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BoxeeTV321
October 30th, 2010, 11:53 PM
Don't know if this should be posted here or not... (will take chances), I am desperately trying to find streams / ways to watch Sunday Football games on Boxee (FREE - I should add). For that matter, even if it not in Boxee..

Can anyone guide me here?

judgeschambers
October 31st, 2010, 07:11 AM
No way that I know of to watch NFL Football streamed. Not in boxee either.

BoxeeTV321
October 31st, 2010, 08:13 AM
I was afraid that would be answer I would get. Ok, maybe, I should ask this... Is there anyway to watch Over the Air channels / streams?

judgeschambers
October 31st, 2010, 08:21 AM
Over the air channels and streams?

Over the air channels: No.
Boxee does not integrate with antenna or cable tv.

On boxee with streams: No

BoxeeTV321
October 31st, 2010, 08:23 AM
Browsing online on this topic, found this: http://ftablog.com/archives/259

It seems like these networks are really in love with themselves. I just can't believe that re-transmitting OTA signal requires licensing etc. in other words, they are trying to milk the cow til the last drop...

Unfortunately, there is no TV Tuner in my HTPC setup right now and that's what prompted me to raise this question. Fortunately, I did anticipate this need in future so, when building the HTPC, made sure to choose a mini-itx board that has a PCIe slot for a tuner add-on. Now this means I have to fork over another $100+ for a decent tuner - just to watch Sunday football games??? :mad::mad::mad:

BoxeeTV321
October 31st, 2010, 08:25 AM
Over the air channels and streams?

Over the air channels: No.
Boxee does not integrate with antenna or cable tv.

On boxee with streams: No

Fine (for now at least - but tuner integration should be a must! if you ask me), I could run Windows Media Center to watch the games... but I am surprised that there are no streams (legal or otherwise) of OTA during the game time...

judgeschambers
October 31st, 2010, 08:28 AM
Well the FTA and "re-broadcast" options for football are illegal sources. In the case of the "re-broadcast" group, some do charge to gain access to their listings/links to stream.

You can watch football on your TV now, just not through your HTPC without the tuner. You're gonna get the same channels either way.

BoxeeTV321
October 31st, 2010, 08:29 AM
First STOP-Issues with video playback in Boxee Beta?
BOXEE BETA 9.22.13692
Acer Revo R3610 Atom/ION Win-7 64 Review & Setup & Flash Setup
Windows XP & ATV (sold)
Windows Home Server OEM 3TB
Judge's Apps-NBC News Video Podcast & SomaFM-2 at Boxee Repo

On boxee with streams: No

I see you have the ACER REVO,,, When trying to buy a good HTPC Motherboard, I did a bit of research and chose Zotac IONITX-F-E. Is there a reason why you chose the REVO? Just curious -thinkin' I might have missed something during my research...

judgeschambers
October 31st, 2010, 08:30 AM
Fine (for now at least - but tuner integration should be a must! if you ask me), I could run Windows Media Center to watch the games... but I am surprised that there are no streams (legal or otherwise) of OTA during the game time...

Like the MBL, NHL and the other arena Football league app, all three are pay per view and on boxee now. The NFL may not want to get into that or if they do would need a good partnership to offer a Pay Per View system.

Maybe some day.

judgeschambers
October 31st, 2010, 08:34 AM
I see you have the ACER REVO,,, When trying to buy a good HTPC Motherboard, I did a bit of research and chose Zotac IONITX-F-E. Is there a reason why you chose the REVO? Just curious -thinkin' I might have missed something during my research...

At the time (Oct 2009), the Zotac was more expensive to buy, build and get Win-7 for than the revo. Due to the expense and the labor to make it work it made perfect sense to buy the revo @ $330 usd.

Now, the new Zotac's with the Intel SU4100 chip, though slower clock speed, actually process data 33% faster than the Revo or any ION-2 board. An would consider one of those for that fact alone. Though, it too would cost waaaaaay more to build than buy one pre-built.
http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-zbox-zboxhd-nd21-u-intel-pentium-su4100-1-3-ghz-dual-core-all-in-one-mini-pc.html
Though, I cannot seem to find anyone selling it now...hmmm

And after looking at their page today, they've come up with some more combos to look into. ;-)

BoxeeTV321
October 31st, 2010, 08:43 AM
At the time (Oct 2009), the Zotac was more expensive to buy, build and get Win-7 for than the revo. Due to the expense and the labor to make it work it made perfect sense to buy the revo @ $330 usd.

Now, the new Zotac's with the Intel SU4100 chip, though slower clock speed, actually process data 33% faster than the Revo or any ION-2 board. An would consider one of those for that fact alone. Though, it too would cost waaaaaay more to build than buy one pre-built.
http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-zbox-zboxhd-nd21-u-intel-pentium-su4100-1-3-ghz-dual-core-all-in-one-mini-pc.html

Got it!. I've been shopping for a while and found a good deal on Zotac IONITX-F-E board (purposely bought this instead of IONITX-A-U ::which lacks a PCIe slot) on Amazon even with a mail-in rebate. My setup currently includes a 4GB ram, 2TB Samsung spinpoint HDD in a Silverstone LC09B-ITV case running Win7 64bit. So far so good. I did want to go with Dual-core just to have enough horsepower for good video / overall system performance. But, I can understand what you mean from price point.

Hardware gets cheaper by the day and I believe my entire setup is close to $350 +or- a few dollars. But, I am looking to add the tuner and a wireless Xbox 360 controller so, that would set it close to $500...

I don't have cable, don't wish to pay for it either so, maybe in the long run, I'll recover the costs... :confused: who knows... :-)

judgeschambers
October 31st, 2010, 09:15 AM
I see. :cool:

The IONITX-A-U says it has the PCI slot and the FE does not....

We're getting off topic here but:o, cost

On Newegg I found:
AU+Win-7 Home 64 combo ($20 off) $259. (au alone is $179)
Corsair 4gb ram $79
WD Green 1tb $79

Total $419

Add a case & dvd drive yet. Hell, that's another $100 along.
((The gain of the extra PCIe slot vs. a revo is just not worth $$.))
Then a Hauppauge card is another $114

That's $600.

Hell I can get an i5 Intel Dell with a GF8xxx card for that money and have more power. That's why I won't typically buy one of these "build yourself" Ion machines. ;)