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Thread: We pay for T.V. service and nothing on

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    Notice we now have to pay some type of cable or satelite service , and they are really getting outrageous on their prices. And yet their is really nothing worth watching! The weekends are the worst!! And a lot of channels just keep reshowing the same programs all day long! And even , tho I do not subscribe for the movie channels, in the channel guide even those list the same movies all month long! What gives with that! Glad I don't pay for those!! T.V. I am beginning to wonder if I can do without! I depend on the news and like to see their video news coverage, but I am seriously considering turning off service. And I noticed my radio doesn't bring in a descent signal anymore. Will we be all forced to subscribe to Syrius Radio and such and pay to listen to that now! Just my thoughts!!

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    We cut ours way down because of this. We now spend more time on netflix for $8 a month new movies every tuesday that are instantly sent to our tv through our WII.

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    I am thinking maybe cheaper to rent a dvd when I want to see something. They have machines her in Ca. for a 24hr rental for 99 cents. Just the basic channels for staelite are almost $70 a month . I'll miss my news but I guess I'll have to do internet to keep up with it. I have 2 news channels on my faves. I could see some video off that, and maybe lower my electric some more because I could unplug T.V. when not in use. Hmmm. I am going to give that some real serious thought! Talk to hubby and make decision, Cause I record his NCIS series when he on road workin, so he can watch on time off, on that dvr box.

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    oh twisted - have you been listening my hubby and me? We flip thru all the entire guide and there is not ONE THING to watch! Am I wrong, but years ago when we just had the broadcast channels, wasn't there more to watch then compared to out "150" channels we have now?

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    I agree. We just have Basic Extended cable, no bells and whistles and it is plenty for us.

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    Seriously there was. I know they have brought back some old movies, remember Arsonic and old Lace? But how many times can you watch those. I would like to see Ma and Pa Kettle once in a while. And please, since when did The Wizard Of Oz become become a movie to show for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Who's smoking what at the T.V stations?? But the last few years that when they put it on!!

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    I so agree, we are loving our netflix streaming.

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    All we watch basically is baseball and movies. I live in Ohio so the only way I get the Yankees is on my computer which is fine with me. I love Turner Classic Movies, it's awesome!
    I agree- a zillion channels and nothing on. :D

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    I agree, tv is really going downhill. I don't care to see other peoples messes(hoarders) or some guy named Billy chasing vermin when he looks like he could be one or a foul mouthed old drunk running a bar with less efficiency than she's using to run down her son. I don't care for the heavily scripted fake reality shows like Survivor. There are a few shows I like but even they seem to get stale after a few episodes. When I watch tv I want to be entertained, I want to escape the reality of day to day living--not have someone else's day to day living piped into my home. So, mostly I turn it off or watch the history channel or the discovery channel.

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    Same here.
    TV is awful.
    I only watch local news, CNN and TCM.

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    We refuse to pay for Dish and cable will never come down our road (too rural). So after the digital conversion we get only two stations, both PBS. 5 different programming channels between them.
    Most of the time we wind up watching a video. PBS runs a lot of reruns and they seem to be fundraising every weekend lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    All we watch basically is baseball and movies. I live in Ohio so the only way I get the Yankees is on my computer which is fine with me. I love Turner Classic Movies, it's awesome!
    I agree- a zillion channels and nothing on. :D
    I know you live in Ohio but were you from NY??????? If so where???????

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    Netflix is great but I canceled my subscription a while back because I had caught up on all the movies I wanted to see. I can always reactivate my account. But I have also discovered Redbox. It's a vending machine for movies. They have them in several grocery stores and Walmart and Walgreens. I live two blocks from four Redbox machines. $1 per night. You have to set up your account online first and it's best to reserve a movie online before you go to the box to pick it up. They don't have as many movies as Netflix but it's still better than what's on TV most of the time.

