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DR
02-22-2019, 12:16 PM
Centurylink. Yikes, apparently we were on promo deal which has since expired so the new price for TV only is $130/month more.

Looking to get rid of cable TV and go with Hulu. Appears to be much, much cheaper. Any experiences or thoughts?

A.K. Boomer
02-22-2019, 12:21 PM
Absolute worst company iv ever had to deal with - get an antenna and use the internet - my cable bill is zero...

dalee100
02-22-2019, 12:28 PM
Hi,

Cable cutting is all the rage these days. There is little reason to keep up the higher cost of 300 channels of nothing to watch.

stevep3916
02-22-2019, 01:10 PM
amazon prime has a good tv package. you might want to think about jailbroken firestick with kodi installed. we have been using 1 for over 2 years , don't miss cable at all. mobdro is another good kodi add-on. plenty of you tube videos on setting up firestick. our cable package,high speed internet,basic cable, phone was over 200.00/month. I think cable co. are pricing themselves out of business. now we pay 95.00/month unlimited use high speed internet. last article I read cable co are losing 500,000 subscribers/month to cord cutting.

JRouche
02-22-2019, 03:31 PM
One reason I still have cable is I like local news as its happening, and PBS. Antennas dont work where I live, to hilly. JR

CCWKen
02-22-2019, 04:16 PM
You can't rely on internet to replace cable unless you have high-speed available. By high-speed, I'm talking about OVER 5Mb/s. 10Mb/s or higher is preferred. I'm lucky to get 3Mb/s on the best day/time. I'm on a radio interface and the tower/server is over-sold for this area. I have a hard time viewing YouTube videos except early in the morning. After about 4PM, my access drops to a little over dial up speed. :cool: I have NO OTHER choice but satellite and that is worse unless recent changes have been made. With satellite, you have a data limit that could easily be exceeded with one movie/program. You could be down graded to dial up speed the rest of the month. :rolleyes:

KiddZimaHater
02-22-2019, 05:08 PM
I dumped DirecTV after AT&T bought them out, and their service went to crap.
Bought a ROKU Internet streaming gimmick for about $35, and use a digital Antennae for local channels.
Couldn't be happier. I have both Hulu and Sling, and I find myself watching Sling a lot more often. Better variety of channels.

Paul Alciatore
02-22-2019, 05:32 PM
When my cable company went all digital, four of the six TVs that I had in the house and shop went black. The only ones that still worked were the ones with the cable boxes. Coming from a background in TV engineering, I am accustomed to having TV almost everywhere that I am. Heck, I downright like it. Additional cable boxes were an option, but there is a monthly charge for each and every one. So I looked around for something else.

For about $30 to $35 you can get a little streaming box called Roku Express. It's about the size of a pack of cigarettes and works with WiFi; so if you have WiFi, it will work for you. Roku Express can bring you any channel that has an "app" for it. It does this over your internet connection and through your WiFi.

I now have three cable boxes (they gave me one rent free for a year due to the conversion) and three Roku Expresses attached to three more TVs. I am only paying for two cable boxes along with my basic cable bill. I can get all the cable channels that I subscribe to through the Rokus, even the premium channels like HBO and Showtime.

The Roku Express will also bring in a number of additional streaming channels like network news, sports, movie channels, and a lot more. I think all of the "biggies" are there. Some are free and some are by paid subscription. I have no idea of just how many are available, but it is a lot; a BIG lot. You can pick and choose which ones you want to load up on the Roku.

So, if you have internet service and WiFi, you might want to give the Roku Express a shot. You could then just drop the cable company and free yourself from all of that bill. However, you might want to ask your cable company if they support the Roku. Do they have an "app" for it? My cable company, Spectrum, does and they even provide technical support if you have problems with it.

If I have to say it, YES it is 100% completely legal. And it is saving me about $40 a month on my cable bill. When that free cable box starts to cost me, I may return it and save even more. There is NO added charge on my cable/internet bill for the Rokus. NONE!

