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How are you watching tv these days?

  1. LEOPWNSU
    Gingerbread Aug 20, 2014


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  2. 9997
    Honeycomb Aug 20, 2014


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  3. Deactivated User
    Aug 20, 2014


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  4. radam
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014


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  5. youngplay
    Honeycomb Aug 20, 2014


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  6. Wfaulconer
    Cupcake Aug 20, 2014

    Wfaulconer , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I just started using Plex - a friend has a media server set up. IT IS LEGIT. If you haven't checked it out, check out Plex. Cheap too.
     

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  7. CJCow
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014


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  8. vaio
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014


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  9. ezequielin2580
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014

    ezequielin2580 , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I don't watch TV. I just watch my favorite shows like The Big Bang Theory online when they come out.
     

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  10. clamdee
    Froyo Aug 20, 2014

    clamdee , Aug 20, 2014 :
    In the past I used to have cable, then I made my own Media Center PC and experimented with tv tuner cards and a variety of software. Killed the cable and used a Mac Mini with XBMC and PLEX.

    Since then switched to a Synology server, ripped the rest of my content into digital form and have used Plex, Netflix, Hulu through a Roku or Chromecast.

    I am very interested in the upcoming Android TV though, I feel like I would get back into playing some classic games using some of the emulators.
     

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  11. limmeister
    Honeycomb Aug 20, 2014

    limmeister , Aug 20, 2014 :
    a friend of mine told me about XBMC. once we saw it, i knew me and my wife had to get it. so we got it. cancelled cable. it's been great. not everything is at HD quality (some at DVD quality) but it's good enough for us. it also saves us a few bucks every month (which adds up over the year!). it's been good. i'd recommend it to anyone else looking for alternative ways of watching movies, or tv at home instead of paying for expensive cable.
     

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  12. limmeister
    Honeycomb Aug 20, 2014

    limmeister , Aug 20, 2014 :
    haha. LOL.

    the 'net has sure changed things when it comes to entertainment at home.
     

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  13. mjb1975
    Gingerbread Aug 20, 2014

    mjb1975 , Aug 20, 2014 :
    When looking into 'interesting' ways to watch the new football season, I have literally just discovered Xbmc and the add-ons - obviously was aware of the former before, but not the later. Good god!

    I don't think it'd replace my conventional TV set up (ie: PVR, aerial in the loft, etc), mainly as I'm not sure Xbmc/add-ons are particularly wife-friendly but jeez, the opportunities are endless!
     

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  14. IlPalazzo
    Eclair Aug 20, 2014

    IlPalazzo , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I had time warner cable until their stupid plan to require digital adapters to continue watching cable rolled out today. Guess my tv will now collect dust. Now I have to stream tv shows online.
     

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  15. a_burman
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014

    a_burman , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I actually don't watch TV at all. Just on the computer with netflix and a vpn
     

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  16. BigBurt
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014


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  17. mrcharlesho
    Froyo Aug 20, 2014

    mrcharlesho , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I cancelled cable, but still have bunny ears to watch OTA broadcasts. I use Simple.tv to be able to record the OTA broadcasts, and I have a Simple.tv plex channel to watch it on virtually any device.

    I use Chromecast on my bedroom TV, and I have an HTPC on my living room. This allows us to watch anything on Plex along with Netflix and Hulu Plus.
     

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  18. Realmendont
    Gingerbread Aug 20, 2014

    Realmendont , Aug 20, 2014 :
    Very nice set up.
     

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  19. Realmendont
    Gingerbread Aug 20, 2014

    Realmendont , Aug 20, 2014 :
    That Zotac Zbox nano is a computer. I stream whatever I want, whenever I want, on my big screen tv.
     

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  20. Realmendont
    Gingerbread Aug 20, 2014

    Realmendont , Aug 20, 2014 :
    XBMC has everything and it's free. I've watched streams from all over the world.
     

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