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Old 06-21-2013, 05:56 PM
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That's pretty much true, it will rip CDs and DVDs, but forget Hulu, Netflix, amazon. Since its open source, don't expect a collector module for MythTV to come out anytime soon. I've heard there's a way to grab content from those guys and add it to your MythTV library, but I don't know anything about that cause it isn't legal.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:21 PM
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I disconnected my satellite TV 3 years ago. Saved about $85/mo. Since then I have:
a) Installed a very large old TV antenna in my attic and hooked it up to 2 TVs in my house. Cost: $0. Great HD picture.
b) Purchased an original Roku. Still works great. Bought it refurbed from Woot.
c) Purchased a Boxee Box. It will play files that the Roku won't, but it's a dead-end, discontinued product so I wouldn't recommend buying one if you can still find it.
d) Paying for Hulu Plus and Netflix. I think my total monthly cost is $16. I could probably kill the Hulu, but we use Netflix all the time.
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This is the application on the Roku that gives you access to your shared iTunes library. I have all our media sitting on a NAS, which in our case is a QNAP that has an iTunes server built into the firmware.

http://roksbox.com/home/
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a) Installed a very large old TV antenna in my attic and hooked it up to 2 TVs in my house. Cost: $0. Great HD picture.
I'm still surprised how many people don't know this. They assume you need basic cable to get local stations. Basic cable is 720 and grainy at that. The good ol' antenna in the attic gives great 1080 picture and digital sound. If you have an optical out from your TV, you can run that right into your surround amp. Yeah, AMC isn't on off-air, but all the local sports stations are. I was still watching broncos games last season, but obviously I don't get ALL the sports stuff that way.

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If you strip the end off a coax cable & stick the bare wire into the side of a soda can you'll have an HD antenna. Getto I know but at least you'll know how many free channels you get before purchasing an HD antenna. Saw it on YouTube, then built one... It does work
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This sounds good. I like to watch UK shows, but lately most all the sites I watch them on have been taken down. I assume you still have to have an ISP or is there some way around that?
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I like to watch UK shows, but lately most all the sites I watch them on have been taken down. I assume you still have to have an ISP or is there some way around that?
The legal ways to watch your favorite UK shows:

Are the shows on Netflix?
Hulu?
Can you buy/rent whole seasons on the iTunes store?
Can you download them from Amazon?

If none of these apply, you may be OOL unless you want to venture into bittorrent land.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:32 PM
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Amazon has the UK Top Gear, the current season you have to buy but the first 18 are included with Prime.
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