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Old 09-05-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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I dont even know why I have a TV, its mostly a waste of time, endless reruns,dumb new shows and of course more commercials than I can count.I live for the internet especially youtube.I can spend hours on it watching all the documentaries and how to programs.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:22 AM
 
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Definitely without TV.
You can pretty much get all the TV satisfaction you want/need from the internet, and TV isn't interactive like the net is.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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I've noticed that people with young children are simply not willing to tolerate the expense of cable television. The kids grow up with streaming services like Netflix, HBO Now and Amazon Prime and they don't even know about commercial television.


I looked at the stations on our cable television, and the obvious conclusion is that it is extremely difficult to replicate the sports offerings on basic cable.

National High Definition
7 News and Weather
4 Children
3 Music
10 Lifestyle
7 Women and LGBTQ
7 Movies
17 General Interest and Series
14 Sports
69

51 Standard Definition (reruns, PEG, religious)

21 Broadcast retransmit
1 Local cable

Triple play costs $168 but they would cut it to $90 if just landline and 50 Mbps internet. So it is $78 for TV and boxes to watch TV.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:05 PM
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Most of the tv I watch is through streaming sites, so I suppose I could technically give up tv and watch shows via the internet. That being said, I could easily give up the internet and most weeks only use it at work. I don't have a smartphone and I prefer it that way.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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I haven’t had “tv” since I moved out of my parents house about 10 years ago. I do occasionally miss it, but then I look at the price and no thanks. Cheapest cable where I live is $55/mo and dish is $40/mo. I’ll stick with just internet and streaming. Internet plus Netflix is cheaper then either of those. Plus we work so much it just doesn’t make sense. We messed around with OTA, but we live in an area where signal is poor. Only about 6-8 decent quality channels and most of them suck.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Definitely without TV.
You can pretty much get all the TV satisfaction you want/need from the internet, and TV isn't interactive like the net is.
agree - you have music streams, news, sports, email - internet has taken over for books, radio, tv, newspapers, postal for me.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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agree - you have music streams, news, sports, email - internet has taken over for books, radio, tv, newspapers, postal for me.
Me too. I haven't turned on my TV for ages.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I dont even know why I have a TV, its mostly a waste of time, endless reruns,dumb new shows and of course more commercials than I can count.I live for the internet especially youtube.I can spend hours on it watching all the documentaries and how to programs.
Mostly Sports on TV - find the big screen is better for football, baseball, etc. But I'm like you - can watch YT vids for a lot of things - recently to do yoga w/ YT instructors.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBu-pQG6sTY
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Croatia and Worldwideweb
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If I lived alone, I would be ready not just to give up TV, but to actually give the set to anyone.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Delaware County, PA
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I can live without TV.
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