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Old 11-04-2012, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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No one needs cable any more, you can watch everything online. Hook up your computer to the tv with your hdmi and your done.
I've even done it by tethering off my smartphone.
I think that using internet-provided content is the way to cut your cable bill, but I don't know enough details about it. I believe that you will eventually be able to stream all/most internet content through a Roku box, but that piece isn't there, yet. I have all the movies that I want on Netflix via my Roku, but I'd like to get the main network stations (CBS, NBC) and a few other stations/content, such as Food Network. I'm interested in the details on this please, such as what sites you go to for TV content. Also, do you have to get up and search the laptop to change what you are watching?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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we were using Netflix through Roku for years with only the most basic service from Fios. When the kids younger it was plenty of content. Now that they are older the shows they want aren't available, we cancelled Netflix for now. We get Amazon through Roku because I have a Prime account and it's included but Amazon has limited content available. I may try Hulu Plus.

We don't watch Network TV at all. Mostly AMC, Showtime, SyFy, Discovery, Food and Cartoon Network so I don't know if we can really get the new content online.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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I am sick over the exorbitant cost of cable TV. My monthly bill is $180 (with taxes and fees) for FIOS Triple Play with no movie options. I have 2 set top boxes and a DVR. Has anyone found a considerably less alternative?
We have brighthouse triple play with every movie channel, 4 boxes and whole house DVR...the bill with tax is $228 a month. Urgh!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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I would NOT recommend getting the triple play. You do NOT need anyone else s VOIP (Voice over IP). MagicJack Plus works GREAT! I used it over in Iraq/Kuwait to call home over their local cellular network and then used it over here for the past two years. So, get internet & cable, then plug a magicjack plus into your router..the output into a wall phone jack...and you are set !
But when you drop the phone portion of the triple play they charge you more for the two remaining services so the savings are minimal.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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we were using Netflix through Roku for years with only the most basic service from Fios. When the kids younger it was plenty of content. Now that they are older the shows they want aren't available, we cancelled Netflix for now. We get Amazon through Roku because I have a Prime account and it's included but Amazon has limited content available. I may try Hulu Plus.

We don't watch Network TV at all. Mostly AMC, Showtime, SyFy, Discovery, Food and Cartoon Network so I don't know if we can really get the new content online.
This is the problem that we have as well. I would love to cut the cable, but the channels that have shows that I actually care to watch have gone out of their way to prevent you from getting their content any other way. We tried Hulu Plus for a month, and it's fine for content from the major networks, but there isn't as much from the cable networks.

I have noticed that the AMC shows that I like are generally available to buy in digital format on Amazon shortly after they air, so that's a possibility, but FX and Cartoon Network shows (Adult Swim specifically) don't seem to be available any other way (besides waiting 6-9 months for them to go to DVD).
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Willie, watchseries.com: The Leading Watch Series Site on the Net is a good one, Netflix, piratebay.com are good too. Yes, you control what you watch, and pause if need be, on the laptop. My kids always seem to be able to watch movies that are new in theaters, online. I'm not sure where they go for that, but we haven't been to a movie theater in years.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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My kids always seem to be able to watch movies that are new in theaters, online. I'm not sure where they go for that, but we haven't been to a movie theater in years.
People certainly need to get creative when locating their desired content, but this one does seem to me like it could be slightly illegal...
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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People certainly need to get creative when locating their desired content, but this one does seem to me like it could be slightly illegal...
I'll live dangerously.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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Satellite internet stinks. It's slow and there are daily use limits.

Not sure how you're paying $180 per month without premium channels. I pay $129/mo with the triple-play, and I have 3 set top boxes, fast 50/25 internet speed, all the Cinemax channels, and I received a $500 gift card for signing a 2-year deal.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Satellite internet stinks. It's slow and there are daily use limits.

Not sure how you're paying $180 per month without premium channels. I pay $129/mo with the triple-play, and I have 3 set top boxes, fast 50/25 internet speed, all the Cinemax channels, and I received a $500 gift card for signing a 2-year deal.
The triple play is now $119 with the Extreme package HD package. We have an extra phone line that is 9.99, 2 set top boxes are 6.99 ea and a DVR that is 16.99. Taxes and fees make up the rest.
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