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I think I'm about to make that move and get a Roku. Anyone else do this?
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[color=olive]NOPE! I gather I am too old school. Embarassed I love my cable stations & have always been able to negotiate great deals since I am a customer of good standing & a senior citizen. Plus what I don't have, I can easily download/stream/burn from the net.[/color]
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[color=darkred]I did it about 6 months ago, and I'm not hurting...

1. If you get internet via the broadband "cable" company, local channels come through the feed. Hook it up to your TV and *poof*, you've got all the local channels that broadcast in digital (digital tuner required).

2. Hulu Plus will keep you up on most of your network shows and quite a few cable shows at no additional cost.

3. Amazon Prime offers a number of cable shows on a PPV basis

4. If you're not an absolute junkie for certain cable shows (RHOA, Storage Wars), you won't miss much.

I guess it really all depends on your current viewing habits. I found myself paying way too much for what was/is 85% utter bullshit and random garbage on cable. From basic/enhanced cable, I only miss the number of college football games I can get on Saturdays. From "pay" channels, I really only miss NFL RedZone.

Other than that...fuck'em, I'm keepin' my money![/color]
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[quote="Bootylicious"][color=olive]Plus what I don't have, I can easily download/stream/burn from the net.[/color][/quote]

[color=darkred]...and of course, there's THAT. [/color] Twisted Evil
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I have cable and Roku.
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[quote="MHC"][color=darkred]I did it about 6 months ago, and I'm not hurting...

1. If you get internet via the broadband "cable" company, local channels come through the feed. Hook it up to your TV and *poof*, you've got all the local channels that broadcast in digital (digital tuner required).

2. Hulu Plus will keep you up on most of your network shows and quite a few cable shows at no additional cost.

3. Amazon Prime offers a number of cable shows on a PPV basis

4. If you're not an absolute junkie for certain cable shows (RHOA, Storage Wars), you won't miss much.

I guess it really all depends on your current viewing habits. I found myself paying way too much for what was/is 85% utter bullshit and random garbage on cable. From basic/enhanced cable, I only miss the number of college football games I can get on Saturdays. From "pay" channels, I really only miss NFL RedZone.

Other than that...fuck'em, I'm keepin' my money![/color][/quote]


Thanks. I bought the Roku yesterday and am looking for an antenna now. I asked the cable company how much it would be with just internet, the guy hemmed and hawwed telling me I had a much better deal for my money if I kept the cable. I finally got him to admit it's less than $40 a month. It gives me a headache thinking about how I've been paying a whole bunch of money for channels I don't even watch.

I'll miss Discovery ID Embarassed and a couple of other channels but I'll deal.
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I am checking out the site now, and y'all got me a bit interesting in buying this thing.
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I dropped Time Warner YEARS ago and haven't missed it at all. I get about 11 free channels, watch some programs online, have Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu to stream from. I'd never go back no matter how cheap the plan.
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Those who have netflix, how do you stream to watch it? I could do the no cable thing, but I have teen agers in my home. I would have to hear those bamas cry liked they lived in a third world country if the cable got shut down.
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[quote="JayBrizzy"]Those who have netflix, how do you stream to watch it? I could do the no cable thing, but I have teen agers in my home. I would have to hear those bamas cry liked they lived in a third world country if the cable got shut down.[/quote]


Xbox, Playstation, appletv and roku can stream netflix.
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[quote="MHC"][color=darkred]I did it about 6 months ago, and I'm not hurting...

1. If you get internet via the broadband "cable" company, local channels come through the feed. Hook it up to your TV and *poof*, you've got all the local channels that broadcast in digital (digital tuner required).

2. Hulu Plus will keep you up on most of your network shows and quite a few cable shows at no additional cost.

3. Amazon Prime offers a number of cable shows on a PPV basis

4. If you're not an absolute junkie for certain cable shows (RHOA, Storage Wars), you won't miss much.

I guess it really all depends on your current viewing habits. I found myself paying way too much for what was/is 85% utter bullshit and random garbage on cable. From basic/enhanced cable, I only miss the number of college football games I can get on Saturdays. From "pay" channels, I really only miss NFL RedZone.

Other than that...fuck'em, I'm keepin' my money![/color][/quote]

I'm seriously considering doing this in 2014
Google has a new doohickey they're releasing that's similar to the roku
I can't justify the cost for what I'm getting from cable
I don't watch much tv as it is - internet is more important
The only thing that's stopping me is that I can't get the special sports channels Rolling Eyes that cable has.
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[color=darkred]Yeah, bella...like I said, that's what I miss most of all. It's probably the ONLY thing I [i]really [/i]miss.[/color]
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[quote="bella"][quote="MHC"][color=darkred]I did it about 6 months ago, and I'm not hurting...