If anyone wants/needs it, I can do a thread (OT) on hooking up and using the Roku Express. I have them on every variety of TV from a new digital one to an old CRT one with only an antenna/cable input and one with component inputs (analog R, G, B, and audio).

PS: I have purchased a fourth Roku. A back burner project is to build a small, battery powered TV/Roku combination that I can carry to wherever I want. Back yard, shower, dining room, laundry room etc. Yea, I'm a TV addict and there is no therapy group for it.

The Roku Express is available on the web and at Wal-Mart and other local stores.

gellfex
02-22-2019, 06:50 PM
Cut cable well over a decade ago. Can ping pong between intro rates on broadband from Comcast and FIOS for $40-50/mo. Have Netflix too, and am not shy to bittorrent something special. I'd be happy to pay a reasonable price for programming, or watch commercials, but the cable rates are not reasonable. Even $1 a show like iTunes is pretty steep, think how fast for a family that would add up to a cable bill.

Anybody remember when the cable model was supposed to be commercial free? Then it became the same old sh*t but you're paying both ways. Comcast is one of the most profitable companies in the nation, they don't even know what to do with all their cash, but drop rates? Never!!

bob308
02-22-2019, 06:56 PM
we cut the cable 10 years ago. have not missed it. we have an antenna we get the local news and pbs.

DR
02-22-2019, 07:59 PM
we cut the cable 10 years ago. have not missed it. we have an antenna we get the local news and pbs.

I signed up for the free Hulu trial. PBS News Hour is something we wanted and it's not on Hulu. We may be able to get it using an antenna as others have mentioned.

If it wasn't for my wife wanting certain shows i think I'd dump Hulu too. We have Netflix and Amazon Prime which pretty much cover any TV watching I do. I'm not particularly crazy about Centurylink either except for the fiber optic cable we're on.

Paul Alciatore
02-22-2019, 08:04 PM
For a while there cable and broadcast TV were in direct competition. And both wanted the audience. Then someone discovered that the cable companies could not use a broadcast signal (local station) without the consent of that station. So they asked for that consent. And the local stations, in their greed, wanted the cable companies to PAY them for the reuse rights. That was funny. At the same time that they were harassing me to no end to get a better signal out so they could have more viewers, they were asking the cable companies to pay them to get their signal with all their commercials out to them. Duhhhhhhhhh! Talking about looking a gift horse in the mouth. I once tried to explain that it was to their advantage to pay the cable companies to carry them, but you can guess how that went over. Pure greed and I believe it ultimately lead to their downfall.

Well, the cables won that one and broadcast TV is on the downswing now. But now the internet is doing battle with the cable companies. And their answer is rotten programming and hefty rate hikes every year. Duhhhhhhhhh! I think those same managers who I worked for at the TV stations are now running the cable companies. I don't have much doubt as to who will ultimately win this one. The only thing floating the cable companies today is they bundle TV with internet access. Their reliability, at least by my standards, is absolutely awful. I have heard them advertise 99% reliable. That means that they are having trouble 1% of the time or about 14 1/2 minutes a day. That's 87 HOURS a year of down time. That is not an exaggeration: it is just about right from my experience with Spectrum Cable, in fact probably on the low side. When I was responsible for a broadcast station's signal 10 seconds was a long individual outage and that did not happen daily or even weekly. Ten hours a year would have gotten me a trip to the office carpet. And if I couldn't show that it was absolutely not my fault, I would get no or just a small raise that year. Cable companies are NOT reliable; in fact, just the opposite. And that has gotten worse since the advent of "all digital". Digital is not ready for prime time. Or for any time.

Now I wonder what will come after the internet. The way things are going it will probably be one government owned network for the whole nation, with a multitude of chanels. And each of those channels will be more boring than the worst of what is available today. I don't know what technical means they will use to deliver it, but I know there will be long outages on a daily, if not hourly basis. But I may not be around for that.




