Any 'Cord Cutters' Here?

Discussion in 'Arts, Sports, & Entertainment' started by wwkirk, Oct 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM.

  1. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    My Fios subscription is about expire. I will be switching to Optimum because I like them better, but I'm also ready to take an additional, bigger step. I intend on forgoing cable TV per se and just getting broadband from Optimum while simultaneously subscribing to a new Hulu package.

    I have already cancelled the bundle I've had with Disney (which includes Hulu) so that I can resubscribe to a new bundle that includes a range of "basic cable" and "local TV" streams. (It's weird. Do TV channels even exist anymore?)

    I'm strongly inclined to go with Hulu because it also gets me access to ESPN+. I'm a UFC fan.

    Any thoughts?

    How about you guys? Have most of you already "cut the cord"?
     
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  2. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I recently got Amazon Prime and on a 30 day trial at the moment...I didn't know it included their streaming services, so something new to check out tonight...I got Prime mainly for the free shipping because I need to order some stuff ongoing the next few weeks, I don't know if I want to keep Amazon Prime or not...

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  3. dlw

    dlw Saved by grace

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    We recently quit dish network and now have 2 roku tvs. We get a lot more stuff to watch and it all comes through the internet. No extra cost unless you want to watch some pay for view stuff. We also have amazon prime and netflix which i dont watch much. Im watching pluto tv right now, some old walking dead shows. It streams great, no lag time and when there is a thunder storm our signal does not go out. We wont ever go back to satellite tv.
    https://www.roku.com/products/roku-tv#!
     
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  4. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I used Optimum for over 20 years and finally had enough of them. At least right here FiOS is far and away the superior product, including their pricing and packaging.

    I have an Apple TV gadget to stream with and use Netflix and Amazon Prime all the time. Hulu was OK and so was Motortrend. I like the $6/month subscription price point but believe it's deliberate - make it low enough and you'll let it run on longer. I paid for a few extra months of Hulu after I got bored with it because of that - just at a low threshold and easy to forget.

    Haven't tried it but believe that various local channels are still available for broadcast - have to be I think as an FCC requirement. You can buy new HDTV antennas for this that apparently work similarly to what the old rabbit ears did. Around this area is was a handful of channels transmitting off the Empire State building. No idea how that PFM works now but regularly see a wall full of those antennas.
     
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  5. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I used Hulu for a while, same with Netflix, however I prefer to download rewatchable content verses streaming it because then I have it and don't have to be on the internet to watch it...The Stargate series and Star Trek series for example, to me very rewatchable at times and now i have every episode I can watch any of it at my leisure and not have Netflix remove content or Hulu remove content and change things as they often do...

    I havent used the Amazon Prime streaming services yet, still on a 30 day trial, but as I mentioned before, I got that Prime service for the free shipping and will likely cancel it in the near future...

    I've never paid for cable or satellite television and never will...In the past I didn't watch much television if at all, there were many years in the 90s and early 2000s I didn't own a television set...

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