I've made the decision to cut the cord

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    Sep 18, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    ...to cable TV that is icon_razz.gif

    I realized that I never really watch TV anymore. I've probably been watching less and less TV over the past 2 years.

    I've been busy with work, friends, and besides, I have the internet and use it far more than I watch TV. ...

    the few times I have attempted to watch TV I didnt find shit on that I wanted to watch. Literally, all that was on was crap reailty shows, and info-mercials. I feel like TV is nothing but crap.....it's so bad. I'm surprised people can still watch it.


    Anyway, I'll be canceling my cable as of next month and just having internet access. I'm looking forward to it. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 18, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    Congrats!.....I haven't owned a TV in years. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 18, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    I said bye in 2008.
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    Sep 18, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    I did the exact same thing since moving to West Hollywood. My roommates didn't want cable, just internet. Turns out to be the best possible decision.

    I have more spending money, Hulu for 7 bucks(free for me since I use my sister's account) that covers most of my favorite shows, and I'm not glued to the idiot box for hours. DVR is a helluva drug.
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    Sep 18, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    I was reading a news story the other day that the average American family receives 150 cable channels in their home, and over the course of year will watch only 18 of them. Cable companies really need to change to letting you pay an amount for a certain number of channels and let you choose from all of them what channels you want to have in your home.
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    Sep 18, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidI was reading a news story the other day that the average American family receives 150 cable channels in their home, and over the course of year will watch only 18 of them. Cable companies really need to change to letting you pay an amount for a certain number of channels and let you choose from all of them what channels you want to have in your home.


    I'd be embarrassed if I only paid for like, BravoTV, Lifetime and the CW and someone came over and turned on the TV and was like dude seriously these are the channels you subscribe to ROTF WTF dude!

    I only wanna watch America's Next Top Model and Project Runway! icon_sad.gif oh and VH1 they show ANTM marathons.
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    Sep 18, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Iceblink saidI was reading a news story the other day that the average American family receives 150 cable channels in their home, and over the course of year will watch only 18 of them. Cable companies really need to change to letting you pay an amount for a certain number of channels and let you choose from all of them what channels you want to have in your home.


    I'd be embarrassed if I only paid for like, BravoTV, Lifetime and the CW and someone came over and turned on the TV and was like dude seriously these are the channels you subscribe to ROTF WTF dude!

    I only wanna watch America's Next Top Model and Project Runway! icon_sad.gif oh and VH1 they show ANTM marathons.


    The CW is not cable, at least not in El Paso.
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    Sep 18, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    I officially said goodbye to cable in summer of 2008. I haven't missed it at all. For one thing, I've always preferred the computer and reading books for entertainment over TV. Secondly, I started falling behind on TV in 2004 when I started college. I had classes, club meetings, gymnastics, friends, so I never had time to watch TV even at night! I got so used to it that many shows have passed me by without my viewership. Plus everyone seems to be catching on that cable is a big fucking waste of money since people don't really watch what they pay for!

    I don't regret having canned cable since then. I kept my TV, but I just use it for watching movies or playing online games when I want a big screen. Besides, there are so many TV-like options on the interwebs now like Hulu and shit. Korean dramas have been my thing the past year or so, which tend to be available only online.
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    Sep 18, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    Im one of those "junkies" I have Dish Network almost 300 channels, HD for life for 10.00 month but thats on top of "americas top 250" for 70.00 and 5.00 month for DVR service. Unfortanally the only channels I watch the most are Disc, TLC, MSNBC, Hist, Nat Geo, Animal Planet, Science, Starz and Encore (free with subscrition), and a small hanfull of others. Out of the 300 channels which includes Sirus/ XM channels, I only see about 30 of them. But its kinda hard to let that go when you have a nice tv and sound system to enjoy it on to which everything is payed for.