Cut cable well over a decade ago. Can ping pong between intro rates on broadband from Comcast and FIOS for $40-50/mo. Have Netflix too, and am not shy to bittorrent something special. I'd be happy to pay a reasonable price for programming, or watch commercials, but the cable rates are not reasonable. Even $1 a show like iTunes is pretty steep, think how fast for a family that would add up to a cable bill.

Anybody remember when the cable model was supposed to be commercial free? Then it became the same old sh*t but you're paying both ways. Comcast is one of the most profitable companies in the nation, they don't even know what to do with all their cash, but drop rates? Never!!

Dan_the_Chemist
02-22-2019, 08:20 PM
Ten years ago we needed to trim our spending. One of the things that we cut was DirectTV. It was hard for the first month or two. I didn't know what to do with the 3 or 4 hours each day that I used to spend in front of the toob. I found I could fill most of that time by going out to my shop, playing with the dog, walking, or actually doing stuff. After a year I realized it had been a wonderful thing to do.

I can still indulge in visual entertainment. I just watched a 20 minute video on heat treating aluminum. I dare you to try and find that on regular TV. Channels such as the Discovery, Science, and Learning channel are all reality based crap.

A while ago a holiday houseguest thought we were deprived and offered to give us a year of satellite TV as a gift. NOPE. My wife didn't want it either.

Cut the cable, take back your life. You'll find you are a lot more alive without the toob.

true temper
02-23-2019, 04:01 AM
Dan you have it figured out. We cut the cable a couple of months ago I would have done it a long time ago but my wife enjoys a few programs. I think she is going to try hula or something.
I hate TV 80 channels and not a dam thing I am interested in. Plus I hate the commercials.
I can be sure I can find something to watch on Utube, and the adds are not long.

Mcgyver
02-23-2019, 08:11 AM
It was such a happy day cutting the cord. Here in clubby crooked corporate Canada, some are also cell phone providers and they are just as bad in that arena..... but technology gave them the chance to bend over their markets, and technology has taken it away.

RB211
02-23-2019, 08:24 AM
I have a fiberoptic internet connection. Rather slow one at 100mbps up and down(they offer over 500/500).
No cable TV or phone. 99% of what I watch is YouTube. We have Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO streaming. Local news? Could care less. We have smart TV's and there's a PBS app for the kid shows, etc. TV is nothing more than propaganda you pay for, dumbed down for the masses. YouTube has what I want to see.

lakeside53
02-23-2019, 10:20 AM
Mine's very close to getting cut... 200+ channels of nothing, $160 a month and no premium channels, but we pay extra for "HD" - lol.. this is 2019. I can't get much of anything by antenna, but I can get a "basic package" of local channels for $40 a month. Heck, I just want 1 local channel... they all have the same stuff on them. My "internet" is part of the $160, stand alone that would cost $50 for 10 mbit, but $25 or so for part of the cable package.

I have a Tivo box (add another $12.99 a month...). More and more we use Amazon prime and just buy series. I do subscribe to the "brit box" which is much of UK TV programming for $6.99 a month. Can't wait for 5G, but... all that will really change is the billing address. Same actors, different costumes.

vpt
02-23-2019, 11:11 AM
I dropped cable, hulu, and netflix. All I watch is youtube. Channels, movies, the whole bit on youtube.

TV is all garbage anyhow.

Mcgyver
02-23-2019, 11:25 AM
Mine's very close to getting cut... 200+ channels of nothing, $160 a month and no premium channels, but we pay extra for "HD" - lol.. this is 2019.

That is nuts. In Cdn dollarettes, thats $201 + 13% HST = $235. If some makes $25/h, that's almost 6% before tax of their income. Suppose they smoke, which believe it or not 90% of my plant employees still do, after tax, you're up to just under 15% of income....or they're working almost the first full two months of the year to pay for their smokes and cable.

