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OP | Post 31 made on Monday January 2, 2012 at 16:05
Angus Macphee
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What do you mean by accessing TV on line? I do get CBC Hockey Night in Canada that is streamed live. I cannot get any NFL or college football. Is this possible & how tech savy do I need to be?

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Post 32 made on Monday January 9, 2012 at 11:44
sirroundsound
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The New Apple TV (generation 2 boxes) and many new TV's with internet connections have access to a number of services. I am not sure if NFL games are there yet, but I have seen NHL and I think NBA "apps" on a recent install of a Samsung TV.
Setanta sports is on line with Soccer and rugby.
I have to imagine the NFL would have something, if not they are missing the boat, lots of money to be made from on line subscriptions.
I use an antenna for all the local HD channels (Toronto and Buffalo) and can watch just about any other programming through on line downloads. I may not be able to watch some programming on the very night it was shown, but typically within a day or two after.
Shows from A&E, Discovery, History etc are all easy to find.

As far as tech savy.. Apple TV is probably the easiest to use and I offer it to my clients (all have Rogers or Bell and just like to have more movies etc available)
Using a computer and setting up something like Boxee is not really that hard, but it does take time and effort to find and download what you want to watch, and keeping things organized can also require some effort.
I picked up an Acer Revo computer (very small form) and also have an external HD for storage. All works well for my uses.
There are a number of sites out there for streaming or downloading TV shows and movies. Some charge monthly fees, others are free to use. A quick Google search will help you find your way into all this and then you can decide if it is something you want to go into further.
Once again, not for everyone and there are likely some frustrations along the way.
Post 33 made on Tuesday January 10, 2012 at 01:37
Bruce H.Campbell
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On January 9, 2012 at 11:44, sirroundsound said...
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I use an antenna for all the local HD channels (Toronto and Buffalo) and can watch just about any other programming through on line downloads. I may not be able to watch some programming on the very night it was shown, but typically within a day or two after.
Shows from A&E, Discovery, History etc are all easy to find.
... but it does take time and effort to find and download what you want to watch, and keeping things organized can also require some effort.

There are a number of sites out there for streaming or downloading TV shows and movies. Some charge monthly fees, others are free to use. A quick Google search will help you find your way into all this and then you can decide if it is something you want to go into further.
Once again, not for everyone and there are likely some frustrations along the way.

I already pointed him to the best two sites out there..he is either duh, d'oh or just bewildered, one is for links, the other for storage and actual downloading from.
I can be found there on the forum as Lone Browncoat and at my start I had no help from others (so it was more d'oh on my part) but reading the FAQs and going over the starter notes I sussed it out. You're right, it does take some work and effort on the user's part.
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