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Old 02-02-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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Thank you all for the info. I am of the era of free tv and I hate the thought of being held hostage by game playing and rising costs!
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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AppleTV. 1080p streaming, no stoppages, no buffering and all on your big screen TV.
How much does apple tv cost per month and how high of an internet connection do you need?
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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It's $90 for the device. No monthly fee for Apple, but you need to subscribe to services like Netflix and hulu. I have 24mbps broadband and we regularly stream to multiple devices simultaneously.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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It's $90 for the device. No monthly fee for Apple, but you need to subscribe to services like Netflix and hulu. I have 24mbps broadband and we regularly stream to multiple devices simultaneously.
Ok so I'd have to upgrade my internet. I think I have 3mbps. So that will cost me an extra 35 bucks(I get 10 bucks off my internet because I have tv too) How much is hulu and netflix? Also, I find reception horrible on tv top antenna. So I'd get no local channels? See how this doesn't seem like a very good deal?
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Tolland, Connecticut
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No. It's like 12" long and can be mounted pretty much anywhere. Not to mention that it is MUCH better looking than the 'rabbit ears' antennae. Search for "mohu leaf" on Amazon. I should note that I haven't tried it yet myself, but plan to. Reviews on Amazon are excellent.


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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, 08:43 PM
 
Location: CT
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No. It's like 12" long and can be mounted pretty much anywhere. Not to mention that it is MUCH better looking than the 'rabbit ears' antennae.
that's what she said
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:09 AM
 
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When I had it, all it took was a phone call with some doubts about keeping it when the price went up to get the price right back down.
Agreed - just tell them you're going to switch, and presto, you're back down again. Make sure you talk to a local office in CT, as they get incentives to retain customers. If you go to national AT&T, you might not get the price reduction.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:12 AM
 
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I like watching certain shows live when they're first aired - Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and a few others - so, I don't think I could give up cable without an alternative to doing that.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Tolland, Connecticut
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Agreed...but knocking off 65% or so from my Comcast bill would make it worth it.

However, I'm pretty certain that the discount I currently receive on the internet portion would disappear if I were to cancel TV service...leaving me only saving around $40 per month; perhaps not enough to cut the cord.

If enough people were to cut the cord..perhaps a system would finally come about where we could pay for channels a la cart. I only routinely watch perhaps half a dozen channels, none of which are premium movie content. Give me those channels only and my current internet (which I'm quite happy with) for around $60 per month and I'd be quite content. I pay ~105 per month at the moment and ignore 90% of the channels I have access to.





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I like watching certain shows live when they're first aired - Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and a few others - so, I don't think I could give up cable without an alternative to doing that.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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Agreed...but knocking off 65% or so from my Comcast bill would make it worth it.

However, I'm pretty certain that the discount I currently receive on the internet portion would disappear if I were to cancel TV service...leaving me only saving around $40 per month; perhaps not enough to cut the cord.

If enough people were to cut the cord..perhaps a system would finally come about where we could pay for channels a la cart. I only routinely watch perhaps half a dozen channels, none of which are premium movie content. Give me those channels only and my current internet (which I'm quite happy with) for around $60 per month and I'd be quite content. I pay ~105 per month at the moment and ignore 90% of the channels I have access to.
We had AT&T UVerse - which is why I mentioned above to make sure you talk to a local CT UVerse rep and not a national one - and our internet has basically remained the same price, even though we dropped UVerse TV for Dish Network a little over a year ago.

My wife is usually pretty persistent, and had called UVerse several times to see if they'd reduce the price on our service, since we liked UVerse overall. Each time, they said no. However, I later called UVerse on a billing issue a few months later and spoke to a local rep in New Haven, and she was honestly furious with the national reps that told us "no" before. She was very apologetic to me, but told me to make sure that we call the local representative next time to ensure we do get a lower rate. She even gave me a free month of internet for our troubles.

BTW, Dish Network has been fine - after some glitches the first week we had it, we never lost the signal - not even in the blizzard at the end of February last year. The DVR has a whopping 2,000 hours on it, as opposed to the AT&T DVR that had 400, but I do hate that it doesn't give me a clean cut between shows. When I recorded the AMC Breaking Bad marathon last month, the show would be just about wrapping up, and it would stop... then, I'd have to go to the next episode to watch the last 15, 20, 30 seconds of it. Then, other times, it was the opposite. At the end of an episode, the next episode would start and get through, "previously on Breaking Bad" and I'd get a few seconds of the show, then it would stop...
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