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Old 03-08-2018, 03:04 AM
 
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My daughter moved into an apartment that doesnt allow cable tv hookups ,is there any way she can get tv channels by avoiding the cable hook up?

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Old 03-08-2018, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Does she have decent internet? (no caps or higher caps) If so there are plenty of options. She could sign up with Philo ( https://try.philo.com/) and get a lot of great cable channels for 16 bucks a month. She could also use an antenna to pick up the major networks.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:51 AM
 
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I have DirecTV NOW. $35 a month and gives me all the channels I want, I use an Apple TV as the box. I also have a 100/100Mbps internet connection though, so that helps.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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How do you forbid cable TV hookups?
Is she allowed internet?
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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How do you forbid cable TV hookups?
Is she allowed internet?
Evidently zoning doesnt allow this landlord to turn half his house into an apartment so he doesnt want my daughter having a cable hook up, she does have internet hookup.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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Evidently zoning doesnt allow this landlord to turn half his house into an apartment so he doesnt want my daughter having a cable hook up, she does have internet hookup.
Im assuming he has cable in his section of the house and he doesnt want there to be another separate cable hook up, as that would be pretty clear he is renting it out

He could buy those cable tv spliters, it basically gives you another tv with cable in another part of the house, but no need to actually install separate service. They sell the little coaxial spliters at walmart and many other places.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Sounds like Daughter is renting an illegal apartment in addition to not being allowed to have cable.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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Sounds like Daughter is renting an illegal apartment in addition to not being allowed to have cable.
Yeah thats what it is, the landlord is an old Chinese guy who has no need of cable as daughter offered to pay for the hook up then use the splitter ,owner declined the offer.
As Housing prices are through the roof in Vancouver many home owners convert part of their houses into an illegal apartment, the home owner gets added income and the student gets an apartment that is somewhat affordable.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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If she has internet with decent speeds, than the easiest solution is get one of the streaming services, like Sling, Youtube TV, Sony VUE. Not sure what all is available in Canada, but I'm guessing she could piece together something that will get her most of what she wants.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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My first concern if it were my child, is how safe is this illegal suite? There is a reason legal suits have inspections. Vancouver city also makes it fairly straightforward to legalize a suite, even one that is currently being used. It will cost some of course. The owner sounds like he is penny pinching.

As for shows...there are many ways she can get shows. CBC has an app where she can watch a myriad of shows for free, as do other stations like Global and BCTV. She can also subscribe to Netflix.

Another option on top of that is using a VPN such as SmartDNS where she can access BBC, Channel 4OD, and ITV. For BBC you must use the BBC IPLAYER.
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