Television over internet
August 27, 2008 9:26 AM Subscribe
I just moved. I have terrible TV reception and 24 megabit internet. Any ideas?
posted by alby to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My house (in the UK) has terrible television reception 'cause it has a crappy aerial and is badly positioned. I'm pretty sure that I can't change the aerial without a bit of fuss (it's rented) and I don't really watch much TV - in a "sit down and watch whatever's on" way - anyway.
I do however, have 24Mbit internet access; the router says I'm getting 16 and Speedtest says just over 8. I've certainly downloaded at at least 1.5 megabytes per second via good ol' HTTP, probably higher via Bittorrent.
So what's the current tech for getting television programmes over the internet? Bittorrent and set-top boxes? What free/fee-paying options are there?
I'm not particularly interested in computer-only services - I want to watch TV on my TV, not on my laptop.