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Cutting the cord to Cable (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 10, 2022 9:46 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2022 10:00 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2022 10:01 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by myob [GA]) Jan 10, 2022 10:05 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2022 10:08 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by myob [GA]) Jan 10, 2022 10:16 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2022 10:20 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 10, 2022 10:32 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by S i d [MO]) Jan 10, 2022 10:55 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by WMH [NC]) Jan 10, 2022 11:34 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jan 10, 2022 12:22 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Sisco [MO]) Jan 10, 2022 1:39 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Busy [WI]) Jan 10, 2022 1:39 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Roy [AL]) Jan 10, 2022 1:52 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 10, 2022 3:37 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2022 3:40 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Busy [WI]) Jan 10, 2022 4:35 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 10, 2022 4:55 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by P. B. [MI]) Jan 10, 2022 5:54 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by MikeA [TX]) Jan 10, 2022 7:17 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2022 7:26 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by CDM [CA]) Jan 10, 2022 9:08 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by MAP [NY]) Jan 10, 2022 9:51 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 10, 2022 9:59 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Judi [CA]) Jan 11, 2022 2:43 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Steve [MA]) Jan 11, 2022 8:14 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 11, 2022 9:06 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jan 11, 2022 11:56 AM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Wilma [PA]) Jan 11, 2022 4:17 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by WMH [NC]) Jan 11, 2022 4:40 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by gevans [SC]) Jan 11, 2022 7:04 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by MAP [NY]) Jan 11, 2022 7:14 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 11, 2022 7:40 PM
       Cutting the cord to Cable (by GLR [MA]) Jan 13, 2022 12:10 PM

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Cutting the cord to Cable (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 9:46 AM
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I watching the tube Saturday after NOT being the winning bid at an auction....so I was a bit annoyed. I wanted to get lost with something I haven't seen and - well Cable TV reality struck me.

Unless I am watching my 900 pound sisters on TLC, I had pretty much saw it all. Of the 100 or so channels, the loins share are just garbage. I might not have seen every show, but do I really need to see a DIY renovation project on TV when I doing three of them at different locations? News flash, it does take longer than 30 minutes to remodel a house.

So For those who have gave up cable, did you also give up the internet? How has giving up cable impacted the way you do business?

--24.101.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:00 AM
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Iíve never had cable in my name. When I was in college, I did my internship on an island, had no TV for months. It broke my habit and when I came back to the mainland USA, I saw TV for the first time in six months. And I couldnít believe how much bombardment peoples brains go through watching that stuff all day every day. This was 20 some years ago. I never watch cable TV. Iím glad youíre getting rid of it. I have the Internet, because I have to for business. But I stay away from browsers that blast you with news as soon as you open it up. I stick with DuckDuckGo. I would toss my phone and my computer off a bridge if I could. But I canít --24.152.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:01 AM
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Once in a while we will go out to eat for breakfast and sometimes catch the view or good morning America on the TV at the diner. I just shake my head with all the crap on there. I say to my wife, imagine watching the stuff all day every day? --24.152.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:05 AM
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OT what I object to on TV is the programs targeting girls-- to date prisoners or cheating spouses-- like it's OK to do.

As a parent I totally object to these sleazy shows-- how low can they go? --99.103.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:08 AM
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Yes MYOB, it normalizes the abnormal 24/7/365. Not all of course, but most. Just watch any NBC or ABC show and try to find a show that isnít woke and it the show isnít, watch the commercials. Those are certainly promoting endless garbage. --24.152.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:16 AM
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NE and others--- while channel surfing I stop at different channels. I know the networks track viewers so I'll stop for 2 seconds on NBC or MSNBC or CNN just so it records --my stopping -- but immediately go to next channel.

Settle on real news. No not Chris Wallace either. Dan Ball or Fox now that Juan Williams is gone. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:20 AM
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I canít even do Fox. Controlled opposition in my opinion. Theyíre owned by Disney (all or some). Canít get much more woke than Disney. --24.152.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:32 AM
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Never ever had cable.

