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Old 10-05-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Cut the Cable Cord...what can I stream

Cut the cable off last week.

We have an antenna, Ruku, Hulu Plus, and Netflix

Going to set up Amazon Prime soon.

I get NBC, CBS, and FOX over the air

I cannot get ABC.

What can I stream. I am really missing College Football.

Is ABC and ESPN available over the Internet somewhere?

What else should I know?
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Hang out at your favorite bar for college football. Just learn how to nurse cheap beer, but still tip your bartender/waitress so they don't get tired of seeing you.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Hang out at your favorite bar for college football. Just learn how to nurse cheap beer, but still tip your bartender/waitress so they don't get tired of seeing you.
That would not go over too well with the wife.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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If you are willing to wait, many TV shows eventually wind up on one of the streaming services.

I have Netflix and Amazon - not sure if I am going to keep the latter as it has little that Netflix doesn't.

I have little choice - I cannot get satellite or cable where I am at; satellite is blocked by trees and cable is not offered here. FIOS isn't either so I had DSL for about a year and then just recently went to WLL (WiFi) which is usually faster but is more flakey (especially when the weather is really bad).

AMC won't stream unless you already have one of their service providers (doesn't include the satellite services). AETV has free streaming IIRC for some of its shows (it is mostly reality TV, but it does have Longmire and The Glades). ABC does for some shows (I watched Agents of Shield).
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:06 PM   #5
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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That is the type of answer I am looking for.

I will check them out tonight.

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Old 10-05-2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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That is the type of answer I am looking for.

I will check them out tonight.

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justintv is available on your Roku along with a lot of other stuff and many unlisted channels (unlisted on the Roku co. site or the box itself), you can find info on them on the web...mostly low quality content and/or video but some of it is worthwhile. If you like British TV a LOT is available streaming if you are willing to pay for a VPN connection, we use expattelly.com and it works OK, about $12/mo. IIRC. It might be worth buying a Chromecast for $35 if you are going to use a laptop for streaming content, less hassle than hooking up an HDMI cable and it works really well for Youtube and Netflix, also a good way to get Hulu.com, cbs.com, etc from the computer to the TV.
There is a lot more good info on cord cutting at http://gigaom.com/tag/cord-cutters/

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
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Is ABC and ESPN available over the Internet somewhere?

What else should I know?
I don't know about ESPN, but I can stream Castle(ABC) which airs on Mondays, the next day from ABC's website. That's true of a lot of the networks. You don't need to subscribe to Hulu plus.

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Old 10-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #9
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Vidora (an Ipad app) looks promising for cord cutters, I have not tried it yet though...

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/vidora-app-review/
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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College football was the biggest down side to cutting the cable for me, when ESPN starts streaming
live sports without requiring you have a cable service provider that will be the nail in cables coffin.
Or the universities start streaming their own games....
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #11
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We've been cable free since 98 except for a few months when my wife's dad came to visit (he's a tv junkie). We use netflix and the major networks for streaming. We don't care that we are watching older shows.

It was hard to drop cable since I was a tv junkie but with family and my bike hobby I had no time to sit and watch life go by.

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Old 10-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #12
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DIY Antenna

I have been living on over the air tv for almost a year now. House has aluminum siding, so signal quality inside sucked. Looked around about what to do, and found a few DIY antenna sites. I made a DB4 antenna last night without reflectors, and now I get about 12 channels clean and clear (most of them are HD too!)
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #13
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Hells yea!

Just click to load a show, then do something else for a while. I have a 12 meg internet but the bottleneck if the upload from the other end, and how many pervs are downloading porn at that point of the day.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:47 AM   #14
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vodly.to (make sure your browser has good adblock/pop up blocker) firefox is great for this. any movie you can think of that's ever been made is in there. some stream links are better than others. putlocker, sharepro, gorillavid, sockshare.

for documentaries i use topdocumentaryfilms.com (no pop ups or anything to worry about just stream away).

veehd.com is also great and has a ton of movies for stream or download. sign up for a free account and you don't deal with the few pop ups they have.

there are others out there but i use these the most

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Old 10-09-2013, 04:59 AM   #15
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Just went down this road with Dish.

Me:
I want to turn off Dish

Them
Why

Me
Too darn expensive

Them
What if we take $30 off your bill

Me
Nope, lets turn it off

Them
Well What will it take for you to stay with us.

Me
I don't think you can do it.

Them
Give me a number

A number what is this a used car dealer (goes through my head)

Me
Well I get antenna for free, I have Netflix and all how bout $20 per month

Them
Hang on a sec let me see what I can do.

(time it goes so fast....its just another manic Monday)

Them
Well we can't do $20, but would $25 work

Me.
(yea I bet they cant) Ok I will do $25

So now my TV has dropped from about $90 to $25...I have this deal for 10months.....at the end of that 10months we will do it all over again....it will give me some time to get everything off the DVR
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