International
Docurama Movies & TV
Dorado Films Movies & TV
Dr. Bill Bailey.NET NETcasts Internet TV
Dr. Leroy Thompson TV Religion & Spirituality
DramaFever International
Drinks Food
Drive-In Classics Movies & TV
DriveCast Photos & Video
DS video Photos & Video
Earbits Radio Music
EastLake Church Religion & Spirituality
Ebru TV Movies & TV
Ed Young TV Religion & Spirituality
EDM DJ’s Music
El Sonido de la Unidad Religion & Spirituality
El Sonido de la Unidad Music
ELECTRONIK Music
Elevation Church Religion & Spirituality
Elevation Church Religion & Spirituality
Entertainment Tonight Movies & TV
Eulive Media International
euronews News & Weather
Evangel Temple Religion & Spirituality
evox Television Internet TV
EWTN Global Catholic Network Religion & Spirituality
F Y D O Movies & TV
Family Fun by blinkx Kids & Family
Family TV Kids & Family
FamilyFunFlix Movies & TV
Fandango Movies & TV
Fastpitch Softball TV Sports
FFTV Kids & Family
Film Movement Movies & TV
Fireflies Screensaver Free Screensavers & Apps
FirstRunTV Network Movies & TV
FisHi Screensavers & Apps
Fitness Magazine Fitness & Outdoors
FitYou Fitness & Outdoors
Flickr Photos & Video
FlickStream TV Movies & TV
Flixsie Movies & TV
Flixster Movies & TV
Floating Circles Screensavers & Apps
Flock TV Religion & Spirituality
Florida Education Channel Special Interest
Florida’s Visitor Network Travel
FNC Disconnected Internet TV
Focus Rally: America Special Interest
Focus Reality TV Movies & TV
Football Drills & Tips Library Sports
Football Drills & Tips Lite Sports
Founding Word Religion & Spirituality
Fox Business Network News & Weather
Fox News Channel News & Weather
Fox News Channel Movies & TV
FOX NOW Movies & TV
Frazer TV Religion & Spirituality
Free Speech TV News & Weather
FrightPIX Movies & TV
Frogpants Studios Ultra Feed Special Interest
From The Pulpit-FBC Ringgold Religion & Spirituality
FTW TV Internet TV
FunSaver Screensavers & Apps
GandK KidPaint Kids & Family
GauntletTV Music
Gay Life TV Internet TV
GeekGamer.TV Internet TV
Gem Shopping Network Special Interest
Georgian Public Broadcaster International
Get CONNected Special Interest
GFEM Network TV Free Religion & Spirituality
Giant Bomb Internet TV
Glenville New Life Religion & Spirituality
Global-TV Network International
GlobeTrotterTV Travel
GOAHEAD MISSION INC Religion & Spirituality
GOD TV Religion & Spirituality
God’s Learning Channel Religion & Spirituality
GoDigital Movies & TV
GODNET.TV Internet TV
Gospel Broadcasting Network Religion & Spirituality
Granger Community Church Religion & Spirituality
Gravitas Movies Movies & TV
Great Chefs Food
Guys From Queens Science & Technology
Haiti TV Network International
Hal Brady Ministries Religion & Spirituality
Hamilton County Television Movies & TV
HappyKids Kids & Family
Harvest Eating Food
Harvest Greg Laurie Religion & Spirituality
HAVitTV Special Interest
Havoc Televison Music
Headlines by blinkx News & Weather
Healthcasts Science & Technology
HealthiNation Fitness & Outdoors
HealthSmart Special Interest
Healthy Food Food
Heart of the Spirit Religion & Spirituality
HERO Special Interest
HGGWN Christian IPTV Cable Religion & Spirituality
HisChannel Religion & Spirituality
Hockey Drills & Tips Library Sports
Hola NY HD Music
Hollywood Outlaw Comedy Movies & TV
Hollywood Outlaw Comedy Free Movies & TV
Hollywood Ticker Internet TV
Hometown Television Movies & TV
Honor Movies & TV
HooplaKidz Rhymes Kids & Family
Hope Channel Religion & Spirituality
Horoscopes by Kelli Fox Special Interest
HostArmor Science & Technology
Hot Gossip by blinkx Internet TV
House of Horrors Movies & TV
HoustonFaith.tv Religion & Spirituality
How To Earn Money TV Special Interest
Howdini Internet TV
HRN On-Demand TV Religion & Spirituality
HRN On-Demand TV Religion & Spirituality
HSN Internet TV
HuffPost Live News & Weather
Hunt365.TV Fitness & Outdoors
Hypnosis TV Special Interest
Ideas in Action Special Interest
iDefine TV Internet TV
IFA.tv Special Interest
iFameTV Music
iflixtv Lite Movies & TV
iflixtv Pro Movies & TV
iFood.TV Food
IFSM TV Religion & Spirituality
iggy.tv Special Interest
IGN Internet TV
IgniteChurch.tv Religion & Spirituality
iHeartRadio Music
Impact Radio Network Religion & Spirituality
Indian Food Food
Indie Crush Movies & TV
IndiMusicTV Free Music
Innovative Language – English Special Interest
