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Old 11-08-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Wow! Did not know that. I'm glad we just decided to go with our Roku - which gives us so much content we could never watch it all anyway, and a basic internet service.
My usual comment to audiences has been, "Did you ever notice you could cook an egg on your DVR?"
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:47 AM
 
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We cut cable about 2 years ago. Over time we budgeted to buy a Roku, a DVR (Channel Master). We already owned a Blue Ray player and the smart tv. After we hooked everything up we also bought an hdmi splitter ($6) and an indoor antenna ($10) that works better than the antenna in our attic. We also have Netflix at $11/month. Our Internet and landline package costs $85/month. It was $150/ month with the basic cable package.

We have more to watch than we have hours to watch it. We have only lost cable channels but any specific programs can often be bought on Amazon Video (you do not need Prime) or You Tube. My husband is not a sports guy. We occasionally binge on a series that we can but on Amazon for $15 for the whole series.

Setting things up took most of a Saturday and lots of patience. The Channel Master interface is very much like a cable box and the family found it easy to navigate. It allows you to record two channels at the same time or watch one and record another. I think they might also have a 4 channel option. Roku is intuitive.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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I found a deal for Philo this morning for anyone interested.

Right now if you buy 6 months of Philo Plus you can get the service for $16.50 a month instead of $20 a month. This works out to 6 months of Philo Plus for just $99.

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/phil...-black-friday/
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Everyone's getting on the bandwagon. Saw a big display in Walmart yesterday: "CUT THE CORD!"
Didn't stop to look at what the gizmo's were that they were selling, but I'm sure it was one of the many aforementioned on here.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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I save a ton, and have more to watch than I ever did before. Technically I could have had a ton with cable, but the DVR would only hold so much. This way, they are holding all the content for me.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:26 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Hulu Black Friday event- $1/month for 12 months -


https://www.hulu.com/welcome
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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We dumped Spectrum cable in March and now have YouTube TV. Love it. Saving a hundred bucks a month. We have our three big network/local affiliate stations and around 40 channels. Takes a bit to get used to, but now I feel it is actually a better user interface. We get it with a Roku stick. We put up antennas but don’t even use them. For the money, I think it’s the best right now.
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:13 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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We dumped Spectrum cable in March and now have YouTube TV. Love it. Saving a hundred bucks a month. We have our three big network/local affiliate stations and around 40 channels. Takes a bit to get used to, but now I feel it is actually a better user interface. We get it with a Roku stick. We put up antennas but donít even use them. For the money, I think itís the best right now.
So if you get You Tube tv, how do you get PBS? Would I buy an antenna to get it? That's the channel we watch most. And I'm confused as to how to switch back and forth. I have Roku which I haven't used in a long time. I would get You Tube tv through the Roku and then how do you switch over to the antenna tv? And I want to get Brit Box for British tv channels. Feel like my pea brain is going to explode--I am not a techie type person.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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You do it on your TV's commands, not your Roku commands. You change the "input" or "source" to TV or HDMI or cable or whatever. Easily go back and forth.
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:43 PM
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Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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So if you get You Tube tv, how do you get PBS? Would I buy an antenna to get it? That's the channel we watch most.
Antenna.
Give $60/year to your local station and you can get PBS Passport thru a box.
But for direct local watching--antenna.
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