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Old 02-02-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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Just cut cable and do streaming. Get an HD antenna for free network stations and never look back.

Cable sucks, I don't miss it at all.
Cable doesn't suck at all. Overpriced yes, but definitely doesn't suck, I'm sorry, but you can't compare having full cable with a hd dvr(the best thing ever invented) and a large screen high def television that you can surf hundreds of channels.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Tolland, Connecticut
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I'd love to 'cut the cord' myself.

Have seen an antenna on Amazon called "Mohu Leaf" that supposedly can get the free HD stations from 30-50 miles away. So this should be able to get me the local stations from Hartford 20 miles or so away.

However, the primary reservation I have in doing so is missing out on Sportscenter. While I don't follow sports to nearly the extent I'm used to, beginning the day with breakfast and sportscenter has been my daily ritual as long as I can remember.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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Is the antenna one you place on the roof? If so, who does that? In order to use an antenna do I need a new tv?
Are there any recommendations for any cable companies?
Trsh
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Cable doesn't suck at all. Overpriced yes, but definitely doesn't suck, I'm sorry, but you can't compare having full cable with a hd dvr(the best thing ever invented) and a large screen high def television that you can surf hundreds of channels.
I maintain that it sucks. So many channels and barely anything quality to watch. If you're into sports, I guess it's good to have cable. But I don't miss flipping through hundreds of channels and seeing garbage show after garbage show.

As far as original shows, I can count the good stations on one hand: FX, AMC, HBO. Maybe a couple others.

I can now subscribe to the shows I want to watch and see new episodes, and lots of content is on Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon. It's really no different than having a DVR, and it's still way cheaper.

The only thing I miss is HBO.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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I maintain that it sucks. So many channels and barely anything quality to watch. If you're into sports, I guess it's good to have cable. But I don't miss flipping through hundreds of channels and seeing garbage show after garbage show.

As far as original shows, I can count the good stations on one hand: FX, AMC, HBO. Maybe a couple others.

I can now subscribe to the shows I want to watch and see new episodes, and lots of content is on Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon. It's really no different than having a DVR, and it's still way cheaper.

The only thing I miss is HBO.
Yeah, but who wants to watch tv on a computer screen. I have a really nice couch/recliner and 50 inch hd. Sitting at a computer screen watching tv doesn't replace that for me.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Yeah, but who wants to watch tv on a computer screen. I have a really nice couch/recliner and 50 inch hd. Sitting at a computer screen watching tv doesn't replace that for me.
Look into a Chromecast. You're movies and tv shows stream directly to your TV in HD. $35
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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Look into a Chromecast. You're movies and tv shows stream directly to your TV in HD. $35
Yeah....streaming means stoppages waiting for the bar to catch up/not as high quality. I know that from watching videos on the internet. Sorry, give me my home theater set up any day over some dinky watching tv over the internet. Sort of like people and their ipads. Give me a desktop. Nothing beats it for it's use.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yeah, but who wants to watch tv on a computer screen. I have a really nice couch/recliner and 50 inch hd. Sitting at a computer screen watching tv doesn't replace that for me.


Roku Streaming Player
Chromecast
Apple - Apple TV - HD iTunes content and more on your TV.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yeah....streaming means stoppages waiting for the bar to catch up/not as high quality. I know that from watching videos on the internet. Sorry, give me my home theater set up any day over some dinky watching tv over the internet. Sort of like people and their ipads. Give me a desktop. Nothing beats it for it's use.
I have Optimum Turbo Boost and I get full 1080P quality with no hiccups in playback. I've done as many as 3 TV's simultaneously with no issues. In fact, I can even stream 3D content.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:23 PM
 
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Yeah....streaming means stoppages waiting for the bar to catch up/not as high quality. I know that from watching videos on the internet. Sorry, give me my home theater set up any day over some dinky watching tv over the internet. Sort of like people and their ipads. Give me a desktop. Nothing beats it for it's use.
AppleTV. 1080p streaming, no stoppages, no buffering and all on your big screen TV.
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