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To: Bon of Babble
I still have 1 year left on a contract with DirecTV, thanks to some equipment upgrades we got a year ago, but when it expires, I'm seriously considering dropping the whole thing, and just go with some form of Roku or AppleTV type of solution, with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu to get only what I want at considerably lower prices. And, if going with AppleTV, iTunes subscriptions to the few shows I care enough about to want to keep "current" on -- and I'm hard pressed to think of one off the top of my head outside of Doctor Who on BBC America, as well.

I may have to invest in an over-the-air antenna for live events (specifically, sports), unless there are reasonable streaming sources available for that within the next year.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:24:52 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: kevkrom

I would love to drop our cable, but my husband loves Fox News, Sports and I love ETWN.

Oh well.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 8:32:15 AM PST by diamond6 (Pray........pray very hard!!)
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To: kevkrom
I still have 1 year left on a contract with DirecTV, thanks to some equipment upgrades we got a year ago, but when it expires, I'm seriously considering dropping the whole thing, and just go with some form of Roku or AppleTV type of solution, with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu to get only what I want at considerably lower prices.

You and me both. I have all these DirectTv channels that I never watch, except for the Walking Dead and the occasional National Geographic show. After the contract is up, I am getting the hell rid of it.

76 posted on 11/15/2012 9:32:41 AM PST by Hacksaw
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To: kevkrom

With Roku, do you have to pay a monthly payment?


157 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:49 PM PST by diamond6 (Pray........pray very hard!!)
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