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Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:22 pm

The day the NBA Finals ends. Kind of amped up. I'll steal HBO Go on my XBox, Netflix on the XBox, Hulu Plus on the XBox, NBA League Pass Broadband next year, leaving only TNT not streaming NBA games yet and Mad Men as obstacles yet to clear.

If League Pass Broadband comes to the XBox like MLB.TV too... well... amazing.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 24, 2012 5:24 pm

TWC is run by Satan.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby FUDU » Thu May 24, 2012 5:28 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:TWC is run by Satan.


Agreed, which should make it easy for e0y2e3 to get his cable back down the road, seeing how he has an in.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:35 pm

I decided I was tired of wasting money on having way too many channels on the super everything package, my only alternative is to save $50 and have the super nothing 99 channel package. They can like my balls, I don't watch all the much TV anyhow.

Although man is HBO Go awesome.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby FUDU » Thu May 24, 2012 5:38 pm

I might watch 20 different channels if I'm lucky. I have no reason to keep TWC, but I'm lazy about it.

A la carte cable would be the shit.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu May 24, 2012 9:13 pm

Let me know if you need any help with anything.

Depending on the brand, you might be able to hook your ghetto-blaster to your VCR and run all your sound through there.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby bucknutz94 » Thu May 24, 2012 9:13 pm

I'm dropping it all after Game of Thrones ends. Have Netflix, which will suffice until GoT picks up next year. All this is subject to change if I can get Sunday Ticket for free again.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri May 25, 2012 1:14 am

It's just, as a matter of personal health, cable does nothing but make me worse... I can't figure out why I keep paying for it. I only enjoy an infinitesimally small part of what I get out of it and I can still get that on the free, easily.

I dropped my subway pass too, there is no excuse for me to ever not walk where I need to be.

This summer is going to be about getting myself right and on the correct path, shit like TV and Subway passes won't do that. Hell, I just upgraded gyms to a place that will do me right. I'm tired of the stale life I am force-fed and told to pay for... this shit just gets stupid.

It's gonna be a liberation summer, fuck the America standard and it's gawd damn quicksand.

And even if you want to eat you some America on the daily, there is still no cost-benefit rational that explains paying for cable unless you got kids.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby pup » Fri May 25, 2012 8:40 am

It's The Summer of Lee!

Worked out quite well for the last guy I know that tried it

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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Fri May 25, 2012 8:49 am

pup wrote:It's The Summer of Lee!

Worked out quite well for the last guy I know that tried it

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haha, first thing that popped into my mind as well. I can hear the doc telling Eoy that his muscles are in an extreme state of atrophy from sitting in front of his computer trolling internet sports web sites.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby FUDU » Fri May 25, 2012 11:39 am

This is getting creepy b/c I've declared this summer the summer of me as well, got to get back to basics.

Maybe CDT was right...
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Fri May 25, 2012 4:53 pm

If you call and say you want to cancel they'll call you back a couple days later and give you some deals.

We got our cable & internet bill down to like $72 a month and they threw in a free DVR
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun May 27, 2012 9:00 pm

You'll still wind up in a roadside ditch...
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby dmiles » Wed May 30, 2012 1:53 am

How do you still get HBO-GO if you are not a subscriber? I still can't the damn thing working on Roku or Xbox unless the fixed it recently (Brighthouse).
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:35 am

My little brother has been using mine, just had to give him my Comcast P/W.

I'm set to get a FIOS login when my cable disappears Friday.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Wed May 30, 2012 10:57 am

Rat_Tail wrote:If you call and say you want to cancel they'll call you back a couple days later and give you some deals.

We got our cable & internet bill down to like $72 a month and they threw in a free DVR

This works like a charm. Been doing it for 5 years now, every time I see any sort of promotion from a satellite company or when my promotional pricing is coming up. I'm currently paying $89 for triple play package with cloud DVR service and the fastest internet you can imagine, which should be running me $175.

The last time I tried doing it they wanted proof I was switching to DirecTV if they didn't lower me. No problem. I called DTV, set up an installation date, forwarded the confirmation email to the cable company, and then cancelled my DTV appointment.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby dmiles » Thu May 31, 2012 12:53 am

e0y2e3 wrote:My little brother has been using mine, just had to give him my Comcast P/W.

I'm set to get a FIOS login when my cable disappears Friday.


Any chance they ever figure out people are going to share ala Netflix? Incidentally a co-worker told me today she's been using her brother's Netflix account for a year and somehow they caught on and killed her connection. I haven't been keeping up with all the latest out there on the digital front but I am certainly paying for too much crap right now.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:24 am

I've let like three people use my Netflix for over two years and have never had even an inclination of an issue.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Thu May 31, 2012 10:34 am

There's literally 100 people who use the same League Pass account as I do. Once in a while a message pops up about too many concurrent devices logged in, but you just refresh and its fine again.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:39 am

e0y2e3 wrote:The day the NBA Finals ends. Kind of amped up. I'll steal HBO Go on my XBox, Netflix on the XBox, Hulu Plus on the XBox, NBA League Pass Broadband next year, leaving only TNT not streaming NBA games yet and Mad Men as obstacles yet to clear.

