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Old 02-28-2011, 07:29 PM
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What are people using in the Triad for TV and internet that might represent a savings over Time Warner's regular gouging?

Our Time Warner "bundle"--basic cable plus high-speed internet; I already cancelled the landline phone that we weren't using but was part of the original bundle--is going up in price again next month, and I'm trying to determine whether viable alternatives exist. The internet is a must, and maintaining access to the "standard" cable channels (i.e. no HBO, Showtime, and the like, but HGTV, A&E, Discovery, and others in addition to the NBC/CBS-type networds) would be nice; however, if push came to shove I'd be willing to consider downgrading the TV service in some way with fewer channels.

We are renting a house in Kernersville, so aren't really able to mount a dish or similar...although if that is the only alternative, I can check with the landlord to see whether the installation would be permissible, on our dime. Also, we have older TVs and would like to maintain them if possible rather than buying new equipment which might allow for more service options (although I'm a bit out of touch on what is what with equipment and service...). Watching TV via the internet is not ideal, but that also may be the only way to save....

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:57 PM
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When we moved to Greensboro we didn't bring our ever increasing satellite subscription with us. We are using the digital antenna + on demand video with really good sucess. Naturally we miss the extended channels, but are weaing ourselves of them.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:47 PM
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We dropped our Timewarner to the basic cable with high speed internet for about $44 a month. We have Netflix and a DVD player with internet access so we can now watch a lot of older shows and movies instantly on Netflix. It has been so much better this way! We still get our favorite shows on ABC and CBS, plus kid shows on PBS. We then watch older seasons of shows on Netflix instead of channel surfing. It may help that we also have an old TiVo so we record a lot of stuff too. Timewarner bugs me, but I feel like we are stuck and so far Netflix has saved us from feeling t.v. deprived!!
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:43 AM
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I see this post was from 2011; yet, for me is still a question. Today, for basic cable and under 30mbps internet, I am paying 150.00/month!!! To me, this is outrageous! I am at the Guilford\Forsyth county line @ a Kernersville, NC mailing address. I do not want to mount a dish but would consider anything that is wireless if I had to do a VERY small dish. I'd really like to get fiber but am told that AT&T is in court regarding their fiber that is just down the street from me (darn!). Any ideas in today's environment would be most appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:11 AM
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I have Apple TV and Roku. I pay $60 a month for wireless. Basic cable was $160 and had a bunch of sports channels that were useless to me.

AT&T sends people door to door to sell me on it and that creeps me out. I'm not buying anything from a stranger.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:12 AM
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Given that TWC is upping speeds next year here (they already have in Raleigh)- Sling TV + rabbitears might be a workable option.
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