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Getting TV Shows and Movies, help please.

post #1 of 15
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SO is there any internet way to receive many of the cable channels??

Like USA, Sci-Fi, BBC-USA, Showtime shows like Burn Notice, Dexter, ETC? OR the shows that run on them? (suggestions please)

I am sick and tired of all services, COX, Direct, and Dish ETC.

For the major networks like ABC, NBC etc. of the TV Channels I can get them Over the Air in HD.

So the only major loses will be the other channels on cable like History channel etc.

And one other feature which is being able to pause and rewind live TV on the DVR and I am betting that can be done with a HTPC somehow..? (suggestions please)

Movies I figure on Net Flics and HULU of other services, (suggestions please)

I am hoping that with these I can find a better mix of movies to watch than what keeps showing up on HBO, Showtime etc. (They seem to run the same old mix of movies…)

Rich
post #2 of 15
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OK Did I say something wrong or is there no answer to these questions?

Rich
post #3 of 15
Try xbmc as there are addons that may do what you want. Check out this article
post #4 of 15
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Thanks.

Is this something your using??

I ask because I already was slightly sucker in by one of those Free TV and Movies on the Internet deals and after a few trys to sell me some service I gave it up.

Rich
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Thanks.
Is this something your using??
I ask because I already was slightly sucker in by one of those Free TV and Movies on the Internet deals and after a few trys to sell me some service I gave it up.
Rich

This is not a for sale service. Basically XBMC is a front end media center for similar to what you can find with Windows Media center. The free cable "app" is an add on that you can download and use like a plugin. Its more difficult for me to explain so here are a few links to help you figure things out.

XBMC wiki


How to Set up XBMC



Free Cable on XBMC demo


Hope this helps
post #6 of 15
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VERY INTERESTING..

Found it, not easy...

OK NOW to find the FREE Cable Add on??

Almost got it...

Rich
Edited by racprops - 11/11/12 at 3:46pm
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Got it downloaded and installed..BUT once up I have to use Task Manger to kill it, where is the OFF button??

First time I thought I was putting IT to sleep BUT it I did my computer and could not wake it up to had to pull the plug...

Cannot seem to find a instruction manual anywhere...

Rich
Edited by racprops - 11/11/12 at 3:45pm
post #8 of 15
I don't use this but you may find information in the xbmc wiki?
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Not so far...

I did find XBMC Community Forum so posted there...

Rich
Edited by racprops - 11/11/12 at 6:11pm
post #10 of 15
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Not so far...
I did find XBMC Community Forum so posted there...
Rich

There should be a "shut down" button to close down the program. If not type "C" and that should get you some options.I would recommend installing a different skin besides the default skin "confluence." I personally use Aeon Nox and like it a lot. Its clean and very easy to navigate.
post #11 of 15
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Again many thanks I now have it up and running.

I was told this: Press "S" and scroll down to "Exit" to exit XBMC....

It works.

Where can I find Aeon Nox skin?

Rich
post #12 of 15
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Where can I find Aeon Nox skin?
Rich

See post #9
post #13 of 15
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Again many thanks I now have it up and running.
I was told this: Press "S" and scroll down to "Exit" to exit XBMC....
It works.
Where can I find Aeon Nox skin?
Rich

Under system -- > Appearance -- > Skins, (I believe), I would go check right now but my wife and daughter are watching a movie on it right now,
post #14 of 15
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Under system -- > Appearance -- > Skins, (I believe), I would go check right now but my wife and daughter are watching a movie on it right now,

Only if previously downloaded and installed - xbmc only comes with Confluence pre-loaded. Either navigate to my previous suggestion or use add-ons section in xbmc.
post #15 of 15
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Again I want to thank all that posted in this thread.

I have most of the programs I need to build a internet supplied TV system.

Once fully built it could save me $150.00 per month for cable/satellite service.

Rich
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