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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jo-Anne, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I notice a
    lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any suggestions
    for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be glad to read it.
    I haven't found anything of that sort through Google so far.

    Thank you!

    Jo-Anne
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Open Google and type this into the search box:

    watch television online
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Jo-Anne wrote:
    > I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I notice a
    > lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any suggestions
    > for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    > information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be glad to read it.
    > I haven't found anything of that sort through Google so far.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
    >
     
  3. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    I did that already, Leonard. What I got was a long list of websites where
    one can watch TV. However, I found nothing about how to choose which sites
    are good and which are bad (bad meaning, to me, hard to use or likely to
    download malware onto your computer or to change settings that then cause
    trouble).

    Jo-Anne

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:egiB59BDLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Open Google and type this into the search box:
    >
    > watch television online
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Jo-Anne wrote:
    >> I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I
    >> notice a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any
    >> suggestions for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If
    >> there's online information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd
    >> be glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort through Google
    >> so far.
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    ABC, NBC and CBS, (probably others), have many of their shows available
    for online viewing at their respective Websites. I use them now and then
    when my DVR screws up.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Jo-Anne" <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I
    >notice a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any
    >suggestions for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If
    >there's online information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd
    >be glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort through Google
    >so far.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
     
  5. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    WWW.HULU.COM is worth a visit.

    The trouble with the free sites is that they only (or mostly) have reruns,
    they have no current live programming.

    Let us know what your research uncovers.




    "Jo-Anne" <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I notice
    >a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any suggestions
    >for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    >information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be glad to read
    >it. I haven't found anything of that sort through Google so far.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
     
  6. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    How should /we/ know which websites will be hard for /you/ to use?

    Do you have anti-malware software installed on your computer?

    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Jo-Anne wrote:
    > I did that already, Leonard. What I got was a long list of websites where
    > one can watch TV. However, I found nothing about how to choose which sites
    > are good and which are bad (bad meaning, to me, hard to use or likely to
    > download malware onto your computer or to change settings that then cause
    > trouble).
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:egiB59BDLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Open Google and type this into the search box:
    >>
    >> watch television online
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne wrote:
    >>> I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I
    >>> notice a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any
    >>> suggestions for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If
    >>> there's online information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd
    >>> be glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort through Google
    >>> so far.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you!
    >>>
    >>> Jo-Anne

    >
    >
     
  7. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    Thank you, Bruce! So you don't use Hulu or anything like that to get
    programs?

    Jo-Anne

    "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hv6i88$5rm$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > ABC, NBC and CBS, (probably others), have many of their shows available
    > for online viewing at their respective Websites. I use them now and then
    > when my DVR screws up.
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
    > "Jo-Anne" <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I notice
    >>a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any
    >>suggestions for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If
    >>there's online information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be
    >>glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort through Google so
    >>far.
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
    >>

    >
     
  8. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    Yes, I have anti-malware software. I'd prefer sites that don't attempt to
    get by it, however. My question was aimed at those who might have had
    experience one way or the other with viewing programs online.

    Jo-Anne

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ekwnceCDLHA.1368@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > How should /we/ know which websites will be hard for /you/ to use?
    >
    > Do you have anti-malware software installed on your computer?
    >
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Jo-Anne wrote:
    >> I did that already, Leonard. What I got was a long list of websites where
    >> one can watch TV. However, I found nothing about how to choose which
    >> sites are good and which are bad (bad meaning, to me, hard to use or
    >> likely to download malware onto your computer or to change settings that
    >> then cause trouble).
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
    >>
    >> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:egiB59BDLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Open Google and type this into the search box:
    >>>
    >>> watch television online
    >>> ---
    >>> Leonard Grey
    >>> Errare humanum est
    >>>
    >>> Jo-Anne wrote:
    >>>> I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I
    >>>> notice a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any
    >>>> suggestions for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid?
    >>>> If there's online information about how to choose and use these sites,
    >>>> I'd be glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort through
    >>>> Google so far.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you!
    >>>>
    >>>> Jo-Anne

    >>
     
  9. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    Thank you, Jeff! I just looked at Hulu. So far, I tried to find some
    (ancient) episodes of Star Trek: Next Generation, but all I've seen offered
    are excerpts. If I find anything good anywhere, I'll post again.

