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Old 04-14-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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Get an HD antenna and a firestick and start streaming.

Sling TV for as low as 20 a month could make up your basic cable. Netflix/Hulu/HBOtogo/Amazon are options if you wanted to binge watch shows. If you want to take advantage of a few free platforms there's a few like You Tube & Pluto. IMO, Pluto is very underrated. It's a free cable-tv platform but of channels they created. It's something to flip through and browse from time to time.

If you're really ambitious, you can search tutorials on how to set up Kodi and its sub platforms.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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Two words:

LIBRARY CARD.
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I just purchased a Channel Master CM-4001HD. As long as I get local news and maybe weather, i will be happy. 10 bucks plus shipping.
You don't need to buy anything for local TV.

I can get one channel when the weather is good.

If you live in a city you should be able to get 3 or 4 channels.

No need to spend any money.
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Pluto. IMO, Pluto is very underrated.
Do you mean? Pluto TV | Watch Free TV & Movies Online and Apps

I had not heard of them before.



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... It's a free cable-tv platform but of channels they created. It's something to flip through and browse from time to time.
'free cable-tv platform' sounds contradictory. You can't have cable without cable, cable is urban only and cable is not free.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:41 PM
 
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I watch many for free on my library's DVDs. Can borrow for 1 week, and even renew if no one has put a hold/request on it! Online account/catalog is super handy for searching for titles, putting on hold and renewing. They notify me by email when I can come in and pick up titles at the desk.
Yes my library has all movies and shows even Prime Cable shows like HBO's. Before a la carte streaming that is how I saw premium cable shows.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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You don't need to buy anything for local TV.

I can get one channel when the weather is good.

If you live in a city you should be able to get 3 or 4 channels.

No need to spend any money.
a one time charge of $10 to get a lot of channels is a great deal. I have two of the $10 antennas for the LR and the BR.
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