How to cut cable for good and save lots of money each month!!!

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    Feb 15, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    Hey guys! I am posting a link to my Youtube video on how to save lots of money each month, cut the cable bill, and access lots of HD content on your TV for only $16 a month. Feel free to message me with any questions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JL2A6kyvWE&feature=plcp&context=C33127caUDOEgsToPDskLLBYbuf0apWqsk_-UtVlIV
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    Feb 15, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
    Also, I don't think most people realize that there is a lot of free HD content over the air. In addition to the regular channels from the major networks, there are several PBS stations and a handful of independent stations.

    Hulu has free streaming for almost all of the popular tv shows. Amazon Prime is $80 a year and has lots of free streaming tv shows and movies. There's Netflix of course. Also, your local library should have a good selection of recent and old movies on DVD.
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    Feb 15, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    useful, thank you.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Feb 15, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    I built my own antenna June 2010 for less than $10 and not paid one cent for TV content since.

    It works I get 22 channels in the Kansas City market.
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    Feb 15, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    Yeah that's why I did the video. There is still a lot of ignorance out there about how much free tv you can get .
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    Feb 15, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    <-- HDTV for the price of an HDMI cable. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 15, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    We considered dropping cable TV because we're addicted to Netflix and Hulu and rarely watch much first-run content, but since we also have phone and internet through them, the cost difference is currently marginal.
  • 24hourguy

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    Feb 15, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    AWESOME!!! -I just wish I had seen this before I signed up for another 2 years of giving stupid-Comcast my money! icon_sad.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 15, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    I knew it......Roku. I have one too. Signed up for Hulu at 8 bux a month. I might get Netflix before summer. Krakle is cool and free.
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    Feb 15, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    Entire seasons of most tv shows and most movies are available online to torrent for free as are sporting events.

    To actually pay for that shit is ridiculous.
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    Feb 15, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    The antenna I got is called the Winegard SS 3000. I got it off Amazon for about $40.00. It's rated the best indoor antenna. Also check out WWW.dtv.gov. If you live within 30 miles of the broadcast towers you can probably get away with an indoor antenna. Outdoor ones are more complicated to set up but give you longer range.
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    Feb 15, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    But with the Roku, you still have to have home internet/wifi service, right?

  • Feb 15, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    I am in the Toronto area so some of the services such as HULU are not available.

    I din't have a TV for a number of years and I wasn't really interested in paying a whole bunch of money to watch the few shows I cared about. When I finally bought a TV I got a Panasonic plasma with a really good picture. I then got an antenna for less than 200 dollars I got a great one with a rotor to make sure the antenna is facing the best direction. I get about 20 channels and some of the HD channels are better than anything I can buy. In Canada the cable and satellite companies compress the signal while on antenna you get the full HD Broadcast as sent out by the broadcaster. I had a SuperBowl party and my friends couldn't believe that I was getting such a great picture for free. Whle some people will want the digital channels I am very pleased with the Broadcast channels I get and would never but cable or satellite.


  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 15, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidBut with the Roku, you still have to have home internet/wifi service, right?


    True! If you don't already have internet service, Roku is worthless.
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    Feb 15, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    RunintheCity saidBut with the Roku, you still have to have home internet/wifi service, right?


    True! If you don't already have internet service, Roku is worthless.


    I wondered about that. In Cincinnati, due to the weird, monopoly like contracts the service providers have worked out with the city, if you don't have a bundled contract with say Time Warner or Cincinnati Bell, and you just want to buy a single service...you'll nearly bleed for it!
  • zackmorrisfan...

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    Feb 15, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    If you live in Southern Ontario there are numerous HD channels available with an HD antenna. I think there is a CRTC guidline stipulating that Canadian channels broadcast over cable in HD must also be broadcast wireless too. Here is some information and they even include a map of what is available depending on your location and whether you have an indoor or outdoor antenna.

    http://freetoronto.tv/
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 15, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said
    Celticmusl said
    RunintheCity saidBut with the Roku, you still have to have home internet/wifi service, right?


    True! If you don't already have internet service, Roku is worthless.


    I wondered about that. In Cincinnati, due to the weird, monopoly like contracts the service providers have worked out with the city, if you don't have a bundled contract with say Time Warner or Cincinnati Bell, and you just want to buy a single service...you'll nearly bleed for it!


    Wow....that's too bad. Most cities are trying to make internet access more affordable....I thought. Akron has free internet.
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    Feb 15, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    RunintheCity said
    Celticmusl said
    RunintheCity saidBut with the Roku, you still have to have home internet/wifi service, right?


