Originally Posted by kokoroanime
Have everyone heard of Syncbak?
I'm familiar with it. I played with it for a little while but didn't get much use out of it. There are no local TV stations available here in Mobile/Pensacola yet. The only Alabama markets they list as "coming soon" are Dothan, Montgomery and Huntsville, with no timeline for deployment.
I found a way to get around the walled garden restrictions and watch TV in any market of my choosing, but even that was disappointing. It's mostly grade-Z TV, niche programs and religious claptrap. There are a few stations which put up their nightly newscasts, which is neat, but not compelling enough to get me interested.
The actual streaming worked well, even on my slow wifi at home, with a decent but not high def picture quality.
It certainly has some promise but until it's available everywhere, the usefulness is very limited.