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Cable TV sucks

  1. #11


    Posts : 381
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Oh my God, seriously.

    Who the blue hell would watch people buy abandoned storage rental units and try to make money of what was in them? Or watch honey boo boo child dump 14 gallons of mayonnaise into a tub and bathe in it? Or competitive cooking shows where the judges always say it just wasn't good enough.

    What a waste of brain cells... Holy cow.
    I know several people, including myself, who watches the storage locker shows. Sometimes I learn a nice bit of history I didn't know before. Does get boring though.

    My impressio0n of the few cooking shows I have watched is the judges like to make fun of people.

    The rest, too idiotic to watch.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Oh my God, seriously.

    Who the blue hell would watch people buy abandoned storage rental units and try to make money of what was in them? Or watch honey boo boo child dump 14 gallons of mayonnaise into a tub and bathe in it? Or competitive cooking shows where the judges always say it just wasn't good enough.

    What a waste of brain cells... Holy cow.
    I know several people, including myself, who watches the storage locker shows. Sometimes I learn a nice bit of history I didn't know before. Does get boring though.

    My impressio0n of the few cooking shows I have watched is the judges like to make fun of people.

    The rest, too idiotic to watch.
    These "reality shows" are not my cup of tea.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    My wife watches a lot of cooking shows. I watch the storage locker stuff now and then. My interest is more in auto racing, history channel, discovery channel, and movies. We pay way to much that's for sure. My wife would divorce me if I had it disconnected. We're on fiber, TV, Internet and Phone. We can only get 2 channels over the air and still need a digital receiver to watch them. There are days I'd like to just go out and cut the wire and give them the finger.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 381
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    I have satellite, and get a fair number of channels. I set it so I have a 'profile' so I can just press the channel change button and see the ones I want to.
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
    I have satellite, and get a fair number of channels. I set it so I have a 'profile' so I can just press the channel change button and see the ones I want to.
    Do you have to pay for satellite. In Europe satellite TV is free and you have half a dozen satellites with n-teen channels each.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I am watching free movies & TV on YouTube.

    My cable bill is $150 a month for crap they show over & over.

    Tomorrow I'm going to the local Comcast office & reducing my bill by $100 dollars.

    ...Done ranting now.
    The ONLY reason why I keep my Cox Digital Cable is because of TCM! If I could get THAT in the basic cable package, I'd DUMP all the rest!

    I pay 140 bucks for trier 2 Broadband (20mbps down/6mbps up), Digital Cable and Phone. It's the same phone number I had when I was growing up, so I don't want to give it up. And Cox won't let me get just the channels or features I wan't, it's the bundle or just flat Broadband with NO TV or Phone. It's "The Bundle or Bust". :/

    I've got plenty of places where I can get whatever TV show I wanna watch. I think that's why "Almost Human" had Bad Ratings, most of the people who watch it, download the eps cos they don't have a TV service
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  7. #17


    Posts : 381
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
    I have satellite, and get a fair number of channels. I set it so I have a 'profile' so I can just press the channel change button and see the ones I want to.
    Do you have to pay for satellite. In Europe satellite TV is free and you have half a dozen satellites with n-teen channels each.
    Both DirecTV and Dish Network satellite cost money. The number of channels depends on what type of package you want.

    Encore is typically added in free, and my plan gets 32 channels of dvd music. No talking, that part is great. Encore is 'old' movies. One Encore channel for westerns, one Encore channel for adventure, etc. Sundance and Independant Film channel is typically added in as well.

    The movie packages can add lots of money to your bill. Typically 30-40 dollars for HBO, or Cinemax, etc.
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  8. #18


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    My boy learns allot from the history channels. I'd rather he watched Pay TV than that YouTube. YouTube turns kids into tubes. Its pathetic and parasitic the crap they allow on it.

    Also, the music stations in Australia on PayTv are ok. But not worth the money paid. Still, I'd pay $200 before I had only Commercial TV in Australia to watch. yes ... it is that bad.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I am watching free movies & TV on YouTube.

    My cable bill is $150 a month for crap they show over & over.

    Tomorrow I'm going to the local Comcast office & reducing my bill by $100 dollars.

    ...Done ranting now.
    The ONLY reason why I keep my Cox Digital Cable is because of TCM! If I could get THAT in the basic cable package, I'd DUMP all the rest!

    I pay 140 bucks for trier 2 Broadband (20mbps down/6mbps up), Digital Cable and Phone. It's the same phone number I had when I was growing up, so I don't want to give it up. And Cox won't let me get just the channels or features I wan't, it's the bundle or just flat Broadband with NO TV or Phone. It's "The Bundle or Bust". :/

    I've got plenty of places where I can get whatever TV show I wanna watch. I think that's why "Almost Human" had Bad Ratings, most of the people who watch it, download the eps cos they don't have a TV service
    TCM, probably the best reason for me to have cable. I can't complain much. I have 16mbps Internet, Internet phone, and Cable, all for $120.00 through WOW cable.
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
    I have satellite, and get a fair number of channels. I set it so I have a 'profile' so I can just press the channel change button and see the ones I want to.
    Do you have to pay for satellite. In Europe satellite TV is free and you have half a dozen satellites with n-teen channels each.
    Both DirecTV and Dish Network satellite cost money. The number of channels depends on what type of package you want.

    Encore is typically added in free, and my plan gets 32 channels of dvd music. No talking, that part is great. Encore is 'old' movies. One Encore channel for westerns, one Encore channel for adventure, etc. Sundance and Independant Film channel is typically added in as well.

    The movie packages can add lots of money to your bill. Typically 30-40 dollars for HBO, or Cinemax, etc.
    That sucks. Why would anybody have to pay what comes thru the airwaves. I sure like the European satellites better.

    Now we even have free TV from towers - similar to cell towers. About 15 channels up to now. That you can watch anywhere - even in the park - with a little stubby antenna integrated into the set or as a seperate hook-on device. Not all rural areas are covered yet but they claim it is 80% coverage.
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