We’ve grown used to it.
It frees our time…sort of. We have Netflix, so we’re still pretty connected.
However, no cable generally = no sports.
We’ve missed sports. Until now.
An NFL loophole + Chromecast + old school antenna = sports. Some sports…not all, but some.
NFL for 2 Beans:
Kottke tipped me off to this genius. NFL for $2 per month.
The secret is using an alternate DNS server. Super easy.
This dude lays out the loophole. The post includes a link to legality.
Tip: It’s written for Mac, so the same trick doesn’t work for Windows. I struggled with it for a while and then just used the service without the trick – i.e. Windows won’t allow you to sent Alt. DNS for specific URL’s. Just set for all.
Chromecast = wireless HDMI connection to your TV. Sweetness. Gracias Google.
Add the Chromecast, and I can stream live Pats games to the TV for $2 per month + the $35 Chromecast investment. Not bad.
Old School Antenna:
And the icing on the TV? Old schoolness. A small investment in an old school antenna you get some network TV. Some is the optimal word. We ended up with 7 channels. And only one network, CBS.
Pats on the big screen today. Can’t complain.