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(Marketwatch)   The average monthly cable bill is now predicted to reach $200 by 2020. It's time to bundle up   ( divider line
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2014-06-25 09:50:57 AM  
2 votes:

hej: Google Fiber with all the channels under the sun is $120.

Cost of Google Fiber = $120
Cost of Not Living in Kansas = Priceless
2014-06-25 09:32:34 AM  
2 votes:
When I cancelled my cable, the "account retention specialist" I got to chat with repeatedly asked why i was canceling cable, and I told her that I was no longer willing to pay to receive ads, along with my content, and that the "new media" model of the internet has ushered in an age where, generally, if you are willing to devote your time to watching an ad, you get the content for free, since you "paid for it" with your time. She didn't get it. She asked if I found the ads themselves offensive, and I said "Yes, but not in the way you're thinking about it. They're offensive because when I look at my cable bill and see I'm spending $60/mo for cable TV, what I'm actually doing is spending $40/mo on actual TV, and $20/mo for you to pipe me ads that I have to spend time watching, if I watch live TV."

"So...are the ads too violent, or do they use foul language...?"

"You still aren't getting it. Let me put it this way: if you bought a season of a TV show, and instead of the shows, you got discs full of ads. 100% advertising, no show. You would be irritated, yes? Probably wouldn't buy those DVDs?"


"So let's say the DVDs (that you have paid for) are only 90% ads. Still irritating?


"Well, what if they're "only" 50% ads? That's obviously better, right?"

"I'm not sure..."

"If 50% is good, then 30% must be better! If they're only 30% ads, you'd have no problem paying for them then, right?"

"Pay for ads instead of a TV show? Why?"

"It sounds like you understand why I want to cancel my cable now."
2014-06-25 04:13:49 AM  
2 votes:
Meh. By that time my bitcoins will be worthy 1 Brazilian dollars
2014-06-25 06:39:01 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:35:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:31:07 PM  
1 vote:

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

wow, your ass is taking a pounding.   check out
2014-06-25 06:30:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:22:34 AM  
1 vote:

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

That people pay $210/month for cable.
2014-06-25 08:15:28 AM  
1 vote:

havana_joe: With cable it's just so much easier to scroll through channels or the listings and find something to put on.

See, what you need isn't cable, it's a white noise machine.
2014-06-25 05:28:57 AM  
1 vote:
I think my mother inlaw still has cable.
2014-06-25 04:22:26 AM  
1 vote:
What's funny is that a Playboy TV ad just came on USA for free for the first month
2014-06-24 11:56:09 PM  
1 vote:
What's cable?
2014-06-24 11:53:34 PM  
1 vote:
i wish my cable bill was only $200 a month.
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