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Old 01-04-2011, 01:57 PM
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Build up a DVD collection, is my advice.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:11 PM
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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My mom has "rabbit ears" and in a low elevation setting, she picks up 3 local TV channels within 100 mile radius. Picture is clear too, on a HD flat screen.

I had HughesNet, forget watching "streaming tv", its not that fast. I had it the required 2 years,could never even watch video clips without them buffering. I thought it was good at the time, due to my rural location, however a Va based wireless service offered broadband for this area, and I switched.

However I am on the "fringe" area for their 3G network, and now only get speeds little bit faster than HughesNet. Just can't win!

I do understand your wanting "free" tv.....can't blame you. Am electroniced to death here!
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:16 AM
Location: Pennsylvania
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I used to get 2 channels with no dish (cable doesn't come out this far) and no special antenna. Now, with the new and improved system, I get nothing.

Sometimes, nothig is good.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:07 PM
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I've been out here in this cabin for a while. I moved out here because I was tired of life, being subjected to this add, that add, this salesman, that salesman, just tired. So I moved out into the mountains.

I had no TV Cable and no telephone. I liked it. I have a good collection of over 300 DVD's. But I learned to get out more. Go fishing. The river is only 150 ft from my cabin. To hunt. To get by. And most importantly, to meet neighbors and become friends.

Recently, I've aquired Cable TV. Still don't have a land line phone, only a cell phone.

I go to town, once a month. It's 20 miles. 25 if I want to go to Wally World.

I'm happy. Even better then when I lived in town. My TV is watchin the beaver in the river. Watchin the deer feed with my horses. Watching the ferret's play in the barn. The dogs chase rabbits. There is always something going on.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:04 PM
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Another reason we switched from Dish to cable was price. For the first year of service we got cable, phone, and internet for $99/month. And the phone was unlimited long distance. Total up what you're paying for those 3 services seperately and see what we're saving. After the first year the price went up to around $140/month. Still quite a bit cheaper!
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