rrm2244, on 18 September 2009 - 03:19 PM, said:
can i receive the same over the air broadcasts as i am now with the cable company.
It all depends on what over the air stations your cable company offers and what ones you can pick up by way of an antenna.
For example, where I live, I get most of my network stations from cable from Toledo, OH, but I get a few from Detroit, MI. If I were to drop cable and go with an antenna, I would potentially have more difficulty getting the Detroit stations, but likely should get the Toledo stations...all depending on the antenna I use.
Generally speaking, you should be able to get the same major network stations by "over-the-air" as you do by cable, but it may not always completely match up.
I have to pay a large sum each month and the $13 a month sounds good but will i still get sports like the actual espn channel.
The one definite area that Internet streaming video is lacking is live sports. It is getting better (I believe you can get MLB and Pro Football live games online now...and some college football). Thus, if you decide to go to over-the-air and drop cable and supplement that by using the Internet, then you will likely be missing the likes of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, Fox Sports, etc.
The other things you will miss generally are the other "live" type shows such a news shows on the cable news networks, etc.
If you only care about series, then you have a rather sporting shot of finding them online somewhere. BUT, not all series TV shows are available online (at least not legally).
it looks like you can in the picture of the the DTVPAL DVR but im asking just to be sure. I would perfer to get the tivo box anyway cause i would not need to connect to a computer. Next question is if i dont have a hd tv can i get the lesser expesive model of the tivo box TiVo Series2 and still get the same over the air tv? thank you for any imput on the matter....maybe i should just stay on the internet watching on hulu
As previously noted, all currently available TiVo models are capable of HD...at least to my knowledge. About the only way to get a non-HD TiVo would be to buy used.
Good riddance PCWorld.