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Cutting the cord. It has become a catch-phrase these days for many people. It refers to turning off your cable or satellite TV service in favor of getting your television on the computer or on other hardware. Of course, that works best for those of us who hook an HTPC (home theater PC) to our entertainment center with video going to the big screen TV and audio being pumped through an audio-video receiver and out to a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker system.

There are a lot of directions for cord cutters to go and I am planning to cover a number of them over the coming days and weeks. For now though, we are starting out with one simple TV app — ChrisTV Online, which allows customers to access a number of channels from countries all around the world.


I cut the cable TV cord back in college when I lived with four other males in a house where the thermostat’s agreed-upon winter setting never rose above 60 degrees, even when it was below 20 degrees outside. In a house where you don’t pay for comfort-level heating, you definitely don’t pay for cable.

Since that time, I’ve never looked back. If I could make it then, when I actually had time to kill watching TV, I figured I could make it without cable for life. Here’s how I managed to do it!