I am looking at alternatives to Time Warner Digital Cable, but we have an HDTV, so we would still like to watch our programs on the TV. Our bill is currently $89 a month for the lowest tier digital package, one DVR, and NO premium channels. I am convinced that we can get our favorite TV shows for free, or, even if we paid by the show, we would still save a lot of $. We only watch about 6 TV shows a week.
We have an Xbox Live and Netflix account, so there are some things we can get off of that (streaming video). We could also purchase shows from Itunes, but I don't know how you can watch them on TV instead of your computer screen. Can you? Also, CBS has free shows (most of the ones we like are CBS), but I don't know how to watch them on the TV instead of the computer.
I saw a digital TV antenna/receiver mentioned somewhere. It said you could pick up local HD channels. How does that work? Do you have to put it on your roof? How much does it cost?
One other thing I found that might help is this: boxee: the open, connected, social media center for mac os x and linux Anyone have any experience with this?