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    Killed the TV today

    Pulled the dish right out of the ground.
    I noticed that there were only a few shows saved on the Tivo other than the news.
    Buying the iTunes or other down loads of those shows is far cheeper than cable.
    All the news shows I like are on the net.
    Realized I was paying for something I already had.

    The tv has gone the way of the land line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Pulled the dish right out of the ground.
    I noticed that there were only a few shows saved on the Tivo other than the news.
    Buying the iTunes or other down loads of those shows is far cheeper than cable.
    All the news shows I like are on the net.
    Realized I was paying for something I already had.

    The tv has gone the way of the land line.
    We're close to doing the same. $70 /mth for cable that is rarely watched.

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    I called them up to kill HBO. "John Adams" is good but all of the rest of their good shows are gone and there is not enough else for me. And I got to thinking, there ain't enough on the whole rest of the dial for me come off the hip either, so I killed the whole thing.

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    Without starting one of those whitepeople threads--I can't remember the last time I watched television. There's nothing on of interest. I've only kept the bare minimum cable going because every once in a while I have relatives staying who need that TV fix while I'm at work...

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    I watch too much TV, but we just got a cable box, why we got one, I don't know, bit now itis on HD (I think, haven't watched since we got it)
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    I was looking for a thread about shooting the Tele...like Elvis did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Pulled the dish right out of the ground.
    I was at my wit's end with commercials a few years ago, and considered getting a TiVo (~$300-400, plus monthly fee) or building my own DVR ($600+) to get rid of them. I did the same as you did, and realized that there really wasn't that much I'd be missing. So instead of spending all of that money, I just pulled the cable out of the back of the TV. I'm not going to get preachy or anything, as what works for one may not work for another, but I'm very happy with my decision, as it's worked out well for me.

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    i never got cable service to begin with. why pay for the privilege of viewing ads when you can download most anything ad-free online?
    "I'll probably stomp you into the ground. I'm 6'4", 250, work out everyday, and have an extremely bad attitude." -ovrrdrive (aka. Captain Carnage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
    i never got cable service to begin with. why pay for the privilege of viewing ads when you can download most anything ad-free online?
    Well, us old people remember a time when cable WAS ad free, and the internet barely existed... .

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    So you can watch it on a big screen with a good sound system
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Pulled the dish right out of the ground.
    I noticed that there were only a few shows saved on the Tivo other than the news.
    Buying the iTunes or other down loads of those shows is far cheeper than cable.
    All the news shows I like are on the net.
    Realized I was paying for something I already had.

    The tv has gone the way of the land line.
    Luv threads like this. How do I get the high def final four on the web?

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    All the shows I like haven't had new episodes in months. I hate seasons. I don't have a TV, but I have bittorrent!
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    You can watch the stuff you download on your computer and watch the on TV so. . . it hasn't died completely

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    My wife is addicted to cable. If it was up to me I'd sell the TV to the neighbor and stick with my internet.
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Pulled the dish right out of the ground.
    I noticed that there were only a few shows saved on the Tivo other than the news.
    Buying the iTunes or other down loads of those shows is far cheeper than cable.
    All the news shows I like are on the net.
    Realized I was paying for something I already had.

    The tv has gone the way of the land line.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgbguy View Post
    Luv threads like this. How do I get the high def final four on the web?
    Don't they have bars where you live?

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    Hmmm.... :imagines what life would be like w/o TV and saving $90 a month:

    Nope... not worth it. I love having my premium movies that I don't watch but listen to while I'm spending too much time on bikeforums.net

    kudos to those with the willpower to do it though!

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    Wow, that's $1080 per year.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Free bike every other year!

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    We live in France. With Satellite plus, we get nine premimum movie channels. TV stations from over 30 various countries. Mostly news stations. and 100 first tier stations. We pay 39 euros a month. Considering movie rental fees, we have no beef. We love movies. And the movie line up is far better than HBO in the US. Why. HBO in the US, used to cost us over 70 dollars.
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    I hate tv. I just pray that everyone else loves it, or else I'm gonna have to get a real job one of these days. So please, keep watching tv, or I won't be able to buy bikes no more. Oh yeah, or feed my kids. And pay the mortgage.

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    I don't pay a dime for my satellite dish network which includes most all pay-per-view channels and special events. All you need is a FTA (free to air) receiver and a dish.

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    Reminds me of a little song...

    ---

    I am gross and perverted
    I'm obsessed 'n deranged
    I have existed for years
    But very little had changed
    I am the tool of the Government
    And industry too
    For I am destined to rule
    And regulate you

    I may be vile and pernicious
    But you can't look away
    I make you think I'm delicious
    With the stuff that I say
    I am the best you can get
    Have you guessed me yet?
    I am the slime oozin' out
    From your TV set

    You will obey me while I lead you
    And eat the garbage that I feed you
    Until the day that we don't need you
    Don't got for help...no one will heed you
    Your mind is totally controlled
    It has been stuffed into my mold
    And you will do as you are told
    Until the rights to you are sold

    That's right, folks..
    Don't touch that dial

    Well, I am the slime from your video
    Oozin' along on your livin'room floor

    I am the slime from your video
    Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

    FZ

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    You are all a bunch of sick communist bastiges. NO TV!



    Actually, good for ya'll that can do it.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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