Do you have a television (cable, dish, etc.) service?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by Mickeynutty, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. amberpi

    amberpi DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2012
    Yep - totally right on the word, that isn't even a word. IDK.

    Fresh from the farm bacon, is the BEST bacon. Yeah, I love fair trade coffee - and irish whisky, and kettle chips, and locally sourced produce, AND hot chicken, ie, fast food. Its weird, but I like what I like. I find people who aren't cool with my laissez-faire attitude about such things. And god, people have opinions about the point that I'm obviously defensive about it. They're probably going to kick me out of here soon because I don't own any vinyl or ANY physical music anymore and have vastly reduced my books.

    I hope you can make it work. I think if you did, you'd have won urban living. Ceiling TV could be the BEST TV.

    I have a huge closet, and a spare walkin in my master, AND I can walk to pretty much everything I want, but its a small bit of the city. A lot of Nashville is not for me. You should see our "judgmental map" - its SO spot on. I can walk to the farmer's market and the organic produce place and the butcher, OTOH, if I need just normal groceries like once a month I have to go the "murder Kroger." I live in one of the most expensive areas of, its still a mixed bag.
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  2. Westcoastwild

    Westcoastwild DIS Veteran

    Jul 26, 2016
    I had to google judgemental maps. Now I can't stop laughing. Loved the Nashville one. But the Seattle one is the crowning glory- my favorite bits are "bertha may be here, we aren't sure and neither are you". "Slightly panicked about gentrification", "Yes, Seattle has black people" And "Bellevue wasn't white enough". Spot on!

    I don't get the book snobbery either. And I am a book nut. But the only bits of my collection that are still in physical form is stuff that doesn't get put out as ebooks- coffee table art books, poetry, a lot of scholarly history, stuff that went out of print decades ago like some of my mystery novels. Over on another forum I follow, a bunch of people were bashing a poster for worrying over the electronics ban. I mean some really nasty comments about how that poster could give up watching tv and learn to read. But come on. I'm worried about the ban because if it happens I'll have to pack a backpack of books like I did before the ereader (best invention ever, I swear).

    And I still haven't figured out why people would rather have a box of cassettes or records or cds rather than just one cell phone and portable speaker. I mean. Come on. Kesha cannot possibly sound better when played on a CD player rather than iTunes.
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  4. Mrs. W

    Mrs. W Mouseketeer

    Jun 6, 2017
    We have Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Sling. We are very happy. We've been cable free as a couple for about 3 years. My husband was cable free before he met me for all of his life, haha. I'm a HUGE sports fan but that's pretty much it, so after learning about Sling, I quickly cut the cord. I don't miss anything. I've got the Sports package for $5 more and I see all the big NFL and NBA games, plus tennis matches.

    Before I learned about the various ways to cord cut, I was one of those people spending $100+ a month on cable to watch 4-5 channels. I tried both cable and satellite too, in an effort to gain better value. After the initial, introductory prices, the value that was there, completely disappeared. I'm beyond thrilled with our TV setup now. I do not miss cable at all.
  5. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

    Sep 20, 2009
    No. Itwas Surewest, then changed to Consolidated Comminications.
  6. Bianca and Bernard

    Bianca and Bernard DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2015
    We have cable (Comcast) and hate it.'s the best option here. We tried Dish and couldn't get a signal most of the time.
    Once AT&T gets it together and gets their Fiber here (or Google fiber), we want to switch, at least for internet.

    We also use Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.
  7. DawnM

    DawnM DIS Veteran

    Oct 4, 2005
  8. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

    Mar 29, 2008
    We have Verizon Fios, Netflix and Hulu. We also have four boxes with HD and DVR. And we still put into retirement and go on vacation.

    I love my Law and Order SVU marathon reruns and my son and SO would die without the sports channels. NFL Red Zone stays on our tv every football Sunday from 12-8. I also have HBO and Starz (we specifically have Starz to watch Power!).I like to watch my shows as they come out.

    We actually like Comcast but switched because when my last contract was up the rep wouldn't find me another promotion like they've always been able to do. I had Fios come in and then Comcast threw a fit and begged me to come back but Fios had already been installed. I think I just had a bad rep because the rep who took my actual cancellation call a few days later was super nice and had a promotion for me. When the Fios contract is up I'm going back to Comcast IF they can get me a good deal which I think they will.
  9. aprilchem

    aprilchem DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    We went without cable for many years (10, to be exact) and just had Netflix and the internet. About 9 months ago I said enough is enough and now we have cable again, and I LOVE it. We don't really watch TV at all but I love sports (particularly hockey and football) and I was just tired of not ever being able to see sports on TV. This season I was able to watch all the hockey I wanted and it was great!

