Cable TV my go the way of the dinosaur.. soon.

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  1. Nurse Remulak

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    I was just reading an article. Ever hear of Aereo? No.. not "areola" nutballs.. "Aereo." Well it just might change the face of TV.

    In a nutshell Aereo is a pay streaming internet service kinda like Netflix but for network TV feeds. And if you subscribe you can watch network feeds live, and also have a PVR "in the cloud" at Aereo. So you can record shows and then watch them later at your convenience on your internet device. Well the networks don't like this at all and two big ones, (above) are threatening to go PPV. (FYI Aereo gets their feeds from the air... and anyone with an HD antenna can do it as well.)

    So Aereo may just change the face of cable TV as we know it. Who knows.. I just found it interesting that a wee internet startup company is rocking the very foundation of the networks.

    But I am already there anyways. Haven't had cable TV in 4 years. I bought a cheap notebook and stuffed it in the entertainment stand.. connected it to the TV with an HDMI cable.. and have a wireless keyboard with a built-in trackpad sitting on the coffee table for control. Stream everything off the net to the TV, sports, movies, TV shows, docs, YouTube.. it's all there. Works like a charm.
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Fuck off
     
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    Fox threatens to go off the air :pray:
     
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    [video=youtube_share;5hR5YNqE3K8]http://youtu.be/5hR5YNqE3K8[/video]
     
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    RH Goatcabin Vice POTY VIP

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    That wasn't nice. :mad:
     
  6. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    you just want to talk about your areolas.

    That's cool.

    I bet they are quarter sized and pinkish. not brownish.
     
  7. Nurse Remulak

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    When you talk rough I get such a boner. Say something else naughty. :dpunch:
     
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    Nurse Remulak New Member

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    I know... As if that is a bad thing. HA! :D
     
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    Dave Well-Known Member

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    My niece just moved into her new apartment, she is going with Hulu +, no cablevision
     
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    So far none of these streaming services are a good alternative to cable for sports...until then I'm sticking with cable.
     
  11. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    Is it still stealing if all you need to do to intercept it is stick an antenna in the air? :scratch:
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I did a preview of Hulu plus through my XBox.

    It sucked. It had a very small selection and did nothing to make me think of dropping netflix.
     
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    1) Is she hot?

    2) I said fuck you to the cable company 4 years ago and love it. A monthly bill for what? 98% shit and 2% that I actually want to watch. No thanks. It's all on the net.. some great HD streams some not-so-great. You just have to explore and weed out the shitty ones.
     
  14. Lou Loomis

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    I bet your areolas get those goosbumps all bunched up together like there are a million of them.
     
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    The streaming services don't have the bandwidth of cable. Until they work that out, Cable is safe. The streaming services have to compress their streams more than the cable services. more compression = lower quality.

    Although it may not surprise me if the public is willing to accept a lower quality product even though we pay big dollars for our HD TVs.
     
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    Nope. And the picture quality is 10x better than cable or anything else except, maybe, FiOS.
     
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    I found a website that shows all the network shows, in their entirety, without commercials.

    And I'm afraid to tell anyone because the last one I found and told people about got yanked off the Internet, so mum's the word, from now on.
    :ixnay:
     
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    I use a great one out of Europe.. can't mention it here because of "board rules.." but it has EVERYTHING. ;)

    Anyone can buy an HD antenna and get the feeds free out of the air. The difference is Aereo streams those feeds online.. don't know about the legalities but since Aereo is alive and well they have worked all that out.
     
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    Remulak has curved nips. like a witch's nose.
     
  20. Mlaw

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    there's a whole generation of viewers that have dropped out of TV subscription