Cutting the Cable Cord/ Satellite or whatever else you have. (Comic Book Forums)

  • Cutting the Cable Cord/ Satellite or whatever else you have.

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  • Posted: September 14, 2011 5:04:30 am
  • I am cheap when it comes to TV not to mention I am not a big fan of reality shows that other people in my house watch. I have been through Comcast, Dish Network, Direct TV and ATT Uverse in the last 5 years and the result is the same I cancelled the service. Since i have cut ATT I even tried to buy a Roku but took it back within the same day i bought it. Thought about a Blu Ray player since they have some that can go online but depending on what you buy and the capabilities I think it is a waste of time.

    There is really noting that is on TV that you cannot get, buy or find online. I now only use a TV Antenna which is not bad overall but boring at times. No DVR or anything. I went from recording 4 shows at once to 0. Somehow I find i have more time for other things in life and I get to keep my brain cells from other people in my house not watching reality TV on the TV. Sure they can watch it online but its not the same as watching on TV. I found so far the only thing that is as close to what I think should be available is Google TV which I think will nail it within in the next few years or so. They seemed to be the only one that gets it to me. Its quite amazing that Google can make a browser that works with Microsoft Windows updates and Microsoft cannot no wonder why Microsoft stinks so bad. ( I am a windows user and enjoy microsoft I just cannot understand why they do not "get it".)

    So I am saving $86 a month now I am not paying for programming and paying $7.00 per box per room. If i had to refer someone to a service provider it would be ATT hands down. I just am tired of paying for somethings that should be free and for sure should be free for your extra rooms.

    I love the Internet and think I would probably die if i did not have it. I know my heart skips a beat when it just goes out for a second. Bless the internet.

    How close are you to cutting the cord?
  • Posted: September 14, 2011 10:47:39 am
  • Not even close.

    Since my Internet service, home phone and cable are all bundled, it's a little cheaper. But I doubt we could live without DVR. So nice to record shows to watch later and skip through all the commercials. And though some shows are online, most of the latest episodes are not. Thanks, but I'll keep my cable.
    The joy is in the journey, not just the destination.
  • Posted: September 14, 2011 11:04:17 am
  • This is true. I just have had enough of all of their stuff so i finally told them to shove it. I know most people cannot or are not willing but eventually the Internet will correct those things. You can watch anything online you miss but you may have to pay for some of the shows and depending on how much you watch factors into the equation.

    I guess when you have enough you have enough.

    I think that the way the rich get richer and the poor and middle class struggle is because of how more and more services roll out and people think they have to have certain things in order to live their life. People cannot really object to gas prices but you can protest TV and cell phones and the like because you do have a 100% clear choice despite what people think. I guess it is a matter of priorities and personal choices.
    Spa-fon said:
    Not even close.Since my Internet service, home phone and cable are all bundled, it's a little cheaper. But I doubt we could live without DVR. So nice to record shows to watch later and skip through all the commercials. And though some shows are online, most of the latest episodes are not. Thanks, but I'll keep my cable.
  • Posted: September 14, 2011 11:26:47 pm
  • I do not have cable or a dish due to how much it costs, and half of the stuff that's on there I could care less about. We have Netflix , which also just hiked up in price a bit, but it's still nice to be able to watch shows or movies on watch it know. Of course this is just my opinion, but it saves a bit on funds.
    Don of the D.E.DImage
  • Posted: September 15, 2011 8:40:35 am
  • Don of the DED said:
    I do not have cable or a dish due to how much it costs, and half of the stuff that's on there I could care less about. We have Netflix , which also just hiked up in price a bit, but it's still nice to be able to watch shows or movies on watch it know. Of course this is just my opinion, but it saves a bit on funds.


    I have only used the free trial of Netflix. I have not been real impressed with it myself, its not bad but I don't think it fits my needs. I go to Redbox when i want a movie or once in a while to family video. I watch all my TV shows online if i miss it from the antenna and there are some sites I have watched some things on as well. I finally got an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to my TV so I can watch everything on my TV. I paid like $120 for a 42" VIZO LCD TV Razor HDTV a few months back. I got a heck of a deal on craigslist which was $420 and sold my old plasma for $300 so basically I got it for $120. Not a bad way to upgrade! I rarely buy any DVDs at all. I only want a Blu Ray player to have TV streaming to the TV.

    The thing I DO NOT understand is why the Blu Ray players will not play Hulu but they will play Hulu Plus and if you are a Hulu plus member you cannot watch Hulu even being a Hulu Plus member. If that makes sense, they are all messed up.

    The things I enjoy the most on TV is the kid networks they are the most entertaining I believe.
  • Posted: September 15, 2011 9:56:59 pm
  • iwish I could cut the cord, but the wife can't do without cable. I could do without Tv period. My dilema is that I have phone cable and internet bundled together and I cant just choose phone and internet w/o paying for 2nd tier cable. In my area the other options for internet are really slow, so they really got me by the junk.
  • Posted: September 15, 2011 10:02:59 pm
  • 37Jumper said:
    iwish I could cut the cord, but the wife can't do without cable. I could do without Tv period. My dilema is that I have phone cable and internet bundled together and I cant just choose phone and internet w/o paying for 2nd tier cable. In my area the other options for internet are really slow, so they really got me by the junk.

    That was my backlash for a while as well (wife) but I finally said this is it. So far she is still alive last I checked.

    I get the whole bundle thing and it sucks. Right now I have ATT for Cell and ATT for Internet. Separate bills but it works out. I pay 38 a month for the second fastest Internet and now 0 for TV. I miss it a little especially during football but I think I can live.

    I'm always trying to find ways to cut things I consider that wastes money.
  • Posted: September 16, 2011 1:34:32 pm
  • Sounds soooo very tempting. I hate all providers, I dont even watch one third of the channels they give not to mention there is nothing good ever on! BUT I do have 2 kids so it is close to impossible to "cut the cord"
  • Posted: September 16, 2011 1:59:58 pm
  • raz68 said:
    Sounds soooo very tempting. I hate all providers, I dont even watch one third of the channels they give not to mention there is nothing good ever on! BUT I do have 2 kids so it is close to impossible to "cut the cord"


    I get the Qubo station with the antenna for free believe it or not. If your kids are small that is a great station. You should encourage them to watch TV on their laptops or what have you. Tell them their are fewer commercials and it is more interactive. Smile How old are your kids?
  • Posted: September 16, 2011 2:18:23 pm
  • SilentAssassin said:
    How old are your kids?


    They are mostly watching TV through NetFlix now so maybe they would better adjust than I think....
    they are 10 and 8
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