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Old 11-11-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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I tried to cut my Direct Tv and they gave me 4 free months. So come February it is gone
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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I am really wanting to do this, but my kids would rebel!
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
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I have till February with Direc and then I am either switching back to Dish Network or quitting it all myself.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:46 PM   #5
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If it weren't for sports, I'd have no need for tv at all. I'm real close myself.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:56 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:22 PM   #7
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Default 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...
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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...
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I can't live without Espn, MLB, and NFL networks!
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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'
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:48 AM   #11
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Default 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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:11 AM   #14
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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.

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.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #15
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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.

I have tried that.... Specifically Burn Notice. I have found watiching a tv show in the little window applet they provide isn't all that pleasing to me. The only real advantage I saw to it was being able to pause it. I have not tried Hulu, maybe I will give it a look. Generally though I am computing and watching tv at teh same time. I anly have room for one monitor on the desk, so a split screen isn't an option.

An aside is the wife is NOT computer not internet savvy and has no desire to be so. If there is once sight I could select a channel or specific show, maybeeeeee.
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I'd love to, but Animal Planet HD, Discovery HD, History and nat geo hd, fox soccer hd, and fox news......just can't cut it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #17
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I have tried that.... Specifically Burn Notice. I have found watiching a tv show in the little window applet they provide isn't all that pleasing to me. The only real advantage I saw to it was being able to pause it. I have not tried Hulu, maybe I will give it a look. Generally though I am computing and watching tv at teh same time. I anly have room for one monitor on the desk, so a split screen isn't an option.

An aside is the wife is NOT computer not internet savvy and has no desire to be so. If there is once sight I could select a channel or specific show, maybeeeeee.
There is a little button on the bottom right for full screen and many of them have an HD button as well.

Furthermore, hulu does have a lot of the shows in one place. If my 4 year old daughter can do it (she actually started doing it when she was 3), I am sure it's not that big of a learning curve.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:57 PM   #18
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For the sports games and channels

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:09 AM   #19
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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.
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been considering this for a few months now.

what is playon?
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