Almost ready to cut the cord

Re: Almost ready to cut the cord

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:15 pm

Lightning wrote:I'm game to try it again, Rob... We definitely have too much screen time. :lol:


Start putting that $100 per month in a savings account or investment account.

At the very least call Dish and tell them to cancel your service. They will counter with a huge discount for a year.
Rob R.
 
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Re: Almost ready to cut the cord

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:51 pm

I'm interested in trying OTA this year and an internet unit like a Roku (again) or maybe a Tivo.. Maybe I can convince the others that we can enjoy the TV just as much or even better by pre recording programs and watching what we really want instead of what is just "currently" on.. Seems like best use of TV time anyways.. :)

If successful, I'll be cutting the cord also..
Lightning
 
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Re: Almost ready to cut the cord

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:46 pm

The TiVo is a nice thing to have. We use it quite bit to record most of the shows we watch. Has a real nice guide too. :)
SuperBeetle
 
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Re: Almost ready to cut the cord

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:59 pm

Cap wrote:...... Smitty, what happens if you stream TV shows from websites such as ABC or AMC ? Can you internet service carry the load onto your computer?

I've never gone on either site, but Youtube & Hulu works ... SOMETIMES. Both sites will freeze up and jump around every so often - depends on the video on Youtube - Hulu, who knows. I go into a fit of rage! Sooo aggravating ... :mad: Haven't been on Hulu for months.



I tried and tried and tried ... but the computer wouldn't recognize the device - was like nothing was hooked up. Got nothing on the TV, and nothing on the computer! Was so pissed - I just threw the thing in the box and sold it.

Me and electronics/computers DO NOT play well together ... :mad:

Dish was $68 ... now it went up to $72 or 3. I don't waste money on all the movie channels. Might as well just send the money straight to the perpetual 0bama campaign - would be the same thing either way. :roll:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Almost ready to cut the cord

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:45 pm

Smitty said with dismay....
I tried and tried and tried ... but the computer wouldn't recognize the device - was like nothing was hooked up. Got nothing on the TV, and nothing on the computer! Was so pissed - I just threw the thing in the box and sold it.


Are you saying you couldn't create the account? A Roku doesn't get hooked up to a computer. Unless there is some obscure way of using your computer monitor...
Cap
 
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Re: Almost ready to cut the cord

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:19 pm

ROKU needs good bandwith...
DSL sucks...
Wireless makes it worse...
I always install a wired connection...
customers like the steady connection...
Amazon Prime gets you a streaming account from them with lots of content...
And 5 GB of cloud storage...
BTW copper lines are on the way out...
Make plans for a non-copper internet connection...
DSL from verizon is on the way out...
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-Announces-Two-Locations-For-IP-Transition-Trials-127972
I have seen firsthand how the service has declined,DSL,and it makes sense that they want out...
CapeCoaler
 
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