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The more and more I use my HTPC for media the closer I get to ditching the cable company. With services like hulu plus I think its time to stop paying 100+a month for cable. Who else has cut it and what are you using to subsitute it?
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post #2 of 138
I've not had a tv subscription since I left home 7 years ago, the sheer amount of streaming services and torrents is enough for anything you want, all I do is get a sweet internet connection!

You can also pay for a VPN program that tricks your computer into thinking its located anywhere you choose and you can use things like bbc iplayer and other location specific website streaming services.
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I haven't had cable TV in at least 10 years, I just get the best internet service I can in my area.
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Since I don't pay for it, it's not my choice to make. With that said, I never watch cable. My brother ditched cable though. I got him into the whole "media on the internet" thing, and now he can't stand to watch cable.
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post #5 of 138
I have. Most things i need to watch are on the internet. I avoid a lot of commercials (they really bother me) and i just watch what i want whenever i want. 100 a month is a lot of money over time.
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Yeah, to this date I have never paid for a television service... but then again I bought my first TV 2 years ago at the age of 34... maybe that is why? Pretty much if I am not working on my computers I am outside then.
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post #7 of 138
what is this tv you speak of? lol
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post #8 of 138
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Originally Posted by ORL View Post
Yeah, to this date I have never paid for a television service... but then again I bought my first TV 2 years ago at the age of 34... maybe that is why? Pretty much if I am not working on my computers I am outside then.
Thats funny, I'm the same way. I build cars and computers, but everyone at work calls me a nerd when they spend way more time lounging on a couch watching TV every day than I even spend inside in a week.
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The first thing I asked when I first moved into my friend's house "Howz the interwebz?"""
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post #10 of 138
I avoid TV at all costs. Primarily because here in england, we need to pay a TV licence (225 dollars a year), on top of any other fee's.

Nevermind the fact that, imo, alot of the things that come out of a TV are often politically motivated and/or biased. TV = Box of tricks.

Naturally the internet can be no different...all depends on were you go/look, but at least you have more freedom of choice, and cheaper, too.
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