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Old 05-01-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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Perhaps people who don't feel compelled to keep current on most TV programs within the same week.
Network shows are online the day after or in the case of ABC a week later. Most news and weather is available online. Antenna service is an option for many people. PBS is available on Roku.

NBC is putting a lot of sports online. You can get your Sunday Night Football fix without cable. A lot of hockey is now online. If you need to watch sports every day, then it is difficult to beat cable.

If you have a cable series that you like to keep current on, "Walking Dead", "The Americans", "Major Crimes", "American Horror Story" then you are stuck with paying $3 an episode. But one or two of these expenses is a fairly minor expense relative to cable.

People are more attracted to the possibility of cable. If most people really kept a diary of their viewing habits, they would see that they could probably get by with alternative means. But people don't want to give up the possibility of cable.

With the money you save on cable you can buy a pretty sweet All-in-One computer that will make it much more pleasant to watch video on-line.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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Network shows are online the day after or in the case of ABC a week later. Most news and weather is available online. Antenna service is an option for many people. PBS is available on Roku.

NBC is putting a lot of sports online. You can get your Sunday Night Football fix without cable. A lot of hockey is now online. If you need to watch sports every day, then it is difficult to beat cable.

If you have a cable series that you like to keep current on, "Walking Dead", "The Americans", "Major Crimes", "American Horror Story" then you are stuck with paying $3 an episode. But one or two of these expenses is a fairly minor expense relative to cable.

People are more attracted to the possibility of cable. If most people really kept a diary of their viewing habits, they would see that they could probably get by with alternative means. But people don't want to give up the possibility of cable.

With the money you save on cable you can buy a pretty sweet All-in-One computer that will make it much more pleasant to watch video on-line.
There are a number of stations I would like to cut out of my lineup - and therefore my bill - but it sounds like I keep up with more cable network shows than you per your post. $3 an episode would add up quickly for me and likely exceed my current cable bill. I also prefer to watch television on a television rather than a PC or laptop. (Of course, I say this as I watch WWE Extreme Rules on my laptop - via WWE Network - because I can't get the Google Chromecast to work. ) Diff'rent strokes...
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:30 PM
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There are a number of stations I would like to cut out of my lineup - and therefore my bill - but it sounds like I keep up with more cable network shows than you per your post. $3 an episode would add up quickly for me and likely exceed my current cable bill. I also prefer to watch television on a television rather than a PC or laptop. (Of course, I say this as I watch WWE Extreme Rules on my laptop - via WWE Network - because I can't get the Google Chromecast to work. ) Diff'rent strokes...
Same here tone, I can't watch a long movie or show on a computer which will interfere with my internet browsing
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