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More on Cord Cutting - costs going up #5268871 11/16/19 07:24 AM
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We are glad we got rid of DirectTV but the cost of Hulu Live just went up from $44 to $54. Of course on top of broadband. But I need broadband to WFH.

What other optiond are there to get some Live TV that are called "cable channels" like CNN or MSNBC? Live TV being what Hulu calls it.


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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: Donald] #5268880 11/16/19 07:33 AM
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Comcast? Verizon Fios? I have the latter but would be happy to drop "cable channels" like CNN or MSNBC not to mention the "community" channels that show town meetings and such that nobody watches, in exchange for a lower bill.

Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: Donald] #5268881 11/16/19 07:34 AM
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https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insign...XgaREAQYCSABEgJy8vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


I got one of the above....we got 26 channels ....works great...


I'd still like to have my 67 Beetle back....life was easy then..imho 2 quarts of oil roughly ,lol
Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: CourierDriver] #5268885 11/16/19 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CourierDriver
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insign...XgaREAQYCSABEgJy8vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


I got one of the above....we got 26 channels ....works great...

I agree.
I have NEVER in my life paid to watch TV.

I get 42 Channels.
Ted Turner brought back ALL the old shows from the 60's, 70's and 80's
* Rifleman
* M*A*S*H
* Star Trek (all 4 series)
* Flintstones
* The Invaders
* Hogan's Hero's
* Twilight Zone
* Lost in Space
* etc

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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: MasterSolenoid] #5268894 11/16/19 07:56 AM
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Yup!
We recently got rid of Cable TV and have moved to watching through an antenna similar to what you've posted. And because we don't have a SHMARRRRT TV, we just bought a FireStick.

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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: Donald] #5268895 11/16/19 07:57 AM
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Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia, and just about everyone who can configure a streaming server is getting into the direct-to-consumer (DTC) content business. There are many valid reasons for this, not the least of which is consumer demand.

Everyone Says They Want à La Carte
For years, people have been waxing poetic about the desire for à la carte video content. “Why do I have to endure the Paranormal Mansplaining Channel when all I want is Food Network and some news? If only I could pay for only what I want to watch.”

In a couple of weeks, you’ll have so many options to pay for content à la carte, you won’t really know where to start. And yes, you’ll be paying extra for the inconvenience.

Paying for Inconvenience
I never met anyone who had anything nice to say about cable television set-top box interfaces or user experiences (UX). But love them or hate them, all TV-based video content interfaces had one thing in common: convenience.

Every time you pressed the channel button, you got to see content from a different provider. And while each channel had its own business model (ad-supported, subscription, or a bit of both), none of that was your concern. You just had one (albeit large) cable bill to pay. Shows were on channels, and all you needed to do was press channel up/down to see them all.

Is that on Netflix or Apple TV+ or Disney+ or Hulu or Prime Video or – wait – is that a cable show? No. It’s on TV. TV? You mean cable? No. It’s on Newscenter4. Is that on Netflix? No. It’s on TV. Huh?

If playing “Where’s Waldo” with your programming isn’t annoying enough, wait until you add up your combined broadband, basic cable, and DTC bills. In honor of the biggest shift in television distribution since the advent of cable, get out your calculator and let’s see what your à la carte content is going to cost you.

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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: Donald] #5268898 11/16/19 08:03 AM
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YouTube TV is pretty comparable to Hulu Live TV.

At $50/month it's a little cheaper, but not much.

You can always go with an antenna. Depending on your location, that may work great or it may be disappointing. Still doesn't get you the "cable" channels and unless you pair it with some hardware like a TiVo (which typically will cost you a monthly fee), you're without a DVR.

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Pluto...free streaming TV. News channels, music channels, movie channels, and on demand movies too.

https://pluto.tv/live-tv/channel-lineup


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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: Donald] #5268910 11/16/19 08:17 AM
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Do CNN and MSNBC broadcast over the air? They are "cable channels"?


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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: Donald] #5268935 11/16/19 08:42 AM
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Wow at 55$ a month plus internet, wouldnt it just be cheaper to get TV again? Otherwise a basic antenna will work for most things. If you can live without it, cancel the live tv and just use prime, netflix, and regular hulu for about 25$ a month combined, plus over the air antenna.


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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: Donald] #5268946 11/16/19 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
What other optiond are there to get some Live TV that are called "cable channels" like CNN or MSNBC? Live TV being what Hulu calls it.

Doesn't Sling offer something similar for less?


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Re: More on Cord Cutting - costs going up [Re: BigD1] #5268954 11/16/19 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BigD1
Pluto...free streaming TV. News channels, music channels, movie channels, and on demand movies too.

https://pluto.tv/live-tv/channel-lineup


Is that for real? Won't require you to pay for a subscription after an hour or a day like Hulu did?

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Just signed up for Hulu a month ago and now I get a notice of a 20% increase, I wasnt impressed.

Couple that with Charter Speculum's usual BS on my old bill and this has been a pain.

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I’ll live without... Ive got far better things to do with $50/month.


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Originally Posted by Donald
We are glad we got rid of DirectTV but the cost of Hulu Live just went up from $44 to $54. Of course on top of broadband. But I need broadband to WFH.

What other optiond are there to get some Live TV that are called "cable channels" like CNN or MSNBC? Live TV being what Hulu calls it.


I dont agree that "cutting the cord" is switching from one pay TV provider to the other and sticking with the same old cable channels. As long as you are dependent you didnt "cut the cord".

After reading some posts in here I am at a complete loss that people pay for TV and think they cut the cord. To me, if your paying more then $20 a month, no way did you cut anything.

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