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Old 02-17-2016, 07:57 PM   #16  
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Wonder why the cable cutters have to even post here. Why don't they go gently into the night?
Why do you keep reading them?
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:06 PM   #17  
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Wonder why the cable cutters have to even post here. Why don't they go gently into the night?
I always wonder why people complain about what others post. Why don't they simply not read the thread?
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:37 AM   #18  
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Good luck, I did the same after about 15 years & haven't regretted it a bit. I'm able to get by using streaming services & finding I don't really need OTA except for news & sports. I get current network shows from Hulu, other stuff from Netflix, and for current seasons of cable shows I enjoy, like American Horror Story etc, I can buy directly from Vudu or Amazon as the air. And I can now subscribe directly to HBO & Showtime without having to have a cable/satellite package. So there's a lot out there. Streaming is now the ala carte selection that I always wanted, but that DirecTV would not give me.

And the best part? All these services are commercial free & combined cost is about 1/3 of what I was paying for DirecTV.
I wonder about this idea too, how do you get HBO on your main TV, do you access thru a smart app? Can you get starz also?

So on my ROKU I could buy HBO, i assume..What does sling tv do?
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:32 PM   #19  
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I've been with them for 17 years but I keep paying them guys every month. Their product is excellent and reliable. Some issues but jeeezzz, who doesn't and their picture is pretty incredible but I agree they ain't cheap..
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:03 PM   #20  
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I get all the major networks in beautiful HD with antenna. Plus all their sub channels.
PBS, maybe 35-40 altogether.
Free.

Amazon Prime includes no extra cost 2 day shipping.
Subs are great if you get a good signal. I don't with the hills in my area. Of course, I'm using an indoor antenna (strictly as a backup to my dish box).
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:08 PM   #21  
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I always wonder how "cable cutters" are getting their internet service?
I think the term "cable cutters" include FIOS or any full service provider.

An Amazon Prime/NetFlix/Hula etc ONLY customer is a cable cutter. Also any true a la carte customer or a true roofie.

I've got Dish with about 250 channels, of which I only watch less than 15. Show me a provider who has MOST of the sports channels, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, FX, TNT and BBC and I'll switch in a NY minute.

One of these days, I'm going to try to figure out how to get the rest of the garbage off my Dish guide.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:13 AM   #22  
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most of us know how to get anything we want to watch for free. direct has gone to great expense to figure out what channel packages to put together to get the most money out of you, thats what happens when you sit on your butt and make a living, you have to be sneaky. they are always nice to you when your out of contract.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:36 AM   #23  
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Has anyone subscribed to Playstation Vue? I'm looking in to it as a alternative to DirecTV.

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/network/vue/#1
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:20 PM   #24  
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Wondering how they get it either Wi-Fi or the phone lines $30dollars and my O T A IS FREE BOY THE CABLE IS$150 dish is at least $100 and no LOCAL news and the dropouts in heavy rain and snow the picturer quality sucks and what I say to that what a wast of money that's a good car payment or some new shoes with an outdoor tv antennas antenna no dropouts in rain or snow and that picture on the tv is o's m spend $200 once so don't be scared and cut the cord you will be glad you did well everyone have a good day
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:09 PM   #25  
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Wondering how they get it either Wi-Fi or the phone lines $30dollars and my O T A IS FREE BOY THE CABLE IS$150 dish is at least $100 and no LOCAL news and the dropouts in heavy rain and snow the pictures quality sucks and what I say to that what a wast of money that's a good car payment or some new shoes with an outdoor tv antennas antenna no dropouts in rain or snow and that picture on the tv is o's m spend $200 once so don't be scared and cut the cord you will be glad you did well everyone have a good day

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Old 06-14-2016, 08:23 AM   #26  
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Just rid myself of DirecTv also after 11 years. Absolutely the worst customer service I have ever experienced. On top the automatic "re-sentencing" of the 2 year crap for replacing a broken DVR, one of their professionals, in whatever third world country you go to, asked for my social security number and then told me they could not transfer my call to an agent in the US. Seems to be no accountability in this company, kind of like the VA...
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:08 AM   #27  
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Congrats.... Sounds like you're in a better place now.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:23 AM   #28  
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Just rid myself of DirecTv also after 11 years. Absolutely the worst customer service I have ever experienced. On top the automatic "re-sentencing" of the 2 year crap for replacing a broken DVR, one of their professionals, in whatever third world country you go to, asked for my social security number and then told me they could not transfer my call to an agent in the US. Seems to be no accountability in this company, kind of like the VA...
Your cointract does noit get renewed when replacing faulty equipment.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:15 PM   #29  
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I'm a Direct TV veteran of 18 years. I won't cut the cord for a few reasons. #1
I am hooked on DVR. We watch almost nothing real time. It's getting so I drive my car and listening to the radio, I get lazy listening, thinking the I can rewind the stupid radio...they need a name for this syndrome.

# 2. Sports . And I need my sports on delay. Saves me time.

# C. I find Direct TV to be almost flawless. The genie , the HD, the entire package. If there is a bad storm, I might miss a half hour of a recording and usually I can catch it on another showing.

It's a good product, but like my Apple devices, it's not cheap.

I'm retired, but my D* stays in my budget. And we have Amazon Prime and Netflix.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:04 PM   #30  
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High Speed providers - Cable-FIOS- Google- Depends on where your located as to service provided.
So then, not so much "cable cutting" as eliminating the TV feed. Often there is a discount for a triple play, TV, phone and internet and losing phone or TV or both losoes that discount and in effect, the internet price goes up, sometimes drastically.

I am in Manhattan and so get an incredible wealth of over the air TV programming, most in brilliant high definition. But eliminating TV from my Verizon FIOS triple play would not save me very much. As long as I have to pay monthly for that glass wire coming into my apartment it's gonna cost me.

I don't particularly like paying $154 to Verizon and then $18, soon $20, to Netflix but with watching at least 50 hours of TV a week, I guess I just have to learn to enjoy the taste of the bullet I'm biting.

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