I'd hardly watched TV in decades since the early 1980s when I worked nights and found I could live without it. In this century, I wound-up watching DVDs of TV shows if I wanted to see something I thought would be interesting.
But someone recommended Hulu a couple of weeks ago, and that's when I found out about The Trend: getting rid of Cable TV and replacing it with a combination of Hulu, Netflix, and network web broadcasts -- this combination covers practically everything except the sports channels.
I'm not a Netflix person -- I would rather buy DVDs of something on half.com because I always wind up watching my DVDs at least twice (usually more), but using Hulu for certain programs does sound interesting.
Has anyone here, or anyone you know, ever done this? Some of the articles made it seem like everyone is dumping cable and hooking-up their computers to their TVs instead -- that may be true, but I don't know of anyone here who is doing it.
One article regarding Hulu instead of Cable can be found here: www.tiphero.com/tips_495_use-hulu-com-and-
But this particular article doesn't include Netflix and the network webcasts.
Their companion article regarding hooking-up your computer to your television set is here:www.tiphero.com/tips_1141_how-to-connect-y
It has some good photos of the different connecting cables that you'd need to choose from (it's always good to have visuals like that). And YouTube has more specific videos, like connecting a Laptop. You can also Google the topic for more article links.
The only extra expense mentioned would be a wireless mouse to replace the remote control.
I researched other articles and some of them said that there may be drawbacks to hooking up your computer to the TV, but they really didn't go into detail.
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