Inspiration TV Religion & Spirituality
InspireOne Music
Instant Watch Browser LITE Screensavers & Apps
IPBTV Religion & Spirituality
iPoint Cable Religion & Spirituality
iPoint TV Religion & Spirituality
iStyle.tv Special Interest
It’s Relevant News & Weather
Italian Food Food
ITProTV Science & Technology
ITV Channels International
ITV Cinema – Italy on Demand Movies & TV
iwine.tv Food
JagTV Movies & TV
JDRF.TV Special Interest
Jerusalem Channel Religion & Spirituality
Jesus For Sinners Religion & Spirituality
Jesus Live Network Religion & Spirituality
Jewelry Television Special Interest
Jewish Family Channel Internet TV
Jewish Life Television Religion & Spirituality
Jewish Voice – Jonathan Bernis Religion & Spirituality
Jim Harold’s Paranormal Radio Special Interest
Jim Richards TV – Impact TV Religion & Spirituality
JoCo Radio Music
Jonathan Bird’s Blue World Kids & Family
Joyce Meyer Ministries Religion & Spirituality
JTS.TV – Just The Story Internet TV
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Jupiter Broadcasting on Roku Internet TV
K-LOVE Radio Religion & Spirituality
Kanter Health Network Special Interest
Kaplan College Prep Kids & Family
Karaoke Party On Demand Free Music
Kdrama International
Kenneth Copeland Ministries Religion & Spirituality
Key TV Travel
Keys to Kingdom Living Religion & Spirituality
Kids Food Kids & Family
KINGDOM CONNECTION TV NETWORK Religion & Spirituality
Kino Lorber Movies & TV
Kitten Saver Screensavers & Apps
Koi TV Special Interest
Koldcast TV Internet TV
Kontakt TV Internet TV
Kosher Food Food
Kosher Metal Music
Kung-Fu Theater Movies & TV
KVTV Religion & Spirituality
KXLY 4 News & Weather
Lacrosse Drills & Tips Library Sports
Legacy Christian Church Religion & Spirituality
Letter Mix – King James Religion & Spirituality
Liberty Bell Radio Special Interest
Liberty News Radio Special Interest
Life & Health Network Religion & Spirituality
Life Church Channel Religion & Spirituality
Life Television Free Religion & Spirituality
LifeChurch STL Religion & Spirituality
LifeChurch.tv Religion & Spirituality
LifeLink Religion & Spirituality
Lifeminute.tv Internet TV
lifepointe Religion & Spirituality
Lifestyle Magazine Special Interest
LifeToday Religion & Spirituality
LIFEVISIONTV Internet TV
Liquidation Channel Special Interest
Little Light Studios TV Religion & Spirituality
Live365 Music
Livestream Internet TV
Living Witness Television Religion & Spirituality
Living Word Family Church Religion & Spirituality
LMP TV Fitness & Outdoors
Looking Glass Movies & TV
LotOfCoupons.com Special Interest
Lottery App Screensavers & Apps
LRBN Religion & Spirituality
Lutheran Youth Network Religion & Spirituality
Mad Coder TV Special Interest
Maija Free Movies & TV
MainSqueeze Music
Make Money Online Network Special Interest
Manga Movies & TV
Marine BizTV Travel
MascotInsider Sports
Math Flash Kids & Family
Maximum Change TV Special Interest
McLean Bible Church Religion & Spirituality
MDTV, Medical News Now Inc. Fitness & Outdoors
Media Blasters Movies & TV
Media Fusion Religion & Spirituality
Meet the Startup Internet TV
Mercy Street Religion & Spirituality
Messianic.tv Free Religion & Spirituality
MetaTube – English Internet TV
MetaTube – Español Internet TV
Mexican Food Food
MHz Networks News & Weather
Midnight Pulp Movies & TV
Mieux Vivre International
Mike Webb Religion & Spirituality
MileSplit Sports
Miracles Time TV Religion & Spirituality
MissionTV Religion & Spirituality
MIT OpenCourseware Unofficial Science & Technology
Momversation Kids & Family
Moonlight Movies Movies & TV
More Quotes from Shakespeare Screensavers & Apps
Mormon Channel Religion & Spirituality
MorningStar TV Religion & Spirituality
MotorSportWorld Sports
Motorz Internet TV
Movie Vault Movies & TV
Moviefone Movies & TV
Moving Art Movies & TV
MOX Music
MULLET Music
Musiclouds Music
Muslim Television Ahmadiyya Religion & Spirituality
MY Combat Channel Sports
My Damn Channel Internet TV
My King’s TV Religion & Spirituality
My Prayer Channel Religion & Spirituality
My Prayer Channel Religion & Spirituality
MYLAKETV.COM Public Travel
MyMedia Photos & Video
MyMedia Music
MyMiamiValley Religion & Spirituality
Myx TV Movies & TV
NAMS Network Religion & Spirituality
NASA Edge Science & Technology
NASA TV Science & Technology
Nashville Broadcasting Network Music
Nature Window TV Screensavers & Apps
