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2013-07-30 02:20:00 AM  
Who cares?
Other than CBS, which I can catch terrestrially, just using a cheap antenna, the rest are just subscription channels that I have no interest in, and certainly will not pay for.

Does this mean that Time Warner will charge me less each month?

Yeah, right.
 
2013-07-30 07:17:14 AM  
Standard contract negotiations with media companies.  They always want more every time the contract comes up even though they provide nothing new.
 
2013-07-30 07:19:45 AM  
Can TWC offer more money?

Cable is on the wane.

/TWC is primarily an Internet Service Provider who provides cable television.
 
2013-07-30 07:31:34 AM  
So how much longer until cable TV finally just goes away?

/I'm doing my part
//Haven't owned a TV or cable subscription in over a decade.
 
2013-07-30 07:34:57 AM  
They're just trying to save people from "Under the Dumb."  A noble cause indeed.
 
2013-07-30 07:35:04 AM  
Gawker and its ilk need to DIAF.

OMG END OF THE WORLD (well, maybe?)
 
2013-07-30 07:43:37 AM  
I haven't had cable tv in house #1 for a long time now. The only thing I miss is regular-season and early playoff rounds of OKC Thunder games.
 
2013-07-30 07:55:37 AM  
If it doesn't get resolved I bet CBS starts blocking time warner cable companies from being able to (legally) stream their shows.
 
2013-07-30 08:01:23 AM  

SevenizGud: I haven't had cable tv in house #1 for a long time now. The only thing I miss is regular-season and early playoff rounds of OKC Thunder games.


House #2 being your outhouse?
 
2013-07-30 08:02:04 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: SevenizGud: I haven't had cable tv in house #1 for a long time now. The only thing I miss is regular-season and early playoff rounds of OKC Thunder games.

House #2 being your outhouse?


WIN
 
2013-07-30 08:20:44 AM  

Esroc: So how much longer until cable TV finally just goes away?

/I'm doing my part
//Haven't owned a TV or cable subscription in over a decade.


I still have a TV, but am on the Netflix/Hulu+ thing. It occurred to me that 80% of the time the TV was on, it was just background noise while I used the laptop. The other 20% was for sports, but you can get that terrestrial unless it's Monday Night Football (easily solved in ways I won't discuss).

The biggest thing, though, is that I now control my own content instead of having it fed to me with 20 minutes of commercials for sh*t I'm never going to buy. And my GF recently got me hooked on Supernatural (I was a longtime holdout because I assumed it was poorly acted ghost and demon crap) and we've spent the last few weeks watching several episodes per night, on our time. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, oh yeah we're doing that, too. Again, on our time and with no (Netflix) or few (Hulu) commercials.

But here's the kicker: it's 20-ish bucks per month for both services. If you have a game console or an old computer you don't use, it's an unbelievable bang for the buck. I can't believe I once paid $70 for crap I never watched.

Fark cable.
 
2013-07-30 08:28:35 AM  

dickfreckle: The biggest thing, though, is that I now control my own content instead of having it fed to me with 20 minutes of commercials for sh*t I'm never going to buy. And my GF recently got me hooked on Supernatural (I was a longtime holdout because I assumed it was poorly acted ghost and demon crap) and we've spent the last few weeks watching several episodes per night, on our time. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, oh yeah we're doing that, too. Again, on our time and with no (Netflix) or few (Hulu) commercials.


This was the biggest change for me when I cut cable. I noticed that instead of the TV being on, it was actually turned off more often than not. I've been spending more time doing other things and when I do sit down to watch TV, I watch it with purpose. Meaning that I actually pay more attention to the content I'm watching and take more care with what I watch. Even with the evening news, on our roku we paid the 99 cent for the nowherecast app and instead of trying to pay attention at 6:30 when the kids are up and making noise and shiat, the wife and I sit down after they've gone to bed and can actually pay attention to it.

Sure, there is some content I cannot get but the rewards for cutting it FAR outweigh it seeing that my bill went from 140, to 40.

100 bucks buys a lot of booze
 
2013-07-30 08:43:19 AM  
I heard about this on the news. And I am not sure if this would be legal but I am surprised that companies like Time Warner cable don't just come up with a new digital cable box where you can plug an over the air antenna into the back and then the operating system in the box just seamlessly incorporates the digital channels that come in over the air into your cable box guide. Then they could tell the broadcast channels to fark off while still giving there subscribers that content (if they wanted it)
 
2013-07-30 08:44:37 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: dickfreckle: The biggest thing, though, is that I now control my own content instead of having it fed to me with 20 minutes of commercials for sh*t I'm never going to buy. And my GF recently got me hooked on Supernatural (I was a longtime holdout because I assumed it was poorly acted ghost and demon crap) and we've spent the last few weeks watching several episodes per night, on our time. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, oh yeah we're doing that, too. Again, on our time and with no (Netflix) or few (Hulu) commercials.

