Thursday, November 11, 2010

What's on TV?

One of the best things about streaming content to your television is that you can decide what you want to see and not pay for anything you wouldn't want. I had to pay a premium to watch the NFL Network and was not interested in the other dozen sports channels that came with the package.

In addition the local channels I get with basic cable this is what I have for TV viewing:

Netflix - Netflix rents movies on DVD and Blu Ray, but has a substantial number of titles that are available to stream. Some of the content is available in HD. There are many more shows and movies to rent on DVD than are available streaming, but there is still a wide variety of shows to choose from. You can sign up for $8 a month if you're only interested in streaming movies and shows.

ESPN3 - ESPN3 provides select content from ESPN as well as live sports including college football and NBA basketball. However ESPN3 is not available to all internet service providers. Also if you want to watch it on TV, you will have to connect a PC to it or have an Xbox 360 with a Gold Level membership (which costs $60 a year).

Revision3 - Revision3 distributes video content on a variety of topics, mostly geek culture. It's free to download the shows, however you would need a device to stream the content to the TV.

If you have made it this far, thanks! My next posts will walk you through how to connect all the pieces together so you can start saving money on cable!


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