I want to get rid of cable, but don't want to lose the content my wife and I like. There are too many options, so I need help piecing together the right setup.
Our content needs aren't that big, and we really don't watch much TV. In addition to movies and shows available from Netflix or Hulu, I'm wondering how we'd continue to get the following...
• Local baseball that's blacked out by MLB.tv (which I have a subscription to)
• College and pro football
• Random shows from Cooking Channel, HGTV, etc.
• Comedy Central (specifically, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Tosh.0 and others)
We have a good broadband connection (12mb, but could up it to 18 or 24), strong wireless network (dual-band 802.11n), a smattering of Apple computers and devices (Mac Book Pros, iPads, iPhones), plus a few set-top devices (AppleTV, PS3, Wii). We have hardly any DVD or BlueRay discs, nor do we store much video content digitally. My wife and I have a decent size music library, maybe 100GB between us. I have no interest in BitTorrent or other questionable ways of acquiring content.
I'm also considering adding a home server to the mix, which I would use as a media server, but also for file sharing, backups, and software and OS updates, but maybe web and mail server.
So, what are my options for satisfying our minimal (but seeming cable-only) content needs?
(I've seen a few other questions similar to mine, like this one
, but it's a few years out of date, so I'm asking again but still open to the older recommendations if they're still relevant.)