Nature Window TV Lite Screensavers & Apps
NBC News News & Weather
NetFit Free Fitness & Outdoors
New Beginning TV Network Religion & Spirituality
New England Outback Network Fitness & Outdoors
New Hope Today Religion & Spirituality
New Orleans Television Travel
Newgrounds Internet TV
NewLiberiaFM Music
Newman Connection Religion & Spirituality
News 3 – Channel 3000 News & Weather
News 8 News & Weather
NewsLook News & Weather
Newsmax TV News & Weather
Newsy News & Weather
NFB Films Movies & TV
Nissan Communications Internet TV
No Agenda Show and Stream News & Weather
North Point Online Religion & Spirituality
North.Jackson Baptist.Church Religion & Spirituality
Northland Church Religion & Spirituality
Northwest Church Religion & Spirituality
Nowhere Cast Internet TV
Nowhere Headlines Screensavers & Apps
NowThisNews News & Weather
NRA Life of Duty Special Interest
NRB Network Religion & Spirituality
NTD Television News & Weather
NTD Television English News & Weather
Nuclear Blast Music
Oak Hills Church Religion & Spirituality
Oasis Church Religion & Spirituality
Oh The Horror! Movies & TV
Old Time Radio Network Movies & TV
Omniverse TV Live Fitness & Outdoors
On Spirit Religion & Spirituality
On the Mike Music
One Nation Special Interest
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Openfilm Internet TV
Ora TV Internet TV
Oracle Broadcasting Network Special Interest
Oregon Beaches Screensavers & Apps
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OVCN live Religion & Spirituality
OVGuide Movies & TV
Oxford Bible Church Religion & Spirituality
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PAX Religion & Spirituality
PBS Movies & TV
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Peregrine Dame Internet TV
PFM Family TV Religion & Spirituality
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Picasa Web Albums Screensaver Screensavers & Apps
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Positive Peak Radio & TV Music
Post-It News Screensavers & Apps
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Presbyterian Churches Religion & Spirituality
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Prophetic Destiny TV Religion & Spirituality
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Pure Passion Religion & Spirituality
Quotes from Shakespeare Screensavers & Apps
QVC TV Special Interest
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Radio Paradise Music
Radio Rock Music
Radio Vida en Abundancia Religion & Spirituality
RealPlayer Cloud Photos & Video
Recipe.TV Food
Red Rocks Church Religion & Spirituality
Reddit Special Interest
Redemption Television Religion & Spirituality
Refining Fire Network Religion & Spirituality
Reigning in Life Religion & Spirituality
ReLive Religion & Spirituality
Renderyard Movies & TV
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roConnect Photos & Video
Rokthat Cheer & Dance Network Fitness & Outdoors
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roopstigo Sports
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Seattle Community Media Internet TV
Seattle Sounders Football Club Sports
SEC Digital Network Sports
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Septic Radio Special Interest
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SocialKast Photos & Video
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Softball Drills & Tips Lite Sports
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SonLife Broadcasting Network Religion & Spirituality
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Soulful Praise Religion & Spirituality
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SoundWorks Collection Movies & TV
SoundWorks Collection Music
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Space Saver Screensavers & Apps
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Sports by blinkx Sports
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Stock Watch Screensavers & Apps
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Tennis Drills & Tips Lite Sports
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I'm in the same boat, cut off cable about 9 months ago. I was surprised how much less time I spend in front of the TV. Netflix satisfies getting through some TV series that I missed before and general wasting time when I have it.

