Skip to comments.Vanity- We no longer need Cable- With Roku or a Smart TV We can see more for less money.
Posted on 12/19/2013 7:19:08 PM PST by NoLibZone
Cable is to TV what the dial up is to online access.
We no longer need Cable to see what we want and when we want to.
Streaming TV allows us to dump cable.
Get a Roku or a Smart TV.
Get Netflix for $8.00 and Hulu Plus for $12.
And stations such as METV even stream on local sub channels that you can access for free!
Time to pay back Comcast, TWc and their leftist ideology.
Are they in 1080P?
Better yet, hook up a computer with an HDMI output to your TV.
How about hockey?
Apple TV and an iPad with Airplay isn’t a bad set up either.
There needs to be conservative channels and shows available on these devices!
ROKU or ChromeCast or whatever becomes the next big thing
I have my computer hooked up to my 19” TV via HDMI. I also have my PS3 hooked up to the same TV.
No thanks, I love my Verizon FIOS.
I have close to 100 movie channels , many with no commercials and all my boxes are multi-room DVRs so I can watch them whenever I want.
Comcast sucks, I wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy.
How are Hulu and other providers accessed if you are not connected via cable?
Tell me about METV. Please.
working on it!!!!
One still needs internet access such as Cable Internet or Fios.
But we can say bye to their forced bundling and leftist trash!
And save lots of money at the same time!
Not in Alaska yet.
That’s probably why I did not recognize it.
Appreciate the link.
“...many with no commercials...”
Music to my ears.
Not sure about all, but we download HD movies from Amazon on our “smart” Blu-ray player and they are in 1920X1080p.
Lest spread the news!~
It will freak the left out big time!!!!
with 4 tvs this is gonna be fun /s
Encore, Stars, the Movie Channel, showtime, ....they all have multiple channels and no commercials, and with DVR boxes I can skip commercials on the other channels too.
Just tune in 10 minutes after start and FF past the commercials.
I’m wondering how many sports events you can get online. I only watch news, sports, and movies.
Funny. I have never had a problem with Comcast. At all.
FiOs around here sucks. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. My worst enemy? Sure. because I'm a nasty piece of work.
I haven’t had cable since 2005.
Thefirstrow.eu. Not hd but it beats paying the cable company.
And EVERY show is on the internet for free anyway.
I have an OTA (Over-The-Air) HDTV antenna that's good for 300 miles on top of my ham radio tower. I can turn it in any direction, pick up a TON of channels.
Also have a Roku to get Netflix ($8/mo.) and Hulu Plus ($8/mo.) and between the OTA and Netflix and Hulu we find plenty of good QUALITY content to watch.
That is funny. I have had Comcast for nearly 40 years and have never had a problem. I got a smart tv last Christmas. I have been listening to Christmas music on 841. Have not even used the smart part. One of these days. My daughter uses it when she comes down. Has anyone heard a song, 12 days of Christmas which has the one gift being a Japanese transistor radio? Very odd. A guy named Sherman sings it. Had never heard it before or him.
You can get ALL sports events online for free- but the quality is awful- like the old rabbit ears days.
Unless you live in the boonies you can get excellent video of broadcast events on a cheap antenna though.
Oh, You are just a wise apple... ...you sound like a Comcast assistant yourself.
Comcast is terrible here, equipment is crap, online TV guide is unusable and heaven help you if you have to call them for any reason. They will tell you that they dont give a crap about you.
They actually cut my cable line while working on my neighbors cable then make me wait days for them to come look at it, then make me take the day off waiting for them.
Many times the technician went away leaving it broke, once even worse than when he got there.
My only conclusion is that they HATE their customers or they wouldnt hire such clueless arrogant robots.
I have to watch The Walking Dead. Can I get that in some way besides on satellite?
1) "Cable" (television programming)
2) Internet (Use mostly for web browsing (FF & IE Explorer)
3) Phone service
Roku replaces #1 by accessing it via #2 (streaming TV (Hulu, Netflix, Crackle, etc). #1 can then be canceled, saving some people $80ish/mo.
Thanks. And I DO live in the boonies. ;)
Ok. Help me out here. I am going to get a SmarTV and don’t want cable or satellite. I can get Roku and Hulu which will let me watch all the movies and television shows I want, anytime I want. How about Fox News? Is there a way to stream that?
There has to be some Conservatives with some moolah to fund a Conservative channel. Why haven’t they done it?
Two words.....GOOGLE Fiber
I have both an Apple TV puck and a Roku puck. The Apple TV seems to be a better device, the quality being better. Another thing is that I can watch YouTube on Apple TV, but not the Roku puck. Anyone know if it's possible to use YouTube on Roku?
I stream pictures and movies from a Mac in another room to the Apple TV in the family room. All my movies are stored on an external HD tied to that Mac, after having been downloaded from the Internet (all HD size movies). Downloaded once, then streamed to the Apple TV for play on my HD TV as often as I wish.
My toddler granddaughters love watching "Masha and Bear" cartoons on YouTube, most are in Russian but easily understandable even by one-year-olds; check it out!
You’ll pay Comcast as much for just the Internet access as for Internet plus Cable, where’s the gain?
I had a local cable service for my computer access, and television boxes.
I cancelled our three cable boxes and opted to purchase subscritions to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
I am spending less than $25.00 per month on these three services. On Hulu I pick up television shows within 24 - 48 hours after they air on the networks. I can also sign on to the internet with my iPhone, iPad Mini, or iPad Air.
I have an LG 54.56” television set. It’s 3d. It converts anything that it airs to 3d on command. I can connect the three devices I just mentioned and stream through the television. And the television converts them to 3d if I want it to.
When everyone else was watching Kerry Underwood in ‘The Sound of Music’ a week so back, I was watching it in 3d. Folks..., NICE!
These threes services don’t provide first run movies. I don’t mind watching some dated ones. They do offer a smidgeon of more recent movies, but I don’t want to mislead anyone. If you’re looking for the cable-like experience, these aren’t quite there. Still, for $25.00 a month, some of us aren’t going to quibble all that much.
It’s nice to have access to some of the old shows we used to watch in the 80s, 90s..., if you catch my drift.
If you need something more recent I’d like to suggest you consider iTunes. I purchase some great movies about three months down the pike from their release. At times I can purchase them for $12.99. Sometimes they’re as much as $19.99, but generally no more than $17.99. Wait a few more months and the prices go down further.
iTunes has specials. You can develop quite a library over time. The beauty of doing it on iTunes is that you don’t have to store the DVDs or Blue-Ray disks in your home.
I’ve been replacing it a little at a time. It’s great to be able to download one of your movies no matter where you are as long as you can connect via WiFi. Take a trip across the nation to your relative’s home, put on one of your movies one evening. Very cool.
As the man said, you have options folks. I can watch movies when I’m out for dinner by myself. I can watch a television show. I can watch my own videos too.
Television, video has never been better.
I was spending about $225.00 for my cable access, computer and cable television / movie access.
I’m now spending $55.00 per month. I’m seeing pretty much the same things, within some limitations.
That’s a fair chunk of change each month.
That’s about what I’m spending now for cable (which I seldom watch) and Internet. I was under the impression from reading these threads that there was a way to save even further by dropping cable. I guess not.
Download all the episodes from here: http://www.primewire.ag/tv-2490619-The-Walking-Dead
Ad blockers, pop up blockers on. Windows up to date. Never a problem.
If youve got a fast connection you can stream them.
What the heck is a hockey? I know what a hickey is.
So #2 needs some way to access Internet - cable?
So #2 needs some way to access Internet - cable?