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Old 12-05-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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Is there anyway to get HBO with cable or sat?

1) Torrent. SHows are available in high def next day. illegal, though risk is low.

2) get a friend. Maybe he doesn't use hbo go and/or willing to share his comcast password/username for a fee

3) move to that country that allows HBO Go without a cable subscription. . .forget which one.

4)Sign up for HBO on one of the SUPPORTED cable/sat providers.

That is about it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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Are we seriously going to promote illegal activities here?

Anyways, maybe dial-up is faster in Chicago, but it appears that the OPs dial-up internet would be too slow to download torrents or utilize HBO go.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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Are we seriously going to promote illegal activities here?

Anyways, maybe dial-up is faster in Chicago, but it appears that the OPs dial-up internet would be too slow to download torrents or utilize HBO go.
I'm certainly not. I don't know about those "torrent" sites but if they're illegal, they couldn't be very safe. Too much opportunity for people to infect your computer. Thanks but no thanks

I used to have dial-up but upgraded to high-speed when I set up the Roku box. I came here to ask about it and got the info on what I'd need in the way of speed. Dial-up won't work at all. Between local stations and the channels available through Roku, I wouldn't have time to watch HBO or any of those premium channels offered by cable or satellite. Lots to choose from for pennies a day.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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I was referring to ChrisFromChicago's suggestions.

Good call on the high speed upgrade. Enjoy your viewing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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I was referring to ChrisFromChicago's suggestions.

Good call on the high speed upgrade. Enjoy your viewing.
I knew that, I was just throwing my two cents in.

Thanks! I love saving the money and watching more than I ever had, before Roku
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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I'm certainly not. I don't know about those "torrent" sites but if they're illegal, they couldn't be very safe. Too much opportunity for people to infect your computer. Thanks but no thanks

Illegal yes, but virus - not really. You wouldn't download something without comments/verification of authenticity. The biggest worry you have is a nasty note from your provider warning you.

Yet the OP wanted options and since HBO is in bed with the cable operators, I listed all options I would personally think about using. technical, you can't have HBO GO without a cable/sat.. . you can't even buy the episodes legally.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Is there any way to get cable programming online? I seem to remember seeing ads for packages that were priced about the same as I was paying for cable at the time. I tried looking for them recently, but couldn't find anything like it.

I hardly ever spend time at home, so a standard cable subscription would be a waste of money. It would be great if I could get the same programming via WiFi.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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We recently bought a Roku streaming player Roku Streaming Player | Roku Streaming Player after 15+ years of satellite. Yes we like Netflix, it serves our purposes, there are other services through Roku. They also offer HBO GO | Roku Streaming Player, but I did not study the "fine print" on HBO...
UPDATE:

We still are using the Roku streaming player. We are paying for Netflix. We also went with Amazon Prime, which you pay per year, I think $76.00. But it saves on shipping if you buy a lot from Amazon...

We can not get HBO. It seems you have to have HBO by cable to be able to get it through Roku. That is OK, we gave up HBO around 1980...

And still using Over The Air for local channels. So, life is good...


Rich
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