I think I'll go in Monday with a brilliant idea on how they can all give themselves a huge raise :D

gellfex
02-23-2019, 12:51 PM
That is nuts. In Cdn dollarettes, thats $201 + 13% HST = $235. If some makes $25/h, that's almost 6% before tax of their income. Suppose they smoke, which believe it or not 90% of my plant employees still do, after tax, you're up to just under 15% of income....or they're working almost the first full two months of the year to pay for their smokes and cable.

I think I'll go in Monday with a brilliant idea on how they can all give themselves a huge raise :D

The amount of income the telecom industry has claimed in the last couple of decades is appalling. Cell plans for a family plus cable/broadband/VOIP can easily top $300/mo!

Frank K
02-23-2019, 01:48 PM
And after everyone drops their cable TV service and switches to Roku boxes, Firesticks, etc. what do you think the ISP's will charge for Internet service only? The recent battles over Net Neutrality are just setting the stage for "Screw The Consumer V2.0".

gellfex
02-23-2019, 02:24 PM
And after everyone drops their cable TV service and switches to Roku boxes, Firesticks, etc. what do you think the ISP's will charge for Internet service only? The recent battles over Net Neutrality are just setting the stage for "Screw The Consumer V2.0".

If there were actual competition in the industry we'd be fine, but there's not. It's a duopoly, or cartel, or something. They compete on everything but prices, if you're even lucky enough to have a local choice. Many millions on ads, but never value. Sadly, they've made the case themselves that broadband should be regulated as an essential utility.

Paul Alciatore
02-23-2019, 06:08 PM
Dan, I could go along with that except that I feel that the average person (American) could benefit by knowing a bit more about what is going on in the world. In the last decade or two of my life I have found that the news has been the most entertaining thing available. You just can't make this stuff up.




Ten years ago we needed to trim our spending. One of the things that we cut was DirectTV. It was hard for the first month or two. I didn't know what to do with the 3 or 4 hours each day that I used to spend in front of the toob. I found I could fill most of that time by going out to my shop, playing with the dog, walking, or actually doing stuff. After a year I realized it had been a wonderful thing to do.

I can still indulge in visual entertainment. I just watched a 20 minute video on heat treating aluminum. I dare you to try and find that on regular TV. Channels such as the Discovery, Science, and Learning channel are all reality based crap.

A while ago a holiday houseguest thought we were deprived and offered to give us a year of satellite TV as a gift. NOPE. My wife didn't want it either.

Cut the cable, take back your life. You'll find you are a lot more alive without the toob.

vpt
02-23-2019, 06:12 PM
Just like photofockit, if they charge too much people will learn and move on. There will always be something cheaper or free. Don't be loyal to anything.

RB211
02-23-2019, 06:17 PM
Dan, I could go along with that except that I feel that the average person (American) could benefit by knowing a bit more about what is going on in the world. In the last decade or two of my life I have found that the news has been the most entertaining thing available. You just can't make this stuff up.

While traveling the world, a major mystery to me was solved... Always wondered why the rest of Europe loves our blue presidents, and despises our red ones. Then I discovered that their only real news source provided in large quantities is an ultra left leaning version of CNN. They too are falling for bullcrap propaganda. I view news as corrupt, biased, and a propaganda tool. The only truth is reality, and reality only becomes apparent when you turn off the propaganda.

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-23-2019, 06:31 PM
It was hilarious watching CNN trying to defend itself after the president called them fake news.

Baz
02-23-2019, 06:54 PM
Interesting to see your price quotes. At last something in the UK is actually cheaper than in the USA. I think a full cable bundle tv,net,landline is about $100, giving 100Mbps internet and key channels like Disney, sport and films. My internet is 200Mbps but 450 is available.
What you are not taking into account is that much of the cable charge is for the content - film rights that pay for those multimillionaire film stars and football stars. Then the cable infrastructure is mostly old and maybe limited to 550MHz, newer stuff to 860 MHz, but DOCSIS 3.1 wants 1100MHz so big bills for new wires and amps.
Why is the upgrade for D3.1 needed? Well it is 'cos of all that streaming video. A few emails and a forum only use 50kbps but 4kHD needs 35Mbps and now wife and two kids want different channels simultaneously. Its like Grizzly offering zero shipping cost and guaranteed delivery within one hour all paid by someone else not them. No wonder Netfix and Amazon are coining it.
By the way do you still watch TV without a PVR (hard disc recorder) so you can skip the adverts? I hate watching youtube 'cos of all those ads I usually skip. Also all the TV I want to watch is automatically recorded so I can go out of an evening or away for a weekend and know I won't miss anything.

