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Old 01-30-2019, 09:09 PM
 
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I currently pay $0 per month for TV watching.

When I want to see a movie I go to the public library and check out a DVD, and watch it on the computer. I read books, practice my music, exercise, and that pretty much uses up my spare time since I also have to work for a living. I don't have time to take on the 20 hours per week mandatory TV watching.

The gym membership is something like $40 a month. Everything else costs nothing.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Then why even comment? To lord it over us how you're so much better then us because you don't watch TV? Because that's how you come across. Thanks for adding nothing to this thread.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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So when Buddha discovered that all those people were unhappy because they were caught up in desire, and he figured out that you could actually step outside the constant-desire loop, he should have just shut up and gone away because he wasn't adding anything to the conversation?

Because y'all are all running around with your knickers in a twist trying to figure out how to replicate the "entertainment" you get by paying monthly subscriptions, and there is another way.


Have you ever heard the story of the Gordian Knot?

Try something different for once. You might just like it.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:40 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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For those of you who have cut the cord recently, what does your current entertainment package consist of after you dropped your cable provider, and how much does it cost you per month?


Thanks!
I actually just did this after the new year. Had cable/internet, netflix, and AMZN prime.
Cable/internet was $120 - Vzn Fios w/ 75/75 and basic cable w/ sports (2 STB).
Cut cable and upgraded broadband to 1 Gig for $80.

Of course, I'll end up paying the same once I add on a streaming package (fubo, Sling, or Hulu, etc.). But it would provide more value as I'm not tied to a contract and there are more options.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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I actually just did this after the new year. Had cable/internet, netflix, and AMZN prime.
Cable/internet was $120 - Vzn Fios w/ 75/75 and basic cable w/ sports (2 STB).
Cut cable and upgraded broadband to 1 Gig for $80.

Of course, I'll end up paying the same once I add on a streaming package (fubo, Sling, or Hulu, etc.). But it would provide more value as I'm not tied to a contract and there are more options.
Very similar to my situation. I started with Directv Now’s top package and may reduce depending on what gets watched.
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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So when Buddha discovered that all those people were unhappy because they were caught up in desire, and he figured out that you could actually step outside the constant-desire loop, he should have just shut up and gone away because he wasn't adding anything to the conversation?
Comparing yourself to Buddha? Thanks for trying to save us, I guess?!?


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Because y'all are all running around with your knickers in a twist trying to figure out how to replicate the "entertainment" you get by paying monthly subscriptions, and there is another way.
I don't think anyone's... knickers... are in a twist, old man.




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Try something different for once. You might just like it.
Really? Judgy McJudgerson? Because I like TV I don't try new things? lol
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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Comparing yourself to Buddha? Thanks for trying to save us, I guess?!?


I don't think anyone's... knickers... are in a twist, old man.




Really? Judgy McJudgerson? Because I like TV I don't try new things? lol
Don't you need to go buy something?
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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bwahahaha

Don't you have more threads to go be useless in, Buddha?
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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Have you ever heard the story of the Gordian Knot?
Try something different for once. You might just like it.
The Gordian Knot is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem (disentangling an "impossible" knot) solved easily by finding a loophole or thinking creatively (according to wikipedia).

I've always felt that it is a metaphor for something else. When some people are faced with a philosophical challenge they respond with brute stupidity.

I think that everyone who logs into this forum understands that the cheapest option for viewing video is (1) watch what you can see using a $10 antenna, (2) go to the library, (3) buy a $30 Roku and watch old movies interrupted with commercials on streaming free services like the Roku channel.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:56 AM
 
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The Gordian Knot is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem (disentangling an "impossible" knot) solved easily by finding a loophole or thinking creatively (according to wikipedia).

I've always felt that it is a metaphor for something else. When some people are faced with a philosophical challenge they respond with brute stupidity.

I think that everyone who logs into this forum understands that the cheapest option for viewing video is (1) watch what you can see using a $10 antenna, (2) go to the library, (3) buy a $30 Roku and watch old movies interrupted with commercials on streaming free services like the Roku channel.
This came to mind

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