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14-Oct-2010, 07:21 PM #1
Watch Tv Away From Home
I need a way to watch tv on my computer when away from home and any cable outlets, like strem media from my dvr. Slingboxes are too expensive.
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14-Oct-2010, 08:22 PM #2
Save your pennies, the Slingbox is the thing you appear to need.
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15-Oct-2010, 12:34 AM #3
Fortunately, you can watch TV on your laptop or any computer if you have a wireless connection. The TV stations will open in a media player or in a Web browser. Best of all, this option allows you to watch TV wirelessly on your laptop for free.
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15-Oct-2010, 09:14 AM #4
Well, the TV you get over the Internet is very limited, so unless you want to watch a lot of junk TV, or pay for each show, that's not really a practical option.
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15-Oct-2010, 09:22 AM #5
what about hulu? OP doesn't state what show they are needing to watch; maybe hulu carries it.
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15-Oct-2010, 05:56 PM #6
Didn't Hulu transition to a paid service?
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15-Oct-2010, 06:17 PM #7
not as of last week.......
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16-Oct-2010, 11:49 AM #8
Could be an option... I have HBO, so I can actually watch HBO on-line from any location just by logging in. I watched a movie on my last trip on my laptop.
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17-Oct-2010, 10:57 AM #9
nice.....didn't even know HBO was streaming yet.........I just read anyhow....
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17-Oct-2010, 11:06 AM #10
It's called HBO-GO.
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17-Oct-2010, 02:03 PM #11
thanks for the link.......wasn't even aware that was an option. Betcha my wife will enjoy it........
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17-Oct-2010, 03:16 PM #12
Lots of stuff available, useful if you're away and want to watch something other than the three channels in the hotel room.
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18-Oct-2010, 10:01 PM #13
Hulu will continue to have a free service. The paid service gets you I don't know what because it will still have the commercials.

Between Hulu, Netflix, Boxee and all the other stuff, I can usually find something to watch when I am away from home but usually don't have time to watch TV when I am away from home. Isn't the point of getting away from home to do things that you usually don't do at home.
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19-Oct-2010, 08:51 AM #14
Well, if you're paying for stuff like Netflix, then you can obviously use it.
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thanks now I have alot of things to try
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