Any of you using your computer and streaming video to you TV sets? We are both so disappointed in Cable TV we have been discussing the possibility of ditching the cable and streaming stuff off the web instead. Both of watch at least a little on the computer now. If I miss I show I will often watch it online the next day. But there is TONS of stuff out there that interests me and I could watch when I want, not when it is on. I don't watch that much TV anyway.
I connected the laptop the other day to out new(er) TV no problem. I watched something off HULU and honestly it wasn't a bad image. I have been thinking about this for a while now and so I used the laptop to prove to me it was was worth pursing.
I have been scouring the net and doing some reading and while I see some drawbacks overall I like saving $60 a month and I think I can live with the drawbacks by adding an antenna for the local stations. Looks like there is only one station I don't have a good option for, Fox News but I only watch it for 30 minutes to hour a day. I can still read it online and I am sure they will be streaming live in before long.
I just put together a computer I was going to use in the shop to replace my old one, but tonight or tomorrow I am going to put in the living room and hook it up to the TV And give it whirl. I am suspecting I am going to need a good video card but this is to test that and see how well we like it. I figure a wireless mouse and keyboard will enable me to out the CPU out of sight and not have to stretch cables across the room.
Also I have been wanting to set up a file server with RAID for backup purposes. I see no reason this can't do that as well. It's one of those things that I have been thinking on and and really SEEMS like a good idea.