Jeff Haywood of The Grand Rapids Press blogged about a different way to use Amazon Unbox on TiVo – as an alternative to subscribing to a higher tier of cable. Jeff and his wife are big Battlestar Galactica fans (and who can blame them?), which returned for its fourth, and final, season on Friday night. But Jeff doesn’t watch enough content to justify the $20/month additional cost for the Comcast tier that includes The SciFi Channel. So what to do? Jeff’s solution is to purchase the season of BSG from Amazon Unbox:
A day after a new episode is aired, it is automatically downloaded to my TiVo via the Internet for $1.89 an episode. The quality is great, and price is cheaper than subscribing for digital cable for the length of the final season.
Have any of you used Unbox as an alternative to a cable, or satellite, subscription? I wonder how common this is.