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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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Anyone cut the cable with Roku etc. I just can afford Direct TV anymore. Any suggestions, feedback...




posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:06 PM
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My parents cut their cable and bought a roku tv and they love it. We had an amazon fire for a while and watched it all the time, so I cut our cable and instead bought a netflix subscription and a hulu subscription, plus we were already amazon prime members. So between Netflix, Hulu and all the free stuff to watch thru amazon prime, we don't miss our cable (CableOne) at all...and we are saving about $80 per month


We paid soooo much for a ton of channels we never watched...



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Anyone cut the cable with Roku etc. I just can afford Direct TV anymore. Any suggestions, feedback...




i cut cable a while ago.
i have a couple smart blu rays
a subscription to netflix

and


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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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I did, about 3 years ago, and its been great, especially with kids.

Instead of the TV being on all the time and brainwashing commercials and agenda driven sitcom scripts, we are more conscious of what we watch, and often times find something else to do instead of watch the boob tube.

I have Roku, and an Xbox along with subscriptions to Netflix and Amazon, add in YouTube and thats more than we need.

I have kept on with the cable ISP(Cable One as well...we had the holy trinity with them; Phone, TV and internet) for $60/month 300gb data cap.

I'd say do it!

BUT!!!

Be aware of the data caps from your provider, vids and movies chew through it pretty quick
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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: DustbowlDebutante

Thanks, that's exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

I might just stick with over the air, antenna programming.....53 channels should be enough.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: DustbowlDebutante

Thanks, that's exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

I might just stick with over the air, antenna programming.....53 channels should be enough.


50 channels of crap though.

i say go for netflix and grab a fire stick and break it.
12 a month for netflix
like 35 bones for a fire stick
done

there is quite a lot of stuff available free on youtube as well.

of course it depends on what you like
full on concerts. full episodes of show. movies

troma put their entire catalogue on there

free baby



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

My buddy cut the cable for two reasons. One, he was grandfathered into "unlimited data" on his phone/DSL services. wo, the Playstation came out with an app that allows him to stream all the same channels as cable.

He ended up saving close to 90/month when all was said and done (think he added another phone line too). He got rid of Direct TV and local cable (non HD, local, major broadcasters).

PS, thanks! I need to pay my cable bill! (Hey, what can I say?! I like dvr to skip the adverts or take breaks while watching F1)



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger

I have kept on with the cable ISP(Cable One as well...we had the holy trinity with them; Phone, TV and internet) for $60/month 300gb data cap.

I'd say do it!

BUT!!!

Be aware of the data caps from your provider, vids and movies chew through it pretty quick


We had our cable and internet thru cableone. I cut the cable, but kept the internet, like you did. But then, I started having problems, as you mentioned, with going over our data limit, so I had to just call them and up it. I can't have them interrupting me when I'm binge watching something important....lol!

And YES, the big upside here is not being constantly bombarded with commercials!!! And it does make a difference if you have kids - they can't help but want all the crap they see on tv, but don't really need. For the first 5 years of my sons life, we didn't have any sort of cable or antenna even. We just had a dvd player and an awesome movie collection, my son probably had a couple hundred children's show dvd's. But I didn't want the crap on the tv rotting his brain.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:31 PM
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I cut the cable about 4 years ago.
Bought a $50 android tv box and installed Kodi and few other add ons. I can watch pretty much anything with no subscription fees.

It always surprises me when I see people that have data caps on their home service. I have 100mg service and no data cap at all.
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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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Actually, my wife and I just cut the cord with DISH about 30 days ago. We took advantage of the PS Vue free 7 day trial and determined it was all we need. So I went from $153.00 monthly with DISH to $29.99 a month for PS Vue (we use the slim plan, there are higher options). We've have Netflix since the beginning and kept that, so now I have PS Vue, Netflix and Amazon (because I use Prime based on my annual ordering). I also kept my internet. We bought an HD indoor antenna and haven't looked back (brings in 16 digital channels and I'm in a small city of 100k.

I would recommend you use Apple TV for PS Vue instead of a PlayStation because you can stream multiple devices simultaneously. With PS4, it would log us out on one when we logging into other (living room/bedroom).

Would highly encourage you to try any free trials.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears




of course it depends on what you like full on concerts. full episodes of show. movies


Honestly, I don't watch much TV, I get my fair share of abuse and entertainment on the web. But my GF is a movie addict. Roku on sale at Best Buy for 25 bucks.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Upgrade your internet and get a Fire Stick. With some very easy "tweaking" you can get everything for free.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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We have discussed cutting the cable at about $150 a month with AT&T and with what high speed internet would cost plus adding netflix and all, it would cost the same.
We do have chromecast, which I bought for $35 last year, and we do use that alot for the netflix and " other" sources of movies.

Still looking into it though.




posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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I haven't even owned a TV for over 10 years. I don't miss the commercials at all and I lose $0 a month.
BUT.
A lot of social small talk is centred around TV, and it can be awkward when someone wants to talk about the last episode of a show that you only have heard the title of.
"OMG! Did you see Parks and Recreation last night?"
"Uhhh I drove by Central Park, didn't notice anything, is there something going on?"



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Anyone cut the cable



"Somebody has to kill the babysitter!"



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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I have been wanting to do this for a very long time. One caveat, cable internet. In my area which is urban mind you, has surprisingly few option for a high speed reliable connection (to my knowledge). Cable TV on top of internet is only a few more bucks so the savings is nil.

If there were a way to get a solid connection without tv/phone etc, I would scoop it up in a second!



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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Direct TV sucks. We tried to consolidate to the U-verse package thingy and to simply keep our landline phone it was going to be $80 bucks more per month. GAWD! I hate these Corporate Fascists!


Can I roku on my own TV?



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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Dont even go ROKU, just download KODI (free) and watch youtube on how to install it. You can watch shows on regular tv and anything else you want, including movies in the theater anytime anywhere.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

It amazes me that people still pay for anything other than internet.

EVERYTHING is available with internet alone.

I just got done watching the entire Game of Thrones series for the 3rd time, watched Survivor with the wife last night and plan on watching Passengers tonight.

All with my 15 mbps internet that I pay $30 a month for, with no data limits.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

'K' to the 'O' to the 'D' to the 'I"

To the 'F' to the 'T' to the 'V'

With netflix .



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