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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:13 PM

We have just dumped comcast. Now, what do you recommend for watching tv on the internet?

Is it Hulu? or what? Thanks in advance.

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Reply We have just dumped comcast. Now, what do you recommend for watching tv on the internet? (Original post)
morningglory Jan 2013 OP
demmiblue Jan 2013 #1
morningglory Jan 2013 #2
demmiblue Jan 2013 #5
Mass Jan 2013 #4
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #8
Mass Jan 2013 #3
Lesmoderesstupides Jan 2013 #6
BigDemVoter Jan 2013 #7
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #11
morningglory Jan 2013 #16
musiclawyer Jan 2013 #9
KatyMan Jan 2013 #12
ananda Jan 2013 #10
forestpath Jan 2013 #13
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #14
TeeYiYi Jan 2013 #15

Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:15 PM

1. I have a Roku box and stream Hulu & Netflix on my TV.

It costs a little, but much cheaper than cable.


Edit to add: the Roku box is a one time purchase, while the Netflix and Hulu charge monthly fees. You can watch Hulu for free on your computer.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:16 PM

2. Thanks, Demmi!

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Response to morningglory (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:18 PM

5. You are welcome! P.S I updated my post.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:17 PM

4. Is it easy to use? we tried another device but the interface was lousy.

So, we are using our old Mac to stream videos.

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Response to Mass (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:20 PM

8. I do the same thing and find it very easy to use, with very good results.

 

Can't tell the difference between what I stream to my TV from the router with the Roku, and what I watch via VerizonFios. (I still have cable TV as well.)

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:16 PM

3. We use hulu +other websites

CBS shows are online at cbs.com. We watch msnbc on their website too. and cspan is on line as well.

You can watch pretty much everything the next day, and even earlier for MsNBC (about 1 hour after the end of the show).

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:18 PM

6. Get a Satellite Dish

 

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:18 PM

7. I ditched Comcast this past July. . . .

But I replaced it with AT&T which is not a whole hell of a lot better--still have unexpected, unexplained "fees" on every bill even after downgrading my service to the "basics." They always find a way to rip you off.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:32 PM

11. unless you have att u-verse you have dish or direct tv for video

 

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:46 PM

16. I called comcast and asked what discount we could get if we dumped several hundred of the channels

we do not watch.
They said it would cost more to have fewer channels. Makes sense. So we have dumped them.

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:24 PM

9. Of you have an iPad or macbook --apple tv

They are inexpensive and have netflix and Hulu embedded One of the above plus amazon prime and you will never be short of stuff to watch except live sports

And depending on where you live you might get some over the air which will give you some live sports

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:33 PM

12. I find the roku easier

The AppleTV we have always seems to lose the network, plus there aren't as many channel choices as the Roku.
But either way, you are correct, with Netflix, Hulu+ and Amazon Prime you won't lack for things to watch.
I would also recommend Playon, as this sort of aggregates all the network websites (like CBS, NBC, Food Channel, what have you) into a single interface. Some shows, like Big Bang Theory, aren't on Hulu, but you can find them on Playon.
We have 1 tv with satellite for things like sports and news, but most of what we watch is on the Roku.

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:30 PM

10. Through my Roku on Netflix..

I've been watching The West Wing, The Protectors (Danish), Frasier, and lots of other good shows as they take my fancy.

Recently I watched Spiral (French), The Eagle (Danish), Wallander (Swedish), and the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. All those shows are fantastic!

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:39 PM

13. Netflix, Amazon Prime, & Hulu Plus through Roku - Netflix by far my favorite.

 

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:22 PM

14. If you must watch TV, see what Intel a la carte offers. It should be out in the near future.

 

In the meantime, it really depends on what kind of things you want to watch. We felt that none of the premium streaming services were worth it even though they are a lot cheaper.

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Response to morningglory (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:26 PM

15. You're going to need unlimited, reasonably fast bandwidth...

That said, I keep myself entertained with justin.tv

TYY

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