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    We ditched Directv about 3 months ago. We started with Hulu live, but have recently made the switch to YouTubeTv. I find that it’s easier to navigate and I like the “guide” (where you go to scroll through all the channels) a lot better on YouTube Tv. The way we look at it, we’re not committed to anything, so if after a month or two we want to try something else, we will, as we’re saving a ton either way.
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    That's the best thing about cord cutting. You're not locked into a contract. So at some point, I could put Netflix on hold and sign up for HBO for a few months. I haven't done that yet because there's a lot of good content on Netflix.

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    Yes, Tablo is on sale

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...YKTWV6/tvwb-20

    And CEO of Verizon is coming up on CNBC right now, to talk streaming wars. Should be interesting
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    Cubs are locked down pretty tight. Next year they're going to their own network. So then I will have to see what Comcast does. If they don't pick it up I will end up dropping Comcast as baseball games are the only reason I have them. And if the Cubs lock down their network I will cease being a Cubs fan as well. I am funny that way. They've been my lifelong "team" but screw me and I am done

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    Here's why its important to hang an OTA antenna. Streaming services who don't provide local channels, can keep their costs down and provide more for the money. This is a big part of why I have Sling. They don't have locals and I don't need them, I'm getting them for free. And I'm getting them at a higher picture quality than either cable or streaming.


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    How much are you saving by purchasing all of these other boxes and equipment. As I am only paying 65 a month I do have HBO but I do not really miss it.

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    I was paying Dish Network $140 a month

    Right now, I'm paying Sling $60 per month and that's every channel they offer except the movie channels like HBO etc. And this is the most I've paid for streaming service. Its been more like $40 to $50 , not counting the free months and low price introductory deals. Like DirectV Now was $10 month for 3 months.

    I bought a Tablo Dual Lite on sale for $99. Did not have to have it. It just makes watching OTA friendlier, I can record OTA programs.

    I bought a Channel Master outdoor antenna to hang in the attic, for $45.

    I have four streaming devices, two Roku and two Amazon Fire. Price average on those was probably $40 each.

    So I have roughly $300 in equipment and when I first cut the cord I was saving around $100 per month. So it took three months to pay for the equip.

    And i don't include the cost of an internet connection, I would have that anyway. My old cheap router was working fine, but it went out. So I upgraded to a Netscape Nighthawk for $100.

    We don't do Netflix or Hulu. I don't watch movies and Mrs Dollar just needs The Hallmark Channel and she's happy as she can be, especially since Sling has three Hallmark channels

    And oh yeah, we do have Amazon Prime, which I find something there to watch, occasionally.
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    We're paying $196 a month for Spectrum/Charter cable, before we had Dish, and AT&T land lines with internet, and paying nearly $300 total.
    Our package is TV, fast internet, and VoIP, phone needed for my pacemaker checks.
    We get local stations, but as far as cable programs it's pretty much HGTV for her, and Cardinals games for both of us. We have Prime, and Netflix, son uses our Prime, and we use his Netflix.
    We rarely watch movies. Can't wait for season 3 of Ozark on Netflix though!

    Cord cutting is starting to hurt cable and dish companies. If they were smart, they would offer packages of only what folks want to watch and are willing to pay for, not 100's of channels of garbage.
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    OK, a real dinosaur here...no OTA television, no satellite, no cable, no streaming unless I hook up my Macbook to our 2002 JVC crt television. What we do is borrow dvds from the library or load up one of our bought dvds. Someday when the old crt television gives it up we'll get a flat screen which will help us get some streaming shows. The only time I hook up the Macbook to the tv is when the Cardinals games are the free game of the day on MLB tv!
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    Yep, you're a dinosaur Mike.
    At least you still follow the Cards.
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