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    How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    I just have internet so I download anything that's not over the air that I want to see..but I guess I'm just curious if I'm missing anything you guys do and also to see how many out there like me don't have cable. My reason was mainly cuz I'm a cheap arse and think don't want to spend the money. The one channel that I would get cable for (Science) is not on any of the base plans so I'd have to get nearly the most expensive package anywhere else.

    Anywho...what do you guys do? I do try to find streams when there is sports on but the streams are usually crappy. ESPN3 was nice but now they changed it so it's mostly just lacrosse or crap like that. I don't have Verizon for the watch espn so meh.



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    Have not had any type of broadcast on my tv for 7-8 years now. Watch everything I want online.



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    No Cable here. I watch a lot of Netflix but honestly there isn't much on tv that I can't live without.


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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    What do you guys do for sports you want watch? Stream?



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    Quote Originally Posted by CykoAGR View Post
    No Cable here. I watch a lot of Netflix but honestly there isn't much on tv that I can't live without.
    No cable. Use synopsis on CF to hear about the best shows. Watch paint dry in spare time. Lots of time to cook. Count birdcalls on occasion.


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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    no cable. watch shows online or borrow from library. Usually have to go to a bar to catch sporting events if it isnt on the main channels bunny ears get you.


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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    What do you guys do for sports you want watch? Stream?
    Espn3
    Stream sites like firstrow.eu
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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    For sports: Primarily friends, but occasionally sports bars (Wallabys or Bdubs)

    Everything else: Netflix has all the old selection, Hulu has the most recent stuff



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    I've been thinking about joining this crew but haven't pulled the trigger. Cable/Internet bill is getting rediculous.



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    What do you guys do for sports you want watch? Stream?
    The sports I actually care about watching on a regular basis come in this order:
    1) ISU FB
    2) ISU MBB
    3) Minnesota Vikings
    4) ISU WBB
    5) Minnesota Timberwolves

    For #1 and #2 between over the air coverage, ESPN3, seeing games in person, and clonezone I think there were 2-3 games total in the past year that I would have been home to watch and wasn't able to. As far as Minnesota sports go, even if I had cable I probably wouldn't pay for the NFL or NBA packages, so I've made my peace that I'll always be at the mercy of what gets picked up nationally. I'm sure I could catch more games if I was willing to deal with some of the shadier streaming sites, but I always get frustrated trying to get a decent picture on those sites.

    I will say, I do occassionally miss watching random college FB games all day on Saturday, but that's not enough to start paying for cable again.


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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    I've been thinking about joining this crew but haven't pulled the trigger. Cable/Internet bill is getting rediculous.
    Especially if you have a newer tv with HDMI hook-ups, it's so damn easy to run netflix, hulu, etc. on your tv. Cable/Satellite are going to start getting more aggressive competing against streaming, I would have to think.



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    We have a really good attic antenna that allows us to watch the OTA (ABC, CBS, NBC, & FOX) networks. I watch everything else on my computer. Unless streaming of sporting events is drastically reduced, I will never again pay a cable or satellite tv bill.



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    I use Netflix for most shows not on major network TV. I go to websites of networks for some shows (American Pickers, Swamp People, etc.). We have an antenna for the local stations so I can catch Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.

    I listen the the gameday audio for my MN Twins games (paid for that). I watch videos of highlights after the game if something interesting happened. MLB.TV is definitely NOT worth the money (did that last year).

    I catch all of the ISU football games, and the major basketball games at our local gamewatch location in Raleigh. Our bar lets us connect a laptop and stream games that are only on Clone Zone.


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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    in the near future I could see a bandwidth limit being implemented



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    Re: How many of you don't have cable tv? And what do you do to see shows?

    I just don't see how you are able to watch live ISU games primarily over the internet. Take last years schedule as an example:
    UNI - No TV (I think Clone zone)
    Iowa - FSN (Cable)
    Conn - ESPN2 (Cable)
    Texas - FX (Cable)
    Baylor - FSN (Cable)
    Missouri - No TV (Clone Zone)
    Texas A&M - ABC (OTA)
    Texas Tech - FSN (Cable)
    Kansas - FCS (Cable)
    Okie State - ESPN (Cable)
    Oklahoma - FX (Cable)
    Kansas State - FSN (Cable)
    Rutgers - ESPN (Cable)

    Now to my knowledge, none of these cable games were simulcasted on the Clone Zone. So, without cable, how would you be able to watch 10 of 13 ISU football games last fall?

    I want to get rid of cable, but ISU sports is, sadly, the only reason I am keeping it.



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