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Ditching cable and satellite

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by PLS09, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. PLS09

    PLS09 New Member

    Nov 28, 2011
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    Has anyone ditched cable and satellite and is viewing with only Roku, Apple TV, etc.?

    If so, do you like it? Who do you use for Internet and how much is it costing?
  2. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

    Oct 29, 2002
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    I have coworkers who have.. and rely on Hulu and free online sources. His biggest regret is losing live sports like NFL, etc.
  3. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

    Feb 22, 2009
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    We ditched over a year ago, if not longer.

    We have Netflix (using a networked blu ray player), and I recently upgraded my over the air setup. Now have a Winegard $40 UHF antenna in the attic - into a silicon dust network tuner (in the attic) that goes to a computer.

    Amazing experience, super responsive switching channels no crashes. Using Window media center which was already on the computer.

    Over the air - aside from being free, has an amazing picture. Not compressed like cable.


    Can use a rosewill $20 remote:


    Note: our house (Van Metre) has both a coax and an ethernet drop in the attic.

    Netflix we get both the online and discs by mail. With the mail we end up watching some series, but they are usually a year behind.

    I've done some experimenting with antennas and the dedicated UHF (where most of the channels are around here) works well. Having the tuner in the attic overcomes the coax cable loss getting down to the basement, so an amplifier was not needed.

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