This was the biggest change for me when I cut cable. I noticed that instead of the TV being on, it was actually turned off more often than not. I've been spending more time doing other things and when I do sit down to watch TV, I watch it with purpose. Meaning that I actually pay more attention to the content I'm watching and take more care with what I watch. Even with the evening news, on our roku we paid the 99 cent for the nowherecast app and instead of trying to pay attention at 6:30 when the kids are up and making noise and shiat, the wife and I sit down after they've gone to bed and can actually pay attention to it.

Sure, there is some content I cannot get but the rewards for cutting it FAR outweigh it seeing that my bill went from 140, to 40.

100 bucks buys a lot of booze


Not if you're drinking a good single malt scotch.
 
2013-07-30 08:50:15 AM  
Who needs cable when you have Youtube!

What you say? TW is throttling Youtube too?

Back to fantasti.,cc (nsfw)

Joyous again!
 
2013-07-30 08:57:26 AM  
Who watches CBS anyway?  Certainly not me or my wife.  We would only watch CBS if that channel happened to have a Chicago Bears game on it.  We do not watch any of the crap that they have on that network.  Just not interested in it.  Now, if it were Discovery, BBC America, History Channel, Spike, or Velocity, then we would have reason to be mad.

/Just nothing good on regular network TV at all.
//Only bring out my OTA antenna for Football games when the GB Hackers are playing at the same time as the Chicago Bears.
///Stupid condo association rules that wont let me permanently mount my antenna to my balcony.
 
2013-07-30 08:57:54 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: SevenizGud: I haven't had cable tv in house #1 for a long time now. The only thing I miss is regular-season and early playoff rounds of OKC Thunder games.

House #2 being your outhouse?


And House #1 being a double-wide.
 
2013-07-30 08:59:13 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Not if you're drinking a good single malt scotch.


Good point
 
2013-07-30 09:10:08 AM  
I want
I want my
I want my Showtime boobies
 
2013-07-30 09:22:12 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I've been spending more time doing other things and when I do sit down to watch TV, I watch it with purpose.


That's the kicker. When we sit down to watch, we pick exactly what we want to see as opposed to waiting for something decent to come on. The downside? I don't see episodes as they air, but it doesn't bother us. If I'm truly desperate to see a brand new episode I'll wait until an hour after it's over and find it in an alternative way and use Mr. HDMI here. But I haven't done that in ages, except for the House finale (which sucked, IMO).

I want to be in control of my entertainment, and am more than willing to pay a fee for it. When you grow up, you have things to do. If I'm watching an episode from last year, it's still new to me. As long as some Homer doesn't tell me that Darth Vader was Luke's father, I'm cool.
 
2013-07-30 09:23:57 AM  
Glad I got Uverse.
 
2013-07-30 09:25:57 AM  
Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.
 
2013-07-30 09:29:52 AM  
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Getting ready to go to the glue factory.
 
2013-07-30 09:34:25 AM  

Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.


If those are your major interests , why you have cable to begin with is mind-boggling.
 
2013-07-30 09:41:19 AM  
and pirates are just like...."huh?"
 
2013-07-30 09:43:19 AM  

TommyymmoT: Who cares?
Other than CBS, which I can catch terrestrially, just using a cheap antenna, the rest are just subscription channels that I have no interest in, and certainly will not pay for.

Does this mean that Time Warner will charge me less each month?

Yeah, right.


I dropped Time Warner when they took two of the stations I watched regularly and moved them to a higher tier, replacing them with two more sports channels (for a total of six). Between that and watching the "educational" channels steadily replace solid science and history programming with "Alabama Ass-Scratchers," I just figured why bother?
 
2013-07-30 09:46:29 AM  

Warmachine999: Who watches CBS anyway?  Certainly not me or my wife.  We would only watch CBS if that channel happened to have a Chicago Bears game on it.  We do not watch any of the crap that they have on that network.  Just not interested in it.  Now, if it were Discovery, BBC America, History Channel, Spike, or Velocity, then we would have reason to be mad.

/Just nothing good on regular network TV at all.
//Only bring out my OTA antenna for Football games when the GB Hackers are playing at the same time as the Chicago Bears.
///Stupid condo association rules that wont let me permanently mount my antenna to my balcony.


CBS is by far the most watched channel on television and even won last season among adults 18-49.
 
2013-07-30 09:54:19 AM  

dickfreckle: I want to be in control of my entertainment, and am more than willing to pay a fee for it


Exactly.

