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Old 03-15-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Default If I discontinue cable/satellite how do you continue to watch

History channel, H2, AMC, National Geographic, Military, IFC, TCM etal? Well, in my opinion, channels which do offer good programming on occasion or in the main.

I looked through Hulu.com and they really tend to have mostly medicore selections.

PBS and local news can be had via antenna. I do not know of anything else worth watching from the other network channels.-ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox.

I mean of course legally and ethically. No torrents downloads or piracy.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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You can get a lot of full featured episodes on The History Channel on your computer. Same with cable news, and there are other channels available on your computer, but non of the ones you mentioned other than the History Channel. Someone mentioned this on another forum yesterday. I don't know anything about it, but it appeared to have a lot of stuff. Did not do much but take a quick look.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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History channel videos:

Watch History Full Episodes & Videos Online - History.com

Just look up the channel you are interested in and see if they have shows/videos posted on their site.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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you could also try Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime (yesterday i think) added a lot of Discovery Channel shows, and you can probably get the older History Channel shows via mail using Netflix, possibly some others from the other networks you mentioned
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You could take the money you save and stop watching and go do things outside of your living room
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I live a fairly balanced life and make time for all good things. I just want to know if there are alternatives to cable/sat and still be able to view programing from the better networks mentioned above. I am interested in frugality but not living like a shrew.

The answer is mostly no.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I live a fairly balanced life and make time for all good things. I just want to know if there are alternatives to cable/sat and still be able to view programing from the better networks mentioned above. I am interested in frugality but not living like a shrew.

The answer is mostly no.
I dumped cable for the over the air hd programing...I like it!
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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I dumped DISH network ($60/month) for Hulu and Netflix and some of the other on-line services through a ROKU receiver. I get to watch all the programs I care to see for under $20/month now.

When I travel, many locations have a cable hook-up for my RV. I've hooked that up about 20 times in the last 6 months and wound up surfing the channels ... only to find nothing of particular interest on, so I turned my TV off and read my books/magazines. What it has proven to me is that there's very little of immediate interest to me on the air which justifies that old $60/month subscription service.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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Go to the library and check out DVDs. It's free and they probably have everything you want.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Go to the library and check out DVDs. It's free and they probably have everything you want.
Speculation. I know what the library has.

I asked a straightforward question and there are limited responses.

Ok. Thanks.
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