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(Marketwatch)   The average monthly cable bill is now predicted to reach $200 by 2020. It's time to bundle up   (marketwatch.com) divider line 164
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2014-06-25 06:28:56 PM  

jst3p: Roku



Roku has so much media content that you'll forget about the few shows you don't get.
 
2014-06-25 06:30:04 PM  

hubiestubert: Or I can just pay for an internet connection, and forget about cable entirely.



slap a Roku on that biatch and have it both ways.  Have your Cake and eat it too.
 
2014-06-25 06:31:07 PM  

SlothB77: i wish my cable bill was only $200 a month.


wow, your ass is taking a pounding.   check out Roku.com
 
2014-06-25 06:35:48 PM  
Here is is. Homies.    Read and Weep.


50/3 Mbps Internet = 50 smacks/month

Roku  = 100 smacks to purchase. they range from 50 to 100 for the best one. the size of a hockey puck. no moving parts.

Netflix = 8 smacks per month

Hulu Plus = 8 smacks per month

YouTube = Free

and about 1000 other mostly free channels to choose from.    98% of Commercials GONE.   GONE away.


Thank You.
 
2014-06-25 06:39:01 PM  

padraig: MmmmBacon: SlothB77: i wish my cable bill was only $200 a month.

I was paying about $210 when I dumped cable TV entirely last year. I've been doing only Cable Internet since, and that is still overpriced at $76.95/month for 50Mbps down and 12Mbps down.

210 dollars for cable ? What the hell is wrong with America ?



she's a corrupt little biatch, that's what's wrong.   i got rid of cable and never missed it or looked back.  Roku came to my rescue.
 
2014-06-25 06:47:16 PM  
America:  Where poor and middle-income people voluntarily give $200/month of their hard-earned income to wealthy people in order to watch television.  That is absolutely insane.  $200 a month is a car payment for chrissakes.  Over ten years you are paying $24,000 TO WATCH TV.  That is unfarkingbelievable.  Do you people ever want to retire???

I have an antenna.  I get TV for free.  Maybe 20 channels.  When I go to friends' houses and scroll through the channel guides, there is just nothing I would pay even $100 a month for, which seems to be pretty standard once all the taxes and fees are added in.  $100 a month?  I can go to Mexico for a week every year for that!

I am a sports fan.  If I had cable, I'd probably watch too much TV and be even fatter than I am.  If I really want to see a certain game, I go to a bar.

I also have no internet at home.  I have a smartphone if I need to look at something.  If it won't work on the smartphone, I'll look at whatever it is at work instead.  I look at Fark, Twitter, Facebook etc. all the time and it's just fine doing it on the phone.  Quite frankly, I'm glad to detach from the internet while at home.  I surf enough at work, like I am right now.
 
2014-06-25 07:05:52 PM  
Years ago I had RCN they were pretty cheap and fairly reliable. That changed when they "upgraded" the system, they bragged about all the channels they had, but a majority of the channels were foreign language ones and they took away some channels I actually watched. Glad I moved and dumped them a few months later. Probably going to dump comcast in Augus to start saving money.
 
2014-06-25 07:13:37 PM  
In 2020?  I'm paying nearly $200 NOW, Subby.
 
2014-06-25 08:00:39 PM  

thrasherrr: oh_please: Pretty much this...sports is the only thing keeping us from cutting the cord entirely.

Given the blackout and merchandising rules of the NFL, MLB, and NBA, I am amazed that US TV sports fans even exist any more.

From where I sit it looks like fans are in a co-dependent relationship with someone who visits only to beat money out of the fan.


Around here, it's college, specifically the SEC...I'm a Tide fan, and the Mrs. graduated from South Carolina, so we NEEDS our college football.

Yeah, the co-dependent comment is spot-on, but it is what it is. Both of us absolutely live for football season, and we have a blast every Saturday, either by ourselves, or with friends (most of them are dirty Aubs).
 
2014-06-25 08:28:00 PM  

oh_please: Yeah, the co-dependent comment is spot-on, but it is what it is. Both of us absolutely live for football season, and we have a blast every Saturday, either by ourselves, or with friends (most of them are dirty Aubs).


Glad you can still have fun with it, and don't live where you can't get the games.
 
2014-06-25 08:47:44 PM  
Guess that Comcast-Time Warner merger WAS the doom-and-gloom situation everyone predicted.  (Fortunately, for the same $200, you can buy
a decent DVD player and a boatload of used discs - and you can trade them if you have someone to trade with - not to mention that the same
DVD can be watched by many people at a time; you won't have to shell out $10+ apiece for tickets.)
 
2014-06-25 10:58:01 PM  

Linux_Yes: Here is is. Homies.    Read and Weep.


50/3 Mbps Internet = 50 smacks/month

Roku  = 100 smacks to purchase. they range from 50 to 100 for the best one. the size of a hockey puck. no moving parts.

Netflix = 8 smacks per month

Hulu Plus = 8 smacks per month

YouTube = Free

and about 1000 other mostly free channels to choose from.    98% of Commercials GONE.   GONE away.


Thank You.


I love my Roku. Best small investment I made a year ago. Their content selection is HUGE. And Plex adds nice extra functionality.
 
2014-06-26 10:29:01 AM  

Lsherm: Relatively Obscure: hubiestubert: Or I can just pay for an internet connection, and forget about cable entirely.

I have cable because cable and internet cost me essentially the same as just internet, unless I wanted to downgrade to something like a 3-5 Mbps connection from the competition.

HAHAHAHAHA!

I only have Comcast.  $60 a month just for the lowest tier internet, or $70 for internet and TV.  I'm still seriously considering getting rid of the TV.

I'm not kidding - there isn't even DSL offered by anyone where I live.  Just Comcast cable internet, or Verizon wireless broadband modems that cap out at 10GB per month at $100.


PDAnet if you have a smartphone.
 
2014-06-26 12:17:39 PM  
I bought a digital antennae at Target for $30 that picks up 45 channels. I'll never pay for cable again.
 
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