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Old 11-14-2015, 10:56 AM   #1  
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Well I just dropped my DTV after 11 years. Tired of paying a lot for monthly coverage and calling every year for discounts. It's that way with all the carriers and total B.S. Tire of group packaging, all those shopping networks, paying for stuff I don't want, them dictating what I can have etc.
If I watched tv 24-7 I would think differently but watching weekdays from 7 - 11 and the more on weekends..... I did the math. If I could pay per channel for cheaper if would be different.
We should still be able to pay for 1 NFL game a week and not the whole package for all that quid!
Hell they were giving me the package for free once they were positive I was canceling and I said no.
Right now I will probably use antenna.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:31 AM   #2  
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:39 AM   #3  
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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.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:37 PM   #4  
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Well I just dropped my DTV after 11 years. Tired of paying a lot for monthly coverage and calling every year for discounts. It's that way with all the carriers and total B.S. Tire of group packaging, all those shopping networks, paying for stuff I don't want, them dictating what I can have etc.
If I watched tv 24-7 I would think differently but watching weekdays from 7 - 11 and the more on weekends..... I did the math. If I could pay per channel for cheaper if would be different.
We should still be able to pay for 1 NFL game a week and not the whole package for all that quid!
Hell they were giving me the package for free once they were positive I was canceling and I said no.
Right now I will probably use antenna.
You will not miss this Mobil home tv service!
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:17 PM   #5  
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:19 PM   #6  
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I cut the cord with DTV after 12 years. My CBS OTA channel just added MeTV in a sub channel..that was one I had missed but not anymore.
I get Monday night football on SlingTV ESPN. Football all Sunday long on my OTA networks out of El Paso, and Las Cruces in HD.

Netflix has been working out great, and have Amazon Prime too.

Nope, don't miss DTV at all. They miss me though. I've been getting offers of "great deals" almost every week for the last 6 months.
They should save their postage.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:01 PM   #7  
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I cut the cord with DTV after 12 years. My CBS OTA channel just added MeTV in a sub channel..that was one I had missed but not anymore.
I get Monday night football on SlingTV ESPN. Football all Sunday long on my OTA networks out of El Paso, and Las Cruces in HD.

Netflix has been working out great, and have Amazon Prime too.

Nope, don't miss DTV at all. They miss me though. I've been getting offers of "great deals" almost every week for the last 6 months.
They should save their postage.
Well, aren't you special!!! Wondering why you complainers continue to haunt this boards?
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:25 AM   #8  
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Likewise, ADIOS...

Don't expect much from an antenna. Netflix/Amazon might work IF you don't mind paying around $15 monthly. That's just a guess with Netflix around $9 and Amazon at $99 yearly.

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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.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:10 PM   #10  
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I do use Amazon prime some for movies and would try moving away for DirecTV except for my wife. She is what's called Hi Tech challenged and has DirecTV down pat and records every thing she watches. So for my peace of mind I am staying with them. We have been with DirecTV for 19 years with very good service from them and 6 smart TV's, that can work with the streaming services and have everything in the place on a Cat5 network along with 4 computers. I also have small powered off the air antenna in the attic that works great. Its one of the Lave ones that is about fifty bucks over the internet. I could switch over to off the air/streaming, but for the wife. Peace on the home front is easily wroth 1800 bucks a year. Good luck.
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:09 PM   #11  
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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.
ABC, CBN, NBC FOX PBS and a couple of Jesus channels. That adds up to 35-40?. And lets be honest, the sub channels may sometimes have a great black and white for the 40's, but the rest of it is all CRAP.

I'll have to admit there is a big savings with this method and I guess you could care less about sports. Different strokes for different folks.

Between Amazon and Netflix, I personally think Netflix has the edge.
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Wonder why the cable cutters have to even post here. Why don't they go gently into the night?
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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 how "cable cutters" are getting their internet service?
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I always wonder how "cable cutters" are getting their internet service?
High Speed providers - Cable-FIOS- Google- Depends on where your located as to service provided.
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Isn't this type of thread for venting or depicting why they switched. If you don't like reading this and others like this, there are plenty of others to read? Right???

With some, Dish is all they have in their area. Those of us that are lucky, we have choices in our cities. There are so many in the fringe areas, that have no choice too.

All threads are to express opinions and one can move on to others. RIGHT?
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