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    We live in a very rural area of PA and we have free TV. Have since 1986. We live on top of a hill, point our antennas east and get the best HD tv, and it is free. All the major networks plus extras. There are also many web sites like Hulu to watch many shows for free. We just hook up the computer through a HDMI or RGB cable and watch it on the big screen. I did a search one day and found 64 episodes of Sky King for free. http://www.americanflyers.net/entertainment/skyking.asp
    There are web sites like http://www.archive.org that have old radio shows and old kinescope recordings from the very early days of television. Why pay when it is free.
    As you can guess I like free!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    All we watch basically is baseball and movies. I live in Ohio so the only way I get the Yankees is on my computer which is fine with me. I love Turner Classic Movies, it's awesome!
    I agree- a zillion channels and nothing on. :D
    I know you live in Ohio but were you from NY??????? If so where???????
    Peach, I grew up in Utica and lived for many years in Syracuse.

    Twisted- Funny you should start this thread b/c last night I was home alone, with no game on so I flipped channels. Haven't done that in a loooong time and noticed a LOT of violent and just plain creepy shows. I've really been out of the loop. I ended up on PBS and laughed my head off over the British comedy "Keeping up Appearances" That show always cracks me up!!! I love British humor :D
    Oh yes, Hulu is great! Lot of the old shows.

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    Well I guess I will take a nap for now. And catch the news at 10pm or 11. Cause even the news repeats on the weekend. Go figure!

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    If it wasn't for Speed's coverage of F1, I would very seriously consider canceling our cable service. I have been unemployed for the past few years, so have seen just about every made for TV movie, real life crime show etc. multiple times. There is very little in the way of new programming and what there is seems to be geared mainly towards people under thirty - very disappointing.

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    We have "Basic" cable, and I quite agree - I'm seriously thinking of canceling it - but I'm the holdout, not the kids! We also use the internet, and I got "Roku Box" for my birthday. You hook it up to you TV, and as long as you have WiFi in the house (I have teens, so I do!) you can get Netflix instant watch, rent movies from Amazon.com, all the news and sports you could watch, plus they are always adding new stations - like an old movie one - although they only have about 6. You can also get Netflix on the wii or some other game systems.

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    Some years ago, in the early 2000s, I got mad at the ugliness of something Idol with that creepy nasty guy on the end, and finally asked myself just why on earth was I paying good money to watch what I could see just as well on Video or CD or on my computer. Cancelled the whole thing and have not been sorry yet. I have masses of videos, bought and copied from TV years ago, and lots of CDs. Last movie I saw was a copy of Avatar, loved that one, and ET.

    The rare times i see TV in other's homes I find that I have no desire to even start my own cable again. I read, I sew, I work around the house and read news on the daily paper and on computer.

    It's been years, and my house is soothing and peaceful without all that violence and filthy mouthed actors they think is vitally necessary for them to be seen on TV.

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    Susan Margaret,
    You would probably like "Doc Martin" and "Dr. Who" too.
    Sharon W.

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    I have Basic cable, and have also thought about pulling the plug on it, because there is rarely anything worth watching. And what REALLY gets to me are the commercials. They are constant. 3 minutes of show followed by 4 minutes of commercials and then another 3 minutes of show. It's amazing! Then, of course, they have to tell you what is coming up next on the episode, to keep you watching, and when it gets back from a commercial break they have to recap what they just said. It's like there's 10 minutes of show and the rest is repeat and commercials. Actually, 10 minutes of some shows is 9 minutes too much.

    OK, off my soapbox now. Can you tell this really bugs me?

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    You are certainly not alone@! Many of us are fed up. I need to rant about how much I dislike the movies being made.
    Okay, that will be another thread hahaha :D

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    We have basic cable but at our age, (70's) there really isn't much on TV that interests us. We do watch re runs of Law and Order, the old ones are the best and The Closer is the only 'new' show that we like. Jeopardy is a must after dinner. Of course we watch some news programs, a little history, decorating and how to shows interest me and sports for DH but actualy the tv is on most of the time just for the noise. May in Jersey

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    I have to agree 100%, not worth the price i pay each month! I only watch a few channels, HGTV, weather channel, food network, and sometimes the discovery channel and the local news.

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    I haven't watched TV in several years, and where we are, we don't get a radio station. You get used to it.

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