No more DVR :( too expensive

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by kiki02, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

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    They have a similar streaming selection as Netflix. So no new movies generally. Recent TV seasons but not current that I know of.
     
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  3. Nayan

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    Honestly I would not get Amazon Prime unless you actually buy a lot from them. I got it for free two-day shipping and think of the streaming and free book a month for my Kindle as an added bonus. I wouldn't get it just for the streaming as it's quite disappointing imo.
     
  4. lost*in*cyberspace

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    You know, there is a connector you can buy to connect your iPad directly to your tv.
     
  5. sskeen

    sskeen Earning My Ears

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    I've had my Panasonic hard drive/DVD recorder for 9 years now. I love it.
    When i switched to DirecTV I had to figure out how to hook it up, but it works fine and with the autotune on DirecTV i can record shows on different channels (but not shows at the same time.)
     
  6. momof3ds

    momof3ds Mouseketeer

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    I have one but it won't hold the connection for some reason.
     
  7. My3Princez

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    We have a roof antenna and a Netflix subscription. We have a computer hooked up to our main TV and can use it to watch Netflix in the living room. We also have a Roku box in the sunroom, and a wii that can stream Netflix in our bonus room. We do have Amazon Prime and occasionally watch something from there, but as other posters have mentioned - that's pretty much a side-benefit.
     
  8. QueenElinor

    QueenElinor Yes, they really ARE all redheads!

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    Our PS3 lets us stream Netflix and Amazon Instant Video to the TV (the Amazon is new just today). We also have been hooking up the laptop to the TV for a long time now, so we can watch anything offered online that way.

    We don't watch much TV but between online stuff, Netflix, and Amazon Prime (which we would have anyway) I don't see the need for it. We get the networks via antenna so we can watch local news if we feel like it. For years we didn't have cable, but now we get it for almost free bundled with the internet and a landline. Nothing like telling your cable TV company to come and get their box them to make them lower their rates. ;)

    I have a few shows that I love which I have bought the DVDs for, but that's pretty rare. The only reason I can see to get cable/dish now is if you're a sports fan, which we are not.
     

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