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Alternatives to Cable? (OT)
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Posted on 06/22/2011 10:32:28 PM PDT by MacMattico

Ok, So we've got Time Warner Cable, no pay channels, and Road Runner High speed Internet.

I'm sick of paying $140 a month!!!

What are some good alternatives people are using? We need high speed Internet for business purposes. As for the TV, we like Fox News, ESPN, local channels, Disney, Nickolodean, A&E, HG, History, Discover, and YES. (Yankees). Does any such system exist at a more reasonable price? That you can use a DVR or like devise?

I'm willing to entertain "just stream from a computer" or whatever it is as long as it's reasonably user friendly and the picture is clear. Otherwise, it's $140 bucks a month for me.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cable; cabletv
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To: MacMattico

Getting YES network will be problematic.

THe drop down list on the following page is your ONLY legitimate options to stream YES directly to your PC:

http://wwwyankees-on-yes-in-market-yankee-games.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/inmarket/index.jsp?c_id=nyy&partnerID=YESHOME

but you have to check your blackout restrictions (based on your zip code):
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/yes_blackout.jsp


41 posted on 06/23/2011 10:26:39 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: goodnesswins
Signed up for Netflix (2 movies a month, woohoo)...

Is it only two movies you can have sent to you a month or as many movies you want, two at a time?

42 posted on 06/23/2011 11:19:31 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Netizen
Did a search on that and boy the reviews are horrid for that triple play.

Can you elaborate on your comment? I'm not going to search just so I can confirm what you claim to have seen.

Many FIOS customers (like me) are pleased with the service. I wish I paid less, but who doesn't?

43 posted on 06/23/2011 11:35:38 AM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: Netizen

I have Time Warner Cable ($167/month) and my sister has Verizon Fios. The picture quality on their television is a LOT better than the picture quality on my television.


44 posted on 06/23/2011 11:40:44 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: ken in texas

I have FIOS - and [overall] its triple-play is superior to Comcast’s ...


45 posted on 06/23/2011 1:50:37 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: winodog

Yeah, pretty much.


46 posted on 06/23/2011 2:40:10 PM PDT by dangus
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To: wildbill
Check here to see what over the air transmissions are available to you. You will also find recommendations for the most effective antenna to use. Where the signal is strong an indoor antenna is fine, but otherwise, a rooftop antenna will give much better reception.

TV Fool - TV Signal Locator

47 posted on 06/23/2011 10:08:34 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: ken in texas

Not ‘claiming’... SAW/READ

Here’s a few of them

http://verizon.pissedconsumer.com/forced-a-deposit-for-verizon-s-triple-play-20090327146817.html

http://www.my3cents.com/productReview.cgi?compid=556&product=Triple+Play

http://www.dslreports.com/comment/2568/59314


48 posted on 06/24/2011 1:27:44 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: JoeProBono

I haven’t found them to be TOO bad. The tech help is frickin useless and lies like a rug, and a lot of other customers have wicked latency/slowness issues with DSL, but mine’s pretty consistently good and my 7+ year old modem they supplied is humming right along, on its third power brick now.


49 posted on 06/24/2011 10:03:12 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: concentric circles

But I still have to buy a analog converter box to hook up between the antenna and the set, right?


50 posted on 06/24/2011 4:27:46 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

Yes, if your tv is not a recent model. I picked one up on EBay for $30.


51 posted on 06/24/2011 11:01:58 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: wildbill

Best Buy still stocks one.


52 posted on 06/25/2011 11:18:10 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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