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Old 09-26-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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Cutting the cable

I just can't take it anymore.The antenna is going up.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:12 PM   #2
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I’ve tried to come up another solution but the convienence factor is the decider.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:09 PM   #3
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Son in Attleborro cut it, went to antenna,,, dvd’s For the kids, all is well...
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:48 PM   #4
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:54 PM   #5
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We just don't watch enough TV to justify $107 a month for basic cable.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:37 PM   #6
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direct tv now 35 bucks a month you get it over wifi with a amazonfire stick also ditched my house phone at 40 bucks a month and went with voip magic jack for 50 buch 1st year 35 after that
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:02 PM   #7
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My city offered their "own" fiber internet last year so we cut the con-cast cord. Long story short we were paying $150 a month for cable and internet that always had issues and no fancy channels. We know pay $70 a month for the fiber and can actually use the Fire TV because the internet is now fast enough too....added the better quality antenna about 6 months ago that the fiber co. offered and I dont miss paying twice as much for half as much. we started with a cheapo antenna to get local stations but only got about 4 (if we were lucky) the better antenna cost about $100 installed and we now get over 30 channels which typically has enough to satisfy my TV watching mood 98% of the time. The other 2% is taken care of by the fire tv (and not paying for any additional TV apps).

A bit hard to get used to at first but you adjust and we tried several subscriptions like HBO, etc but ended them all after the trial periods. We get Amazon prime anyway so I dont consider that an additional tv cost. After inital fire tv and antenna purchase we now pay just the $70 for fiber and I am totally fine with it! I just had to make the leap and adjust.....thats the worst part really. Dont miss the extra cost and I get even more upset when I hear people spending $200-$250 a month for cable/ internet. It really is such a rip off!

Simplify.......
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I really wish I could … but at this age & not as physically active as I wish I was………. I put more hours on TV & internet than I ever did with the boat

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Its been totally worth it.

Coupled with an OTA DVR and a streaming service or two there is absolutely zero reason to have cable/satellite.

The money I'm saving is incredible.
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Old 11-03-2018, 08:50 PM   #11
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Cut the cord this summer,antenna get prov and Boston channels, $50 a month for internet, just stream stuff. Save $1200 a yr
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Cut the cord this summer,antenna get prov and Boston channels, $50 a month for internet, just stream stuff. Save $1200 a yr
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We had to buy a new TV earlier this year and its a smart tv so there's a ton off apps built in,many of which are free.The amount of content you can watch is incredible.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:19 PM   #13
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You guys got me thinking,,,,
Anyone know about reception on CC ?
Man, would I luv to stick it to comcast....
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:48 PM   #14
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You guys got me thinking,,,,
Anyone know about reception on CC ?
Man, would I luv to stick it to comcast....
Gup,

I put my antenna in the attic, if you put on the roof its better but I dint want to do that.

You might need to get a better antenna than what I have to reach the Boston stations. google, best tv antennas to get and do some research.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:57 PM   #15
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You can try this, Cape is pretty flat so it should work good
https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps

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If someone could promise me that cutting the cord would end political ads, I’d do it in a heartbeat... no matter how inconvenient the alternative(s) was/were
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If somebody told me I could watch sports without cable.....
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Both YouTube TV and Sling Tv have pretty compelling sports packages, with things like local networks, ESPN, TBS, TNT, etc
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:08 PM   #19
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Gup,

I put my antenna in the attic, if you put on the roof its better but I dint want to do that.

You might need to get a better antenna than what I have to reach the Boston stations. google, best tv antennas to get and do some research.
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https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps
Thanks, work in progress....
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:41 PM   #20
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Nope! Little to no signal,,, #^&#^&#^&#^&
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:34 PM   #21
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Nope! Little to no signal,,, #^&#^&#^&#^&
That sucks.Where's your antenna location?The right antenna/location and a signal booster can make all the difference.

I really could never go back.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:45 AM   #22
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That sucks.Where's your antenna location?The right antenna/location and a signal booster can make all the difference.

I really could never go back.
No antenna, web searches and a local geek info....

My mortgage isn’t much more than the cost of freaken tv .....
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direct tv now 35 bucks a month you get it over wifi with a amazonfire stick also ditched my house phone at 40 bucks a month and went with voip magic jack for 50 buch 1st year 35 after that
I am wondering what happens if your internet connection goes down. I assume you then have no Voip phone service. Am I right?

No boat, back in the suds.
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I am wondering what happens if your internet connection goes down. I assume you then have no Voip phone service. Am I right?
No TV and no phone is what happens.

I gave a lot of thought to doing the same thing wdsmo did,we looked hard at Sling but paying anybody any amount of money on a monthly basis is what we're trying to getting away from.Its hard.
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