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It's official! I called Time Warner and stopped my cancellation of our cable and took it down to just basic cable for channels 2-22. The cost is $14.06 plus tax which comes to around $16. Plus dh is hooking up our Wii to the tv so the kids can watch youtube videos etc on there.

 

I am so happy to be saving $66 a month. Ive already been affected by not having the DVR and unable to tape a couple of shows I normally do and will have to watch them online. Not a big deal, handling it well. :good:

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We DVR E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.
Same here! The only thing I watched 'live' was LOST, and now it's over. Sometimes I can't record everything I want on the night it's on (Thursdays were getting a little ridiculous), so I'll watch it later online. HULU is good. I've also watched Seasons 2 & 3 of True Blood online, because I don't have HBO.
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It's official! I called Time Warner and stopped my cancellation of our cable and took it down to just basic cable for channels 2-22. The cost is $14.06 plus tax which comes to around $16. Plus dh is hooking up our Wii to the tv so the kids can watch youtube videos etc on there.

 

I am so happy to be saving $66 a month. Ive already been affected by not having the DVR and unable to tape a couple of shows I normally do and will have to watch them online. Not a big deal, handling it well. :dntknw:

:mellow:

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It's official! I called Time Warner and stopped my cancellation of our cable and took it down to just basic cable for channels 2-22. The cost is $14.06 plus tax which comes to around $16. Plus dh is hooking up our Wii to the tv so the kids can watch youtube videos etc on there.

 

I am so happy to be saving $66 a month. Ive already been affected by not having the DVR and unable to tape a couple of shows I normally do and will have to watch them online. Not a big deal, handling it well. :)

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Thanks Giraffy!!!! Hey, how much was your cable bill before you canceled and how much are you paying now for just internet? I was just curious what your savings turned out to be.

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It was $120 for cable/internet/local phone. It's now $50-ish (I believe, H pays that bill) for internet/phone.

 

Thanks! I am so happy that you are saving so much money!!! Dh, ds, and 5 year old dd are watching youtube videos thru the wii right now on the tv and laughing their heads off. We haven't even hooked a computer up to it yet and they are having a ball. This transition of moving away down to basically only the networks and no Tivo is so easy!

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BW, I literally spent hours yesterday playing games with kids yesterday. Geeky games, too, not "fun" ones :rofl: - Quiddler, Peel, etc. That eould have never happened when we had cable. It's, really, maybe the best decision I've ever made for my family.

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You can get PBS without cable. I dropped cable back in January and I have an "HD" antenna. I get my PBS station (they run 3 total channels or sub-channels) plus my local NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and CW.

 

You should be able to find some useful information here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=25

 

BTW, I'm using a $20 indoor antenna because I'm in an apartment; if I were in the house there are some good outdoor antenna's I would mount...cost somewhere between $30 and $50 as a one time fee and then you are watching tv fee free.

 

Hi! Thank you for the link to the information, that is really sweet, but we cannot get ANY reception out here where we live. We are directly in between 2 giant, huge, enormous, hills around us; we are at the bottom of both. When we pull out of the driveway, when we go into town we have to drive up one of those hills which to me are like mountains. Anyway, we could buy the best antenna out there and get one channel....... MAYBE. :rofl: Let's put it this way, our half of the road has cable, but on the other side of the lake I live on there still isn't cable. Population 1k IIRC. :rofl:

 

We have no choice; cable or satellite for the networks. If I could finagle an antenna to get us the networks I would do it yesterday.

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BW, I literally spent hours yesterday playing games with kids yesterday. Geeky games, too, not "fun" ones :glare: - Quiddler, Peel, etc. That eould have never happened when we had cable. It's, really, maybe the best decision I've ever made for my family.

 

 

I totally agree with you. We have made the best decisions for our family. :blush:

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It was $120 for cable/internet/local phone. It's now $50-ish (I believe, H pays that bill) for internet/phone.

 

Thanks! I am so happy that you are saving so much money!!! Dh, ds, and 5 year old dd are watching youtube videos thru the wii right now on the tv and laughing their heads off. We haven't even hooked a computer up to it yet and they are having a ball. This transition of moving away down to basically only the networks and no Tivo is so easy!

