The answers offered are great....some new things I have learnt!
Another thing you might find interesting is streaming TV shows! Ever thought about that?
Some providers offer you hundreds of channels.
so you can even watch BBC, which you usually cant if not living in the UK.
My favorite is http://satellitedirect.org/
this one has the biggest choice of channels, over 3000 and growing, from all over the world,
if I didnt have to go to work, I d spent 24/7 in front of my PC.
Check it out, cost you only a one time fee of 50 bucks! which is nothing and you have all those
channels for free for the rest of your life.,- totally cool!
Have fun with it
you can watch most tv shows here and its all free 1) http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/internet/