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    Cord cutting

    After years of debating it with the wife, we are cutting it this week. There's always a show that keeps me on the hook. Currently, that's Mr. Robot, which is awesome. I figure subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Showtime, and Hulu to compensate for the loss. Anyone else cut the cord? We care zero about sports. The loss of live news is a bigger hit for us.


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    Been running off Netflix and Amazon for movies/shows and reddit streams with an HDMI cable (Bruins, Sox, and other sporting events) for about five years. While streaming the Olympics I could not believe the amount of commercials that are on. I will never go back to cable, just not worth the money IMO.

    Lack of live news is probably a good thing these days. I think the last time I streamed anything news wise was the BBC coverage of the Paris attack last year.
    My couch might pull out but I send it.

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    We cut the cord about three years ago. Here in S. NH we can pick up about 20 channels over the air, including all 4 major broadcast networks with the live news. Reddit streams work well for sports as mentioned above, and I also have a relatives Xfinity password that lets me stream almost anything else needed. Cable was the most expensive bill except the mortgage. Didn't seem right.

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    We (almost) cut the cord several years ago and never looked back. I use family cable subscriptions to get a Comcast email for some streaming. Most is Netflix, Amazon, and HBO which can be ordered a la carte. We have Verizon FIOS 50/50 internet which absolutely screams compared to Comcast that we had before.

    And we save (a lot) of money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin View Post
    ..........While streaming the Olympics I could not believe the amount of commercials that are on. I will never go back to cable, just not worth the money IMO.....
    Pretty incredible but not surprising....and the CBC, which used to be a lot better neutral coverage, was now mostly pro Canada coverage only... Canadian society seems highly government regulated but now even moreso in the media, not to mention their ditzy, nationalized commercials. Combined with politicalized nationalism of our Gold-Medal-crazed media it's just too much.
    Really cable carries about a few hours(PMs and early AMs) of interesting stuff....but that's it.

    Looking to cut the cord as well.......
    Last edited by bigbog; Aug 30, 2016 at 10:35 AM.
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    Welcome to the club. Cut the cord in 1999, last move and didn't have time to deal with install headaches right away and before we knew it, we didn't miss it.

    Caveat - we now have Comcast Internet and cable - b/c need the Internet, cheaper to get both than just 'net - but haven't hooked up cable box. Husband used cable from cable TV to an outdoor antennae - so hooking up box would have required running or splitting to new cable, haven't bothered. We have cheapest TV plan, no sports but do get HBO. So we can use infinity account to stream HBO. We have Netflix and Amazon Prime. Get local news from antennae - tallest hill in town 15 miles from Boston and most big towers. So only problem with reception on windy or rainy days. And...were just not TV people (adults I mean lol). I watch about an hour of free TV a week and a Netflix show maybe 2x/week (House of cards now). Husband does watch other stuff with kids that I'm not into (game of thrones and other fantasy crap lol).

    I miss sports, but not enough to pay for it. Honestly - not sure what you mean by "live news" - but that stuff is crap anyway and a waste of your time. For big events PBS and other networks will cover, most is rehashed BS you don't need to watch anyways lmao. Sorry to go off personal opinion tangent - but I think if people spent less time digesting that shit and getting educated with decent news sources OF VARIETY - world would be better off. Too segmented so you don't ever have to listen to a differing opinion if you don't want to. Look what happens....

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    We have the cheapest package we can get through directv. I think it's $20-$30. I wanted to put a seasonal hold on our service after football season, but the wife isn't on board. She wants it on for the kids. Personally, I think they would find something else to occupy their time without it - just like we do!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    We have the cheapest package we can get through directv. I think it's $20-$30. I wanted to put a seasonal hold on our service after football season, but the wife isn't on board. She wants it on for the kids. Personally, I think they would find something else to occupy their time without it - just like we do!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin View Post
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    No you moron. This cord!!!!!


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    Not totally cutting cord, but getting closer. Recently dropped Verizon Fios internet/tv/phone after ten years. Switching to very basic internet/tv package with Cox for a while, no contract. Finally killing off what had become a worthless land line. This will cut monthly provider bill approximately in half. I don't need hundreds of tv channels, but slow internet might be an issue as wife watches movies from amazon. We'll see how it goes?

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