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Old 11-23-2015, 12:54 PM
 
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If I'm paying $70/month, I might as well keep what I have; it'd be a lot less work! Can use computer at work for Internet; all I really want at home are cheaper movies and TV (and fewer channels), preferably on my existing TV. Sounds like that may be asking the impossible.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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Is it possible to watch them on a regular (old) TV with some kind of device? Maybe I'm asking the wrong question on the wrong forums...
This is a fine forum. As I said we all pretty much hang out in SCI\TECH. It will get seen here as well as anywhere.

Unless your TV is very old with JUST Antenna input a Roku may still work:
https://support.roku.com/hc/en-us/ar...support-my-TV-

Do you have the RED WHITE YELLO jacks?

Not trying to keep pushing you to Roku but $50 for a Roku is a lot cheaper then a $400 laptop which s probably the minimum price most here would recommend.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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Yes, I have the jacks in place...
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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My TV isn't HD; I have to use a converter box. But I could certainly buy a used flatscreen for $60 at any secondhand appliance store...
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:20 PM
 
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Here are a few options:

Standard definition
old tv ---> roku using RCA video/audio connections (Red, white, yellow connectors)

HD
modern tv (used is fine) ----> roku using HDMI cable
modern tv (used is fine) ----> laptop using HDMI cable

Any tablet within the last 3 years or so
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:52 AM
 
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BUT you have to have an Internet connection to use all the above, correct? Which I don't.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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Who provides service to the modem? This is what I fail to understand. When people talk about cord cutting are they referring to unbundling those silly "Triple Play" cable packages? So instead of Triple Play you're retaining cable, just without the digital phone and TV portions. In other words, solely internet cable?

Sorry if this is a hijack but this discussion drives me insane because I don't understand.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:13 AM
 
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Who provides service to the modem? This is what I fail to understand. When people talk about cord cutting are they referring to unbundling those silly "Triple Play" cable packages? So instead of Triple Play you're retaining cable, just without the digital phone and TV portions. In other words, solely internet cable?

Sorry if this is a hijack but this discussion drives me insane because I don't understand.
Yes. The cable company can usually provide just internet service. The price will vary from company to company and can vary depending on what speed they provide.

If I had to chose, I'd take the internet any day, over a bunch of garbage TV channels that I'd never watch. Then, once you have the internet, you can watch almost anything over the streaming services, for a fee. There are also sites out there that provide free content.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:23 AM
 
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Yes. The cable company can usually provide just internet service. The price will vary from company to company and can vary depending on what speed they provide.

If I had to chose, I'd take the internet any day, over a bunch of garbage TV channels that I'd never watch. Then, once you have the internet, you can watch almost anything over the streaming services, for a fee. There are also sites out there that provide free content.
Thanks. Then TBH IMHO the phrase "cord cutting" is misleading and folks should kinda stop using it. Just say "I'm gonna do pure internet cable without the other junk." Again, IMHO; I realize I don't have a magic wand to change culture and the way we all speak.
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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I would truly be "cutting the cord," because I wouldn't have ANY cord... No TV, no phone, no Internet... Sounds a bit scary!
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