 

my DD likes looking up Dancing Cats (or whatever animal) on youtube. The stupiest videos I've ever seen, but the 8yo thinks it's great.

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It was $120 for cable/internet/local phone. It's now $50-ish (I believe, H pays that bill) for internet/phone.

 

Thanks! I am so happy that you are saving so much money!!! Dh, ds, and 5 year old dd are watching youtube videos thru the wii right now on the tv and laughing their heads off. We haven't even hooked a computer up to it yet and they are having a ball. This transition of moving away down to basically only the networks and no Tivo is so easy!

 

my DD likes looking up Dancing Cats (or whatever animal) on youtube. The stupiest videos I've ever seen, but the 8yo thinks it's great.

 

sigh. My DD has also found those. And giggles hysterically.

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It was $120 for cable/internet/local phone. It's now $50-ish (I believe, H pays that bill) for internet/phone.

 

Thanks! I am so happy that you are saving so much money!!! Dh, ds, and 5 year old dd are watching youtube videos thru the wii right now on the tv and laughing their heads off. We haven't even hooked a computer up to it yet and they are having a ball. This transition of moving away down to basically only the networks and no Tivo is so easy!

 

my DD likes looking up Dancing Cats (or whatever animal) on youtube. The stupiest videos I've ever seen, but the 8yo thinks it's great.

 

sigh. My DD has also found those. And giggles hysterically.

YouTube + #1 + #2 = hours of maniacal laughter and headaches for me. ;)

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I can't believe you guys don't know about casttv.

I haven't watched very much tv for years an if there is some show that I want, I usually download the torrents but if I don't wanna wait i go to casttv.

 

For live football, basketball and hockey games & UFC I go to channelsurfing.net

They have a couple movie channels, THE POKER CHANNEL, MMA, and regular network channels now.

 

I haven't payed for cable in 3 years and I can still watch or get anything online that I could have on cable

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Day 3 on going strong on just the basic cable! I don't understand the process really, but dh has set up a lap top in another room that sends a signal to our wii that is hooked up to our tv and we go online through the wii. I've been able to save as favorites on my youtube account an obscene amount of cartoons, episodes, videos, you name it and then dh showed me how to make the shows run on a loop or whatever so that one comes on after the other. It's as if we never dropped digital cable! DD actually likes this better! :lol:

 

I saved as a favorite my favorite cartoon of ALL time. The one with bugs bunny and the bull? Love the side eye from the bull fighter at :41. :cry2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57QZVg83cFE

 

This has actually expanded our tv viewing choices! Oh god, I wish I had done this a freaking million zillion years ago! I'm loving it! :D

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I can't believe you guys don't know about casttv.

I haven't watched very much tv for years an if there is some show that I want, I usually download the torrents but if I don't wanna wait i go to casttv.

 

For live football, basketball and hockey games & UFC I go to channelsurfing.net

They have a couple movie channels, THE POKER CHANNEL, MMA, and regular network channels now.

 

I haven't payed for cable in 3 years and I can still watch or get anything online that I could have on cable

 

We're using Hulu and I'm on fancast's site right now. Thanks for the heads up!

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This has actually expanded our tv viewing choices! Oh god, I wish I had done this a freaking million zillion years ago! I'm loving it! :yahoo:

I TOLD YOU SO! :lol:

 

:(

 

Yep! YOU are the reason and you were the inspiration for my doing this. I am so trying hard not to think about how we paid $70 a month more than we needed to for all these frigging years. Just thinking about all that money.....Ugh! :lol: Online viewing has replaced the DVR totally!

 

In this case, frugality is so much fun! :)

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Currently using the new HDTV rabbit ears $10 at wal-mart, I get all the local basic channels, 2 espanol channels, 2 or 3 religious channels. Not that I am looking but I don't think I have PBS. I watch True Blood thru a source my nephew told me about.

 

I am all good, saving roughly $120-$140 a month eliminating cable alone. Thats some where near $1500 a year SMH :D

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