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Has anybody got rid of cable or satelite?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by DBTaco, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Nov 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    Hektor

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  2. Nov 7, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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  3. Jun 6, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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    Just a little update. I dropped our cable down to just basic which is channels 2-30 and still have our internet which is 30.mb I believe for $65. Then last month we got a bill in the mail our bill went up to $78. My wife called a little while ago to cancel the basic cable and just keep our internet and then we can sign up for netflix and/or hulu plus. She was told that if we just kept our internet the internet alone since its not bundled with anything else would be $65 alone I bleive. The customer service person said that she could get us a deal to where we could have a dvr box with 2-64 channels including HD of course and our internet for $112.12 a month. Would it be better for us to do this instead of paying the $65 +$8(netflix)+$8(hulu plus)=$81 and not worry about finding the tv shows to watch? I was thinking that the internet would just cost around $40-$45 a month without the tv part. I guess I was wrong
     
  4. Jun 6, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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    $65 a month for internet is a lot. We pay $30. I'd look at a new ISP.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2014 at 11:28 AM
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    We pay $74 for Internet alone. But that is for 50 mbps down and 10 mbps up.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2014 at 11:42 AM
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    Never had cable since I moved out and only pay for internet.

    I have Roku 3 and htpc connected to my tv. Too bad Roku in Canada does not have any of the good channels with the exception of Netflix. But than again, Netflix Canada does not have nearly the same amount of content either...:mad:
     
  8. Jun 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM
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    Haven't had a tv in 3 years and don't miss it. Gotta love Netflix.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2014 at 4:34 AM
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    Dropped cable 12 years ago! Watch seasons of shows on netflix. We're only a few years behind the people with cable...can't wait for more Walking Dead!
     
  10. Jun 7, 2014 at 5:15 AM
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    I have internet only, with Roku (Hulu, Netflix) and it costs less than $40 a month. I get 16Mbps down and 1.5 up. It's supposed to be 15/2, but faster DL is better anyway.

    That speed is more than sufficient for streaming on the Roku. Drop your plan down to a lower speed, and it will be a lot cheaper.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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    I think the reason I upped the dl speed is bc my brother and I play xbox live together across country.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    i just got TV back after 5 years, netflix got old after watching everything and waiting forever for "new" stuff to come out, and hulu sucked balls.

    yes commercials sucked, and i couldve gone forever without it, but its just not the same.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    xfinity $65 internet is for 25megabit per second speed.

    anyway, I dropped my cable (even basic) a year ago. I can expense the full $65 at work, whereas before I dropped the cable tv, I was only able to expense the internet part of the $65. I do not subscribe to Netflix, but do have amazon prime. I watch broadcast tv programs only and download everything else ;^). The 25mbps speed comes in handy.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2015 at 5:59 AM
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    Just another update. On July 31st we turned in our dvr/hd box and told the cable company that we just wanted to get internet through them. So they said they would send somebody out to cut the cable off. I went ahead and signed us up for netflix (so far we like it alot). Well they finally sent somebody to the house yesterday on Aug. 18th. My wife gets home and she turns the tv on and she said yep we don't have cable. I didn't know what channel she had it on so I just hit the channel up button and it took me to channel 105 which is the HD channel for our local CBS(WRAL for the local NC guys that might be in this thread). I searched some more and we get all or most the local channels that come in HD. Are we gonna continue to get these channels or are they just fooling around with us LOL?
     
  15. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:55 AM
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    We've never had cable my whole life but we've always had 2-3 news channels and a couple with sitcoms and such.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:56 AM
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    F- VHS. Beta FTW!

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  17. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:58 AM
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    Cable cutter here :bananadance:

    Netflix for the win.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:59 AM
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    Hulu and Netflix is all I got and I barely watch those. Have the local channels through antenna. Whooping $16 a month combined but of course I get to pay Comcast $40 a month for internet to use Hulu and Netflix and of course so I can spend all my time on TW... Still cheaper than most I bet, my parents pay over $200 a month to DirectTV, just TV!
     
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