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Old 01-27-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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PBS channel (free) on Roku has days worth of documentaries, Nova, Nature, This old House, etc.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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I would like to see cable companies offer something like a bundle of channels that you would watch instead of 100 plus channels of things you have no interest in. Guess there is no money in it for them but the public would jump all over it. They do it for those who love sports, so why not the rest of us?
Good idea that we would go for. We'd like to pick the 20+ channels we want. As it stands now we get well over 200 channels and watch less than 20% of them.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:05 PM
 
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I would like to see cable companies offer something like a bundle of channels that you would watch instead of 100 plus channels of things you have no interest in. Guess there is no money in it for them but the public would jump all over it. They do it for those who love sports, so why not the rest of us?
This constant complaining about too many cable channels makes me wonder if people realize that it is not steak we are dealing with. You can't save money necessarily by ordering a smaller piece of steak. You could end up paying much more for fewer channels. There is no legal upper limit on what you could end up paying for each channel.

You can purchase TV shows by the episode. But at $3 an episode you won't save money unless you watch very little TV.

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Remember that "Seinfeld" in which Elaine tries to drive one boutique out of business by spending tons of money at a similar shop nearby, only to discover they're both owned by the same person who irked her to begin with? Everyone who's excited about HBO offering its programming via broadband next year to people who eschew cable and satellite needs to think about what's really happening here.

This may in fact be a boon to so-called cord cutters. It may be the first step toward giving individuals the opportunity to pay for only the programming they want rather than the current practice of bundling networks, forcing subscribers to subsidize channels for which they have no use. Perhaps it's the future.

That's certainly one way to look at it.

Another is that, as consumers, we're a bunch of Elaines. The more aggravated we get, the more cash we'll likely wind up forking over to the same folks who upset us in the first place.

HBO reminds us cord-cutter freedom won't be free - Chicago Tribune
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:57 PM
 
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Check out SlingTV. Has lots of channels that most people watch and none of the fluff. We use it with the Roku 2, if you prepay 3 months you get the Roku for free. It's $20/month. We also have a Netflix subscription at $10/month. Beats our previous $70/month cable bill by $500/yr.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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Check out SlingTV. Has lots of channels that most people watch and none of the fluff. We use it with the Roku 2, if you prepay 3 months you get the Roku for free. It's $20/month. We also have a Netflix subscription at $10/month. Beats our previous $70/month cable bill by $500/yr.
That's exactly my setup. Haven't missed cable at all.
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:50 PM
 
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My mom has dementia. My sister changed cable companies to save money. That alone was enough to set Mom off/set her back, frustrate her and make her miserable.

My sister went back to what they had and mom was much happier. It was easier on my sister as well, because mom didn't call her every 2 minutes with a tv problem etc.

Have you read the book "The 36 hr day". It talks about the effects of any kind of change on the patient with dementia. I just got it from the library at my sisters' urging and it explains so much that we both wish we knew earlier! So very helpful, I highly recommend it.

best to you!
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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PBS channel (free) on Roku has days worth of documentaries, Nova, Nature, This old House, etc.
Sidebar: I have tried PBS on Roku2 and I can't get anything more than just clips. What am I doing wrong. Is there a difference in what I can get on Roku3 vs. 2?
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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It sucks though, that the HDMI cable for the Roku is so pricy, and so is a High Speed splitter if you want to connect 2 TVs to your Roku.
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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It sucks though, that the HDMI cable for the Roku is so pricy, and so is a High Speed splitter if you want to connect 2 TVs to your Roku.
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-H.../dp/B003L1ZYYM
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Sidebar: I have tried PBS on Roku2 and I can't get anything more than just clips. What am I doing wrong. Is there a difference in what I can get on Roku3 vs. 2?
I am going on memory but on the home page you have to go into "browse" or "episodes" off of the home page. I will check when I get home.
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