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Old 03-02-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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Another channel dumper here. U-verse bundle is now history.

Taxes increase, little luxuries decrease.

We have a goal to secure our retirement years as I don't think SS will be there for us. Taxes are mandatory. TV is not. So long, Rick Grimes and Saul Goodman! It's been nice knowing ya...

Internet stayed - it's our main form of information, entertainment, and for business needs. Short of going to the library, I can't figure a way to dump it, too, and still do everything we must in our modern world.
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Now you can get a ROKU! And you can still watch TV.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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Another channel dumper here.
Does your antenna work?
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:35 AM
 
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No antenna. Didn't know they were still made! ;-) Seriously, good books (freebies from Amazon and the public library), and Internet will keep us entertained. We may even break out the board games and have some family fun!
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:38 AM
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Location: Georgia
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Board games are grossly under-valued as entertainment, mostly - I think - because so many people are paradoxically looking away from human interaction. There are literally tens of thousands of board games, and some of the newer games, especially those coming out of Germany, have replay value that keep them fresh for dozens upon dozens of plays. But they do require you to want to sit down with other human beings and interact.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:34 AM
 
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Just check your zip code on the many websites that will show you how many, and which, channels you can receive 'free' with either an indoor over-the-air antenna or outdoor version. You don't have to give up tv entirely to be able to retire.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:49 AM
 
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No antenna. Didn't know they were still made! ;-)
Antennas are the best way to watch sports for no cost. Most scripted TV is available on the internet now.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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if you know enough about the technology world-- there is more than ROKU-- folks Overseas always leave us behind
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:52 PM
 
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Yeah, youtube is the best channel we have. Netflix is okay, and the over the air antenna gives us 30 channels with plenty of things to watch.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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I cut the cord 5 years ago and never looked back; but use an antenna that I put in a window (literally balanced between the glass and some blinds with the bottom of it sitting on the top of the lower sash). After blocking shopping stations, religious, non-english speaking channels I get about 40 channels. I paid $25-$35 (can't recall exactly) for the antenna.

Choosing an Over the Air TV Antenna for Free HD Channels

I get great picture quality, but I do have a 55" smart HD LED tv (some things I will splurge on!). I do have it set up to stream, but frankly, have only done so a few times. Just not that interested - mostly bc the idea was to not pay for tv, and the free streaming stuff I've checked out hasn't been of interest to me. However, I've been known to take advantage of the free netflix 2 week promos (when I get a new credit card) and made myself *sick* watching all of Breaking Bad in 2 weeks, and some of Orange is the New Black.

I love my antenna...and free.
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