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five.five-six
12-07-2010, 10:33 PM
I am looking into switching over to some sort of interweb biased TV. I am getting off pretty cheep but I am still paying round $100/month for TV.. I need feedback from people who are using a internetz based TV solution


ETA, does rule 34 apply?

spectr17
12-07-2010, 10:59 PM
I bailed last month off DTV. Atdhe and MyP2P for sports and some shows, no blackouts and any game you want plus sports from around the globe if you like soccer or other sports. I get the local channels for local news off an outside antenna. NatGEO is the only one I can't get that I want.

Hulu sucks, most of the shows they have a teaser and then want you to pay. AMW and Cops are two shows they allow the entire show for free.

CoCo is free the next day after the show on www.TeamCoco.com

I shoulda made this jump 2 years ago.

iareConfusE
12-08-2010, 12:06 AM
I bailed last month off DTV. Atdhe and MyP2P for sports and some shows, no blackouts and any game you want plus sports from around the globe if you like soccer or other sports. I get the local channels for local news off an outside antenna. NatGEO is the only one I can't get that I want.

Hulu sucks, most of the shows they have a teaser and then want you to pay. AMW and Cops are two shows they allow the entire show for free.

CoCo is free the next day after the show on www.TeamCoco.com

I shoulda made this jump 2 years ago.

I have never been asked to pay for watching videos on Hulu... Been watching full seasons and episodes of quite a few new shows...

wrightb
12-08-2010, 1:03 AM
If you have an Xbox or a Wii, Netflix will stream directly to them. Only 8 bucks a month, quality is alright, and enough movies and TV series to keep me entertained.

five.five-six
12-08-2010, 1:17 AM
can you get HDTV quality? for $8/month?

spectr17
12-08-2010, 1:41 AM
I have never been asked to pay for watching videos on Hulu... Been watching full seasons and episodes of quite a few new shows...

Last one I tried to view was America's Funniest Videos. Can you watch that show with no request to buy their premium deal after a minute or two? Law and Order was another one they wanted pay to play.

JERK
12-08-2010, 5:12 AM
can you get HDTV quality? for $8/month?

I stream Netflix on my PS3 and it gets HD and 5.1 audio.

five.five-six
12-08-2010, 6:18 PM
I stream Netflix on my PS3 and it gets HD and 5.1 audio.
so, is there any advantage to a BOXEE or a streaming blueray player

JERK
12-08-2010, 7:47 PM
I had a Insignia Bluray player for about a month and it also worked great for Netflix, I actually never opened the disc tray. What I like about Boxee is it says it can play all sorts of other internet media,, my PS3 sometimes has issues with video playback from websites. Every Wi-Fi Bluray player has different features, the one I had only did Netflix and Pandora radio.

tgriffin
12-08-2010, 7:49 PM
Roku + Netflix + HuluPlus = win.

five.five-six
12-08-2010, 8:35 PM
Roku + Netflix + HuluPlus = win.

what do you use to watche these with?

tgriffin
12-08-2010, 9:01 PM
Netflix for movies, huluplus for family guy, 30 rock, out sourced, no ordinary family, bones, castle.... I could go on and on..... Most shows are updated in 24 hours.

five.five-six
12-08-2010, 9:14 PM
no, I mean: what hardware?

JERK
12-09-2010, 5:19 AM
no, I mean: what hardware?

Roku player.
http://www.roku.com/roku-products

tuolumnejim
12-09-2010, 12:42 PM
no, I mean: what hardware?

Costco has a Sony unit also, and if you don't like it you know costco's return policy. :D

Sony
SMP-N100 Network Media Player with Wi-Fi (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11605706&search=sony&Mo=26&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043 4047245&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&cat=90607&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=sony&Ntk=Text_Search&Ntt=sony&No=9&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1)