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18 October 2012 - 2:20am

Ditching Cable For Hulu and Amazon Prime

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My wife and I are considering dropping our AT&T Uverse phone and TV service in order to save some serious money. We currently pay a ton for a bundle of phone, internet, and TV through them, and are considering dropping down to just a fast internet speed for about $40 per month while using a HD TV antenna for local channels and using Hulu Plus along with either Amazon Prime or Netflix.

If we can do all of this, we would be cutting down from roughly $200 after taxes down to $55-60 total.

Have any of you guys dropped cable for the internet? If so, what tips do you have? I have already secured assurances from my wife that I can leave to go to the bar to watch sports games when I want, and think I could spend a few bucks to get episodes that I want for series like The Walking Dead when they are available.

Thanks for any advice in advance.

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18 October 2012 - 3:41am
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I have a Roku2 player and it streams Netflix, about $7.99+tax per month . It also have programming channels either paid or free channels plus HD games such as Angry Birds, Bejeweled etc.. I'd said goodbye from the ridiculous Xfinity Cable TV monthly bill a while back.

BTW, I only use Comcast for fast internet and because of that , we are able to connect our land line with our magicJack Plus for only 29.99 a year.

For more info:

http://www.roku.com/

http://www.magicjack.com/plus-v05/

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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18 October 2012 - 4:30am
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I dropped cable because it was just too expensive plus I rarely watched tv. We have Netflix now for $7.99 a month. You can get a free month trial just by logging on to Netflix I believe. If you are a member on Ebay they were paying you $10.00 in Ebay Bucks to subscribe to Netflix.

I have watched many series episodes on Netflix. The performance is reliable. Every now and then I have to restart a video because the sound is out of sync with what the actors are saying. Also I like Netflix because it restarts the video where ever you left off.

I do have internet through a company that is only $19.995 a month for the first year. They are not as fast as AT&T, but they are the only ones in the area, so I have little choice. Also, when I called to cancel ATT they offered to cut my bill in half! I am happier paying a total of $30.00 a month for internet/Netflix instead of $140.00.

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18 October 2012 - 4:32am
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I do have to say that the only thing my boyfriend really misses is the fishing channel.

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20 October 2012 - 5:49pm
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I have never paid for expensive cable. I pay 18 dollars per month: 8 for Netflix free to stream and 10 to have it stream through our Xbox. Everything else I watch on Project Free TV, all my cable shows and recent movies. I also have regular TV stations through the old HD box and antanae (sp?) lol. Works for us, and I hear my friends complaining about Cable bills in the hundreds, and I just don't get it. We have plenty of options between all of the above.

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21 October 2012 - 2:38pm
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A family friend earlier this week recommended this thing called XBMC, which you can load on your computer or through a set top box. It basically allows for you to stream your media and watch shows off the internet. I put it on our laptop and it works well; hell it even works good on my 8 year old PowerPC Mac!

We are going to pay for a box to set up to our TV to hook this up with, but we will be saving a LOT. From $200/month down to $53 with 12 Meg DSL... not too shabby!

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21 October 2012 - 3:06pm
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A family friend earlier this week recommended this thing called XBMC, which you can load on your computer or through a set top box. It basically allows for you to stream your media and watch shows off the internet. I put it on our laptop and it works well; hell it even works good on my 8 year old PowerPC Mac!

We are going to pay for a box to set up to our TV to hook this up with, but we will be saving a LOT. From $200/month down to $53 with 12 Meg DSL... not too shabby!

Doesn't it feel good when you finally figure these things out? I know a lot of people don't do what I am doing, because they want cable for the SPORTS, but it sounds as if you will have the best of ALL worlds and still save dollars. That is a great savings! Smile

Not sure I understand the first part of your post? I already watch everything streaming through Project Free? I will try to research that a bit more. My son uses Torrenz to download things so they are completely virus free, but I can never wait that long (a day or two) to watch my shows, lol.

In fact, almost ALL my shows are on tonight, including The Walking Dead. Are you still watching, 'Slim? The first episode was awesome enough for ELEVEN MILLION PEOPLE to tune in. That is incredible for a TV SHOW!

I watch five shows on Sunday nights and one on Wed night, lol. I can't watch them all in one night, of course, so I have to pick and choose.

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22 October 2012 - 3:32am
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Yes, I am still watching. This new one was AMAZING. I almost wish Ed could change my name to "Hershel's Bloody Stump".

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22 October 2012 - 11:42am
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Yes, I am still watching. This new one was AMAZING. I almost wish Ed could change my name to "Hershel's Bloody Stump".

OMG, 'Slim, you have a very sick sense of humor, but I am still LMAO! Poor Hershel! Sad I only got through about 1/2 of last night's episode, so please don't give anything away. Stupid Project Free TV froze up me, then I had to get to sleep, because I am bringing Otis in this morning.

I was really bummed, because the video kept stopping, and I had to wait for the streaming to catch up. I am going to try to load it again and wait a while (probably tonight) so I can watch without starts and stops. I hate that.

I really liked Hershel's character, and just like Dale (another favorite), they are going to kill him off. I think he had just stopped breathing when the video stopped and when I gave up, so I don't know what happens yet. And Carol wanting to "practice" a cesarean on a cadaver? That woman does not waste any time, does she? Ewwwww.......................

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22 October 2012 - 8:03pm
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I have been watching Doc Martin on Netflix. This show has a cast of quirky characters. They all have their problems. I find myself laughing out loud many times each episode.

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24 October 2012 - 12:58am
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Yes, I am still watching. This new one was AMAZING. I almost wish Ed could change my name to "Hershel's Bloody Stump".

SPOILER FROM LAST EPISODE AHEAD! STOP IF YOU HAVEN"T WATCHED YET!

I thought for sure Hershel was going to "buy the farm" last episode, but he pulled through. They haven't killed off one of my favorite characters yet, but I am not sure there will be good things ahead for him. Lots of touching scenes in this episode, and ewwww were those prisoners slimy characters, especially the one, I am sure you will know which one I mean.

Carol is sure getting bold with her "practice cadaver." How gross is that?

One thing I wonder is why they no longer care if they get Zombie blood all over them? Couldn't they get infected just as they would with a bite or scratch? Remember the episode where they rubbed the Zombie blood and guts all over them so the Zombies would not smell them as they walked among them (to get the weapons, I think)? They were making SURE none of the blood or guts got on them or their clothing, taking super precautions, and now, suddenly it does not matter? Do you know why that would be? I would think they could be infected by contact with a cut or sore, same as a bite or scratch. Just something that makes me go hmmmmm......

Lauri is becoming more likeable. I even feel sorry for her. Carl I still cannot tolerate. I wish he had gone the way of Sophia. I know that is mean, but oh well. lol

Did you watch the new episode yet? Previews for next week look WILD!

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