Glug
02-23-2019, 06:57 PM
While traveling the world, a major mystery to me was solved...

I was sure you were going to mention that in Germany the home shopping channel is hosted by topless women.

RB211
02-23-2019, 07:09 PM
I was sure you were going to mention that in Germany the home shopping channel is hosted by topless women.

Well, they play hard core porno too over the air. Took me by surprise when I switched the input to analog

bborr01
02-23-2019, 11:19 PM
Ten years ago we needed to trim our spending. One of the things that we cut was DirectTV. It was hard for the first month or two. I didn't know what to do with the 3 or 4 hours each day that I used to spend in front of the toob. I found I could fill most of that time by going out to my shop, playing with the dog, walking, or actually doing stuff. After a year I realized it had been a wonderful thing to do.

I can still indulge in visual entertainment. I just watched a 20 minute video on heat treating aluminum. I dare you to try and find that on regular TV. Channels such as the Discovery, Science, and Learning channel are all reality based crap.

A while ago a holiday houseguest thought we were deprived and offered to give us a year of satellite TV as a gift. NOPE. My wife didn't want it either.

Cut the cable, take back your life. You'll find you are a lot more alive without the toob.

Isn't that the truth. We turned our cable tv off when we went to Arizona for the winter about 8 years ago and never turned it back on. Much better that way. We do still have the cable internet connection and it is kind of expensive compared to what it was 5 years ago but we just pay it. Very tempted to add a phone to our plan and leave it as the house hotspot and get rid of the $65.99/month cable internet too.

Planeman41
02-24-2019, 09:54 AM
I dropped cable, hulu, and netflix. All I watch is youtube. Channels, movies, the whole bit on youtube.

TV is all garbage anyhow.

Agreed! I now have Amazon Prime and watch nothing but YouTube. I never paid much attention to YouTube before getting it on my TV set. But I find it to be most entertaining and informative! And if building stuff, woodworking, and metalworking is your thing, there are tons of "how to" programs. YouTube is well thought out. It allows you to "subscribe" to programming you like and to recommend programming you may like. I never knew there was so much available that I enjoyed watching!!! And . . . . there are so many great old movies available that I never bother with paying for a movie. Yes, the movies are also on YouTube!

KiddZimaHater
02-24-2019, 02:17 PM
Cut the cable, take back your life. You'll find you are a lot more alive without the toob.
The same goes for the "News"
I quit watching it many years ago. It's all negative. Everytime I hear somebody angrily ranting & raving about Politics,
It's because they heard or saw something on the "News". :rolleyes:
Turn the TV off and enjoy your life.

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-24-2019, 03:24 PM
We have Dish satellite with the Hopper 3, DVR, all the bells and whistles on 4 TVs. I've been going back-forth every couple of years with DirecTV and Dish but I definitely like Dish much better -- especially with the Hopper 3.

dstebner
02-24-2019, 04:18 PM
. Going on 4 years now I cut my cable. I have been using an Anroid tv box since. I have move TV, sports,movies than I ever did with cable. No more monthly cable bill,,$110.00/month, No Netflix subscription, $10-$170.00/month. My unlimited data for internet is $89.00/month.
Savings for 4 years.....cable, 48 months $5280.00
Netflix, 48 months 672.00
Total saved in 4 years....$5952.00

bborr01
02-24-2019, 04:31 PM
. Going on 4 years now I cut my cable. I have been using an Anroid tv box since. I have move TV, sports,movies than I ever did with cable. No more monthly cable bill,,$110.00/month, No Netflix subscription, $10-$170.00/month. My unlimited data for internet is $89.00/month.
Savings for 4 years.....cable, 48 months $5280.00
Netflix, 48 months 672.00
Total saved in 4 years....$5952.00

I've never heard of an Android tv box. Can you tell us a little more about it?