If League Pass Broadband comes to the XBox like MLB.TV too... well... amazing.


You can buy Mad Men episodes on iTunes for $1.99 a pop I believe.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:42 am

Yeah, realizing the the Finals are on ESPN so I only have to stream the WCF was enough, I dropped it as of June 1.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 31, 2012 10:46 am

So you dropped it in the future?

Lemme know how that works out for you........ and don't do business with the Libyans, fuckers shot Doc.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu May 31, 2012 12:59 pm

It's crazy, when I was looking at colleges (10 years ago) some of the dorms didn't have cable and I considered it the equivalent of no indoor plumbing. But even though I still watch a lot of cable, I really can't think of much content that isn't available via the internet today. ESPN sucks now, good sitcom/drama reruns can be had through a variety of ways, TV news is pretty much obsolete, and live sports are exploding on computer and iPad programs. One stop shopping (particularly movie channels) and being able to toggle different sporting events are the big reasons I'll keep paying for cable, but it's becoming less and less relevant.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:17 pm

re: ESPN Sporting events, FAR more is available online with WatchESPN than is available on all of their Networks at once.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Thu May 31, 2012 4:51 pm

WatchESPN only works if you have a cable provider no?
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 31, 2012 5:31 pm

I'm assuming my login is still going to work even if I only have internet, if not I'll get use the FIOS password I am going to use for HBO GO.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Hikohadon » Thu May 31, 2012 5:57 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I'm assuming my login is still going to work even if I only have internet, if not I'll get use the FIOS password I am going to use for HBO GO.


Don't assume that. I have my internet through TWC and my TV through DirecTV, and WatchESPN won't work for me. Not that there's very much on there that I miss...
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 31, 2012 5:58 pm

Hrmmm.... isn't that because TWC refuses to pay for WatchESPN so it is entirely blocked though?

Like I use Watch ESPN at my office with my Comcast password all the time when I am stuck here late at night.

I mean meh either way.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Hikohadon » Thu May 31, 2012 6:53 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Hrmmm.... isn't that because TWC refuses to pay for WatchESPN so it is entirely blocked though?

Like I use Watch ESPN at my office with my Comcast password all the time when I am stuck here late at night.

I mean meh either way.


No, TWC is part of that WatchESPN gang. But when I try to log on it tells me that TWC isn't my television provider. So even though I pay TWC for internet, they know I don't have it for TV.

I suggest just getting someone else's password, like with the HBO GO deal.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 pm

Dolanvision is the tyrannical cable provider that blocks WatchESPN.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:43 pm

Just got home, HBO was instantly blocked and the FIOS password I have made it work. Watch ESPN is still chilling and I have access to some weird ass movies through the XBox via FIOS.

I'm leaving cable to better myself, but damn if there ain't a lot of free shit out there.

AND I'M PAYING for Hulu Plus for Community's death.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:45 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Just got home, HBO was instantly blocked and the FIOS password I have made it work. Watch ESPN is still chilling and I have access to some weird ass movies through the XBox via FIOS.

I'm leaving cable to better myself, but damn if there ain't a lot of free shit out there.

AND I'M PAYING for Hulu Plus for Community's death.


I feel like motherscratcher but I have to ask: what is FIOS, exactly?
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby dmiles » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:14 am

Peeker you probably need to open a ticket with TWC. I have Brighthouse which is TWC's little stepsister (some kind of incestuous relationship) and I had to have my MyBrighthouseServices account deleted and restored fresh. Once they did that I was easily able to setup WatchESPN (which I've never used), HBOGo, MaxGo etc. I think even BTN has a go app, though I am not sure watching Purdue wrestle Minnesota is something I want to watch.

Also I did verify ey0 that HBOGO is now working on my Xbox and Roku2. Of course if you kill cable then you have to get someone else's password for all this stuff is that what you implied?
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:05 pm

FIOS is Verizon's fiber optic network and a very viable/cheeper alternative to Cable. It's available on all of the East Coast but Boston because fucking our mayor is a toolbox and Comcast has a monopoly (that is deregulated...).

IOW: It's just a cable provider, I could steal HBO Go/Max GO/etc if I wanted with a TWC or Comcast password too.

My payment to the friend that hooked me up is my HULU Plus and Netflix passwords.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby Spin » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:49 pm

Hikohadon wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:I'm assuming my login is still going to work even if I only have internet, if not I'll get use the FIOS password I am going to use for HBO GO.


Don't assume that. I have my internet through TWC and my TV through DirecTV, and WatchESPN won't work for me. Not that there's very much on there that I miss...


Same here. I have DirecTV for TV and TWC for internet, and can't access ESPN3. DTV doesn't offer it, and TWC requires you be hitched to their cable as well.
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Re: Dropping Cable

Unread postby The Score » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:44 pm

I've dropped cable and get most of my content through a roku.

A service I didn't see mentioned in this thread is playon. I bought a lifetime license for $50. It brings a lot of internet only content to your tv/roku/360. (I don't know how scaled down some services are on the 360 when compared to the roku).
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