When I visit my 91 year old mom, we watch Gunsmoke, Big Valley, I love Lucy, etc shows and old movies channel together, the good ole days and before I was born. Brings back memories from the past. She likes that, and it feels like I'm in a different world for the time we are together watching those shows. --75.11.xx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 10:55 AM
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I got rid of cable back in 2001 when I moved. Looking back, I regret none of it. We have Youtube TV now so my wife can watch the KC Chiefs, but otherwise... nope.

21 year survivor! Figure the basic cable package is about $50/month and I've saved $12,000. --108.230.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 11:34 AM
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We got rid of cable and have subscriptions to NetFlix (fantastic shows - nothing like when we were young) and YouTubeTV and Hulu etc. Not cheaper in end, but much better programming.

We enjoy Australian shows. Great plots, actors and they all look like real people. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 12:22 PM
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WMH:

One way to save is to rotate subscriptions. Keep YouTubeTV because it gives you a local cable subscription to use to download free content from apps requiring a cable subscription, then each month rotate subscriptions. Rarely do good shows get pulled so just watch it every few months in bulk, then cancel when caught up. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 1:39 PM
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In 2004 we removed the televisions from our house, never have we reconsidered.

As NE points out, TV programming looks much, much worse once you have broken the habit.

We continue to subscribe to internet, we save no money over what cable bill would have been. --149.76.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 1:39 PM
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We do as LLOTF suggests. Currently binging BritBox, Acorn. And YOUTUBE for street musicians. Well, and anytime i have to do something new at the rentals. Honest Carpenter for learning simple carpentry. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 1:52 PM
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I cut the cable cord 2 years ago and now stream whatever I can stream for free. Been watching a lot of the Dave Ramsey videos lately. People call him up crying because they have $500K in student loan debt and not a clue how to deal with it. And if anyone calls Dave and admits to living with a partner, Dave Ramsey shames them for 'shacking up' and claims that is part of their problem, not being married and very religious like he is. And anyone that calls and says they want to invest in rental properties, Dave tells them what an idiot they are. You have to invest only in S&P Index funds like Dave does. --71.207.xxx.x




Cutting the cord to Cable (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 3:37 PM
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When I was a kid, we never had cable. In fact, we didn't ever have a new TV. We were given used, repaired, black and white tube type TV's. Most of them were the older models with the oval screens. I don't think I ever had cable until a roommate got it. Then, when I got married, I ended up with it again, but only for a few short years. I got a little push back, but I cut it off. That was several years ago. Like you said, most of it is junk. For a while, I would go to estate sales or flea markets and get movies for almost nothing. Way cheaper than cable. I found some old movies and TV shows on VHS that I like. Things like, The Honeymooners, Ma and Pa Kettle, Francis the Talking Mule, Little women, ect....When I get around to watching one, what grabs my attention the most, is the old vehicles and the way that the houses were decorated and had no electric or indoor plumbing. TV is definitely a waste of time and fills your head full of garbage in today's reality TV. The best option would be to throw the TV out as Sisco did.

I find myself stuck on the internet too much these days, but it is how I am learning. Much better than cable. I now find, I need to limit my time on the internet. I wish I were born in the 1800's. --73.120.xx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 3:40 PM
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6x6, I wish I was born in the 1800ís also. Except, I would imagine that Telegraph was going to be the undoing of mankind back then too. Darn Tootiní --24.152.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 4:35 PM
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Both of you two ( 6x6, NE) should maybe read Gary Paulson books, if you haven't already. And read the story of his life; Similarities to you two....

Hatchet is my favorite, so far. You'll find Paulson's work in Youth Fiction at the library. You may have read some of his work in sixth grade. I read them to my grandkids this past year after internet school was done for the day. Even caught my husband listening in... --70.92.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 4:55 PM
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Thank you Busy --73.120.xx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by P. B. [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 5:54 PM
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I have never had cable and never will.

Our internet comes through our home phone and I do enjoy using the internet, but it is sparingly and not a top priority of mine, although I do sell on the internet as it tends to give me something to do.

I have advertised a couple of rentals on craigslist but I get more action by placing a for rent sign by the road.

We do not watch a lot of tv and we only have an antenna and it is free. I get very annoyed watching the rotten stuff on the news and all the garbage, especially programs like CSI that show deaths with gruesome details. Even the adds are nasty, especially towards woman. I find it to be to disturbing, so I just stay away from it.

