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Bob K
31 Oct 2017

As far as if my city is in one of the 49 of 50 markets, that link gives me a
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Charley
31 Oct 2017

I just looked at the channel lineup in my area. They have ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and a lot of others. They have Fox News. But they don't have CNN or MSNBC. The offer (for additional money) Showtime but don't offer HBO.

When I look at what they have and I will still need high speed Internet, it doesn't seem like a good deal for my particular viewing habits. Maybe eventually.

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Louis Toscano
31 Oct 2017

Having had both Sling and DirecTV Now, I do not believe there is any such thing as "cutting the cable." They may offer you an impressive channel lineup; but whoever owns individual shows (i.e. series, movies, sports events, etc.) can block their streams. The networks still want you to subscribe to cable.

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Mark H.
31 Oct 2017

I "cut the cord" last May. Have subscribed to Netflix, Hulu and CBS All Access. Figure that will cover just about everything. Cable was getting too expensive and had way too many channels that we never watched. And, we are able to watch what we want when we want.

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AE
31 Oct 2017

I signed up about 4 months ago and love it. I cancelled cable TV and saving about $65/month. There are a few cons; one is you can't watch NFL on phone due to Verizon contract with NFL. You can watch on tablet, PC or Chromecast though. The other con is when watching live sports there is about a 30 second delay, I assume that is for buffering.

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Jim
31 Oct 2017

I cut the cord three years ago and have never looked back. I was paying $115 monthly for"150" channels (no movie or special sports) of which we used about fifteen. Perhaps I would consider "internet tv" if the choices were ala carte. There are certain cable networks I don't want to contribute to as well as thinking why should I pay for programs that I would never watch. If cable is to survive I believe they will have to offer personnel choices from a menu.

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Robert Allen
31 Oct 2017

Ok, if you cut the cord and stream TV. Then don't you pay extra for the data. So does that add extra cost or not. I have never streamed, how does it work? I have certain channels I watch how do I find out about them?

EDITOR'S NOTE: You have to figure out how much you'd save by switching to an "internet only" plan. Ask your provider. If that number is more than what your streaming services would cost, you win.

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john silberman
31 Oct 2017

I cut the cord years ago for OTA. Home made antenna and I get about 70 channels spanning across two TV city markets. I do occasionally stream for specific sports. Now streamers should be aware that ISPs are now capping data, typically to 1TB, so if your TV is on a lot, you could reach this cap.

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Mike Hampshire
31 Oct 2017

I will cut the cord as soon as I can get internet service from anyone beside hughesnet. I hate it. even their so called gen5 is a joke. After day 15 of a month it slows to crawl because of their low limits of data. In the mean time I am stuck with directv which by the way doesn't even Carry the Fox network in our area because Viacom says no.

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Darcetha Manning
31 Oct 2017

My area is not served by YouTube TV. I use Cox for my cable, phone and internet. But,they keep going up on their prices.

Therefore, I call customer service every year, and tell them I can't afford their services, and they give me price lock. It helps alot.

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framistat
31 Oct 2017

The problem still lives in the halls of Congress. Until the internet is treated like a public utility, it will never be resolved.

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top squirrel
31 Oct 2017

Anybody here still use antenna? I'm 65 miles from Madison, the capital city, and I get everything EXCEPT PBS. I get CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox and 2 regional networks. I probably could get PBS if I put up an antenna high enough or with enough gain. (I notice PBS is not listed on YouTube's list of channels, so I wouldn't get it if I signed up.)
Monthly cost? Zero. You can watch only one thing at a time.
Maybe one of these days I might save enough to buy a computer. Always wanted to try one of those things.

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EPDowd
31 Oct 2017

I've begun "cord cutting," but via an HDMI cable from a computer to my TV. For now, this means using that computer as my remote, but it also means that I can watch anything on or through my computer for free, without any of the security risks of WiFi, Google, etc. Total cost? A little research, a little experimentation, and $26 for the HDMI cable, and I also get all the benefits of hard wiring, especially simplicity, reliability, and security.

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Patricia
31 Oct 2017

My local cable provider, Spectrum, offers cable TV, wifi internet and telephone for $29/month EACH. I'm on 'family plan' for cell phone and don't need or want their telephone plan, I've found that I get more watchable Broadcast TV then their heavy on foreign language, sports and so called 'reality' TV. I love Netflix and Amazon which give me choice so I need wifi. Spectrum doesn't offer wifi without tacking on the other two useless, to me, services. So, I'm stuck.

How can I get internet and wifi only?

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Karl
31 Oct 2017

I was paying Direct TV $160 per month for a lineup of awful channels. Now I am an Amazon Prime member, Netflix, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and YouTube - all streaming. Virtually no ads. I use the Chromebit dongle to connect to the Net and a keyboard and mouse to control it. I can even get all my Internet, mail and anything from the Internet with this device. (About $100 plus keyboard and mouse). I was on Hi speed Internet anyway so that was not a factor for me. HAPPY BOY!

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Ken
31 Oct 2017

Bob
We can get all USA stations including CNN in the UK.

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JOHN KESSLER
31 Oct 2017

Have you ever tried YouTube TV?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes. Seems to work fine for me.

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Jan
31 Oct 2017

We have a $100 antenna on a 20' pole and get about 60-70 channels for free. That includes stations from the capitol and large coastal city of our state. If one is willing to surf while being a couch potato, there's always something to watch. News and sports at the normal times are always available. That's actually more than we need.

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Lady Fitzgerald
31 Oct 2017

I "cut the cord" around 40 years ago. We tried cable TV when it first came to the Phoenix metropolitan area and the cable company never lived up to its promises so we cut it off. Now, with more OTA (Over The Air) programming than I have time to watch, even when recording shows for viewing at a more convenient time, I still don't have time to watch all of the ones I'm interested in. The only thing I use cable for is internet access and I still don't stream any TV shows or movies.

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JP
31 Oct 2017

I've been using a Mohu Leaf indoor antenna for a few years. Except during stormy conditions, I get a beautiful picture on more channels than I care to watch. For those times when there's nothing I care to watch from the available channels, I use Amazon Prime's Instant Video.

What concerns me, though, is the likely rate increases for Internet service. At the moment, I don't have a data cap, but fear that will end, or the overall price will go up. The cable/Internet companies will figure out how to make up for lost revenues sooner or later.

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