Cable TV Companies are toast.
But they still charge outrageous amounts and you STILL have to buy their stupid bundle packages.
I have been cable-free for 5 years now. Never going back.
posted on 12/25/2012 3:12:32 PM PST
(My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
I agree cable is on the way out. .
We got a Western Digital Live TV Plus box 2 years ago and have not been sorry one minute.
We get netflix and hundreds of other free and pay-to-view video and music streaming "channels". The W.D. box is DLNA compliant and lets us view content from our computer like picture slide shows, videos, files, etc.
We cut the cable at the same time and hooked up a db amplifier to the antique rooftop antenna that was there when we bought the house. We now get 20-25 channels including several real HD ones (Not compressed like on cable).
posted on 12/25/2012 3:37:32 PM PST
by John 3_19-21
(There are no winners without losers.)
I have DSL with download speeds of 2.4. What do you need for decent Roku usage?
posted on 12/25/2012 5:55:27 PM PST
by Jabba the Nutt
(.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
We just purchased 2 ROKU devices and after bowl game season is over (one last fling with ESPN!), we are going to kick Cox Cable to the curb. I am so tired of paying a huge bill for a bunch of channels we don’t watch and don’t want.
The only thing I will miss is not being able to get all the college football games. Maybe there will be a fix for that in the future, but for now, we are willing to give something up to get rid of cable.
My husband says cable also slaps a sneaky tax on us by donating money to the public schools and other community entities. That is passed on to consumers, and the local politicians, who grant cable companies their monopolies, don’t have to be seen as having raised taxes.
posted on 12/27/2012 8:39:17 AM PST
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