    True! If you don't already have internet service, Roku is worthless.


    I wondered about that. In Cincinnati, due to the weird, monopoly like contracts the service providers have worked out with the city, if you don't have a bundled contract with say Time Warner or Cincinnati Bell, and you just want to buy a single service...you'll nearly bleed for it!


    Wow....that's too bad. Most cities are trying to make internet access more affordable....I thought. Akron has free internet.


    Not here. If you want internet, it's Time Warner or Cincy Bell basically. And the city took down several wifi zones after Time Warner complained and threatened to sue. As basic cable + internet bill in Cincinnati can easily be $120+
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    Feb 15, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    I do the same thing... saved a lot over the years actually!

    TV is full of mostly trash anyways.
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    Feb 15, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said
    Celticmusl said
    RunintheCity said
    Celticmusl said
    RunintheCity saidBut with the Roku, you still have to have home internet/wifi service, right?


    True! If you don't already have internet service, Roku is worthless.


    I wondered about that. In Cincinnati, due to the weird, monopoly like contracts the service providers have worked out with the city, if you don't have a bundled contract with say Time Warner or Cincinnati Bell, and you just want to buy a single service...you'll nearly bleed for it!


    Wow....that's too bad. Most cities are trying to make internet access more affordable....I thought. Akron has free internet.


    Not here. If you want internet, it's Time Warner or Cincy Bell basically. And the city took down several wifi zones after Time Warner complained and threatened to sue. As basic cable + internet bill in Cincinnati can easily be $120+


    How much is internet only? That is what I have. It's about $40 for me and that gives you good enough speed to download online movies and shows.
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    Feb 15, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    princeofnash saidThe antenna I got is called the Winegard SS 3000. I got it off Amazon for about $40.00. It's rated the best indoor antenna. Also check out WWW.dtv.gov. If you live within 30 miles of the broadcast towers you can probably get away with an indoor antenna. Outdoor ones are more complicated to set up but give you longer range.


    I have a Winegard HD8200U on an 80' tilt-up tower with a Yaesu ham radio rotor. I keep it pointed at Des Moines to the NW, 110 miles away, but it can still pick up stations from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids to the NNE.

    antenna_tower.jpg
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    Feb 15, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    You still have to have internet access to get online content, so you can't cut the Comcast cord entirely. And if you ditch Comcast TV, they will raise the price of your Internet because it's no longer in a discounted bundle. Right now I'm paying $90 a month for Comcast TV and High-Speed Internet which includes DVR and all channels over 100 plus Encore. That's because I threaten to cancel after the promo is up to get a better deal. At one time it was $149. If I didn't have a roommate who watches some of the non over-the-air channels, I'd totally drop cable and hook up the free Analog-to-Digital boxes I got as part of the transition.

    The point is, you still have to pay for Internet access. So what does that cost added to your $16?
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    Feb 15, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    Got Commu-Cast here! They ruin everything about once a month. Then there are the haggles for free channels like, HBO, Starz, and what not; cause they're royal idiots. But after I move out of here I'm invest my money into a flat screen LED tv with and adding a stylish wood frame to hang like art on my wall, when it's not playing dvd/tv on dvd and tv via internet. I loathe commercial playing during my shows!
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    Feb 15, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidYou still have to have internet access to get online content, so you can't cut the Comcast cord entirely. And if you ditch Comcast TV, they will raise the price of your Internet because it's no longer in a discounted bundle. Right now I'm paying $90 a month for Comcast TV and High-Speed Internet which includes DVR and all channels over 100 plus Encore. That's because I threaten to cancel after the promo is up to get a better deal. At one time it was $149. If I didn't have a roommate who watches some of the non over-the-air channels, I'd totally drop cable and hook up the free Analog-to-Digital boxes I got as part of the transition.

    The point is, you still have to pay for Internet access. So what does that cost added to your $16?


    My internet only from Comcast runs about $40 per month. So about $56 total. Still better than $150 or more per month. If I didn't want hulu plus or netflix then it'd just be around $40 to get my internet.
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    Feb 15, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    I have a feeling that as more people drop their TV component, Comcast will up Internet access costs significantly to compensate. I just got a new price list supposedly effective March but am not paying attention until Nov. when my deal expires.

    We can't even get Verizon Fios here yet. Only other choice is Direct TV with some low-speed DSL. Monopolies.