Mcgyver
02-24-2019, 05:21 PM
I've never heard of an Android tv box. Can you tell us a little more about it?

I've just upgraded to an android box (firestick), they are all the rage - search for Amazon firestick, Ruko, Kodi etc. I've a WD TV set top box for years and the functionality such as accessing the net, i.e. net flicks or utube and playing stuff off your network storage, NAS or shared PC directory, is similar, but with the flexibility that since its platform you can load programs onto it.

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-24-2019, 06:18 PM
How do you guys watch SNL without cable/satellite/etc?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUeNjgAKqwQ

dstebner
02-24-2019, 07:58 PM
I've just upgraded to an android box (firestick), they are all the rage - search for Amazon firestick, Ruko, Kodi etc. I've a WD TV set top box for years and the functionality such as accessing the net, i.e. net flicks or utube and playing stuff off your network storage, NAS or shared PC directory, is similar, but with the flexibility that since its platform you can load programs onto it.

This is a poor discription of an android box.
Android is the firmware and operating system of the box. You can access Youtube, Netfix etc but there are many other apps that are available also. Any app that is available on Google play stay can be installed on an android box.

If you are interested in more info, pm me and I can share links etc for purchases and support for fully loaded boxes.
I can dirrect you to a sales repcloses to your area.

bborr01
02-24-2019, 08:28 PM
This is a poor discription of an android box.
Android is the firmware and operating system of the box. You can access Youtube, Netfix etc but there are many other apps that are available also. Any app that is available on Google play stay can be installed on an android box.

If you are interested in more info, pm me and I can share links etc for purchases and support for fully loaded boxes.
I can dirrect you to a sales repcloses to your area.

It looks like the Android box is something that you use if you don't have a smart tv. We have mostly smart tv's and the ones that don't have chromecast on them.

true temper
02-24-2019, 09:37 PM
[QUOTE=3 Phase Lightbulb;1225252]How do you guys watch SNL without cable/satellite/etc?


SNL is absolutely the last thing I would watch if we had a TV that worked. Never could stand that crap.

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-24-2019, 09:45 PM
How do you guys watch SNL without cable/satellite/etc?


SNL is absolutely the last thing I would watch if we had a TV that worked. Never could stand that crap.

HA! I hear Trump doesn't like SNL now either :)

RB211
02-24-2019, 10:10 PM
HA! I hear Trump doesn't like SNL now either :)

Anything that is politicized, I immediately turn off and the show goes on my banned media list.

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-24-2019, 10:22 PM
Anything that is politicized, I immediately turn off and the show goes on my banned media list.

Did you ban it before seeing any of Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer skits? I hope not! Those were some really good belly wrenching laughs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWuc18xISwI

RB211
02-24-2019, 10:50 PM
Did you ban it before seeing any of Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer skits? I hope not! Those were some really good belly wrenching laughs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWuc18xISwI

Watched the Spicer motorized podium, was funny.

BobinOK
02-25-2019, 04:53 AM
. Going on 4 years now I cut my cable. I have been using an Anroid tv box since. I have move TV, sports,movies than I ever did with cable. No more monthly cable bill,,$110.00/month, No Netflix subscription, $10-$170.00/month. My unlimited data for internet is $89.00/month.
Savings for 4 years.....cable, 48 months $5280.00
Netflix, 48 months 672.00
Total saved in 4 years....$5952.00

Kinda same except I pay $50.00 a month for wireless internet and did it 14 years ago. When my analogue TV died the TV I bought wasn't a smart TV, didn't know I needed one and wasn't sure my internet was fast enough. Few years later I bought an inexpensive DVD player with internet and discovered Netflix. We get 20 some off the air channels along with YouTube and Netflix. We would have internet even without Netflix, figure I have saved at least $16,000.00 over what I would have been paying for cable.

