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Old 02-20-2019, 07:30 PM
Mille162 Mille162 is online now
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I basically cut the cord as well, comcast still for internet connection/streaming when we want to watch tv, but we also made a conscious effort to cut back watching tv. News comes streaming. Never finished the home theater, put the money into upgraded 2 channel and had plenty left over each month to expand vinyl selection. Several friends did similar de-emphasizing on home theater at same time (and friend with largest dedicated theater room has no outside
connection, purely blueray player only!). Quality of conversations and interaction with s.o. and friends has significantly improved. Forget the $ savings, the quality of life improvement is worth minimizing tv selections on its own. If sports are your thing, go somewhere and watch with friends. If updated news
Is a priority, there’s no shortage of websites and streaming services that can be accessed for free. If entertainment is the issue, rediscover your music library and practice conversation skills
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:00 PM
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The future of streaming TV as a means to save money is anything but clear. I have read a few reports foretelling a future of each content owner developing their own streaming service. Think Each major network, Disney, HBO, etc each forcing the consumer to have ‘their’ subscription. How many will we need with this niche programming? Who knows but it will take work to figure it all out so you get ‘that’ show or team.

Then, don’t count out the ISPs from trying to get their fair share of the pie as it is their ‘networks’ we are using. The end of net neutrality could further confuse our choices.

I spend $85 a month on 1GIG Internet. I don’t consider that too bad. But in order to be able to watch my Baseball team in SC, I need Direct TV in some format. Unless of course, the YES network develops their own service and holds their content on only their network. For me, that would seem to be a good option. Unless of course, I also need 15 other services, all at $15 a month...

They have us by the ‘you know what’. I see a world where the only way to manage our TV costs is to not watch TV.
I think 5G will provide increased competition which will result in reduced data transmission fees and more options. I could see networks having unique content but I think some will be subscription based vs free (w commercials).
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