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Great Deal On TV!
Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:54 PM
Found this unbeleivable deal
Free DVR - Free HD - Free MRV - Free on demand
What the heck was I paying more than $100/mo for?
Switching to free OTA - HTPC with media share to get all the local networks and the internet, mostly free for cable shows on demand. Even if I get net-flix it is way way less... Or if I have to pay ala-cart for a show or red-box I will still be saving money...
Iv'e had the htpc for years and never hooked it up to the ota antenna on my roof. My locals are crystal clear... I have vista windows media center - but changing to mediaportal. Why use a tivo when the htpc is FREE??
Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:03 PM
HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.
Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:04 PM
Tivo Premier XL4, Tivo Premier, Tivo HD whole home on Xfinity HD, DirecTv Whole Home with 39" high gain KaKu dish, Roku3,SageTv 8 TB Win8 Server -> DVDO Edge-> Denon AVR, Klipsch KB15's/Panasonic 55ST60 plasma"
Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:09 PM
I can do that also, but there is currently no software like Tivo suggestions, that can go out on the internet and download shows you like, so you will have a DVR full of stuff to watch when you get home from work. Using the HTPC for other than OTA, is a P.I.T.A. because you spend more time searching 100's of sites for the shows you want to watch, than actually watching them.
Why do we need a DVR when everything is available on demand?
There has to be some substitue (website/forum) for suggestions to find new programming?