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metsrock69

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Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« on: May 01, 2019, 05:03:59 am »
With so many things out there and  cable always increasing their rates people are always looking for a cheaper way or a different company. What sounds good on paper may not look good if you are locked in a contract. Always ask before signing up for a long term deal :peace:

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 05:21:45 am »
I don't even get cable TV because my hubby and I watch TV so rarely, it just isn't worth it to pay for it. We watch mostly PBS shows plus Jeapordy on ABC and 60 Minutes on CBS and This is Us and New Amsterdam on NBC but that's about it except for news programming.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 05:28:22 am »
I have searched for a few different ways, but so far I haven't signed up for anything. I have just stuck to my antenna and my roku tv getting about 20 or so local channels and no cable. I used to have basic cable back in the 90's for a short while and enjoyed it, but I don't watch as much tv as then so I don't really have the need for it. The most intriguing thing I did see though was Youtube TV with their 70 channels as of April 2019 and unlimited DVR for 9 months. If I had the money I might invest in that to watch some sports.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 05:36:39 am »
we use amazon firestick and roku...quit cable years ago..both have lots of movies on them..we have redbox installed on the roku for an occasional rent...which we also do through roku and firestick
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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2019, 07:27:51 am »
Cut the cord, get a Roku, and subscribe to Hulu Live and Philo. It's awesome.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 09:29:49 am »
I finally dropped my Roku's after many years, because I get all I need on my Smart TV now.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 10:15:13 am »
No not worth the hassle

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 01:22:01 pm »
If I had my way I wouldn't even have a TV, no more then I watch it. It is on right now  for noise. But  if I wasn't so lazy I would  go into the other  room and shut it  down and just have  my radio goin for noise. But he will be home in a few  from school and he watches the news. . I  would rather be on the computer.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 01:32:25 pm »
it is getting expensive but i have to have net because i work at home so i bundle.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2019, 01:42:28 pm »
I'm stuck with cable until December. Then I'll be free. Out of the 100s of stations we get, we only watch 26 and it gets tiresome watching reruns. Husband won't watch comedies or police shows. Forget dancing and singing.  He's forever complaining there's nothing on TV. I've got another provider in mind but by then, there will probably be something better out there.  We have a flat screen TV but I don't think it's a Smart TV. Have no idea.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2019, 02:09:00 pm »
We have Pluto TV, and was looking into getting Philo, was wondering if Philo is a good TV, can you tell me if it is and how many channels you get.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2019, 04:01:08 pm »
I changed cable for Netflix years ago when my husband passed.  I have had netflix for six + years and when I got the increase e-mail yesterday I cancelled.  Not just because of the increase but I have found I like Amazon Prime better so I will go with that for now.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2019, 06:07:33 pm »
Not yet, but I really need to because we don't even watch tv that much and it's a waste of money.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2019, 06:10:51 pm »
We actually don't have cable or satellite TV.  We watch Netflix and I also have an indoor antenna.  My daughter has YouTube TV.

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Re: Do you search for a cheaper way to watch TV
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2019, 06:37:55 pm »
Yes, I do.  So far I have one that meets my budget.  Had to call the fools who were losing their minds and being greedy.
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