Do you only have Netflix and no cable?
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Posted: 9/28/2013 2:34:26 PM
So we are trying to cut down our expenses. Right. Ow we have Dish and pay quite a bit for that.

Any of you have Netflix only? No cable at all? Do you miss cable?
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Posted: 9/28/2013 2:37:56 PM
We have an antenna and amazon prime. We use the redbox for movies. Every once in a while we miss a show but the cost saving is big enough to make up for that.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 2:43:59 PM
I could see having Hulu Plus and Netflix, but not just Netflix. There are too many current shows I want to watch to do Netflix only. But, you could always try it for a couple weeks...don't use your satellite and see how it goes.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 2:46:42 PM
What is Hulu Plus? Obviously I'm not up all this!
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Posted: 9/28/2013 2:59:44 PM
We just have Netflix. I'm a year behind on all the shows I like to see, but I don't really care.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:01:19 PM
We haven't had cable in years.

We do have Netflix, Hulu & some Amazon shows.

The only thing we really miss are some sports.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:01:26 PM
We get 39 channels with our homemade antenna. We also have Amazon Prime. I miss being on top of a couple of the show but oh, well.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:04:59 PM
We are like you.

We had dish. Dropped it, got Roku and have Netflix and Hulu. We pay less than $20/month for the two - oh we have amazon prime too, but don't really use it for TV much, just for free shipping.

It took about two months of withdrawals before we didn't miss having satellite/cable. I find that we watch a bit less TV, but when we do, we pay attention more. DH and I actually watch together and at a set time.

Hulu will have many of the shows from the previous day (not all). DH and I use Hulu more. Netflex is moview. The kids (teenagers) use Netflix more. The kids actually now prefer having Netflex and Hulu because they can watch on their laptops in their rooms.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:05:03 PM
We cancelled out cable almost a year ago, and really haven't missed it too much. I do miss the DVR, but the savings more than makes up for it.

We got an antenna, netflix, and hulu plus. We were doing netflix before though, so the only added monthly cost was hulu, which is way less than cable. You can watch the current season on Hulu. The shows are usually available there the day after it airs.

Hulu does not have CBS shows, so we bought an hdmi cable and just connect our tv to the laptop, and stream directly from CBS's website. The only show we really like that we have to do this for is Survivor. Again, it's usually available the day after it airs.

HTH!

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:06:04 PM
OH - dh did install an DH antenna so we get local channels.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:07:22 PM
We only have Netflix and have not missed cable for the last 2 years. But we watch everything else we want online.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:16:01 PM
We have high speed cable Internet and wireless that we pay about $80/mo for (the only option for high speed/unlimited data in our area). We get our entertainment primarily from Netflix and iTunes on our Apple TV. We really don't miss cable TV at all.



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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:36:43 PM
We bought an antenna and a roku box with Netflix and got rid of Dish Network. I really dont miss it at all. There is always something to watch.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:37:20 PM
We just cut cable this month. We have had Netflix streaming and Apple TV for a long time. We will use Apple TV for any cable shows we want (only 2 or 3).
You should look into Aereo for local channels. We are lucky and we live in an area they cover. It has been great!


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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:50:18 PM
We quit cable a couple of years ago. We don't miss it. Between Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime, and the occasional movie from Redbox, we have plenty to watch.



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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:54:00 PM
I have Netflix and Amazon Prime. I only miss tv during football season but I can keep up enough with my teams online and via friends. In the last few years my schedule has become so busy I really don't have time to watch any shows. I do miss a few but when I do have extra time (from being sick or on vacation or whatever) I catch up as much as I can.

Totally worth it for me.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:55:39 PM
We have given up cable twice. One was for about 3 years, before Netflix even existed. This last time was several years ago, now. About 6 or 7 years, I'd say.

We have had Netflix twice during these last 6-7 years. We've gone long stretches without it. Right now we just got Netflix back for one month. In fact yesterday was the last day of the free month. We wanted to see if the kids were annoying about it. But they weren't too bad, so we'll probably go ahead and sign up for it again.

And there are no channels available without cable here. not even the local channels. So we were just watching DVDs and anything available on the computer during the time when we didn't have Netflix.

We like Netflix better now that you can create accounts for each family member. It's not perfect, but it's better.

So obviously we get along just fine without cable.




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Posted: 9/28/2013 4:17:18 PM
We gave up satellite about two years ago. We use a combination of Netflix, iTunes and an antenna for local stations. I haven't missed DirecTV at all. We use an AppleTV box for streaming. If there is a series I am keeping up with I usually watch it on the computer - usually the network's website.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 5:24:44 PM
Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and a digital antenna here!



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Posted: 9/28/2013 5:26:57 PM
we gave up cable something like 3 years ago now. we have a digital antennae, netflix and hulu plus. Our antennae is connecting to a computer that we use as a dvr. haven't missed a thing, we rarely ever watched anything on cable anyway.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 5:38:37 PM
I haven't had cable for over 5 years. I went without tv at all for quite sometime. Now I do watch tv through a variety of sources like Netflix, HuluPlus (I have Netflix and my DD has HuluPlus), as well as going to network websites themselves. I also have a Roku.

I'd go back to no tv before I'd have cable again.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 5:41:45 PM
We have Netflix and the very basic cable package. It's our local channels with the Weather Channel and ESPN. It's about $20 a month. We're not where we can get decent antenna reception.



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Posted: 9/28/2013 5:52:30 PM
Question for those who have given up cable completely. Did your internet bill increase once you were no longer "bundled"? If so, how much more per month are you having to pay? Thanks!



