Cutting the cable

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  1. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    5 tvs. Over 200/month cable.
    Bought 1 antenna. 13 bucks on Amazon, gets about 20 locals. Increased my intenet speed to 48 from 6, extra 25 bucks a month. Sling is 40 dollars a month. So far working great. Will need to buy a couple more Firesticks as my older TVs aren't smart.

    About to cut off the cable. Figure my eventual savings at about 150 a month.
     
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    What about sports or are you just going to do without?
     
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    I switched to CL fiber optic and prism away from Comcast. It's better.
     
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    You made the right choice, I've never paid for cable, you don't really need it anymore.
     
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  5. newcastlefan

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    if i can do without seeing some shows when they first air, i'm considering something similar. My first test will be when CBS airs the new Star Trek series. it will air on CBS' subscription channel first, then on Netflix the next day. got to see if i care seeing it one day late.
     
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    This...football season
     
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  7. Estocada

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    Got all the local coverage, red zone and pro football network come with the 40 dollar Sling. Or maybe Red Zone is a five dollar upsell.
     
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    That's the only thing holding me back. I can get the Giants and Jets games on local stations, but the Knicks, Rangers, Mets and Yankees all have their own networks.

    There are practically no games broadcast on local tv for them. Like 5 for the Knicks and Rangers all season.

    Maybe 10-15 for the Yankees and Mets.
     
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  9. newcastlefan

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    still need the cable for the internet, although that should change in the next 5 years as the service providers roll out 5G. The tech is good enough to deliver 300mbps and more over the air.
     
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    That sucks but maybe you can find a sports package to stream? I don't know. Saints are all I'm worried about and I can bootleg them if needed.
     
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    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm not completely cutting the cable. Misleading thread title my bad.
     
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    This is all spic to me. :dontknow:

    Cable is simply an accepted bill, and $200/month is standard. Rent some fights or movies.......and it can be a $4-$5 bill.
     
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    yeah but it doesnt really have to be that much since most of the channels provided go unwatched by most of the customers. without the actual cable tv costs the bill should be around $100/month for internet access, phone (if you use it), slingTV and 2 premium channels (e.g. HBO & SHO). Local coverage is usually available for free with an HD antenna now that all TV is digital.
     
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  14. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    They have to build a lot more cell sites so I think it will be a bit longer but my money is on 5g too.
     
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  15. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't know where you live, it seemed like a pretty rural part of Canada? In that case, you are right.
     
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    there is a little retarded kid playing the banjo outside her local general store.
     
  17. Slippy

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    I'll put it into perspective for you:

    I don't have to buy corn, I just go for a walk.

    Coyotes are the worst part of opting to step outside for a smoke at night.

    Rogers hasn't made it out here, so we only have Bell - and they facefuck us 16 ways from Sunday.
     
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    reminds me: put corn on shopping list for tomorrow
     
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    Danas Boyfrien Mediocre Negro Gold

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    I went from $200 per month to $50 for cable, $20 for SlingTV, and $9for Netflix. I bought an HD antenna from Best Buy for $45 that gives me over 60 local channels. Between all of that and Amazon Prime I have more content that I could watch in 20 lifetimes. Cable is for fags and mexicans. :dancin:
     
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  20. Phil McKrakin

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    they facefuck us 16 ways from Sunday...

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