CH Perdue
02-25-2019, 09:37 AM
We just retired full time, I have been a Direct TV customer for as long as I can remember, Now the price has slowly climbed to almost 200.00 a mounth, for the programing and all the equipment rentals. I am planning to drop it and go to streaming from netflix, and either HULU or something else depending on priceing. The only real thing I’ll miss is the Baseball season but we can get that on the local radio. I no longer watch the NFL at all, havn’t sence the Kraprinick BS and the kneeling thing. I mean I just can’t rap my head around what the multi millionaires of the NFL thinks about this country. I think I’ll get a lot more done in my shop when I’m not wasting time watching the boob tube. I have 12mbs internet and it will stream ok, plus with Amazon prime video from the free shipping deal. I have more than enoughthing to cut into my shop time. Besides with all money I can save, I can run a gas line to my shop put in a 80,000btu Max heater, insulate the shop and have a place to work during the winter. Yea!
Take care all
CH.

Danl
02-25-2019, 11:48 AM
We are transitioning to the Android TV box, $30 including shipping, no monthly fees. Local TV via digital over-the-air antenna. 100 megabyte internet connection works just fine. Wouldn't go back to satellite or cable tv for anything. We had Centurylink here for a couple of months, but what a joke it was. Dial-up would have been just as enjoyable.

Dan L

dstebner
02-25-2019, 01:58 PM
We just retired full time, I have been a Direct TV customer for as long as I can remember, Now the price has slowly climbed to almost 200.00 a mounth, for the programing and all the equipment rentals. I am planning to drop it and go to streaming from netflix, and either HULU or something else depending on priceing. The only real thing Iíll miss is the Baseball season but we can get that on the local radio. I no longer watch the NFL at all, havnít sence the Kraprinick BS and the kneeling thing. I mean I just canít rap my head around what the multi millionaires of the NFL thinks about this country. I think Iíll get a lot more done in my shop when Iím not wasting time watching the boob tube. I have 12mbs internet and it will stream ok, plus with Amazon prime video from the free shipping deal. I have more than enoughthing to cut into my shop time. Besides with all money I can save, I can run a gas line to my shop put in a 80,000btu Max heater, insulate the shop and have a place to work during the winter. Yea!
Take care all
CH.

With an Android tv box you would not need an Amazon prime account or a Netflix subscription. All sports channels from any country are available.

You could get that gas line toyour shop sooner.

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-25-2019, 02:09 PM
We just retired full time, I have been a Direct TV customer for as long as I can remember, Now the price has slowly climbed to almost 200.00 a mounth, for the programing and all the equipment rentals. I am planning to drop it and go to streaming from netflix, and either HULU or something else depending on priceing. The only real thing I’ll miss is the Baseball season but we can get that on the local radio. I no longer watch the NFL at all, havn’t sence the Kraprinick BS and the kneeling thing. I mean I just can’t rap my head around what the multi millionaires of the NFL thinks about this country. I think I’ll get a lot more done in my shop when I’m not wasting time watching the boob tube. I have 12mbs internet and it will stream ok, plus with Amazon prime video from the free shipping deal. I have more than enoughthing to cut into my shop time. Besides with all money I can save, I can run a gas line to my shop put in a 80,000btu Max heater, insulate the shop and have a place to work during the winter. Yea!
Take care all
CH.

Having a heated shop in the winter is the best. I figured I'd be in my shop all year round, but there are just so many things we do as a family in the summer time that I didn't use my shop at all last summer. But when winter rolls around, the shop definitely turns into a playground.

fastfire
02-25-2019, 02:30 PM
Tried HULU, their customer service is close to nil as can be imagined, just use Netflix now