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Old 12-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
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If you get an indoor antena dont waste money on a expensive one. You will get the same with the cheapest as the fancy ones. We put an antena on the tv in the breakroom at work and we went thru every antena we sold and got the same 3 channels with all of them. It just really depends on where you live.

I may eventually put up an outside antena if I really want Dr Phil and the court shows. The guy at Radio Shack said it would be like $400 but I would get a lot more channels. If I do that I may have to break out my old VCR to record Dr Phil everyday.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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Hulu and Netflix cannot replace regular TV for me for two specific reasons: Sports and Doctor Who.
Doctor Who is on Netflix.

Hubby and I haven't had cable since we moved in together in May 2010. We originally had both Netflix and Hulu, but I cancelled Hulu. If something I want isn't on Netflix, I see if the library has it or find less traditional means *ahem*.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #18
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Doctor Who is on Netflix.

Doctor Who up through series 6 is on Netflix. The only way to watch the Christmas Special on Christmas was on actual TV.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #19
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Doctor Who up through series 6 is on Netflix. The only way to watch the Christmas Special on Christmas was on actual TV.
Do you have iTunes? We bought a season pass there.


We dumped cable a few months ago and haven't looked back. We have Hulu, Netflix, Amazon prime and iTunes. About the only thing I can't watch is Guilana and Bill but that's because I haven't bothered to buy it on iTunes yet.
The kids are more selective about what they watch now instead of having the TV on for background noise. And they have discovered new shows to watch.

The reason we made the jump is because we were able to save $145 a month on the cable bill. And we never watched "live tv". We TIVO'ed and DVR'ed everything.
What I did was I made a list of everything we watched and what network it was on. Then we went to Hulu.com and got the free trial for Netflix and charted what was on which site. I'd say 99% of what we watched was on one or the other.
The only time I miss TV is when I can't sleep late at night and channel surf, but I'll usually title search Hulu instead and see if I can find something, or I'll put in a movie.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #20
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Do you have iTunes? We bought a season pass there.


We dumped cable a few months ago and haven't looked back. We have Hulu, Netflix, Amazon prime and iTunes. About the only thing I can't watch is Guilana and Bill but that's because I haven't bothered to buy it on iTunes yet.
The kids are more selective about what they watch now instead of having the TV on for background noise. And they have discovered new shows to watch.

The reason we made the jump is because we were able to save $145 a month on the cable bill. And we never watched "live tv". We TIVO'ed and DVR'ed everything.
What I did was I made a list of everything we watched and what network it was on. Then we went to Hulu.com and got the free trial for Netflix and charted what was on which site. I'd say 99% of what we watched was on one or the other.
The only time I miss TV is when I can't sleep late at night and channel surf, but I'll usually title search Hulu instead and see if I can find something, or I'll put in a movie.

Yes, we have iTunes. Did not know about season passes. Will have to check that out.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #21
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Yes, we have iTunes. Did not know about season passes. Will have to check that out.

Thanks everyone!
It comes out the day after the original air date on iTunes. If you buy the season pass it is automatically available for download when it posts to iTunes.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #22
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Redbox...

I get free codes via text 2x a month.. A few buy one get one free via popcorn boxes..

Only $1.20 and SO much cheaper for our family over that price plans on Netflix and the rest.

Plus there are a ton of them around and you can pick up/drop off at any location.. You can even reserve them..

Now if you are a family that is 24/7 couch potatoes that never gets up and does nothing but watch movies, I guess netflix is a better deal.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:49 AM   #23
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Doctor Who up through series 6 is on Netflix. The only way to watch the Christmas Special on Christmas was on actual TV.
Unless you you download it on the internet....
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:59 PM   #24
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Sports lovers - MLBTV.COM hooks up to Roku. We're LOOKING at going cable-free and that was our biggie. I'm user if MLBTV does it, and you can get all the games, NFL and NHL etc do it too.

We are still at the research phase, but I'd love to save the money if we could.
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