I'm tired of paying for 400+ channels that I don't give a shiat about, just so I can watch 3 channels that have 5 shows I like. My only guff is that I can't get AMC stuff until it hits DVD. Although I heard that this season will be offered through Xbox market and Amazon, so who cares if I have to wait one day.
 
2013-07-30 09:59:49 AM  

Leader O'Cola: Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.

If those are your major interests , why you have cable to begin with is mind-boggling.


What OTA channel can you get every pro football, baseball and hockey game on? Please show me. Also, which legal streaming sites can you do the same?
 
2013-07-30 10:02:06 AM  

roughridersfan: [sphotos-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net image 403x403]

Getting ready to go to the glue factory.


This. You win...
 
2013-07-30 10:02:53 AM  
Posturing and posing like peacocks in heat or congressmen before an election. Once the deal is set they'll go back to bed-mates, but it's open war until someone blinks or both sides realize they're salting the earth.
 
2013-07-30 10:10:48 AM  

Warmachine999: ///Stupid condo association rules that wont let me permanently mount my antenna to my balcony.


The FCC says they're wrong (OTARD), but I can understand not wanting to fight 'em.
 
2013-07-30 10:11:45 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Leader O'Cola: Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.

If those are your major interests , why you have cable to begin with is mind-boggling.

What OTA channel can you get every pro football, baseball and hockey game on? Please show me. Also, which legal streaming sites can you do the same?


swing and a miss, I was referencing D* , the real (legal) source for sports junkies.
 
2013-07-30 10:19:06 AM  
Incorrect:  Negotiations were postponed again until the 2nd.  Meaning less time for me explaining to people that CBS is demanding a 50% increase in what their channels are worth.

/TWC Customer Care Rep
//Showtime can go away after I finish this season of Ray Donovan.
 
2013-07-30 10:43:45 AM  

Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.


I guess suggesting you stop watching the millionaires run around with their balls and do something productive isn't an option?

Paying $1000 a year to watch other people play sports is insane.
 
2013-07-30 10:45:32 AM  

Carth: Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.

I guess suggesting you stop watching the millionaires run around with their balls and do something productive isn't an option?

Paying $1000 a year to watch other people play sports is insane.


So is paying $1000/year for burned coffee, but starbucks doesn't seem to be going anywhere, either.
 
2013-07-30 10:45:39 AM  

Carth: Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.

I guess suggesting you stop watching the millionaires run around with their balls and do something productive isn't an option?

Paying $1000 a year to watch other people play sports is insane.


My guess is you never pay to watch millionaires run around in costumes, right?
 
2013-07-30 10:46:22 AM  

Leader O'Cola: cameroncrazy1984: Leader O'Cola: Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.

If those are your major interests , why you have cable to begin with is mind-boggling.

What OTA channel can you get every pro football, baseball and hockey game on? Please show me. Also, which legal streaming sites can you do the same?

swing and a miss, I was referencing D* , the real (legal) source for sports junkies.


If it was real and legal it'd show up in the first page of Google.
 
2013-07-30 10:52:00 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Carth: Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.

I guess suggesting you stop watching the millionaires run around with their balls and do something productive isn't an option?

Paying $1000 a year to watch other people play sports is insane.

My guess is you never pay to watch millionaires run around in costumes, right?


Not really. If it is available for free though I'm not opposed to it. I will pay to go to Broadway shows but i doubt most of them are made up of millionaires.
 
2013-07-30 10:55:14 AM  
cameroncrazy1984:

If it was real and legal it'd show up in the first page of Google.


Funny thing is, that it does.
 
2013-07-30 10:57:29 AM  

Daquin: Incorrect:  Negotiations were postponed again until the 2nd.  Meaning less time for me explaining to people that CBS is demanding a 50% increase in what their channels are worth.

/TWC Customer Care Rep
//Showtime can go away after I finish this season of Ray Donovan.


I dropping Showtime (my only premium channel) after Dexter ends, but I have Dish, not TWC. Besides, how many times can you watch Blubberella?
 
2013-07-30 11:05:00 AM  

Leader O'Cola: cameroncrazy1984:

If it was real and legal it'd show up in the first page of Google.


Funny thing is, that it does.


Wait, you didn't read what he said, did you.

Deneb81: When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey

without mounting an exterior antenna

Is there any way to get DirecTV without mounting an exterior antenna?

Also, who abbreviates DirecTV "D*"?
 
2013-07-30 11:17:12 AM  
I don't understand people who just use Netflix.
It's just so slow in updating things. In a month I saw everything I wanted to.
 
