I have been thinking about this for a while. I love my DVR, but it's expensive. There are definitely days I think, "It's totally worth it." and other days I think, "How is it that I am paying for this?" The totally worth it side wins out almost every time. I love TV. If you know me or have followed my blog you know that is true. Like the post on being a DVR snob in May. I have had a few posts on how sad I was about certain shows being canceled, etc. All that to say this would be hard...and I am only in the thinking phase.
I have a few friends that have turned their laptops into TV tuners. I am staring small and slowly moving towards what may possibly land me with out my Dish and DVR. The first move was to try out Netflix using my Wii. Pretty AWEsome!! Next step? Get the cables/connections to try playing what is on my computer on to my TV. After I try this I will see what happens next.
Want to learn how to make the switch? Connections? Netflix? Hulu? ESPN3? There are a ton of options. You can watch live sports online now. I got to see several World Cup games online! You can watch almost anything on Justin.TV. It's pretty amazing. Can I handle watch my reality shows a day later? Maybe they will be viewable live too.
Check out this article. It has a ton of ideas and insights.
Thanx to Colby for the reminder. HD antennas!!! You can get yor basic stations in perfect HD with them. (there takes care your American Idol Meesh)