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Watch Tv Away From Home

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by bob890, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. bob890

    bob890 Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Save your pennies, the Slingbox is the thing you appear to need. ;)
     
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    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.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    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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    what about hulu? OP doesn't state what show they are needing to watch; maybe hulu carries it.
     
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    Didn't Hulu transition to a paid service?
     
  7. valis

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    not as of last week.......
     
  8. JohnWill

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    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. :D
     
  9. valis

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    nice.....didn't even know HBO was streaming yet.........I just read anyhow....:)
     
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    thanks for the link.......wasn't even aware that was an option. Betcha my wife will enjoy it........:)
     
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    Lots of stuff available, useful if you're away and want to watch something other than the three channels in the hotel room. :D
     
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    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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    Well, if you're paying for stuff like Netflix, then you can obviously use it. :)
     
  15. bob890

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    thanks now I have alot of things to try
     
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