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Old 03-07-2016, 02:29 PM   #11
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OK. You use cable for internet but not TV. That saves a ton. How does the cost of these other providers compare to Comcast for TV?
It's been awhile since I've done the math. But...

* Comcast internet: $59/mo
* HuluPlus: $8/mo
* NetFlix: $8/mo

My ongoing charge is about $76 a month. With cable I was paying about $180 a month. In fairness, we had most of the premium channel options.

Now, there are other things I had to pay for, but they aren't recurring charges:

* Amazon Prime is a yearly fee, plus if you watch non-prime movies (I don't very often) it's on a pay-per-view basis.
* PlayOn is a one-time charge. I think it was $29 at the time. It's a lifetime membership.
* Roku you just pay for the box.
* Plex, I paid $75 for a lifetime membership several years ago. I know it's more now, though.

I don't know what all this works out to.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:44 PM   #12
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Steve, you might want to prorate that $59 monthly cable fee. After all, I'm sure you use the internet for way more than just watching TV. After all, you're here! And we're glad for it.


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There are way to many shows that would not be possible without cable or satellite.
My example is NFL football...
I bet not. I'm a baseball nut. Each time this year I sign up for the MLB audio streaming service so I can listen to my beloved Cleveland Indians while living in Red Sox territory. However, I know that they also offer a package for streaming the live games, plus viewing archived ones and highlights (I think). I personally find watching baseball to be bore-ring, and if you have a terrific announcer (the Tribe does), then he will paint the game's action so well you can "see" it in your mind.

I bet the NFL offers various package deals for audio, or live game TV, or all sorts of stuff. Anything for the fan...that will make them more money, that is.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:44 PM   #13
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It's been awhile since I've done the math. But...

* Comcast internet: $59/mo
* HuluPlus: $8/mo
* NetFlix: $8/mo

My ongoing charge is about $76 a month. With cable I was paying about $180 a month. In fairness, we had most of the premium channel options.

Now, there are other things I had to pay for, but they aren't recurring charges:

* Amazon Prime is a yearly fee, plus if you watch non-prime movies (I don't very often) it's on a pay-per-view basis.
* PlayOn is a one-time charge. I think it was $29 at the time. It's a lifetime membership.
* Roku you just pay for the box.
* Plex, I paid $75 for a lifetime membership several years ago. I know it's more now, though.

I don't know what all this works out to.
Thanks Steve. This gives me a solid idea of what's going on. I appreciate it.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:48 PM   #14
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Thanks Steve. This gives me a solid idea of what's going on. I appreciate it.
Ditto. We've been thinking about ditching cable TV, too, so this is helpful. Thanks, Steve.
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:30 PM   #15
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I have Chromecasts on both TV's. They are only $35 each. Plugs into the HDMI port, and you can use your smart phone, laptop, or tablet to control it (it's like having an awesome remote).

We have Netflix and watch most of our stuff on Netflix. Also YouTube has a lot of content. Right now, matter of fact, I am playing a queue of Petticoat Junction for my BIL who lives with us. It's on YouTube.
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