Watching TV on your PC can save you money too.


Good Morning America aired a great segment “Cancel Your Cable Bill, Still Watch Great TV” on getting all of your TV content through your computer rather than a cable service in order to save money. Click here to read the piece and watch the segment.

Windows Media Center was featured as one of the options out that Debra and Mervin James  (“the pioneers of Home entertainment”) use to get their TV content they love.

One thing we want to emphasize is that the majority of the 180 million Windows Vista licenses include Windows Media Center, which gives you the capability to get all of your TV content from your PC. No need to buy a new computer!

Like Debra and Mervin, you can also buy a TV tuner to receive digital broadcast channels,  this turns your computer on a powerful DVR. You can record programs up to two weeks in advance.

With more people trying to find ways to pinch their pennies, this is an easy to way get your TV content and quickly save on cable bills.

If you are a pioneer of home entertainment like Debra and Mervin, share your story here or send us your story at We’d love to hear from you!



4 Responses to Watching TV on your PC can save you money too.

  1. ryaninc says:

    Yep, we did the same thing. 🙂 Got a nice HD OTA antenna for about $60, built a computer from parts that probably cost about $100 total, downloaded the Windows 7 beta, and we’re good to go! We get all the shows we want over the air for free, recording and time shifting for free with Media Center, plus the ability to watch a few cable shows on Hulu. I’ll be slowly upgrading that custom computer when money becomes available, too. 🙂

  2. Wade Rockett says:

    Ryan – I just read your blog post about your home setup. It sounds VERY cool.

  3. Online TV says:

    I can’t believe I actually found a site worth talking about. I ordered the software for Online TV on my PC, and I get all the channels that’s advertised. Now I can firmly say, “if you look hard enough you will find reliable service. One happy camper right here.

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