R U READY 2 CUT UR CABLE ??

Boobala

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Since folks are finally gettin really pissed-off with their cable bills, and going to streaming services, I thought I'd share some info with those, thinking along those lines ..

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/as-cord-cutting-grows-cable-companies-are-becoming-desperate-to-trick-you-into-coming-back/

This is a site I follow, and they seem to be pretty up to date and reliable with their info, in the next 2-3 years, we will see some really radical changes, in our viewing equipment, and services, .... Cable TV as we know it, is dying out..... :thumbdown:
 

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You can not win.
Right now sports in particular get a large lump of the excessive amount they pay their actors , err sorry , players from broadcast rights.
If the cable companies go then the streaming services will have to make up the cash shortfall.

The Magic Pudding was a piece of children's fiction.

Cable never caught on down here because we, like the UK have a good government funded free to air broadcaster.
Thus cable had to do better than endless repeats of I Love Lucy & Mash.
So other than sports & religion they had little to offer and the heaviest sports based company struggles on while the others all went bust.
100 channels of trash is no better than 1 channel of trash, it is still trash, designed to make you feel anxious &/or depressed so you will react to the advertisements be they be honest advertisements or sneaky product placement advertisements.
 

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Heard some guy at work talking about a jailbroke Firestick that streams everything. Never heard of this but sounds interesting, at least until they figure out how to block it.
 
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Heard some guy at work talking about a jailbroke Firestick that streams everything. Never heard of this but sounds interesting, at least until they figure out how to block it.
A guy that dates my daughter has one of those jail broke firesticks........ Catches everything..........
 

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Heard some guy at work talking about a jailbroke Firestick that streams everything. Never heard of this but sounds interesting, at least until they figure out how to block it.
TOM THREE .. I've been followin this streaming info for a short while now, and theres so much new info coming out DAILY .... it's extremely hard to keep up with it, I think the most exciting thing I've heard is about, is the new 5G service, with the new 5 G WI-FI phone band , soon (hopefully) folks will have a bigger choice of Internet Service Providers, in the home as well, possibly 5 or more, ( O Happy- Day).. I WILL be cuttin the cable soon, Black-Friday brought me a Roku Ultra, A new Dual-Band Router, A new Ink-jet printer, and a new Laser printer, none of which is installed yet, (waiting on some other equipment and cables) soooon !!.. :thumbsup:

https://www.howtogeek.com/398620/whats-the-difference-between-5g-and-5ghz-wi-fi/

https://www.howtogeek.com/340002/what-is-5g-and-how-fast-will-it-be/
 

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:thumbsup:
We bought a Roku stick a while back, liked it so well we got a Roku TV for the bedroom. Really works and dirt simple to hook up and use. Plug it in, log in, all done.
 

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Boo- are you available to come up & cut some cable ?
 

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Have you factored in the cost per Gb of a 5G download.
Short ones can be very cheap but long ones can get real expensive and a full movie is a much bigger download than on a DVD.
 

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Get Firestick and load Kodi on it. It's easy to do on your own, very simple. When I initially cut the cord I bought a pre loaded one. Big mistake, it was loaded with a bunch of junk, most the memory was used up, and it ran slow. I ended up doing a factory reset and starting from scratch on my own. https://www.firesticktricks.com/install-kodi-on-fire-stick.html is a great source, he has videos and guides on how to install a lot of different apps.
 
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