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Old 07-20-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Dropped my Dish Network in Nov. Bought a Roku 3 which I watch Netflix and have anbMLS subscription. Plenty of good free content on the Roku too. I did get a HD Antenna for over the air. I don't think ill ever get cable again, it's just not worth it.

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Old 07-20-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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I have cable and satellite and I barely watch satellite @ all due to the crappy programming!!

I havent watched cable TV in about 4 years since they forced this NAVIGATOR GARBAGE on everyone.... ITS UGLY,ITS SLOW,ETC......... Its a disgrace!! (When We first got Cable TV a platform called "SARA" was on the boxs and it was beautiful!! (basic,fast,etc))

I watch SOME SATELLITE but not much........
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:36 AM
 
Location: California
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Have never had cable or satellite... don't watch that much tv, so the 10 channels i get are sufficient. Like to watch DVD/VHS's instead
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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No cable or satellite here. Just regular antenna TV. And all that money I saved over the years has paid for a neat Home Theatre Surround Sound system. DVD's or antenna TV for us and we're very happy.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Dropped my Dish Network in Nov. Bought a Roku 3 which I watch Netflix and have anbMLS subscription. Plenty of good free content on the Roku too. I did get a HD Antenna for over the air. I don't think ill ever get cable again, it's just not worth it.

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Brian, in your Roku, find the PLEX app (need the PLEX server on your PC also). If you find programming on the internet that you want to watch it will send it to the Roku.

Also, NoWhereTV. NoWhere has links to other programming for TV.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Ive heard of Plex and have it installed on the Roku already, I just havent installed it on the PC yet. Is it an easy setup on the PC ? I tried another app that I had to install on the PC and it was a PITA so I just gave up. I work in IT and have setup more PC's and Servers than I care to remember and couldnt figure it out. I may just try Plex tonight.

I have NowhereTV and love it. I think thats where I get RTE.ie live streams for my Irish news, BBC etc. I also get I think its called Revision3 with Hak5 and all kinds of great content on it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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I would love to opt out of cable but I live in condo where the cable is included in fees.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I am getting old and fell asleep so didnt do Plex last night, I will do it tonight for sure :|
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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I would love to opt out of cable but I live in condo where the cable is included in fees.
That sucks!!!! --So everyone has to pay for cable EVEN IF THEY DONT WANT IT??
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:50 AM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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We haven't had cable in a while now. Even when we did we only had the cheapest/basic and found we rarely watched it. We just kept it for so long because we had a bundled deal for internet and basic; I think it was $50 for both, then we dropped the cable and ended up only saving about $10 a month but that's still $10 a month we don't have to pay for something we never use, and we can spend that on Netflix instead. We only have one TV in the house and we use our PS3 to watch Netflix and sometimes Amazon on it. We're thinking of getting another TV next year and if so we might get a Roku.

We are moving to a new town so I checked out the cable/internet bundle offers and I was not impressed. Not worth an extra $20 a month for me to have bare bones cable and no way I'd pay what they want to have GOOD channels.
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