Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
i'm looking to talk to folks who've cut the cord, eliminating their cable or SAT TV signals and using other ways of digital entertainment, like ... Netflix, eyeTV, etc.
I would like to talk by phone and discuss if that worked out. Or did your plan get halted by technical or family concerns? (Like losing cable telecasts of Cougar or Mariners games)?
call my phone or office 509 459 5492/509 2907774
hey greg.. if you can, let me contact you ...phone or email is fine.
Just to be clear, I'm writing a business section story for the SR (Spokesman Review)
How about telling us how to do it on this site so we can all have more choices!
I have to agree Candess. Lets discuss here on the board so we can see options. We really don't watch tv except the kids a little, have phone and internet all thru Comcast but really hate paying the outrageous bill. Seems we keep letting it ride..........
I was going to cut our cable (Time Warner), called them up to cancel, and they cut our bill in half to keep us on as customers. Now I'm kind of stuck. At half our bill rate it's pretty much the same price as having Netflix and Hulu Plus and then I don't have to have my computer hooked up to our primary entertainment system. It's like they knew I would stay...
That being said, several of our employees and numerous friends of mine are without cable and really enjoy it. Take a look at Google TV as a great option. http://www.google.com/tv/ I had the joy of playing with my friends Sony Google TV (you can also buy just a box to control it instead of the entire TV) and it was great. You most likely will miss your local sports though.
I cut the cord and am just running Over-the-Air TV with a Personal Video Recorder. About the only thing I miss is having all the the Gonzaga Basketball games available to me, but it is a good excuse to take somebody up on their offer to watch the game together. I built my own Personal Video Recorder using MythTV and am really enjoying having that hooked up to my TV. Drop me message or a friend request if you want to know more.
Hey folks, great discussion. I would like to schedule a meetup at LaunchPad for our Technology Community in February and this will be one of the discussions topics so we can help people understand the various options.
Personally, we still have basic cable at our house but set up Netflix on the Wii. Works really well and since we also cancelled our VoIP service through Comcast and use our cell phones it has save us about $100 per month. @Kurt you can go to Channelsurfing.net to watch live sports games for free, works really well and we hooked it up on our tv at LaunchPad to watch games.
See you all soon!
I am pretty sure you could watch the M's and the Pac 10 games. I have watched the Cougs when they are not on TV here.
You have to scroll down the page to see the specific games you want to watch, it covers a wide range of sports but I have been able to watch the Zags and Cougs whenever I want. You do get delays once in awhile of course, it is still the Internet, but overall it works pretty well.
One downside to the site is you will get a message pop up in the bottom right hand corner for a private chat with a female usually when you first open the page. I just close it right away and it does not come back. Also, you might get an ad pop up once in awhile in the background but that's about it for the annoying stuff.