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Cable TV sucks

  1. #1


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

    Cable TV sucks


    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.

    I just want the basic channels.

    The Weather channel mainly.

    To heck with the rest of them.

    I remember when the Feds made cable tv repay folks for over charging people.
    They are crooks in my opinion.

    I'm just venting.

    Cable tv P***** me off.

    They charge way too much for what they offer.

    Having a computer where I can watch pretty much unlimited free movies & tv is better & cheaper.

    Done ranting now.

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  2. #2


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I agree with you 100%

    We pay $110 for what "they" call "Everything" unless of course you want sport, apparently that isn't included in "Everything" Oh, then there are the new releases, this is also not included in "Everything' that is called "pay as you go" The multi cultural news ... is not an "Everything"

    Everything has taken on a new meaning since "I was a lad"
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    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.
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Very true. I stopped watching TV in the US since 10 years - because of the commercials and there is really zero true information you get. We still have basic TV for $28 because the wife wants to watch the sods.

    In Germany I pay appr. $25 for 350 channels from two dozen countries - half of them are commercial free and a lot have very high quality programs. I like to watch TV from many countries. That gives you a different perspective of things - eapecially on political subjects because the comments from different countries are very different and show you all aspects of a subject.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I just stick with basic over-the-air channels and if there are some interesting shows that are on cable, I go to the interwebs for those few.

    This last week I was on vacation and I was channel surfing for the first couple of nights to see what's on cable. Wow. Just wow. It's amazing people pay to watch that stuff.

    I also do like to watch European news channels when I get the chance to. Very interesting stuff.
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  6. #6


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    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.
    lmao. There is good with the bad. If you only knew what public television was like in Australia you would understand
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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    lmao. There is good with the bad. If you only knew what public television was like in Australia you would understand
    I don't know. I have lived in many countries (not Australia though). There is no country I know where TV is as 'basic' as in the US and polluted with all those commercials.
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  8. #8


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    lmao. There is good with the bad. If you only knew what public television was like in Australia you would understand
    I don't know. I have lived in many countries (not Australia though). There is no country I know where TV is as 'basic' as in the US and polluted with all those commercials.
    Australia is the same, commercials run for ever and they are intellectually insulting. The only difference I know of is that in Australia there is probably only 5 stations to choose from so there is no escape.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    They charge way too much for what they offer.
    I cancelled my Comcast tv completely about 2 years ago.
    Only use broadband. Lucky in this region to have broadband.
    TV is exclusively Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or Amazon.

    (I also cancelled telephone service and use only a cell phone)

    Sympathies for those with others in your personal situation that want TV.
    Kids might want it, etc...

    I put out a digital TV antenna on the roof which picks up a few stations ok.
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  10. #10


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


    The replies indicate others feel the same as I do.

    I really like watching free stuff on the internet, On Demand.

    I hope Congress comes down on cable tv like they did before.

    Some crooks just don't learn.
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