--67.22.x.x




Cutting the cord to Cable (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 7:17 PM
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We ditched cable a few months ago. We switched to streaming only (youtube TV, & Netflix mostly) on the TV in the living room. It was a lot cheaper and I haven't missed anything on cable.

We have a couple of other TV's that just have an antennae for local channels. Amazingly that picks up a good 30 channels in my rural city. --209.16.xx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 7:26 PM
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Dee Ann, tonight my kids are watching the original Charlie and the Chocolate factory. At Christmas, Holiday Inn from the 1940ís and 1935ís Scrooge were among the movies they saw. --24.152.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by CDM [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 9:08 PM
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We've never had cable. I just couldn't see spending so much money every month on worthless junk programs. I no longer watch any broadcast TV either. We use a Roku with our TV and watch shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and an asian TV/movie online channel called Rakuten Viki. --24.130.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 9:51 PM
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Roku, pluto tv (Steve Gruber) old reruns of the French Chef, COPS, OAN. Library for classic movies. --72.231.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 9:59 PM
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What is involved is installing a outdoor antenna over the air antenna high up as possible where can received many tv channels for free in high definition. Can keep internet where some tv sets streaming can be done or buy a separate streaming box. Without cable the outdoor antenna can receive many Canadian and Us tv channels for free where depending on weather conditions some Us channels only receive at different weather conditions. Most of remember when we were young where everyone had a outside tv antenna where could watch tv without paying for it. Streaming can watch movies for free along many international tv. Most areas internet does not have to include cable tv. --99.236.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Judi [CA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 2:43 AM
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No cable or satellite for 10 years. Good riddance. It frosts my cookies to pay for commercials. Streaming and OTA only. We keep Prime year round, and do a month here or there of Netflix, Hulu, or whatever has what we want to see. There's a lot of good stuff on Youtube for free as well. Just one more bit of advice: adblocker. Your time online will be ever so much more pleasant. --174.87.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 8:14 AM
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We got rid of cable over 30 years ago & have never really missed it. Between a rotating roof top antenna that get over 60 stations & the internet we have plenty of stuff to watch.

--71.174.xx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 9:06 AM
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Unbeknownst to me, when I purchased a "fire" television in the fall, I thought it was a regular television. I was mistaken !!

I believe when my current contract with the cable company is up I can stop cable and only use the streaming apps which arrive through the internet. Daughter put her (paid for) NetFlix account on my television. All other apps are free.

That's all I know. --98.237.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 11:56 AM
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Roy [AL],

That's a different Dave Ramsay than I remember 12 yrs ago. He was a fan of real estate, even devoted whole blocks of showtime to it. Of course, the time to invest is after most of the debts are paid. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 4:17 PM
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We've been married for 35+ years, never had cable. We currently use a converter box for over-the-air stations (and seriously, there's little worth watching). Our kids got us a Roku, and put us on their Netflix and Hulu the Christmas before COVID hit.

While they have some good programming, there is still a LOT of junk on those two. So we subscribed to PBS for $60 a year, and get lots of great programming from them.

Still, considering reading more! --98.115.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 4:40 PM
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I love Adblocker. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 7:04 PM
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We've been married 42 years. Never had cable.

We have 3 furnished per diem rentals that always go to military. None of those have cable, but they all have high speed internet. The military people all tell me they prefer high speed inet to cable.

We now have the same in our own house. --158.115.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 7:14 PM
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I also have an OTA antenna hooked up to a tablo and external hard drive. Have the really app on my roku for recording programs. Cheap version of tivo. --72.231.xxx.xx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2022 7:40 PM
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Interesting to hear that most of those who posted don't watch TV.

Guess I am the only one that can understand a Honey Booboo punchline --24.101.xxx.xxx




Cutting the cord to Cable (by GLR [MA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2022 12:10 PM
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I'm not telling you who to watch, but the comment about FOX being owned by Disney is inaccurate.

Disney bought a bunch of FOX's assets, but FOX channels were not part of the deal. They were spun off and are still controlled/owned by the Murdochs via the new incarnation of News Corp, a slimmer/focused version of the original News Corp which owned FOX assets. --73.17.xxx.xx



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