Originally Posted by Bruce Embry
I don't understand why all of you pay for cable service. With NetFlix, Hulu, Amazon, and Free Over the air HDTV why would you pay for cable. If you rally want to save mony, get rid of the cable.
Where do I sign up for FREE Netflix?
Amazon is only "free" if you pay the $75 Prime, so not free.
We do use the FREE Hulu Desktop integrated into WMC.
How do you get Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon if you don't have high speed internet? Dial up?
If you are paying for HSI, most companies make it really cost effective to sign up for all 3 services for a few pennies more. Naked FiOS is like $60/month. We pay $65/month for Triple play (HD Prime, 20/5 internet, and phone) and $4/month for the CableCard.
So, for $5 more per month it is really hard to beat TV package.
I just recently bought an antenna in anticipation of Verizon encrypting locals (we use 4x CableCard tuners for encrypted content, and 4x ClearQAM/ATSC tuners for non-encrypted content). Bought an $18 Amplified and mototrized antenna from Sears that was like a puzzle to put together. Have yet to figure out optimal position for all the channels. Unless I can figure out how to make WMC send positioning signal to the antenna motor when certain channels are tuned. But, what happens when you record multiple channels at the same time?