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Needing some technology entertainment insight and help.
tonynoriega




msg:4393040
 6:00 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ok, so here is what is going on...

I have basic cable internet access...

I do not have cable tv programming, nor satellite... (I don't like my kids watching too much TV!)

I like to stream live sporting events to my laptop on the weekends...and my kids watch Netflix on the WII.

Just this last weekend, i hooked up my laptop to my TV to watch the NFL games during thanksgiving...pretty nice, of course it was streaming quality... but OK...

I have an old PC outside I could just permanently hook up to my TV for internet streaming and such, but I would need to get a wireless mouse and keyboard..

Which would also allow me to do basic Internet browsing on the TV as well... not bad IMO...
(its an old Dell Inspiron desktop)

Why pay for TV when almost everything online is free right...

but all of the gadgets associated are bogging me down... PC, Laptop, WII, phones..etc.etc...

What are you doing with your entertainment experience?
What are you using?
How do you have it set up...?

Just curious... I dont want to go and get too deep if some collaborative system exists out there...

thx

 

weeks




msg:4393151
 9:05 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

You might take a look at this:
[boxee.tv...]

thecoalman




msg:4395489
 8:53 am on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

My new TV has network connectivity and browser for accessing a lot of services like youtube, netflix, picaasa etc. It can also access media on any networked drive. I don;t know if there is one available but a keyboard would be nice.

I'm pretty sure I've seen option for MLB but not one for NFL.

J_RaD




msg:4395828
 1:48 am on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have a PC hooked to my TV.

I have a remote that works with media center so i can use it keyboard and mouse free. But if i want to surf or do something else i have a wireless keyboard with a touchpad on the side... works pretty slick and its not very big. THen i've got the DVD burner in it to rip movies or fire off copies for a friend.

I even have a USB xbox360 controller hooked up and play video games on it as well.

Not complicated at all and it gets EVERYTHING done. Its my do-it-all machine!

tonynoriega




msg:4396045
 4:33 pm on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

@J_RaD What OS are you running on your PC? I am looking at possibly getting a box with Win7 and Media Centre?

OR I am looking into getting the Boxee "box?" with the OTA cable digital TV receiver come Jan 2012...

Too many options and choices, its driving me mad...

J_RaD




msg:4396054
 5:02 pm on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

im running windows 7 on it.

you can even run a digital tuner card and it will be your DVR / cable box / guide... its slick.

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