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 Posted: Mon Jan 9th, 2017 04:48 pm
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Yea, I am hearing stories from other cord cutters like that. That is why I negotiate. We have a choice where I live - Comcast or FIOS. Not all have 2 mainstream options.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 18th, 2017 05:12 pm
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OK, either I'm getting ripped off or things have changed quite a bit in the year since this thread.

I currently pay roughly $210/m for my Spectrum service. I have blazing internet, and tons of channels (that I don't usually watch).

By my math, if I cut down to Sling TV Blue which is $25/m, add the Sports package for $10/m plus HBO for $15/m, then I'm down to $50. Then, through Spectrum, I go to internet only for $45, then I'm cutting my bill by at least 50%.

I'm seriously considering this. As I look at my available TV channels through cable, I can get them all through Sling.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 18th, 2017 05:38 pm
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DaNkinator- I am right with you. In the process of stepping down to just antenna. My approach is getting down to bare bones (network) and then slowly build up to what I need. In Detroit, I will be missing out on Fox Sports (Tigers/Red Wings), but I can get over that easily.

For NFL, I am going to just go with Fox/CBS/NBC coverage for this year. I'll miss out on ESPN, but I am finding the older I get, the less need to watch sports.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 18th, 2017 05:41 pm
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I've said for years I would be cutting the cord as soon as we got legit broandband options where I live (way out in the country)...then I got all new equipment from Directv and have the whole-house DVR system. I was in my home office a while back working one night and was watching old Sunny in Philadelphia episodes from the DVR and realized the $140 I pay a month to Directv is worth it to have access to all my recordings all over the house, all in glorious HD and the ability to at any time (with my unlimited account with Verizon) to pull up most of my channels live on my iPhone and watch my Directv anywhere. I figure you only live once and I won't go backwards as far as technology goes..



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 Posted: Fri Aug 18th, 2017 06:04 pm
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I have experimented with the idea and even have a box right now that streams all channels (as well as movies), but let me tell you, nothing gives the picture quality with the littlest amount of hassle as just having your cable.  It takes me a while to cue up shows, sometimes the quality isn't great, they buffer sometimes, I can't watch them in every room, God forbid you stop the show and have to find your spot again later - it's just not worth it for me.  I still want to just hit a button and have it there in glorious HD (soon to be 4KUHD) within seconds.  I'm too old school I guess, and the technology is close but not perfect enough yet.  It will be soon. 

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 Posted: Fri Aug 18th, 2017 06:18 pm
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When we had Time Warner I was paying @ 170/month for TV and Internet. I pay 128/month now with Google Fiber for better internet connection (10x the TW max speed) and basically the same channel package along with all house DVR, and a storage box that allows me to directly cast files on it to the TV.

Even if I cut the TV out, we'd need the broadband for my wife's work. So let's say best case scenario I did that, spent @ $60 month for the broadband. Then add in OTA channels with the antenna, add in something like Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime/Slingbox etc with taxes I'm probably up to $90 a month. So at this point, the price difference isn't great enough for me to bother.

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We called Comcast today to dump cable and bump our internet to Gig speed and ended up keeping cable. If we upgraded to gig speed internet and dropped cable it was going to cost 126 a month for internet; if we keep cable but drop the NFL network while bundling gig speed internet then it costs 99 a month. I was all set to go the Hulu route but it wouldn’t make any sense to cut the cord and pay more especially when we don’t watch anything anymore. A few years ago we watched college and pro football but I don’t even think we watched 3 entire games worth this season.



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WTF??? You would have to pay 126/month just for Internet? I'm paying 128 for TV/DVR/Gigabit Internet. Fuck Comcast.

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comcast has a monopoly in our area for internet and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

In California we had probably 7 options for internet but one option for electricity. In Texas we have 1 option for internet and 7 options for electricity.



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Comcast's "Speed boost" internet runs about 78-104 bucks (taxes included) in my area, depending on when you buy into it.

Adding cable runs it up to about 145...but that's standard definition. For HD, they tack on more.

I cut cable in January 2014 and haven't missed it. Bought a digital antenna for about 35 bucks and we've been set. Was immediately blown away by how much nicer the picture was, via the digital antenna. I only watch the Local Professional Football Team and they're always on the local channels The Old Lady likes "Ion Television" (and their endless Law & Order or Criminal Minds re-runs) which is also on normal TV.

We pop for basic Hulu and basic Netflix and watch via our PS3. We equate it to bottled water, as we're mainly into it for the convenience. Yes, Comcast has had "On Demand" since 2004, but it never really impressed me.

I consider WWE Network and MLB.TV as add-ons, since I'd buy those even if I still had cable.

So in the long run, we're maybe saving about 10 bucks a month, but it's for stuff we like and actually watch.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 17th, 2018 12:16 am
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Tried Kodi through the amazon fire stick. It sucked. Staying with cable because I really don't see a viable option. I like sports and that creates a problem for cord cutting.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 17th, 2018 12:26 am
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I cut the cord back in September.

For my sports fixes here's what I do-

Hockey- I have a Roku and have the Fox Sports Go channel. I can log on with my internet provider credentials and get my Red Wings games (not that they are all that entertaining to watch).

I also have (on the Roku) the NBC Sports Channel- they have 1-2 out of town games a week. Last night I was checking out NYI vs. Mont.

I can get channel 9 Windsor over the air antenna, so I can watch Hockey Night in Canada.

Football- I go with the network coverage. On those rare occasions the Lions play on Mon night, I have the "Watch ESPN" channel on my Roku. I am not big into college football.

Basketball- The Pistons play on Fox Sports Go.

Baseball- The Tigers are on Fox Sports Go. This season promises to be awful- they will make a run at their futility record of 2003.

So I guess the bottom line is if you cut the cord, and have a Roku, it can work for you.

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Ultimark wrote: Tried Kodi through the amazon fire stick. It sucked. Staying with cable because I really don't see a viable option. I like sports and that creates a problem for cord cutting.
I have a knock-off of Kodi that my neighbor works on and he gave it to me for free.  The buffering ranges from "slightly annoying" to "impossible to watch".  It's a crapshoot whether or not I'll be able to see a movie on there.  I've seen a few without many issues, but some I have to turn off after 5 minutes.  None of this is worth the aggravation if you have some disposable income. 



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Is the whole Kodi thing passing/dying? I hear a lot less talk about them and the people I know that had one don't seem to use it much if at all anymore.



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I think a lot comes down to what channels and how often you watch. If I went to OTA channels with our Antenna (which I use as a backup if the system goes down ) I get about 30 channels. 10 of those are useless (religious and home shopping channels) So where could I fill in the gaps between that and what I watch now. Sports could be done somewhat with the ESPN and Fox apps through my ROKU. The On demand stuff would take a hit, since I actually use that quite a bit. As well, I'd need to figure out a way to run a DVR or purchase a standalone. Our total bill is $128, including tax. The cable portion of the bill is @ $50. If I cut that, but add some other services to compensate for some of the loss, maybe I save $25/month. At this point, it's not worth the hassle. At some point it will be, which is why I switched from Time Warner 3 years ago.

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