Ditch Cable and Watch TV on Ipad - advice?

So my wife and I are considering getting rid of cable and trying to to stream everything we watch. I don't watch much other than sports.

My strategy:
1. Up my internet speed and get Apple TV
2. HD Antenna - will get us ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc.
3. Watch ESPN app - will get me the main sports that option #2 doesn't
4. Netflix and/or Hulu Plus - does anyone have a preference here?

My wife is mainly concerned with new shows. It seems as though we'll have most of them covered (but no DVR could prove challenging at times). Her main concern is The Voice and shows on the Food Network and Bravo, which don't seem to have obvious solutions for us.

Have any of you ditched cable? Even if you haven't are any of you watching much programming on your ipad (not through slingbox)? I'm wondering if this is actually a viable option.

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Nov 29, 2012

watchseries.eu. most mainstream shows get uploaded to the site within a couple of hours of airing.

Nov 29, 2012

atdhenet.tv all the sports you'll ever need.

Nov 29, 2012

You may want to consider buying a TiVo HD or Series 3 with lifetime service. That, plus an HD antenna, will give your wife the DVR capabilities she wants. Just be prepared for a fairly sizable upfront investment (~$400).

Nov 29, 2012

Solarmovie.eu. Pretty much every movie and tv show is on this site hours from being released.

Netflix is good, but there aren't a whole lot of shows on there.

Nov 29, 2012

For live streaming sports google myp2p, click on the first link. Gives you a list of all the games for that day and links to streaming broadcasts of them. I use it all the time.

Nov 29, 2012

Thanks guys. How would the picture be streaming these sites and using Airplay to watch it on the tv?

As a huge sports fan, this makes me nervous, but I freaking hate Comcast

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Nov 29, 2012

These sites (and others of their ilk) will get the job done, but it will look ugly on a large TV.

Nov 29, 2012
kingfalcon:

These sites (and others of their ilk) will get the job done, but it will look ugly on a large TV.

That's what I assumed. With the HDTV antenna I'm hoping to watch most sports on the big screen.

twitter: @CorpFin_Guy

Nov 29, 2012
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