Who needs HBO? You have heard of Bittorrent right? Paying for cable is still doing it wrong.
The tuner card is to connect to a DIY hoverman antenna for the local channels which have local content that is hard to impossible to find online as either the local affiliate's site is terrible or nobody has bothered to post those local public access shows online, of which some are actually watchable compared to the network stuff. -- You think theres no games for Linux? »desura.com »gameolith.com »humblebundle.com »playdeb.net »ubuntuvibes.com
Mass market sports are largely boring and oversold, if I need to watch something like good fight theres plenty of bars in town I can stop at to watch it at and have a large selection of craft beers to choose from while doing so.
What shows don't make it to torrent? Crap "reality" shows and stuff off the DIY network?