Daisy Whitney today posted some great tips on tvweek.com on how to go cable-free – but still watch TV and movies — via the Internet. Here are some excerpts:
Pick it up and dial your cable or satellite operator. Say, “I want to cancel my service.”
Then, turn on your computer and go to Hulu.com, NBC.com, ABC.com, CBS.com, Fox.Com, TheDailyShow.com, CartoonNetwork.com and so on and watch your favorite shows.
If you want to get a little more arty, you can connect your computer to your TV. You’ll need to purchase the right cord for your computer, so ask at your local electronics store.
I don’t consider AppleTV a must-have for the cable-free lifestyle. The selection is still limited and the free proposition for TV episodes online is much more compelling.
You also could install Boxee TV … This software brings Hulu.com, ComedyCentral.com, CBS.com and other Web sites directly to your AppleTV and thus your TV set.
The one must-have is Netflix for your DVD fix. As part of the monthly Netflix fee, you now can watch more than 12,000 titles immediately online.
Read Daisy’s full article here.
I am using Boxee and am enjoying it from time to time. But I haven’t cut the Comcast cord yet, since I haven’t found a faster Internet-only solution in my area.