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Resipsa 11-11-2010 09:06 PM

Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
Anyone besides me thinking about, or has done this?

With the ps3 having decent Netflix and Hulu Plus and Playon apps now, and over the air network tv, along with other ITV, I'm getting very close. Netflix streaming covers my movie fix, and between Hulu, Netflix, Playon and over the air network access I'm pretty much covered.

If I didn't need my NFL Sunday ticket, I think I'd cut the cord

I mean $20 bucks a month for netflix and hulu, the rest is free, as opposed to a close to $100 a month DTV bill, most of which is for channels and crap I never watch?

Who's with me?

acarr 11-11-2010 09:21 PM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
I tried to cut my Direct Tv and they gave me 4 free months. So come February it is gone:banger

Superbad 11-11-2010 09:25 PM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
I am really wanting to do this, but my kids would rebel!

G G 11-11-2010 09:26 PM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
I have till February with Direc and then I am either switching back to Dish Network or quitting it all myself.

shilala 11-11-2010 09:46 PM

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If it weren't for sports, I'd have no need for tv at all. I'm real close myself.

larryinlc 11-11-2010 09:56 PM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
Not me. I pay good money to Dishnet for my 200 channels of crap. They finally threw in HD for life, so now I get to watch crap in HD. Life is good.:)

Larry

LostAbbott 11-11-2010 10:22 PM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
I only have cable internet, and that is a write off for the business. Never had cable since I left University. Even the basic cable channels not have perfect streaming on their sites...

mmblz 11-12-2010 05:01 AM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
yup, we do not have either..
hd antenna gets us NBC and a bunch of PBS stations ... and ALMOST CBS
then there's netflix, hulu, occasional purchase from amazon online tv thing...

Coach Deg 11-12-2010 05:14 AM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
I can't live without Espn, MLB, and NFL networks!

Bunker 11-12-2010 06:48 AM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
I have been contemplating it for awhile, the kids seem to watch nothing but netflix. The meager list of channels we do get from Comcast are pretty useless.

Resipsa 11-12-2010 08:03 AM

Re: Cutting the Cable/Satellite Cord
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Coach Deg (Post 1059522)
I can't live without Espn, MLB, and NFL networks!

Weeellllllllll......The ps3 has the
MLB ticket, Hulu has the NFL network, Playon on the ps3'has espn..... Just sayin':r

D_A 11-12-2010 08:05 AM

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I canceled Direct a few months ago and haven't missed it a bit. I got netflix and bought an antenna which gives us 3 PBS stations, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and a 2 or 3 others.

Volt 11-12-2010 08:06 AM

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Going with the concept, I have Cox cable. I can't see cutting the cord. It provides my internet and basic cable. Not sure I could get my standards like the history, TLC, TBS, etc type channels. I also like surfing the channels, you never know when something catches your interest.

I know I have not watched the big 3 in over 7 years with the exception of NFL football games. In the rare possibility they have any programming that I might like, TBS or TNT will buy it from them. So it's a year old... still gonna be new and fresh to me and I'm not the water cooler type chatter, so being up on what's on the tube has little bearing to me.

wayner123 11-12-2010 08:09 AM

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I did this a year ago and I couldn't be happier. My digital antenna brings in all the local stations and the networks , CBS, NBC, ABC. The netflix is adding a ton of new movies everyday to instant watch. They have all the kids programming you could want, not to mention that netflix has the starz and signed a new deal with a group to bring movies to netflix before they hit TV.

I use a gaming computer as my media center, and really the only thing I miss out on is ESPN (brighthouse has a stupid non agreement with them), but channelsurfing.net or firstrow.net takes care of any sports I need.

Saving $60 + a month might not sound like much, but to me it's been great.

wayner123 11-12-2010 08:11 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Volt (Post 1059629)
Going with the concept, I have Cox cable. I can't see cutting the cord. It provides my internet and basic cable. Not sure I could get my standards like the history, TLC, TBS, etc type channels. I also like surfing the channels, you never know when something catches your interest.

I know I have not watched the big 3 in over 7 years with the exception of NFL football games. In the rare possibility they have any programming that I might like, TBS or TNT will buy it from them. So it's a year old... still gonna be new and fresh to me and I'm not the water cooler type chatter, so being up on what's on the tube has little bearing to me.


All of these channels are either on hulu or you can go to the stations website to stream any show. And that way you can also watch any show you may have missed as most keep the whole season.

hscmit 11-12-2010 08:24 AM

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been considering this for a few months now.

what is playon?

BeerAdvocate 11-12-2010 01:23 PM

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I have thought about it, but then I would miss out on my sports

NCRadioMan 11-12-2010 01:36 PM

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I watch most of my "tv" on the internet becuase almost every major channel and all popular shows and movies gets streamed. Alot of them in HD.

You just have to know where to look. ;)

BeerAdvocate, there are many more sports options than cable/dish on the web. I several laptops and a pc. On Sunday's I will have 4 different games going at times. You can watch virtually any game of any sport that is being televised. Sorry Sunday Ticket holders, you are getting hosed.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Coach Deg
I can't live without Espn, MLB, and NFL networks!

All are streamed in HD. :)

J0eybb 11-12-2010 01:39 PM

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I quit cable a year ago. I need a set of rabbit ears, because right now I get 0 channels. I do however have my pc hooked up via hdmi.

cricky101 11-12-2010 02:16 PM

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I'm in the process. I bought a Roku box to stream netflix and hulu plus (got the Netflix running, and it's pretty awesome) in my living room to my LCD tv

Now I need a decent antenna and I'll be ready to cancel the cable TV service.

I do have older TVs in my bedroom and spare room where I work out, and I guess I'll need to get converter boxes along with antennas for those to be able to pull in any channels :td


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