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Old 11-01-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm also a cord cutter. Try this on for size, I was paying $160/month for internet , phone, and tv (I know expensive!). I cut the phone and tv and kept the internet service which I now get for $30/month here in the New York City area. Then add to the fact because this is NY and your more apt to get pain in the arse neighbors who will steal your cable and even internet service (some of these people are quite sophisticated even if you think your system is secure) so your reception or service is always interrupted or crappy. I had enough.

I'm just getting starting in getting entertainment off the net. I've subscribed to Hulu, thanks for the heads up on Hulu plus, I was going to sign up until I saw that many of of the shows offered aren't what I want to see and those I want is on regular Hulu and I would still have to wait. I have a WD thingy that I can store shows/music etc. so now I just need to buy a tuner for my pc. I'm also signed up with Blockbuster, I know Netflix is cheaper and offers more at the moment but it's the principle of thing -- I hate AOL and if I'm not mistaken AOL or Time Warner owns Netflix and I was right in thinking beforehand when I assumed Netflix would treat their customers the same as AOL always had and this became evident when Netflix without warning tried to raised rates and discontinue a lot of their services to their customers a year or two ago, so don't suggest Netflix to me.

I also need a good indoor antenna, I would love to get an outdoor antenna but I live in an apartment and being that my relationship with the super and the buzzards stealing my cable I think a prime way they would get back at me is to damage any outdoor antenna I'd put up.

I too miss my NFL broadcasting, I'm gonna have to check into those services suggested by other posters. Is this legal NFL broadcasting over the net?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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Someone told us if you down grade the internet service, we'll only get 3 MBP instead of 15 MBP.. what will that do for our internet if our friends came over & wanted to use their WiFi phones or had a tablet?

I want to get Madmen too, on my Roku, is that possible and also PBS stations which show Eastenders.
What channel would you have to sign up for to get those shows?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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We use Windows Media Center as well and love it. We can record two shows at the same time from ota. We get Monday night football and Thursday night football ota along with the Saturday and Sunday stuff.

Hulu plus was a waste for us and you can't get CBS on there which was an issue.

There really is nothing we miss from cable once you go through the withdrawal of a couple of channels.

We have a pc hooked up to the big t.v. in the basement and the xbox in our bedroom. We love zapping through commercials which you can't do on hulu.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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For the record, Netflix is it's own company. Not owned by anyone.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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For the Cord Cutters, don't forget about CRACKLE. I am becoming a huge fan. Both the Roku and the Boxee support it.
There's a Crackle video add-on for XBMC, also.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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We use Windows Media Center as well and love it. We can record two shows at the same time from ota. We get Monday night football . . . .

you get monday night football over the air??




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There's a Crackle video add-on for XBMC, also.
its also on xbox 360.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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you get monday night football over the air?
Yes. We get it on an odd ball channel. We only watch the broncos play so it's possible it's not on there every Monday. There are a lot of over the air channels. This one is a sister station of our local NBC. But the game played as an Espn game.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Another similar thread (from "other" topics section), FYI-
Thinking of getting rid of cable tv.........

my post-
http://www.city-data.com/forum/26720579-post15.html

in which I said that I've been watching free programs online for past year and a half (since I got DSL for my computer and let the cable/broadcast tv drop completely)-and am satisfied (well educated and well entertained) w/this new arrangement.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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I'm cancelling my expensive cable TV service ($109/mo)....
I dont blame you...... Almost nothing but crap BUT THEY KEEP RAISING THE PRICE!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Giethoorn, Netherlands
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Someone asked about indoor antennas - this is the mother of all indoor antennas - it'll even work in an attic!

Amazon.com: Antennas Direct ClearStream4 HDTV Antenna: Electronics
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