- Jun 6, 2005
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You might want to put your address in and do a site survey at antenna web to get an idea of what is possible.We have cut the cord. Though still not technically because DirecTV no longer prorates the final bill and we are paid through July 5th. So we have to pay a full months bill even though I dug the dish out of the ground yesterday. Receivers are all disconnected and sitting in a box waiting for their recovery kit to arrive. We are thinking that we will just start using an indoor HD OTA antenna. Have looked at Sling and YouTube TV, but all of those are still expensive for far fewer channels. YouTube TV is $50 a month and at least you get local channels and their DVR feature seems pretty good, but it is still $50 a month. We were paying $110 for DirecTV. Add Amazon Prime and Netflix to that $50 and we aren't very far off what we were already paying.
If we are able to pick up a fair share of network broadcast channels OTA, then we may look in to getting a TIVO DVR. With that we can stream Prime and/or Netflix and still be able to DVR the network stuff. I told my wife that after a while she wouldn't even know or remember what is missing that she used to or could watch on the cable channels because of all the new original content from the streaming guys. She seems okay with it and a TIVO would still give us the flexibility to watch when we want to watch and would pay for itself within a few months over DirecTV. Now of course we need to see what we can pick up OTA.
PlayStation Vue has all the sports channels. It is the one I would choose currently.We cut then returned - for a discount - but are cutting again. The only thing that we will remotely miss is sports. Does anyone have a good strategy to see MLB, NFL, and NCAA sports? We have Amazon prime and Netflix. I remember that Sling was suggested a few years ago but I only seem to remember that NCAA basketball was available through them. Any advice for some kind of a sports network/package?
I went with just internet and YouTube tv. I also have the watchATT TV app free with my wireless plan. Cable and internet went from 200 to 100 a month with streaming. I actually watch more channels even though I technically have less.We had been talking about cutting the cord, i.e. cable, as the price kept going up. Two days ago, we were newbies who knew nothing about streaming services and thought we had to buy dedicated laptops to hook up to the TVs, and then thought we should buy newer TVs to replace our 5-year old Samsung Smart TVs and finally realized that we have a cheaper and better solution - Roku boxes. Now we have FuboTV with Sports Plus add-on and a separate subscription for ESPN+ through Roku. We save $80 per month as we were paying $150 per month just for cable on 2 TVs and now it costs us about $70 per month. We pay another $60 per month for internet. Goodbye to cable!
My husband and I were just discussing this regarding for when we move to the rental. The owners of the house had a big tv on a staircase wall that we in no way could get to and we right now have a small tv that would be on a stand close to our sitting area so we could see. So I would think the cable company would have to run more wires to the tv. So why not just use internet? Been trying to get him to do this for years.After our move, we now only have Amazon Prime and watch YouTube a lot. I hardly ever turn the TV on. Unpacking is consuming so much of our time, once we are settled in I may get an indoor antenna to see what kind of stations we can pull. I think our main problem will be that we are on the southeast side of the building and all of the local stations are to the northwest. So that may impact the kind of signal we can get.
HI Mary Ann, A couple of thoughts on this as I had cable / cut the cord / went back to cable.My husband and I were just discussing this regarding for when we move to the rental. The owners of the house had a big tv on a staircase wall that we in no way could get to and we right now have a small tv that would be on a stand close to our sitting area so we could see. So I would think the cable company would have to run more wires to the tv. So why not just use internet? Been trying to get him to do this for years.
I told him we should just get internet and see how it goes. I could care less about TV, but he always has it on when he is home. Plus I would think it could save money, though I know they have those bundle packages. I also told him to forget a landline phone for there- we will just use our cells- hopefully they have cell service there.
As with you, we will be busy getting settled (though we will really never be settled until our new house gets built. In fact, a lot of things will stay in boxes.) and hubby will still be working so the simpler things are the better.
Good luck in your new place! I know what an ordeal moving can be! I am in the throws of it all right now and I want to wake up and have it be all over with.
HI Mary Ann, A couple of thoughts on this as I had cable / cut the cord / went back to cable.
The small TV you refer to must have an HDMI input for a Roku , Firestick, etc. Just make sure of that before you go that route.
However, if TV is really important to your husband and offers some sort of familiarity / comfort during this time, my suggestion would be during this period where you are in the rental is to continue w/the familiarity of cable. You seem really overwhelmed. Why introduce new technology and challenges to the mix just to save maybe $20-$30 a month ? If your husband likes watching "live TV" vs watching pre-recorded content on TV such as Netflix series or movies, I think he will be frustrated. It's a whole different looks, feel , navigation to watch live TV through services like Hulu.
Save the cord cutting endeavor for when you get settled in your permanent home.
Just my two cents.