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+ - Is there a TV to PC service that is not a scam?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I was looking for a way to watch the cricket world cup on my PC, and looking for a service to subscribe to. I found quite a few links but most of them trigger my caffeine driven paranoia and makes me want to steer clear... especially the ones that have "100% Legal" on their web sites.

One of the advertised google hits was http://downloadguideonline.org/tv.php which does not really inspire confidence.
Searching on Dr. Ben Gary, the reviewer, I found the follow comment on cnet forums — (scroll down to post 20 of 42) http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7597_102-0.html?forumI D=41&threadID=228232&start=15

So if the Joseph Donahue and Dr Ben Gary is the same person, is it a safe bet that you will be ripped off by their recommended sites?

I also found another 'review' site that looks like it was created by the same lot. Any site that starts in a letter form with 'Dear TV-lovers'...
http://downloadreport.info/tv.php

Some services I have found, but not yet tried... for reasons mentioned above
http://tvtopcdirect.com/
http://inet-tv.us/
http://tvonpcelite.com/

Can anyone recommend a good TV service that they use? Something that shows cricket would be a bonus :-) (I found a few sites that stream the world cup, but require you to install the 'TVU player component' from 'TVU Networks' active x control... I will try that in a virtual machine first — but first I have to go take another sip at the dark teat of my espresso machine...)"

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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