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Help me stop paying for Sat. TV
February 25, 2010 5:00 AM   Subscribe

Help me stop paying for Sat. TV

I have just purchased a new Windows 7 PC and its features through mediaplayer are awesome. I would like to figure out how to move away from paying for TV without losing all the cool stuff I have now.

So many of the shows I watch are available via online or over the air I think this makes sense.

What I have now:Dishnetwork
Windows 7 / Quad core machine
Playstation3

Things I love and wouldn't want to lose:
DVR functionality (pause, record, rewind, fastforward etc.)
Purchasing of UFC pay per-view events (really the only PPV I get)
Support for 4 TVs.
Want to be able to watch "The Ultimate Fighter" show from SpikeTV, which I can't find online anywhere. (Yes, I am an MMA freak.)

Before I got this new PC I was using PlayOn to stream from my PC to my PS3 pretty successfully, but was hoping with Windows 7 I could cut out this 3rd party solution.

BTW - I am really wanting to avoid any illegal options.

Thanks,
J
posted by jseven to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
 
I'm not sure there's a legal way to get Pay-Per-View stuff without paying for tv.
posted by box at 6:11 AM on February 25, 2010


rephrase: i want to be able to get ppv w/o sat or cable. i am ok paying for it.
posted by jseven at 6:28 AM on February 25, 2010


The Ultinate Fighter is available on spiketv.com, found via http://www.yidio.com/show/the-ultimate-fighter.

This may help on PPV, but sounds dubiously legal http://www.ehow.com/how_4488560_watch-ppv-online.html

Yahoo is the provider of UFC PPV streams, it looks like they offer them online: http://sports.yahoo.com/ufc
posted by CharlesV42 at 6:41 AM on February 25, 2010


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