Originally Posted by pkscout
I would say yes, sort of. The standard Amazon Unbox client downloads all it's stuff in a DRM wrapped WMV file and puts it in a folder on your computer organized by show. So you can add a new video location to WMC and watch the videos that way. If you setup a season pass for a show and set it to automatically download to your computer, then you get the new episode automagically.
I say sort of because you don't get any information about the movie or show except it's title (which is really just the name of the file). In addition, you still have to manually delete show folders when they are empty. And to check a video back in, you have to use the Unbox client. So it's a bit kludgy at best, but it does work. I don't have anything but OTA channels, so I use it to watch a fair number of cable shows I can't get.
This is what I have done, it works okay as you say. Sort of off-topic but if I had told somebody the ALMS fans on Facebook that you don't have cable and watch most of your content via downloads and streaming they say you're privileged or something.
Some of the fan base is screaming bloody murder they can't get the 12hrs of Sebring on old Speed TV which would be interrupted by Camping World Truck race and NASCAR Sprint Cup practice, like its always been. Fewer commercials and the stream from ESPN3 has been flawless, but then again I've used ESPN3 a bunch since the World Cup.
But thumbs up for cutting the cord...