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Old 07-01-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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Id dump the dish along with the TV in a heartbeat if my wife would give up her MLB / NFL fix.
I've watched MLB online for free for a couple years now. I have had cable up until now for the NFL. I bet I can find the games.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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Today I received my new AT&T bill and it jumped nearly $100 to $228.27 and I am ticked!

Yes, I had a two year contract that just ran out but there is no way I am going to spend that much on internet and cable television every month.

And I don't get anything special... no HBO, Showtime or anything else just straight cable television.

So... looking to cut the cord and my big question is to see if anyone else >50 cut the cord and how do you feel about it?

I can get high speed internet with download speeds up to 100 Mbps for less than $40.

I bought two Amazon firesticks today and I have Amazon Prime and Netflix.

$228.27 is insane. Just nuts.

Anyone else use Fire Sticks?

PS Thanks for letting me vent.... $228 is over half a car payment and that's nuts.... grumble... grumble....

OMG, that's a lot, yes!


I cut the cable in 2012 and went Roku and I believe I have saved about $7500 since, my cable bill was about $95, that was with TCM added.


I love the old classic movies and hate commercials, in fact I switched just as much because of the commercials as the escalating cost.


And I am very happy with my decision, the Roku box was $59 and I pay no monthly fee.


A few years ago I decided to start building a classic movie and television archive, my initial goal was 10,000 DVDs, but I ended up with 4000 and figure I'm done recording.


The 4000 discs and the recorder came out to about $1200 total, I've always wanted a substantial collection and now I have it.


(That's about $24,000 worth of discs @ $6 apiece like they sell online.)


My internet costs $10 a month, that runs my video streaming, my computer and my telephone.


I get more television than I can watch, NBC, CBS, ABC, youtube, comedy central, PBS, Smithsonian, Pub-D-hub with lots of classic movies and maybe 100 other channels.


Watching this right now on the youtube channel.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjSlbKN1qk


$95 a month adds up quickly!


Thx

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Old 07-01-2019, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Having cable does not confine one to "one episode per week" - at least Comcast Xfinity does not confine one to "one episode per week".

Comcast provides past episodes in multitudes.
Well, that shows you how long it has been since I paid for cable!!!!
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I've watched MLB online for free for a couple years now. I have had cable up until now for the NFL. I bet I can find the games.
How are you getting MLB for free? I would love to know how to do that!
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:00 PM
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Location: USA
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Fibre optic 1G plus Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Netflix.

Here are some ideas you may wish to consider

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/cord-cu...ews-17928.html

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Old 07-03-2019, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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This thread was the impetus for me. I just cancelled my cable and ordered internet through DSL. I’ve got a Roku and just subscribed to YouTube tv.

Thank you!
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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I cut cable TV service 9+ years ago. I use a VHF/UHF antenna mounted on the house to bring in all the local channels within a 50mi radius. I wasn't watching most of the cable channels I got so it was just a waste. I get content I want in other ways (through the Internet).

Haven't had a POTS landline in over a decade, use VOIP only/Google Voice with an Obihai adapter, which works with my cordless phones & Google Voice is already integrated with my mobile phones.

Technology FTW!
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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I like the Free Movies and Free TV so I am keeping my Cable TV but also because I'm paying no more than $110 monthly. But it does suck in the sense it uses an entire movie's worth of internet data even if you watch only a portion of it.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Thanks to this forum I cut the cable and am now using YouTube TV on my Roku.

However, while the other Roku channels work fine, YouTube tv is flaky. I have to press the button twice for each step, and then press the back button to finally get the channel streaming I want.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? My Roku is 10 years old, so that may be the issue.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I don’t know, but we cut off Sling TV, it’s flaky. We try YouTube TV next.
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