    And yes, I know it's an expense, and I could save money without it. I choose to spend my money on it.
  10. mamacatnv

    mamacatnv That be a Mum Y'all - a Texas Mum

    Nov 7, 2005
    My DH and I were discussing this issue over the weekend - our bundle which includes the house phone, internet and DirectTV is $350 a month and I am sick of it. We are starting to explore options - his issue is sports and mine is local/national news
  11. aristocatz

    aristocatz DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2009
    We cut the cord a few years ago & do not regret it one bit.

    My advice to you: Get Sling TV. Packages start at $20/month, it's Live TV. Less channels than classic cable, but you can choose from different packages, no contract or commitment. You can try it 7 days free at:
  12. Yassdvclb

    Yassdvclb Mouseketeer

    Jun 6, 2016
    Currently have the Direct TV app $35/mo, Amazon Prime and Netflix. I used to have Sling and am considering switching back because there were less glitches and lag.
  13. Dis_Fan

    Dis_Fan Mouseketeer

    Sep 7, 2009
    Playstation Vue with Netflix and Hulu.

    Used the antenna method for a little over 2 years but we were just in range of a tower so never got the most consistent reception.
  14. RedAngie

    RedAngie 80's New Wave Girl

    Sep 10, 2015
    Cable TV and internet through Comcast. No premium channels like HBO. I'm not sure which tier of service I have, something mid-range. I also have no idea what it costs; the monthly charge is automatically debited from my bank account.

    I looked it up on my last on-line bank statement. $128 per month.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  15. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

    Mar 29, 2008
    That's crazy expensive. We pay $190 a month for Verizon Fios with 4 HD/DVR boxes, home phone and internet. We usually pay around the same with Comcast too.
  16. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

    Aug 12, 2009
    We have had DirecTV for several years, and happy with it for the most part, except the cost going up every year. Right now we're paying $135/month.

    We also have Netflix (1 DVD out at a time, plus streaming) and Amazon Prime.

    We've thought about ditching the DirecTV but there are channels we would miss so we haven't.
  17. ThisIsJason

    ThisIsJason DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2010
    Currently have DirecTV, Amazon Prime, Netflix (keep the streaming all year, and for the summer have 2 Blu-rays out at a time).

    Once my DirecTV contract is up (a year left on it) I am getting rid of it. Right now the price is $102 per month with the discount I have (without it the price would be $142). Thankfully where I live I can pick up the locals with an antenna (growing up my parents is a dead zone) and that is what I will be switching to with a TiVo and keeping Prime and Netflix streaming.
  18. amberpi

    amberpi DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2012
    I flipping love this whole post. All of it...

    Nashvilles "judgmental map" is so spot on its crazy. I live in the "trust fund hipster" area, but the one close to hit chicken and beverage choices...because Nashville has 2 areas like that, which is the truth! Those maps are awesome!
  19. soccerdad72

    soccerdad72 DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2012
    We have DirecTV - we've switched providers about every 4-5 years - we actually started with DirecTV back in 2003 and went through Dish Network, AT&T UVerse and one other (I think?) since then. We also have Netflix and Amazon Prime.

    We always talk about dropping some of these, but I like having satellite/cable TV. We did drop all our premium movie channels, as we found ourselves watching more of our movies off Netflix or Amazon.
  20. cglaura

    cglaura DIS Veteran

    May 22, 2007
    I have Comcast. The package I have was received same way as many other pp did... calling to cancel cable portion and they offered me a decent package instead.

    $81/month, contract for 2 years:

    Digital Economy
    Blast Internet

    I have to have fast internet because I work from home, and this was less than internet alone.

    I also use Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

    I am fortunate to live in an area where Comcast customer service is pretty decent. Phone support is good and they show up quickly if there is an issue. Very little outages, mostly weather related.
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  21. Liberty Belle

    Liberty Belle <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see

    Aug 23, 2006
    We have the most basic Spectrum, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Sling. Sling drives me batty.

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