Tired of high cable TV bills? Being tempted by the siren’s song of the online video services? Katie Floyd spent some time researching the costs, benefits and compromises of disconnecting from cable, and shares her findings in a thought-provoking discussion. Katie covers the options for over-the-air video acquisition, what is and isn’t available on Hulu Plus and Netflix, and the costs of download options like the iTunes Store. On the hardware side, Apple TV, TiVo, HD antennas, dedicated streaming media boxes are covered, along with a dedicated Mac mini, remote control options, are all reviewed. Katie talks about how to evaluate your cable expense vs. what you need in hardware and services, and how to get started unplugging from cable.
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