1. If you get internet via the broadband "cable" company, local channels come through the feed. Hook it up to your TV and *poof*, you've got all the local channels that broadcast in digital (digital tuner required).

2. Hulu Plus will keep you up on most of your network shows and quite a few cable shows at no additional cost.

3. Amazon Prime offers a number of cable shows on a PPV basis

4. If you're not an absolute junkie for certain cable shows (RHOA, Storage Wars), you won't miss much.

I guess it really all depends on your current viewing habits. I found myself paying way too much for what was/is 85% utter bullshit and random garbage on cable. From basic/enhanced cable, I only miss the number of college football games I can get on Saturdays. From "pay" channels, I really only miss NFL RedZone.

Other than that...fuck'em, I'm keepin' my money![/color][/quote]

I'm seriously considering doing this in 2014
Google has a new doohickey they're releasing that's similar to the roku
I can't justify the cost for what I'm getting from cable
I don't watch much tv as it is - internet is more important
The only thing that's stopping me is that I can't get the special sports channels Rolling Eyes that cable has.[/quote]

Bella, I am seriously considering it as well. However, I am not sure it is going to be next year. However, with the cost of cable and satellite going up, I am willing to take a very hard look at something like Roku.
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[quote="JayBrizzy"]Those who have netflix, how do you stream to watch it? I could do the no cable thing, but I have teen agers in my home. I would have to hear those bamas cry liked they lived in a third world country if the cable got shut down.[/quote]

I have Roku. Kids stream on X-box, I think. Or Playstation. One of them you have to pay. I can't remember which.

I have basic cable. Pay for Netflix. And stream HBO from "somewhere" else. Cool
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someone want to clue me in (via PM) how to get HBO elsewhere?
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[quote="NEAquarius"]someone want to clue me in (via PM) how to get HBO elsewhere?[/quote]

[hide]Find someone else who pays for HBO and get their streaming password.[/hide]
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[quote="mack"][quote="NEAquarius"]someone want to clue me in (via PM) how to get HBO elsewhere?[/quote]

[hide]Find someone else who pays for HBO and get their streaming password.[/hide][/quote]

good to know.

[hide]Make friends with someone that has Verizon FiOS. They get 3 or 5 email addresses which can be used for MAX Go, HBO GO, Showtime and Starz streaming apps.[/hide]
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[quote="noirprncess"][quote="mack"][quote="NEAquarius"]someone want to clue me in (via PM) how to get HBO elsewhere?[/quote]

[hide]Find someone else who pays for HBO and get their streaming password.[/hide][/quote]

good to know.

[hide]Make friends with someone that has Verizon FiOS. They get 3 or 5 email addresses which can be used for MAX Go, HBO GO, Showtime and Starz streaming apps.[/hide][/quote]
[hide][color=olive]Actually it's now up to 7-10 email addresses.[/color]
[/hide]
[hide][color=olive]Or join a Bit Torrent website or find someone who will send you an invite to a PRIVATE Bit Torrent site. You can download everything to your hearts desire in HD and/or Blue-Ray quality to burn onto a DVD to watch at your leisure.[/color][/hide]
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[quote="Bootylicious"][quote="noirprncess"][quote="mack"][quote="NEAquarius"]someone want to clue me in (via PM) how to get HBO elsewhere?[/quote]

[hide]Find someone else who pays for HBO and get their streaming password.[/hide][/quote]

good to know.

[hide]Make friends with someone that has Verizon FiOS. They get 3 or 5 email addresses which can be used for MAX Go, HBO GO, Showtime and Starz streaming apps.[/hide][/quote]
[hide][color=olive]Actually it's now up to 7-10 email addresses.[/color]
[/hide]
[hide][color=olive]Or join a Bit Torrent website or find someone who will send you an invite to a PRIVATE Bit Torrent site. You can download everything to your hearts desire in HD and/or Blue-Ray quality to burn onto a DVD to watch at your leisure.[/color][/hide][/quote]

okay, I'll keep in mind
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I'm paying $200 per month for HD DVR cable and internet from Comcast.

I live too far from the center of the city to receive HD from an antenna.

If it weren't for NFL Football and boxing, I probably wouldn't have cable at all.
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