Becoming a cable provider

I just got off the phone with my brother, who’s now at school out in Colorado, where he doesn’t have cable in his room. Which is funny, since I just got done installing and configuring Orb, a free Windows application that will stream live TV off a tuner card. I gave him my login, so I may actually become my brother’s cable provider.

I’m kind of jealous, actually. I’m also wondering if this somehow violates my agreement with Cox. Should it?

By the way, if you haven’t tried Orb, it’s really cool. It lets you access all the pictures, music, video, and even files (slightly disconcerting) on your machine from anywhere. I can even stream live TV to my phone (and it doesn’t work on the iPhone! TAKE THAT!).

2 Comments so far

  1. n1zyy on September 19th, 2007

    No cable in a dorm room? =-O

    It probably does violate your agreement, but they’d probably be none the wiser.

    I can only imagine that streaming live TV uses a LOT of bandwidth, though?

  2. andrew on September 24th, 2007

    I’m sure the streaming saturates my upstream bandwidth… and probably renders the home phone (Vonage) completely unusable. On the other hand, the cool factor outweighs these petty issues.

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