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View Poll Results: how do you get your visual media fix?(multiple choice)
I have cable. What's the big deal? 39 51.32%
I have cable but am actively looking into ditching it. 6 7.89%
I got rid of cable but watch TV via HULU, Roku, etc. 9 11.84%
No cable but watch NETFLIX or similar on a TV 24 31.58%
Got rid of actual TV but watch TV shows on computer. 3 3.95%
I watch virtually NO TV shows. 1 1.32%
I watch virtually no movies from home. 0 0%
I watch netflix or other streaming on my smartphone. 1 1.32%
I SOLELY watch movies or TV on my smartphone 0 0%
I own NO cds, dvds, or other physical media and stream all. 3 3.95%
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default How many here watch CABLE??????

Guessing it is most of us, but I see more and more crawl out of the woodwork with comments like "We haven't had a TV in the house for 2 years...."

NO cable here. Netflix streaming satisfies my visual media fix.

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I've kept cable since I moved out of the folks place 22 year ago.

Dropped it almost 2 years ago favoring in-home-network streaming, Netflix, and OTA broadcasting.

Kinda sucks having to worry about disconnecting the antenna leads from everything when a storm hits but it's a helluva lot cheaper than keeping 492 channels and only watching 6.

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My wife says that all the time.

wait, what?
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I have it but also watch streaming netflix for older stuff. Between my wife and I we watch about 20 channels, excluding the local affiliates of the networks.

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My fiancée works for the cable company so we get every channel for free :-)

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I got rid of cable about 3 weeks ago. Just a waste of money. Haven't missed it at all. I had a bundle deal from Comcast that included phone, internet, cable and one premium channel that never gets watched. Got rid of the phone (never used it) and cable and the bill went from $135 to $62 a month. I should have done this months, years ago.

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Haven't had cable or satellite for about a year. Wife and I just use Nexflix and Hulu Plus ($25 total for both).

I have a work laptop that ill use if we want to watch something online. Just plug a VGA cable up to the TV and have at it. I wish they would give me one with an HDMI port though. Guess I shouldn't complain about that lol

Edit: I also have a Roku box in my bed room. It has amazon and crackle on it as well. Also, if your worried about Internet speeds for streaming on a Roku, all that is required is 3mb service. Works like a charm

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Mainly I miss sporting events. That and the few current TV shows I would care about: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy.

Netflix has past seasons of plenty of shows, which is actually nice for getting into a current show, but you have to lag at LEAST a season behind.

It also has Anthony Bourdain, tons of History channel and Discovery, so I DO watch some tv on netflix.

I DO miss the occasional random thing that I would come across on KET or Discovery or even ABC that was really great, but that I would never have thought sounded good enough to select in the "on demand" world of Streaming.

I DON'T miss the mindless channel surfing that I abhored but found myself doing anyways with cable.

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I have cable and use it quite often. I need it for watching my sports teams (baseball, Football). And the wife and I often watch pointless shows during the week. I also have netflix 2 discs out at a time and streaming but haven't used the streaming feature for at least 6 months....really need to ditch it! Don't have a DVR, had been satisfied with Verizon Fios Free on demand section until recently when they implemented 100% of the commercials...used to be a 30 minute show could be watched on-demand for 24-25 mins, now they play the whole thing, kinda stinks. Also some shows they don't but up until 8 days after it airs, making it virtually impossible to catch up with the current season if you miss an episode

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