2013-07-30 11:23:25 AM  

Zombie DJ: I don't understand people who just use Netflix.
It's just so slow in updating things. In a month I saw everything I wanted to.


I canceled Netflix 2 months ago. Haven't missed it yet.
 
2013-07-30 11:25:16 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Carth: Deneb81: Oh boy. This thread again.

When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna and some semblance of HGTV for my wife I'll look at cutting cable.

Without illegal streaming.

That last part is key.

I guess suggesting you stop watching the millionaires run around with their balls and do something productive isn't an option?

Paying $1000 a year to watch other people play sports is insane.

My guess is you never pay to watch millionaires run around in costumes, right?


not to get into this brawl but I would rather watch costumes and people in make believe worlds before I watch grown men hold each other and tackle one another.  At least with the make believe world you can spark creativity in a children's mind and not take away brain cells by having him hit another person with his head and cause life long scaring on the brain.
 
2013-07-30 11:26:45 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: not to get into this brawl but I would rather watch costumes and people in make believe worlds before I watch grown men hold each other and tackle one another.  At least with the make believe world you can spark creativity in a children's mind and not take away brain cells by having him hit another person with his head and cause life long scaring on the brain.


Hey, some of us like unscripted drama and real-life violence.
 
2013-07-30 11:26:55 AM  

Zombie DJ: I don't understand people who just use Netflix.
It's just so slow in updating things. In a month I saw everything I wanted to.


I don't use netflix because I have Clear, which is a 4g internet service and I don't think the streaming would work. Unless there's a service where I can download shows for viewing.
 
2013-07-30 11:28:44 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Leader O'Cola: cameroncrazy1984:

If it was real and legal it'd show up in the first page of Google.


Funny thing is, that it does.

Wait, you didn't read what he said, did you.

Deneb81: When I can get - pro-football, pro-baseball, and pro-hockey without mounting an exterior antenna

Is there any way to get DirecTV without mounting an exterior antenna?

Also, who abbreviates DirecTV "D*"?



I read completely well he doesn't want to mount an exterior antenna.

I wasn't arguing that point, I was arguing that it's bizarre to be THAT into sports and NOT have D* (and overcome the mounting 'concern' to begin with)
Sports on D* >>>>>  sports on any other provider.  That was the only point--- going half-in sportswise with cable (at a comparable price to D*) and then missing the other half, or spending a lot more $ at sports bars to get the missing content, etc....  all doesn't make sense....


And to be semantic, Yes he can get D* without mounting an exterior antenna.
He could technically mount the dish indoors if his property has the correct terrain.
/snerk
// unless his windows have a high lead content.

As to DirecTV and who abbreviates it as D*, I take it you basically don't care about content quality since you obviously aren't familiar with avsforum.....
 
2013-07-30 11:37:00 AM  

Leader O'Cola: I read completely well he doesn't want to mount an exterior antenna.

I wasn't arguing that point, I was arguing that it's bizarre to be THAT into sports and NOT have D* (and overcome the mounting 'concern' to begin with)
Sports on D* >>>>>  sports on any other provider.  That was the only point--- going half-in sportswise with cable (at a comparable price to D*) and then missing the other half, or spending a lot more $ at sports bars to get the missing content, etc....  all doesn't make sense.


What missing content? You can get MLB.tv, NHL Center Ice, and NBA Full Court (along with ESPN Goal Line, and whatever the version of college bball is) with cable TV. I get the NFL Network along with NFL Red Zone. NFL Sunday Ticket is available on a variety of streaming devices without a DirecTV system. I'm still trying to figure out what sports content I'm missing by not having DirecTV. Can you elucidate?

Leader O'Cola: I take it you basically don't care about content quality since you obviously aren't familiar with avsforum.....


What does "content quality" even mean? Is that a forum for Monster cable fanatics?
 
2013-07-30 11:39:38 AM  

Leader O'Cola: I read completely well he doesn't want to mount an exterior antenna.

I wasn't arguing that point, I was arguing that it's bizarre to be THAT into sports and NOT have D* (and overcome the mounting 'concern' to begin with)
Sports on D* >>>>> sports on any other provider. That was the only point--- going half-in sportswise with cable (at a comparable price to D*) and then missing the other half, or spending a lot more $ at sports bars to get the missing content, etc.... all doesn't make sense....


And to be semantic, Yes he can get D* without mounting an exterior antenna.
He could technically mount the dish indoors if his property has the correct terrain.
/snerk
// unless his windows have a high lead content.

As to DirecTV and who abbreviates it as D*, I take it you basically don't care about content quality since you obviously aren't familiar with avsforum.....


Oh for farks sake dude. It won't kill you to admit you missed the part about the antenna.

D* (as in douchebag)
 
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