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Old 12-13-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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Cutting the cord....

I don't know if it's just me getting older or the fact that I just don't watch as much TV as I used too...we are seriously debating cutting the cable. I have trimmed it from 200 down to 160. It's still 1900 a year for something we use only 10-15% of.
Started streaming Netflix and really happy with it...anyone do the same thing and have any comments?



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Old 12-13-2014, 04:43 PM   #2
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Just to, down from 214 to 113, wife and I only watch about 4 channels.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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LOL,

Thinking of doing the same here also.
We are paying 155.00/month. Next bill is due Jan. 1-15.....

I've been looking at those streaming sites, think crackle is free, netflicks I did have an account. there are many others. Problem is not all of them are available up here in Canada.

Check out the Roku3 https://www.roku.com/

Sports may be an issue, thinking I may have to stream that online, still looking into that.

Basically you can watch what you want when you want.

Other than cutting costs another good reason is, atleast I'm hoping so, is we start doing something instead of constantly being couch potates in the winter.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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Antenna HD is free :-)
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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If it wasn't for The Western channel....
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:30 PM   #6
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Antenna HD is free :-)
We cut the cord and have been on antenna TV for a couple of years now. Comcast raised my rates 1 too many times. I called them to see what kind of break they could give, but no cigar. When I called to disconnect, they gave me all kinds of offers.........to late.

The camper TV was 1 reason I went to antennae TV. I could pick up 22 channels with the camper sitting in the driveway, including some stations from about 70 miles away with a small mountain between........some people say it ain't possible but it works. I now have a small antennae on a 12' poles beside the house.

We also have Netflix streaming.

This is good source if you are wondering what antennae stations might be near by. http://www.antennapoint.com/
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:45 PM   #7
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Yea I think we are about done with it all...yes it's partly the cost but it mostly is about our kids and trying to set a good example. Sure I like to watch tv....mainly after they go to sleep but find myself just switching channels for 2 hours until I fall Asleep on the couch. Not worth it in my opinion. Not into sports other than racing and playoff baseball....I'll go to a bar if it's that pressing!!


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Old 12-13-2014, 06:40 PM   #8
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We did two years ago and it was the best thing we ever did. We get about 22 channels, over half are HD. We get several channels that show the older shows and classic movies. For current stuff we have Amazon Prime and Roku which provides anything else we want to watch. Roku will also work in you camper as long as you have WIFI with a reasonable bandwidth.
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We did it close to a year ago and are completely content. We did "invest" in a Roku for each TV. We use Hulu for steaming. We evaluated Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu for TV services and found that Hulu worked best for us for continuing the shows that we were watching at the time.

We have since gotten Amazon Prime but not for TV. We do watch stuff off of it.
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If not for football, and a few other channels i would very much so consider it!
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