The only thing I do miss is NHL games but other than that, I don't miss the $100+ a month I'm not paying.
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HTPC DVR? Do tell?? Are you able to rec said HD channels? DVR software/hardware used?
Any Windows version Media Center (Home Premium or Pro, I think?) plus a TV tuner card will get it done. There's a thread here somewhere on my setup, but the short version is that I bought a $150 HP small form factor PC with Win7 Pro, added a $40 vidcard so I'd have HDMI output, a Hauppauge TV tuner card, and a 1 TB HD for storage.

Windows Media Center has full DVR functions -- a full program schedule, record by program, manual record, pause/rewind/ff for live TV, etc. Works great. There's even a plug in that lets you set recordings, check the schedule, stream video etc. from any computer or Android device. Only issue is that it looks like MS is basically abandoning it. Works well now but may not have support in the future if it breaks.

There are other options, though. Hauppauge and a couple other companies make their own DVR software (Hauppauge includes theirs with the TV tuner card). And there are some popular linux-based setups like XBMC as well. If WMC breaks I'll be looking in that direction.
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Any Windows version Media Center (Home Premium or Pro, I think?) plus a TV tuner card will get it done. There's a thread here somewhere on my setup, but the short version is that I bought a $150 HP small form factor PC with Win7 Pro, added a $40 vidcard so I'd have HDMI output, a Hauppauge TV tuner card, and a 1 TB HD for storage.

Windows Media Center has full DVR functions -- a full program schedule, record by program, manual record, pause/rewind/ff for live TV, etc. Works great. There's even a plug in that lets you set recordings, check the schedule, stream video etc. from any computer or Android device. Only issue is that it looks like MS is basically abandoning it. Works well now but may not have support in the future if it breaks.

There are other options, though. Hauppauge and a couple other companies make their own DVR software (Hauppauge includes theirs with the TV tuner card). And there are some popular linux-based setups like XBMC as well. If WMC breaks I'll be looking in that direction.
Good to know!

I've picked up a few new Pi 2 boards. XBMC may be in the works!
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Any Windows version Media Center (Home Premium or Pro, I think?) plus a TV tuner card will get it done. There's a thread here somewhere on my setup, but the short version is that I bought a $150 HP small form factor PC with Win7 Pro, added a $40 vidcard so I'd have HDMI output, a Hauppauge TV tuner card, and a 1 TB HD for storage.

Windows Media Center has full DVR functions -- a full program schedule, record by program, manual record, pause/rewind/ff for live TV, etc. Works great. There's even a plug in that lets you set recordings, check the schedule, stream video etc. from any computer or Android device. Only issue is that it looks like MS is basically abandoning it. Works well now but may not have support in the future if it breaks.

There are other options, though. Hauppauge and a couple other companies make their own DVR software (Hauppauge includes theirs with the TV tuner card). And there are some popular linux-based setups like XBMC as well. If WMC breaks I'll be looking in that direction.
Good to know, my parents still use a DVR thats built into a dvd player, doesnt do HD, and that model has a known history of stopping to work completely if the cupholder gets broken off. (which is why they use their blue ray player for normal dvds...).
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Agree with everything you posted. If I could, I'd also ditch TWC for internet.

It really does improve your life and viewing habits.
This. Been cable free for 5 years.
I'll also add: chromecast + $10/month easynews subscription for that newer content that might not yet be on Netflix
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This morning I brought our Mohu Antenna to the office. I'm on the 3rd floor of a 3-story bldg. and figured since we don't use it at home, I'd see how it does at work. I get about 40 channels, which is better than zero before since there's no cable connection in my office.

I also bought an Amazon Firestick for the office... I was looking for a cheap Miracast Dongle and it didn't make sense to spend $20 on a crappy Chinese one that ONLY does Miracast and may of may not work with my LG Volt vs. getting the Firestick for $40 that I know will work and does tons of other shiz.

The Miracast connection works on my Roku3 at home works like magic with my phone, so hopefully the Firestick does too. I don't think I need the streaming stuff the Firestick does (but can use my phone's hotspot if I want) because my phone has all the streaming apps I normally use, but again, it was only $40 and I feel very confident about the Miracast function.

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I would cut the cable if i could get the F1 races somewhere
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Been Cableless for the last 6 years or so, I don't feel like i'm missing much, normally there is a thousand better things to be doing than sitting around and watching t.v.
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NBC streams the F1 races online. NBCExtra.com IIRC
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NBC streams the F1 races online. NBCExtra.com IIRC
I think you need cable to be able to access that.

You can always torrent the SkyF1 coverage or the BBC coverage of F1, its not live but I'm sure you DVR is normally anyways. The commentary on sky is literally a billion times better than NBC. For the races that you could conceivably watch live in the USA at a normal hour (canada, austin, monaco, sao paulo) they've been playing those on normal CBS and not CBSN, so you can get that with just an antenna. Or if you dont want to do that I found that 100% of the races were covered in non-live broadcasts on my local spanish station with spanish announcing. Whats amusing is that it looks like they produce it by recording the world stream of the race onto a VHS and then just playing it back with random dudes talking about the race who watched the race the first time it was run. I say VHS because occasionally they get what I could only describe as VHS tracking errors on the video feed.
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