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Can I get free internet t.v. to my television?

I am wanting to get rid of my satellite t.v. and just go with free internet t.v.. How can I do this?

I am wondering if there is a type of box that you can get for the t.v. that would allow you to change channels or something similar without having to go to the computer to check for channels.

I have the old style t.v. It is not a flat screen. It has the a/v hookups as well as the, I beleive it is called an s-video?

Any Ideas or suggestions? Or did I post this in the wrong area?

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Just one thing.

Do not hand your credit card to those that sell internet TV. Most are simply digitizing channels but not paying license or other fees and soon get shut down.

Why not try OTA HD?

And why not look around for your local channels on web pages?

As far as the computer, you'll re-discover this is nearly impossible without one.
Bob

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Well...

I do not believe I can get OTA HD where I live. I have looked up what the signal strength is around here in rural Kansas and there seams to be pretty much nothing. Or am I missing something? This is why I am looking into the internet route.

I was not planning on paying anyone for the internet t.v. I am trying to get away from a monthly fee, not replace one. But thank you for the advice I will watch out for that.

I am wanting to use the live streaming of my local channels from their web pages. This was my plan, along with sites like www.jazib.com. I just was wondering if there was a way to get it to my t.v. with out having to constantly get up and go to my computer to change channels.

I hope I am making sense.

I found something called boxee that seems to be close to what I am looking for but as far as I can tell you can not watch live streaming content such as those from my local channels. It is only shows shows that have been recorded and then added at some point to their data base.

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Did you look at the Slingbox?

Remember that the PC or some "box" is required.

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Free options

Your legal free internet TV options are basically limited to hulu.com and the individual network sites to watch shows online free. You won't get any movies for free (legally anyway).

The easiest thing would be to have a laptop/desktop in proximity to your TV and run video/audio cables from your computer to your TV. On your older TV though, this may not work.

Even then, you really only will get the programming from a handful of channels to watch (whatever the networks decide to put online).

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