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VANITY: Divorcing the Cable Company!

Posted on 11/08/2014 5:22:56 PM PST by Jamestown1630

This is my first Vanity; please let me know if I've done it incorrectly. (I'm not the brightest light on the Christmas tree, when it comes to this stuff :-)

We are divorcing our cable bundle. It's just too expensive, for what we're getting.

We've got a new TV, a Roku, and are planning on subscribing to HULU. We will also be ditching the 'phone part of the bundle, and going to some kind of VOIP.

The only thing we're not going to be able to access, is Fox news. Does anyone know of a conservative alternative TV news station that might be available to us with our new set-up?

Thanks very much, JT


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1 posted on 11/08/2014 5:22:56 PM PST by Jamestown1630
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To: Jamestown1630

We did this back in February. Best move we ever made.


2 posted on 11/08/2014 5:25:28 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Jamestown1630

P.S. You can get Fox News clips on their ROKU channel.


3 posted on 11/08/2014 5:27:35 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Jamestown1630

Like getting free money for driving a stake into the heart of the Devil.


4 posted on 11/08/2014 5:28:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SubMareener

Sign up for Netflix as well. Worth the money and has access to much of FOX offerings.
I have a local wireless company providing phone and computer access as well as ROKU. Nothing else I need.


5 posted on 11/08/2014 5:29:30 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Jamestown1630
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3100445/posts

I posted this back in Dec of 2013.

Get your news exclusively from the Internet.

6 posted on 11/08/2014 5:30:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!)
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To: Jamestown1630

None of my money has gone to Ted and Hanoi Jane, Chrissy Matthews or John Stewart for 3 years and it feels great! The only thing I miss is certain sports programming.


7 posted on 11/08/2014 5:34:15 PM PST by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: Jamestown1630

My wife has streaming live Fox News on every day. Pirated in some fashion, and low quality video, but it’s there.


8 posted on 11/08/2014 5:38:02 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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FReepers, Let's go!
Everyone needs to donate!

All contributions are for the current quarter expenses.


9 posted on 11/08/2014 5:39:01 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jamestown1630

Welcome to the party.
The future of video changed when Hollywood tried to rig the system.
Harry Reid did it


10 posted on 11/08/2014 5:40:43 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Jamestown1630

I do Netflix and Amazon Prime.
No real fix for Fox News but it won’t be too long before they change.


11 posted on 11/08/2014 5:43:03 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Jamestown1630

I haven’t had television at all since March of 1995.
Try reading instead. After a few months you won’t miss television at all, and after a couple of years the pause between delivering lines on a sitcom will nauseate you.


12 posted on 11/08/2014 5:44:06 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Jamestown1630
Congratulations.

I recommend
13 posted on 11/08/2014 5:45:24 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Jamestown1630
We are divorcing our cable bundle. It's just too expensive, for what we're getting. We've got a new TV, a Roku, and are planning on subscribing to HULU.

You're doing all the right stuff. Although, Netflix may be better than Hulu. Doesn't Hulu have commercials? Also, just get an HD antenna for local broadcasts.

14 posted on 11/08/2014 5:46:25 PM PST by Falcon28
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To: Jamestown1630

Most bundles come with TV, landline phone and internet. And that’s expensive. You can get internet alone for about 50 bucks a month, depending on what part of the country you live in. Taxes and regulations are expensive in the North, and cheap in the South.
And if you’re online you can get live broadcasts from Fox News and hundreds of other news outlets from around the world. And you can watch TV shows and movies for “free”, if you’re into that. Even old stuff from the last century.
My favorites are those old “Tales From The Crypt” episodes that ran on HBO in the 1990’s. They are obscene and hilariously gruesome.


15 posted on 11/08/2014 5:46:39 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: Falcon28
Also, just get an HD antenna for local broadcasts.

You mean just get an antenna. No such thing as HD antenna outside of marketing. Antenna design is based on wavelength and gain, not content.

16 posted on 11/08/2014 5:50:11 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: Zathras

You can currently get FOXNEWSGO .. on your computer, at www.foxnews.com. I haven’t tried it, but it looks like it might be a really good way to ditch regular cable. I’ve been thinking of cancelling everything but my current local stations, plus I have internet (which is very good), and a phone line. They just raised my rate to $128/mo.


17 posted on 11/08/2014 5:50:39 PM PST by CyberAnt ("The hope and changey stuff did not work, even a smidgen.")
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To: Jamestown1630

We’re dumping ours too in December, after our contract expires.


18 posted on 11/08/2014 5:52:07 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: steve86; Falcon28

We bought a ‘Mohu’ Leaf. Is that what you mean? We do have a little old tv in the bedroom that we don’t use much, but we wanted to at least have local on that.

Thanks for your response!

-JT


19 posted on 11/08/2014 5:57:16 PM PST by Jamestown1630
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To: Paladin2; SubMareener; Jamestown1630

I’m old enough to remember when the History Channel showed history shows


20 posted on 11/08/2014 5:58:06 PM PST by WilliamIII
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