It's all about the Food Network.
July 29, 2012 3:57 PM Subscribe
How can my wife watch Food Network without cable TV?
posted by Mike Mongo to technology (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
First, I just got married. I'm a 47-year old bachelor who has never had cable and up until recently had never had a television in the house. I have a real physical aversion to the hum sound of "boulder-type" televisions. What more, the incessant chatter of tv in the background is annoying and distracting. What what more, I do NOT want the optional blather of content-scarce infotainment channels even present in the house. (We have lots of guests with kids; I purposely did not have tv as an activity option.)
HOWEVER, I do have 100mbps internet. And I do watch some shows (Dr Who, 30 Rock, Sanctuary). And I can stream lots of great stuff.
Now from what I understand my wife used to just "turn on the tv" [shudder] at her house. She's a nurse and uses it to decompress so she DOESN'T have to think. Which considering the nature of her work is fair and understandable.
The question is what is the best way to stream tv such as Food Network (!!), Weather Channel, and CNN?
I have Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Is Roku or Playon the answer? Do I need to get a Wii or PS3?
Help us keep the peace, oh blessed and gracious hivemind!