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Posted by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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I am trying to find the right alternative to cable TV.  Right now we have internet and cable combined for $60 per month.  Internet alone with this company would be $69.  I know it;s crazy. I can get internet alone through another company for $35.

We have an HDTV (not HD cable) with PC connection port, a PC and a laptop (with recharging cord issues). We do not have DVR services and I am going crazy without it.  We also do not have a gaming system

We are not big movie watchers, maybe 1 or 2 on the weekend at most.  The TV channels we watch most are ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HIS, DISC, TLC (or  DHC), HGTV (or DIY) sprout, disney, PBS, the weather channel and at least one or two news channels for DH.   We want to be able to watch some things live and record others.  Pause and rewind are also important to us.  And I want to be able to use the computer while watching TV.

Some ideas I had were:

1- hooking the PC to the TV and streaming programs.  But could I do other stuff on the PC at the same time? 

2- running a usb from PC to laptop to charge laptop (my TomTom uses the computer to recharge, that is where I got this idea) and streaming from the lap top.

3 -  Buying a digital converter box or Boxee type system

I'd love to get some input and ideas including pro/cons, start up costs and monthly fees.



by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM

 not really sure... I have Directv and pay $65 a month for the top 250 channels (all of yours are included in that)

by Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM
I would just go with Internet from another company (the $35 one) and do Netflix and Hulu.
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