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Reg
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Reply #105 on: March 17, 2019, 08:36:53 AM

I'm with some of the others. Spending $120 a month is hardly "cutting the cord" at all.
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Reply #106 on: March 18, 2019, 10:40:18 AM

I'm with some of the others. Spending $120 a month is hardly "cutting the cord" at all.
I went to cut mine (Uverse)-- we have Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime as it is (although the last one is because it pays for itself in free shipping every Christmas).

I ended up keeping the bare-bones TV package (local channels, SD, no DVR) because the cost of it was less than the cost of the "unbundled" internet.

Which is still a crock of shit, because I'm still paying basically 50 a month for uncapped internet and a bunch of local channels I never watch.
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Reply #107 on: March 18, 2019, 11:31:01 AM

I need to get around to cancelling Netflix. I really only watch stuff sporadically and they keep upping the price while losing the content that isn’t Netflix shows (which I just have never gotten into).

Once Game of Thrones is back I will probably get HBO Now for a couple months to watch it plus catch up on stuff like Westworld season 2.

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Reply #108 on: March 18, 2019, 03:03:35 PM

Up here the regulators force the big ISPs to sell their bandwidth wholesale to smaller providers. My ISP sells me an Internet deal way, way cheaper than anything I could get from Bell or Rogers.
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Reply #109 on: March 20, 2019, 12:31:46 PM

Not caring for spectator sports keeps my bills relatively low too.

Amazon Prime (which I would have anyway, but even though I don't care for many of their new shows they got like *all* the old sci-fi), Netflix (I actually like a lot of the original shows/movies they have), and.. um... "the internet" (lots of stuff just floating around out there).

I ditched DirectTV around the time of the merger. I only really had it for my daughter anyway.

Of course, I save nothing since my "Unlimited (it's not unlimited)" Satellite Internet is ~$150.00 a month.
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Reply #110 on: March 23, 2019, 08:38:49 AM

I need access to the NFL and cable news channels. Vue does this for me. Love the service.
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Reply #111 on: March 25, 2019, 12:01:35 AM

My wife wanted Weather Channel

you're literally typing things on the internet

what could she possibly want on the weather channel, dare I ask
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Reply #112 on: March 25, 2019, 10:29:23 AM

They don't even show Fat Guys in the Woods anymore.

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Reply #113 on: March 25, 2019, 11:44:37 AM

My wife wanted Weather Channel

you're literally typing things on the internet

what could she possibly want on the weather channel, dare I ask

I mean... weather?

My wife is strange. She is a weather junkie, she has always liked listening to the Weather Channel's music in the background and when weather goes tits up around here with tornadoes, she still wants to be able to see something live about it. I'm fine with it as having to use Fubo means I get more soccer channels.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #114 on: March 26, 2019, 10:31:18 AM

Just to make you feel better: mine likes the background noise AND flipping channels. During which she complains that nothing good is on. Otherwise I'd cut that shit.

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Reply #115 on: March 26, 2019, 11:44:44 AM

There is something about the cable box's casualness that suits certain times and moods. Hell, if I go into the studio and work on something that's fairly dull (like my current lessons of color matching, I'm literally just matching paint chips), I call up the Spectrum live page on my laptop just to have passive background viewing.

The problem with streaming services is you have to browse and choose each thing you want to watch. I don't want to burn series or really anything I'm interested in, because I'm not really paying too much attention. So you end up in that eternal scrolling through options and never picking one. With cable (or the online version, even), you can just flip to a channel and ignore it.

That's the main thing for me, especially now that we decided NFL Gamepass works the charm for us.

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Reply #116 on: March 26, 2019, 11:15:10 PM

Work at a CBS affiliate for a few years.  That will destroy any interest you have interest in television.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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