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Tired of paying to watch commercials and tired of re runs and other useless infomercial BS. Getting in the mood to cancel the monthly bill. What are the best alternatives?
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ATT"S Uverse is the big thing around here.

We like it and it's priced fairly when bundled in with our phone and internet.
 

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If you don't care about sports you could go with Netflix and Amazon Prime then stream local news. Fox and ABC make their network shows available after a one week delay on their websites. You can also find many pirated shows on YouTube.

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Well I have a fairly substantial cable package, however if I were ever to dump it I would go all the way to just an antenna. That is what we had at work until the higher ups decided that a television was in appropriate and banned the TV all together. We got maybe 25 channels and was always able to find something to watch. We did have a good dvd collection in addition. Best part about the antenna is it is free. You will find it quite easy to adjust by most likely not watching as much TV.
 

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That G-box thing is interesting but it's a standard Ethernet device. You still have to have a cable modem or DSL connection or some other type of broadband connectivity. I'm interested in getting rid of my cable connection.
 

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I cut the uverse and all I have ever now is Netflix, Amazon and the internet. Bout 65.00 a month.
Cut out 150.00 a month that that way..
I miss, somethings, not fox news or cnn but I do miss velocity. I got tired of watching g the same Ole crap.
I mean, overhauling, comon, that show cost me 20k on my restification..glad I did it, but damnit I was happy ...now I look at everything on my car.
I've become a clean freak and no, the car isn't finished, nor will ever be!
Thanks Chip!!

Cut the cord...
 

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I've never had cable tv or satellite so I don't miss it. I even took down the antenna last summer as nobody watched ota tv anymore. We have netflix now and watch a lot.
 

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I'v spoke with 3 people on this subject, a const co foreman, and 2 customers of mine that have cut the cord and went with antennas, the foreman went through a few ant. untill he found this and hes very happy so I'm thinking on it, Antop AT-414B UFO, it's just under $100 but supposed to be worth every penny, the 2 other people had giant looking antennas that basically did the same thing as the UFO. And I have a game console for when the kids come over and also get Netflix on it and a Google Dongle to get Amazon prime movies and Youtube.
 

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stupid commercials about some medicine you have to ask your dr about or a car that stops and parallel parks for you plus all the mind numbing stupid shows finally convinced me to drop cable. i watch some pbs shows like nova or smerican experience and thats it except baseball and football where i turn the sound off during the 10 minute commercial breaks
 

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I'v spoke with 3 people on this subject, a const co foreman, and 2 customers of mine that have cut the cord and went with antennas, the foreman went through a few ant. untill he found this and hes very happy so I'm thinking on it, Antop AT-414B UFO, it's just under $100 but supposed to be worth every penny, the 2 other people had giant looking antennas that basically did the same thing as the UFO. And I have a game console for when the kids come over and also get Netflix on it and a Google Dongle to get Amazon prime movies and Youtube.
Your antenna selection is based on where you live vs. where the broadcasting towers are. Unless your 3 people are neighbors, their needs could be different than yours. Here is a handy tool RCA has : RCA Antennas : Antenna Finder Even if you don't like the RCA offerings, it still gives an idea of what you should be looking for. No need for overkill.
 

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We have Time Warner connected to four TVs, paying for a couple of thousand channels but only watch about eight or so.

Been thinking about this also and been playing around with a regular antenna on an old TV downstairs which gets 32 channels I think.

The problem is, no TV guide so you don't know what's on plus a couple of channels that the wife likes (Food network and game show) are not on, nor is Velocity that I watch. (Those channels keep showing the same thing over and over and over anyway) We never watch movies so we don't need any movie channels.
I wish there was a TV guide for the regular antenna TV.

Next door neighbor said his wife set up something called Roku, anyone know how that works?
 

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How is the tv reception in your area. I installed a nice big antenna for my Mom with a rotator and she is getting 12 channels now. Mom was getting one before and it was fuzzy. Saves a bunch of money. Get Netflix if want more shows. I have a antenna also up in my attic and with the digital channels now it comes In perfect. Even in Montana!
 

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I wish there was a TV guide for the regular antenna TV.
My new Samsung TV has a TV guide for local stations. I believe the information is embedded in the over-the-air TV signal. I'm not sure how far out it goes, but it's showing at least 2-3 hours worth
 

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