TV without cable.
May 17, 2010 11:46 AM Subscribe
I want to ditch cable and opt for things like the Xbox360 and/or AppleTV for the kids to watch the equivalent to DisneyTV, Nik and Cartoon Network.
posted by Hands of Manos to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I don't watch cable however her kids can't live without their daily cartoon fix. I'm not looking for "ways to ween them off cartoons," but what I'd like to do is somehow shift them from cable to AppleTV or 360 so we could ditch the box.
I've got a 30mb pipe for internet, we do in fact own a 360 and AppleTV and have netflix. What I'm trying to figure out is a way they can easily pop the TV on and watch their favorite cartoons without going through a bunch of steps (such as logging in, waiting for internet connections, etc).
The other caveat is that we have two tv's (one in the kid's room and one in the den) so if we ditch cable, the kids can't watch tv upstairs.
Is this doable? Is there a setup that will efficiently work and doesn't require an IT staff to keep things running should something go awry?
FWIW: I've tried PlayOn and it's rather difficult to get anything to work correctly and efficiently. I've hacked my AppleTV with boxee before and it was a terrible experience (don't know if they've made that better now).