TV Habits

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TV Habits

jmex83 jmex83 03/04/2012

We don't currently have cable. My wife thinks that paying for cable is ridiculous when almost all of our shows are on basic channels (which we get for free). She also says (which I agree with) that paying for 350 channels of CRAP is ridiculous. I see her point, but I hate missing my sports games!!!!!! (when of course, they are not available on reg basic channels that is).

So, which do you prefer?

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jmex83 jmex83
Which services do you currently have?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Basic, Free channels
OhMy! , MamaDivine
2  (4%)
Cable/Satellite/Paid tv subscriptions
PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Sohotdinosaur , Djiffy , Hibangel , Jon S , Secret Pleasure , A.Mari , AJvil , Undead , GirlOnGirl , Iron Man , ksparkles16 , Rossie , mpfm , - Kira - , slynch , unfulfilled , Allstars316 , BobbiJay , Roz W , calliope , Incendiaire , Curiouscat , Greenleaf , SJ88 , MissCandyland , Falsepast , K101 , DeliciousSurprise , Howells , ViVix , Azule , fredacarl , dv8 , ECU Pirate
35  (73%)
The works!
I/We don't watch tv here
Ghost , GONE! , sktb0007 , Woman China , Chirple , SparklyGlitter , Positwist , Stinkytofu10 , DreamWolf , Entropy , Beck
11  (23%)
Total votes: 48
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spineyogurt spineyogurt
I just watch the shows I like on netflex or something
03/04/2012
Djiffy Djiffy
I think that satellite + DVR is worth the money. You may not find every channel thrilling or particularly useful, but there's so much variety that you're bound to discover new shows to watch and love if you do a little exploring!
03/04/2012
Hibangel Hibangel
I like netflix. Sure, everything isn't on there, but it's enough for me; And TV isn't a priority in my life.
03/04/2012
AJvil AJvil
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Which services do you currently have?
cabel
03/04/2012
Undead Undead
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Originally posted by jmex83
Which services do you currently have?
cable
03/04/2012
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
cable
03/04/2012
Iron Man Iron Man
I've got cable.
03/04/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Cable and I love it although I do use it quite often.
03/04/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
We have Netflix and watch the rest of the movies/tv shows we want to watch online.
03/04/2012
Rossie Rossie
We'll go nuts if we don't have cable - my husband LOVES his NFL and ESPN channels.
03/04/2012
Woman China Woman China
Download!!!!

When I lived in Canada, all my science fiction TV was on the regular TV.
03/04/2012
Chirple Chirple
I don't have a TV, myself.

I watch some shows with my friend, but we watch them on her computer, anyway. They're mostly shows you can't get on cable in the US, anyway.
03/04/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
We have Dish Network, but Netflix for movies. I don't even know why we have tv anymore, but for the kids cartoons.
03/04/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I have cable. I can't afford any big packages and I get jealous of my parents who have almost all my the packages.
03/04/2012
SparklyGlitter SparklyGlitter
no cable but we have netflixs
03/04/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
I have satellite and Netflix. Although I might scrap the Satellite and go for Hulu and Netflix.
03/04/2012
calliope calliope
I have some 350 channels and Netflix. Being an at home mom I need options for myself and my tot. The first year after I had my baby we had the free stuff it was tourture day time tv is terrible. Netflix kinda saved me. The DVR is the best I watch a ton of shows and can have my "me" time whenever I want and watch them. so no shame for me in paying a little over 100 bucks for all of that and upgrated wireless.
03/04/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
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Originally posted by jmex83
Which services do you currently have?
We pay for cable TV. This is only because Comcast had an offer that TV+ internet package was a lot cheaper than internet alone. We never got the cable box for the TV portion. We watch most movies and TV programs off the internet.
03/04/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
There wasn't an "Other" option, but I prefer netflix actually. We do have cable though, and sometimes I'll put on the discovery channel, nat geo, or syfy.
03/04/2012
jmex83 jmex83
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Originally posted by spineyogurt
I just watch the shows I like on netflex or something
Yeah, we've been using netflix too, but lately it seems they don't have much of anything on there. I think my wife is about a week away from caving lol
03/05/2012
jmex83 jmex83
Has anyone heard of Hulu? Its sorta like Netflix, and sometimes they have shows/movies that netflix doesn't. Its kinda frustrating tho cause they sometimes have shows that are split up in the middle of the season ....some are free/basic membership and the others you have to pay for lol.
03/05/2012
jmex83 jmex83
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Originally posted by Stinkytofu10
We pay for cable TV. This is only because Comcast had an offer that TV+ internet package was a lot cheaper than internet alone. We never got the cable box for the TV portion. We watch most movies and TV programs off the internet.
Comcast is who we have now and its so frustrating! They keep upping our bill each month by about 10 bucks! We started out with $20/mo for internet (and not even the fast one either). We're up to paying $70 a month for JUST internet! They are totally screwing us. watch out with them. We'd go with someone else but they are the only ones that service our area, for now.
03/05/2012
K101 K101
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Originally posted by jmex83
Which services do you currently have?
Really I don't even know. We have most of DirectTV's basics I guess, but we only watch the clean shows which is like 3 channels so... we're paying a lot for only 3 channels!
03/05/2012
Entropy Entropy
No TV for me, not home enough to use it. I get weather on my Android, newspapers on my Kindle, and I have Netflix for those rare moments when I can lay down and finish watching a movie before I fall asleep.
03/05/2012
Beck Beck
We refuse to pay for TV
03/05/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by jmex83
Which services do you currently have?
I have cable since I have a toddler who would apparently die without Spongebob.
03/05/2012
fredacarl fredacarl
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Originally posted by jmex83
Which services do you currently have?
Cable/
03/05/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I love watching the game from my the comfort of my own home -- so I don't know what I would do if I couldn't watch my games.
04/06/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
We don't watch TV. I watch Youtube and MySoju a bit, but we ditched our service provider long ago.
04/06/2012
CindyH CindyH
watching life time
04/07/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
I grew up with about five channels and am used to not having cable. Love Netflix, though.
06/30/2012
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Unique posters: 29
jmex83 jmex83
Do you think that cable/satellite tv is worth the price that the companies are charging these days? Im not talking about those "Get in with us now and pay a ridiculously low price now, until 6 months from now when we jack the prices up on you" deals. Im talking Month to month actual cost.
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PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Depends on who you go thru. Just don't get hooked up with Direct tv because if you want to get out you have to pay 400 bucks and it is a two year contract. I have them and I am pissed about that. I would have went with Time Warner. Direct TV sucks they don't have many stations. I watch mostly the low channels as well. But I like to have the dvr and I like the extra kid channels. I do not pay for Hbo and all that crap if there is anything I want to watch movie wise I will use my Netflix.
03/04/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I am stuck with dish network cause it was all I could get where I live. At least thats what I was told at first and now I am locked into a two year contract. Sucks but so far It is okay it has its pros and cons and my 1st years bill isnt to bad we shall see when I start getting second years bills.
03/04/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
We've had dish for 8-9 years and are pretty satisfied with them. I don't pay for showtime or HBO and just have the basics plus HD. (The hubby thinks he HAS to have HD)
03/04/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Again, for me, TV + internet was cheaper than internet alone. We absolutely need internet, so yeah, I'd say it's worth the price
03/04/2012
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Unique posters: 5