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Old 09-08-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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I don't have cable, but pay $8 a month each for Netflix and Hulu Plus. They're run through my Xbox 360 so I view them on my large HDTV. For $16/mo, it's way more programming than I could ever watch.

The picture quality is great with both of them, easily on par with cable.

I also picked up a cheap ($7) antenna and can pick up all the local channels.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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you need hulu plus to get a good picture; free hulu PQ is much lower. also, they don't have anything above 2-channel audio. it would be nice to have 5.1.
Eh... maybe my TV sucks, but the pic on regular Hulu streamed from my crappy laptop was more then acceptable. HD? No... but absolutely watchable.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Seeing that our town does not have cable available; and we do not have broadcast TV available; the only other option is to pay for a satellite dish; I think that internet TV is just fine.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:33 AM
 
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Eh... maybe my TV sucks, but the pic on regular Hulu streamed from my crappy laptop was more then acceptable. HD? No... but absolutely watchable.
Regular HULU is low quality. I can't stand it. I even get annoyed with Comcast cable quality at times.

I haven't tried HULU Plus yet.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:08 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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We watch Hulu and Netflix.

No cable, no 'TV'.
That doesn't work for sports fans
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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That doesn't work for sports fans
Okay, then I guess the only way to get sports would be to pay for a satellite dish.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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We watch Hulu and Netflix.

No cable, no 'TV'.
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That doesn't work for sports fans
Well, it could.

I just watched the Jekyll and Hyde game of Texas and BYU on ESPN2... on my PC. Actually, using the assist of an application for the purpose, I was able to display it on my TV. Bad resolution, mostly couldn't tell where the ball was but I could follow the ants running around.

I have d.TV coming next week.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I am trying to find 'True Blood' on the internet. Last season 'CW' had it online. but not this season.

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I am trying to find 'True Blood' on the internet. Last season 'CW' had it online. but not this season.

True Blood - Episode List - icefilms.info

There may be a subscription. I don't really know how to use that page, but it's there.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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True Blood - Episode List - icefilms.info

There may be a subscription. I don't really know how to use that page, but it's there.
Thank you

For a while I was getting my TV episodes from pirate sources, but then my ISP found out and threatened to shut-off my internet connection.

True Blood used to be on 'The CW' website', but they took it down.

I had no idea that any one website had so many TV shows we could watch, I do hope it is legal. It says it is.
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