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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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I used to enjoy watching TV. At almost anytime of the day I could find something worthwhile to watch on the Discovery networks, Nat Geo, Spike TV, HGTV/DIY, History, BBC & Comedy networks. Now all that is on is fucking lowest common denominator, made for retards . YAY! storage shipping Amish tattooing pawning truck driving gold mining fishing lumbering fucktards!

For those that have gone that way of the netflicks and hulu how is it? Ive never had HBO or any premium channels so I won't miss them. I'd rather pay extra for good cable internet and stream everything else.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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I too have been contemplating this move. Network tv is mindless garbage for the criminally retarded
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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We do netflicks and video store. Not really watching much tv during summer and winter we do more but not enough to justify cable prices. Digital tv picks up pubic free tv, which has enough for simple shit to entertain and getting 2 for $1 and $1 is cheap tv watching. Caught up on all my house seasons and use hulu to watch new episodes of my favoriate shows. Plus download movies with netflicks through play station easy enough. Cable failsĄ
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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I would do this for sure, but I like watching sports to much, and I see no point in watching non live sports.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #5
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That's when you go to buddys for the game and have a few and eat his food.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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I would do this for sure, but I like watching sports to much, and I see no point in watching non live sports.
Meh most football games are on normal TV. Dont care about hockey, baseball or baSKETball
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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I have been cable/satellite free for almost 3 years now. I am currently signed up with AT&T UVerse internet services. It costs ~$30 a month and is sufficiently quick for streaming videos and shows. I gave up Netflix when they went through all of their pricing bs a year ago. I use the free version of Hulu and it is enough for me. Almost always something to watch. Between that and Redbox, I am thoroughly entertained by mind numbing alternatives to exercise and reading.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:51 AM   #8
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I've been without television for probably a year. I also got sick of the complete crap that is on 99% of the time. I use Netflix, and watch dvd/blu rays. The downsides I see are no live sports, and shows like True Blood. I just download the shows the day after they're out though. I really used to like my Sunday night HBO thing that started way back with the Sopranos.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #9
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DVR eases some of that pain. Record what you want, and watch it when you want.

BTW, you shouldnt be watching TV until your jeep is completed and you are moved out of your "room mates" basement. Sorry, had to be the first to say it. haha
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Old January 29th, 2013, 07:06 AM   #10
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Fastpasstv.ms has about every TV show and Movie out all for free. Some of the newer movies are recorded in the theater and are annoying.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #11
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Netflix is all i use. 9.99, and I don't do the renting of dvds through the month. I find myself watching less TV and spending more time in the woodshop.
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DVR eases some of that pain. Record what you want, and watch it when you want.
Even better - ditch paying for TV all together and get a Roku (or blue ray/ps/wii/ect that will stream hulu, netflix etc). Roku has apps you can get access to for live sports. Sure you pay for some of these apps but the way I look at it we still pay less than if we were paying for cable.

I'll even be streaming KOH live on Ustream on the Roku/TV versus on my computer. That's pretty neat.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 07:59 AM   #13
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I still have cable but the lowest package to get locals and stuff. We have Hulu+ and Netflix but the shows the family likes to watch aren't always on them and I find myself wasting a million hours looking through the list of shows trying to find something to watch before I actually watch it and waste more time.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:20 AM   #14
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Even better - ditch paying for TV all together and get a Roku (or blue ray/ps/wii/ect that will stream hulu, netflix etc). Roku has apps you can get access to for live sports. Sure you pay for some of these apps but the way I look at it we still pay less than if we were paying for cable.

I'll even be streaming KOH live on Ustream on the Roku/TV versus on my computer. That's pretty neat.

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I still have cable but the lowest package to get locals and stuff. We have Hulu+ and Netflix but the shows the family likes to watch aren't always on them and I find myself wasting a million hours looking through the list of shows trying to find something to watch before I actually watch it and waste more time.
I have never really looked into a Roku but I did buy my Dad one for his B Day last year. Can you get cable channel shows from Discovery, Speed, History, etc? I like my gold shows, race cars, pawn shows, etc. Even with Netflix, it usually takes me more time to decide ona movie than to watch it.

I pretty much buy cable for Speed Channel / live racing.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:20 AM   #15
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Closed on my house in March, and just now getting internet at the house. Going without TV was easy, as you said, most stuff on is garbage not worth watching. I can count on one hand how many movies i've watched at my house, and less than half of those were watched to completion.

Netflix isn't too shabby, cheap enough as well. Two lone trips to the store to rent a 1 dollar movie and i've spent more than the month's price for netflix in fuel.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:23 AM   #16
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I seriously had my cable hooked up before I had my water turned on at my new house. HAHA, I am pathetic.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:39 AM   #17
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We just ditched Direct TV. We stream Hulu through our Roku. We have Netflix mail order only right now, but I may reactivate streaming. I don't miss TV a bit honestly, it gives me an excuse to do something other than sit on my ass all night.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #18
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When we bought our house November 2012 we were going to wait to get tv untill we had a few projects done. We move in Christmas Eve. To this day we don't have tv. We went so long without it I don't miss it. We have Hulu and I don't really watch that even. For me I hate dealing with big company's. last month I had to get Internet for work and first bill.... charges for a modem when I payed $150 for one at radio shack. I hate dealing with that bullshit. Also we like to live cheap so we have money to go out a lot. Right now I pay for electric and a mortgage. Work pays everything other than those. It's nice not writing rippers to assholes who's idea of customer service is some sand lady "fixing" the problem and then trying to up sell.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #19
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With over the air HD and every cable company trying to fukc you, there has to be a shift in the industry. Intel is rumored to be coming out with subscription based tv with their own set top box and you subscribe to the channels you want. It would be nice to get the locals over the air and subscribe to a few channels and not 400+ channels you never watch.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 10:32 AM   #20
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I quit watching TV over 10 years ago and don't miss it at all.

I get my internet through Verison. It's kinda slow. Maybe when I upgrade to 4g it will be better.
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