As people become more tech savvy one of the things that they often discover is that it is possible to watch cable TV online. Initially when people realize this the first thing to come to mind is the potential saving that could be made if the high monthly cable fee was stopped and they simply paid for a high speed Internet connection with unlimited bandwidth. The reality is, at the moment, this is a real and feasible option and people could most likely watch everything that they have access to on their cable package and more through use of online streams and torrents!
While the above scenario is so plausible that is not a matter of how to do it, rather which of the many available ways to go about it there are a few things that, if considering going down this road, you should bear in mind.
Most of the time watching free streams online means you will be watching low quality content (jerky and fuzzy) which is spyware, adware and advert loaded. These streams are often also provided illegally.
A better solution is to decide exactly what it is you want to watch on cable and then find a legal software solution that will allow you to view that on your PC for a small one time fee rather than a monthly subscription as cable viewers are used to. People who simply want to watch cable TV on their PC are probably selling the capabilities of their PC and the TV tuner software short as the true viewing potential of this kind of software comes from the vast range you are able to view, far more than you would get on a standard cable package!
With the correct setup you can stream almost any channel or sporting event taking place in the world, it just takes a little configuration and sometimes a onetime fee which is usually much lower than a months cable subscription.
In order to get such a huge range of channels and sporting events you will often need a few different software packages so its best to start out by buying one that will suit the most of your needs and then add to it as and when you need to.
Sopcast, Streamtorrne and Veetle are all free viewing softwares and until you are ready to commit to buy a main piece of Internet TV software these are probably worth downloading and testing out to get a feel for exactly what it is you are going to be doing, the disadvantage with these is that the people who provide the streams usually do so without charging and that means that they try to cash in using adverts or some other method of monetization that can hamper your viewing..
The paid software such as LiveTVForMe offers an advanced streaming system which means that your Internet connection is managed in such a way that the highest possible quality of stream is shown to you uninterrupted, even when viewing live. Depending on your computer setup you could actually end up with a much higher quality picture than you would have got directly onto your TV but be aware that when something is been streamed "live" it may actually be a few seconds behind.
The best Internet TV software also allows the more advanced viewing features that some of you may be used to such as pausing and rewinding live TV, while these features are quite new to people who have only watched TV traditionally before they are ancient for long time users of Internet TV software and this type of software is where these type of features originated. Knowing this you will realize that the number of features that the leading edge software offers today far surpasses anything you will be used to. In addition to this in exchange for you one time payment you will usually receive lifetime updates to the software meaning you will never be left behind.
If you are still hesitating as to if you should buy then why not try out one of the free options suggested above and get a taste of how it all works, that should convince even the most tight fisted TV fan to take a leap of faith!