Entertainment Cord cutters Unite! Discuss Your Rig

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  1. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    Since I hate Comcast, I use AT&T for my ISP. It's less than 50 bucks a month, and I get Internet speed at about 40 gbps. Not too bad, more than adequate for gaming and streaming video.

    I have a digital antenna for my local networks, I get about 20 channels over the air. The channel lineup includes ABC, Fox, NBC, MeTV, Antenna TV, a local movie channel, and a few others. It's a nice lineup, especially since I pay nothing for them and they're all in HD.

    I have Sling TV for my live Cable broadcasts. It's about 20 bucks a month, and includes AMC, TNT, Cartoon, CNN, Fox On Demand, El Rey, and a bunch of others. It watch it through my Roku and Xbox One.

    I also have Netflix and Hulu. The combined services are about 20 bucks a month.

    I also have Pluto TV. If you don't know what this service is, I would suggest checking it out. It's 100% free. I'm watching the second "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie on it as I write this. It also has an "MST 3K" channel that's pretty awesome.

    My whole setup is less than 90 bucks a month, including the internet. Much cheaper than Comcast, and I get just about everything I want.

    Anyone else a cord cutter? What is your setup and how much do you pay?
     
  2. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

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    I live in the country. It would have cost me 10 grand to run the cable to my house. I have DirecTV and satellite internet. I'll have to check out what you got.
     
  3. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Not followin whitey's rules

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    When I lived within the city limits I h ad xfinity. Holy cow was it fast.
     
  4. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales Missouri Boat Ride VIP

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    I have an RCA outdoor antenna stashed in my attic. I get about 25-30 channels of free live hdtv. 50 Mbps fiber optic broadband for $50/month, Apple TV with Netflix, HBO and showtime. So I spend about $33 a month on tv channels, and I barely watch those.
     
  5. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    Nice!
     
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    playitagainfred Well-Known Member

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    the only thing I watch is sports so the ESPN/Fox/NBCSports channels are a must for me. my wife is a Game of Thrones junkie so HBO is a must for her. cant figure out how to scratch both of those itches without a cable box
     
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    Infinity Well-Known Member

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    It's the sports fans who they have by their balls. I dropped cable and found some other ways to watch the NHL and a few news channels and use a vpn for torrents. I do really miss my dvr but I've cut my comcast bill by $100/month.
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    HBO go, buy that, or borrow a friend's code (one can watch on TV while other uses app)
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    The sports thing is hard. I used to just have basic cable (7$ a month) and find a live stream when a game I want wasn't on it
     
  10. Flabo

    Flabo Well-Known Member

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    I'm a slave to the DVR, besides sports, there is nothing I watch live. I watch most shows the same night they are on but on a 20 minute delay start time so I can fast forward commercials.i love being able to watch tv when I'm ready to. Remember back in the day when "cable TV" actually was sold to the public as commercial free television??
    During the football season I would be like a heroin addict looking for their next hit without cable,it would drive me nuts not to have NFL network, Redzone, and ESPN.
     
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  11. fixer

    fixer I'm Retarded you Jerk. On the Power.

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    Great Thread-I'm looking into this and started by eliminating one of my tvs from the Verizon fios. It saves me 12.99/mo and only use it for Netflix. I'm looking into adding the over the air antenna to get some channels.

    Once the NFL offers their games on a streaming service it is all over for Comcast. MLB/NHL/NBA will soon follow. If Major League Soccer was smart, they would offer their games on Netflix/Hulu/Apple TV for free. People streaming would watch, get interested and would definitely grow the fan base.
     
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  12. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo

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    the problem with streaming AT&T and Comcast is the data cap they are going to start enforcing unless you buy their basic cable package (which I do because my wife wants it and the dvr).

    I stream like a motherscratcher btw. Have Netflix/Amazon Prime, a roku box with over 75 channels and some less than specious sources.
     
  13. face palm

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    look out folks
    a real motherscratcher here
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    Lots of cell phone plans offer unlimited data. Set your phone as a hot spot and ur g2g
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    It's the old farts stubborn with their cable. No one I know in 20/early 30 pays for cable packages
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely do it but
    Out in the sticks my internet is att dsl at 3mbs
     
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    I know comcast owns fucking EVERYTHING, but I feel like they are going the way of Kodak/blockbuster if they don't adapt with the times
     
  18. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    40Gigs per sec???????:giggle:
     
  19. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo

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    yeah, except my house seems like a black hole for cellphone signals (new construction)
     
  20. a mysterious man

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    Haven't had cable in 5 years. Here's my rig:

    55'' 1080p HD TV
    PC with GeForce GTX 960, i7 Processor, 16 GB memory, and 3 TB external HD
    uTorrent
    Netflix (free from brothers account)
    Amazon Prime
    Sprint 4G LTE w/ unlimited data (downloads torrents at near 1 meg/second)

    Win.
     
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