posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 04:49 PM
I cut cable in 1997 and have pirated all my television/movies ever since.
cost of going to theater here locally is same price as buying the blasted DVD, and movies aren't the social event they once were in the 50's - 80's
they are now better enjoyed privately or with family in the home anyhow.
television is 80% spam 20% content, I run adblock on everything online and use my hosts file to redirect all doubleclick/ad servers to 127.0.0.1
anyhow. We've had enough with commercial and spam online, and I had had enough of it on my television. So I shut it off around 1997 and started with
newsgroups and ftp servers and used an old Hauppage wintv card to output to my television.
Course nowdays I just plug my Western Digital WDTV into my TV via hdmi cable, then I have a usb WIFI adapter plugged into the WDTV box and my linux
pc's movie directory shared on the network for streaming to my television across my home lan.
I use uTorrent's RSS Scheduler feature so that when new shows air, they are automatically downloaded without me touching anything, works very much
easy peasy, until they change their business model and stop shoving 30 minutes of blaring ads down your throat just to get 10-15 minutes of content
then I don't plan on changing either.