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Posted: 9/28/2013 6:15:29 PM

We've never had cable or dish or anything like that. I just can't pay $80-100 per month just to watch TV.

We have Amazon Prime and use Netflix to rent movies. There's just not that much that's good on TV in my opinion.



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Posted: 9/28/2013 6:20:37 PM
We have Netflix only. No cable. No satellite. Just internet and that is expensive enough!!!! We do rent movies through red box maybe once or twice a week. Not impressed with Hulu Plus or the new Redbox streaming. We've haven't had cable for 10yrs. It's just a waste. My husband thought we needed it when we moved and within the first month we cancelled it. Just too much garbage. We do have an antennae that we use to find out if schools are closed in the winter time. I used to watch a couple shows on the two channels we got (CBS & ABC) but I really really hate commercials so I go back to netflix or watch one of our movies.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 7:32:31 PM
We have limited basic cable for about $14/month plus Netflix and Amazon Prime.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 7:54:58 PM
We gave up Dish about 4 years ago and stick with Netflix. We sometimes rent movies from Redbox and if I can't watch a show live I catch it online afterwards. We don't miss it at all...although I think my husband would love to have it during the football season, he survives with internet updates and listening online.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 8:39:28 PM
Antennae here, no cable. Recently subscribed to Amazon Prime and I love it. We watch a lot of the free Hulu stuff, too.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 8:54:42 PM
We have Netflix and a Chromecast which allows us to stream anything to our TV from the web. We don't have an antenna and have never had cable. The few times cable is inflicted upon me I am reminded why I do not have it because ten minutes of incredibly depressing news interspersed with half an hour of too-loud commercials is not something I find enjoyable at all!

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Posted: 9/28/2013 9:33:19 PM

Haven't had cable in 20 years or regular tv. I do have Netflix. Wouldn't have it any other way!







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Posted: 9/28/2013 9:52:18 PM
We have Netflix and Hulu plus and no cable.



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Posted: 9/28/2013 10:17:03 PM
until recently we have only had netflix and amazon prime (for over 3 years)

Uverse came to our neighborhood and the high speed internet and phone was cheaper with the TV (introductory offer). Until uverse came our only option was DSL (slowest speed)or Comcast (why we cancelled in the first place. So we took the TV and now cant wait to cancel it!

Turns out we never watch regular TV as the adds make watching impossible. Even the kids only want streaming. We all prefer to pick a series and watch it right though. I have DVR'd a few TLC and HGTV shows but cant be bothered with having to fast forward the adds.


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Posted: 9/29/2013 2:44:23 AM
I have netflix and love it!

I moved to Boston last summer, and with the price of rent out here, I am saving every penny so I haven't had cable and I do not miss it!

With netflix, you can watch it from your smartphone, computer/laptop, iPad and other Internet devices.

Save the money and get netflix!


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Posted: 9/29/2013 7:15:39 AM
Just wanted to mention that you might want to check with your internet company to be sure that you have unlimited data before you cut your cable. Some have a cap on data and charge a huge price if you go over. I know that Comcast and AT&T both have caps, not sure about any others.






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Just wanted to mention that you might want to check with your internet company to be sure that you have unlimited data before you cut your cable. Some have a cap on data and charge a huge price if you go over. I know that Comcast and AT&T both have caps, not sure about any others.


This. Time Warner is the only one that offers unlimited data in our area, so we have to stick with them even though we have connection problems regularly. To be fair, they've been trying to get it fixed, but I wish we had more options. Our family definitely needs the unlimited data though.



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Posted: 9/29/2013 9:56:28 AM
We "paused" our Dish service at the beginning of summer to try out going without cable. (You can do that for up to 6 months and have to pay a $5 fee per month.). We have Netflix, Hulu Plus, and a computer with a tv card that can record off the antenna,

So far we don't miss cable at all, and I imagine we will completely shut it off soon. The only minor hiccup is sports. We can watch the games on the networks through the antenna, but our college alma mater has been on ESPN the last two weeks, so we missed those. We're not huge sports fans, so it's not a big deal, but for some people, sports is the kicker.

We use Charter for internet, and we've had no issues with data caps. And we never had anything bundled with our cable service.

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Posted: 9/29/2013 10:27:03 AM
DH loves his sports too much for us to give up our cable, I could do it, but not him.

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Posted: 9/29/2013 10:31:00 AM
We gave up cable for Netflix about 4 years ago. And now, we've given up Netflix, too. My husband uses an on-demand service on occasion and we use RedBox.


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Posted: 9/29/2013 10:48:39 AM
Yes, I have Netflix and no cable. I don't watch too many tv shows that are currently on, I like to watch shows all at once, when I want to so Netflix works well for that. The other show I watch, the walking dead would require me to buy a premium cable package, but I can purchase the whole season for 30 or so dollars on vudu (or whatever its called)

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Posted: 9/30/2013 5:47:12 PM
We dropped our satellite services about 4-5 years ago in favor of Netflix instant streaming. We will rent a movie on Amazon (either via Prime or the regular service) once in a blue moon, but that is very rare. Between Netflix and network websites for current shows that I like to watch, I see no need to ever go back to cable/satellite, and we don't miss it at all.

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Posted: 9/30/2013 5:47:14 PM
We dropped our satellite services about 4-5 years ago in favor of Netflix instant streaming. We will rent a movie on Amazon (either via Prime or the regular service) once in a blue moon, but that is very rare. Between Netflix and network websites for current shows that I like to watch, I see no need to ever go back to cable/satellite, and we don't miss it at all.

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