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Cutting the cable TV cord just got a little easier for consumers.

A federal appeals court rejected Monday an appeal by TV station owners of a previous ruling that allowed startup Aereo to stream local TV networks through its website and app.

The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York City, affirms an earlier ruling that Aereo doesn't violate the broadcasters' copyrights in airing programs over the Internet from its farm of mini-antennas in Brooklyn.

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Crud...I should start this up in my local area my self
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Who even watches TV these days?
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Who even watches TV these days?


Most people still watch tv believe it or not.
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Who even watches TV these days?

Sports! And... um... other sports?
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I watch Food Network, and sometimes Speed. My wife hogs the rest of it. tongue.gif
    
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So it's like renting an HD antenna for $80 a year? I don't see the appeal. I have an HD antenna that picks up my local channels and that cost way south of $80.

EDIT - Oh, it has the whole streaming factor. I see. I still don't see the appeal, but I can see why other people might.
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So it's like renting an HD antenna for $80 a year? I don't see the appeal. I have an HD antenna that picks up my local channels and that cost way south of $80.

EDIT - Oh, it has the whole streaming factor. I see. I still don't see the appeal, but I can see why other people might.

It is just that some people have huge ugly antennas that aren't cheap and yet can barely pick up a few channels over the air. I just moved a couple days ago and I now live on the edge of my city on a hill top and even with just a rabbit ear box I can pick up several channels. My old neighbor had one of those huge antennas and barely got anything. So antennas aren't always an option.
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I'm in Brooklyn... time to look into this......... FIOS is good but expensive

OMG doesn't work on my computer but my iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWOWWO AmaZING
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Most people still watch tv believe it or not.

A television is just a hardware device/appliance... what u watch on it is another thing. Could be a video, could be broadcast television, could be cable...

When somone says the watch tv, it means broadcast television, which anyone can get in hd free. Most do not watch those channels, they watch cable.. not television. Cable programming follows under different guidlines than broadcast television.

Most people do not watch much television, they watch way more cable than tv... most young kids dont even make the distinction between cable and network.
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