Ditch Cable and Watch TV Shows and Movies Online?

Posted: February 25, 2010 in Computer, Gadgets, I Don't Know, Random Rants, Video/Film
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Today, every penny counts and frankly, out of the 126 cable channels you get, you might watch 6 or 7.  Lifehacker to the rescue.  Here’s a great article on how to ditch your cable or satellite service and still watch tv and movies.

Join the club! Some of us at Lifehacker HQ have already left or are ready to leave the cable company for 24/7 live TV streaming, too. We get this question all the time, and we’ve examined ditching the monthly bill in favor of watching programs online occasionally in the past, and we’ve also looked at ways to get your TV fix with apps like Boxee and Hulu, plus there are cool set-top devices like Roku and TiVo, but this is a good opportunity to get exhaustive. There are so many great options for catching a show here or there, but can you rely on them to replicate the cable TV experience? Well, yes and no.

If you’re going to unplug from the cable company, prepare to exercise some patience when it comes to watching your favorite shows as soon as they air—it can take anywhere from a day to a week for them to appear online. Also, be ready to do some digging around to find who’s streaming special events, sports, and other programming outside of the drama/sitcom variety. Let’s take a look at ways to find certain types of programming without relying on your cable company. [read]

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