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Old 01-11-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun
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Averaging fifteen to twenty dollars a month. No added or improved services come with it. Plus, even if you never watch sports you must pay a sports "surcharge". Guess that's not a rate increase.
A very basic plan of Internet, hd tv and basic cable was around $118.00 a month. Now that same plan is almost $134.00. Even after they eliminated BBC America and a few other favorites. Can they keep raising rates without adding channels, improving internet speed or eliminating down time? As Comcast's CEO said late last year "you can't keep raising rates forever". Something's gotta give.
Alternatives like Roku, Apple TV and others offer almost the same programs with the added benefits of no commercials for a lot less money.
This type of inflation is hurting everybody. True, you can cancel everything and save money but that sure makes for a dull life.
Maybe if our cable systems got rid of those oddball channels that almost nobody watches, we'd get more for less.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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Maybe if our cable systems got rid of those oddball channels that almost nobody watches, we'd get more for less.
The problem there doesn't lie with the providers, but with the networks. Those oddball channels exist because the networks who own them bundle them with their bigger name channels and tell the providers they can't have (insert big name network here) unless they buy this bundle of channels. And the reason they do that is the advertising revenue they can get from those oddball channels. They can raise advertising rates when they can guarantee an ad will be on X million cable subscribers' packages, whether they'll watch it or not.
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:57 AM
 
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You can get and watch anything at all with just an internet connection and a digital antennae. We haven't had cable in over 3 years, and I can find whatever I want on the internet.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:29 AM
 
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You can get and watch anything at all with just an internet connection and a digital antennae. We haven't had cable in over 3 years, and I can find whatever I want on the internet.
Yes, but legally...?
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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Yes, but legally...?
Sure. Antenna for local channels. SlingTV for ESPN. Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime for other shows and movies.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: (Orginally From Ann Arbor, MI) Now reside in Evans, Georgia
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With HBO and showtime to go( they have added no subscription pricing ) to your streaming devices, hulu, amazon prime, netflix and slew of all kinds of streaminghttps://channelstore.roku.com/browse...-tv/popularity channels

We get our smithsonian channel, national geo Tv, pbs, hbo, netflix, amazon prime, and antenna , and were covered to watch everything we've ever want to watch . We get 122 streaming channels for a tons less then cable.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:19 AM
 
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Sure. Antenna for local channels. SlingTV for ESPN. Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime for other shows and movies.
Just checking.


But...my issue with that, which continues to be why I haven't ditched cable, is that internet fast enough to stream HD video (and it still has to be Comcast in my case...ugh) still costs $60+ a month. Then add $20 for Sling, another $5 for the sports package, another $10 for Netflix, another $8-12 for Hulu Plus....then you're over $100/mo again for TV and internet before taxes and fees.

The only people I know who actually save a decent amount by cord cutting are the ones who stick with a slower internet package and deal with buffering and/or SD picture quality, AND they 'illegally' are using friends' or family members' logins for cable channels, Netflix or Hulu.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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But...my issue with that, which continues to be why I haven't ditched cable, is that internet fast enough to stream HD video (and it still has to be Comcast in my case...ugh) still costs $60+ a month. Then add $20 for Sling, another $5 for the sports package, another $10 for Netflix, another $8-12 for Hulu Plus....then you're over $100/mo again for TV and internet before taxes and fees
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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But...my issue with that, which continues to be why I haven't ditched cable, is that internet fast enough to stream HD video (and it still has to be Comcast in my case...ugh) still costs $60+ a month. Then add $20 for Sling, another $5 for the sports package, another $10 for Netflix, another $8-12 for Hulu Plus....then you're over $100/mo again for TV and internet before taxes and fees
Lol... So you're telling me the hard numbers I gave you from my personal experience and research aren't true? And you have nothing else to back it up? Ok.

Everything I stated is an absolute fact. Performance Internet with Comcast (25 Mbps) is $66.95 per month. Performance Starter (10Mbps, and not enough to stream HD video without lots of buffering) is $49.95 per month. Even with the slower internet speed you're still at a minimum of $93 a month before taxes and fees. So tell me again how that is "not true"?
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:20 AM
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Lol... So you're telling me the hard numbers I gave you from my personal experience and research aren't true? And you have nothing else to back it up? Ok.

Everything I stated is an absolute fact. Performance Internet with Comcast (25 Mbps) is $66.95 per month. Performance Starter (10Mbps, and not enough to stream HD video without lots of buffering) is $49.95 per month. Even with the slower internet speed you're still at a minimum of $93 a month before taxes and fees. So tell me again how that is "not true"?
Not to mention that Comcast charges you if you go over on your data.....I haven't found a viable alternative to cable yet.
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