    Jo-Anne

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hv6jlf$avv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > WWW.HULU.COM is worth a visit.
    >
    > The trouble with the free sites is that they only (or mostly) have reruns,
    > they have no current live programming.
    >
    > Let us know what your research uncovers.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jo-Anne" <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I notice
    >>a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any
    >>suggestions for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If
    >>there's online information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be
    >>glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort through Google so
    >>far.
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
    >>

    >
    >
     
  10. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    No. I got a good cable setup. No sense watching TV on a 24" monitor when I
    can watch it on a 42".
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Jo-Anne" <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:hv6kp4$i1h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Thank you, Bruce! So you don't use Hulu or anything like that to get
    > programs?
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hv6i88$5rm$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> ABC, NBC and CBS, (probably others), have many of their shows available
    >> for online viewing at their respective Websites. I use them now and
    >> then when my DVR screws up.
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jo-Anne" <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I
    >>>notice a lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any
    >>>suggestions for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid?
    >>>If there's online information about how to choose and use these sites,
    >>>I'd be glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort through
    >>>Google so far.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you!
    >>>
    >>> Jo-Anne
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
  11. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    Jo-Anne <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> typed:
    > I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs
    > online. I notice a lot of websites where one can view TV
    > shows at no charge. Any suggestions for particularly good
    > sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    > information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be
    > glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort
    > through Google so far.
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Jo-Anne


    Netflix.com.
     
  12. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:-OA55kzODLHA.4400@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > In news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    > Jo-Anne <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> typed:
    >> I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs
    >> online. I notice a lot of websites where one can view TV
    >> shows at no charge. Any suggestions for particularly good
    >> sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    >> information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be
    >> glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort
    >> through Google so far.
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne

    >
    > Netflix.com.
    >

    Thank you, Twayne! I gather that you pay for everything on Netflix, though.

    Jo-Anne
     
  13. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:hv98vk$p05$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    Jo-Anne <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> typed:
    > "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OA55kzODLHA.4400@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> In news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    >> Jo-Anne <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> typed:
    >>> I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs
    >>> online. I notice a lot of websites where one can view TV
    >>> shows at no charge. Any suggestions for particularly good
    >>> sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    >>> information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd
    >>> be glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort
    >>> through Google so far.
    >>> Thank you!
    >>>
    >>> Jo-Anne

    >>
    >> Netflix.com.
    >>

    > Thank you, Twayne! I gather that you pay for everything on
    > Netflix, though.


    Yes. I think I pay $9/month, but the video on demand 24/7 makes it very
    useful. Depending on your system, you might have to invest in a decoder,
    too. Wii and a couple others they list will receive it just fine, as will
    your computer most likely. The devil's in the details.

    HTH,

    Twayne`

    > Jo-Anne
     
  14. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:ebJvCN8ELHA.1272@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > In news:hv98vk$p05$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    > Jo-Anne <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> typed:
    >> "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-OA55kzODLHA.4400@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> In news:hv6bbi$geu$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    >>> Jo-Anne <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> typed:
    >>>> I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs
    >>>> online. I notice a lot of websites where one can view TV
    >>>> shows at no charge. Any suggestions for particularly good
    >>>> sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    >>>> information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd
    >>>> be glad to read it. I haven't found anything of that sort
    >>>> through Google so far.
    >>>> Thank you!
    >>>>
    >>>> Jo-Anne
    >>>
    >>> Netflix.com.
    >>>

    >> Thank you, Twayne! I gather that you pay for everything on
    >> Netflix, though.

    >
    > Yes. I think I pay $9/month, but the video on demand 24/7 makes it very
    > useful. Depending on your system, you might have to invest in a decoder,
    > too. Wii and a couple others they list will receive it just fine, as will
    > your computer most likely. The devil's in the details.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >> Jo-Anne

    >
    >


    Thank you again, Twayne! I need to do some research soon.

    Jo-Anne
     
  15. Big_Al

    Big_Al Flightless Bird

    Jo-Anne said this on 6/14/2010 6:44 PM:
    > I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I notice a
    > lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any suggestions
    > for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If there's online
    > information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be glad to read it.
    > I haven't found anything of that sort through Google so far.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
    >


    Outside of the larger networks, NBC,ABC,CBS, I've gone to TBS, USA, TNT.

    http://www.fancast.com/full_episodes
    Also fancast seems to have some episodes but the ones I want are usually
    the 2 most recently aired. Pretty good if you miss a show one night on
    your recorder.

    http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/numb3rs/191696
    And tvguide here is okay, as you can see, I've got it marked for
    Numbers. But you can backup to the home page and see what they got.
     
  16. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    "Big_Al" <BigAl@name.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ek273u9ELHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Jo-Anne said this on 6/14/2010 6:44 PM:
    >> I have no TV and am considering watching certain programs online. I
    >> notice a
    >> lot of websites where one can view TV shows at no charge. Any suggestions
    >> for particularly good sites and for those I should avoid? If there's
    >> online
    >> information about how to choose and use these sites, I'd be glad to read
    >> it.
    >> I haven't found anything of that sort through Google so far.
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Outside of the larger networks, NBC,ABC,CBS, I've gone to TBS, USA, TNT.
    >
    > http://www.fancast.com/full_episodes
    > Also fancast seems to have some episodes but the ones I want are usually
    > the 2 most recently aired. Pretty good if you miss a show one night on
    > your recorder.
    >
    > http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/numb3rs/191696
    > And tvguide here is okay, as you can see, I've got it marked for Numbers.
    > But you can backup to the home page and see what they got.
    >
    >


    Thank you, Big Al! I'll check them out.

    Jo-Anne
     

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