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Well, its official - Im a cord cutter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Jasqid, May 8, 2013.

  1. Volatility

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    because of line of sight? cause if you move to an apt/hoa area they are not allowed to tell you ya can't have the great rockin' D* service just cause they said so (directv.com/fcc) :)
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Well, it's not quite that simple, but you make a good point for many folks. If you don't have a balcony, or LOS, you may be SOL in some condominiums.
     
  3. Old_School

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    i was just generally speaking... with our current health issues the wife and i have decided that renting is the best option for us. Now we do refuse to rent a apartment building or a condo. we like to find people renting a whole house if possible .. so far we been lucky as we are now in a place that well suits are needs for awhile.

    I am not sure how OTARD would cover someone renting a single family home, it may or may not but i am not really interested in going Lord Vadar on someone. Here all it takes is a owner to file a registered letter giving 30 days to leave for a lawful eviction. They don't even have to state a reason just give you one month to leave. While i do love my Directv a satellite dish is not worth being thrown out in the street over IMO
     
  4. Volatility

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    i concur!
     
  5. Jasqid

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    Thanks guys for the tip. I didn't realize the IP TV forum. Gonna go check that out. I thought about doing the suspend option, and retentions offered it too but I still terminated. I had the ultimate package with HD plus (Palladia, Sony's MGM, etc.) Protection plan, and unconventional whole home dvr. I was testing in back in the early days over my home network and had to call them to keep it over my network. I had the slim line install in 2008 and was never upgraded. An hr22 & h21.

    Anyways, as I told retentions, it was an issue with service. Just $$$$ and value. We had to make some cuts to save money. We are not watching as much TV anymore, and for what we do watch, over half the shows are on alphabet network TV. So I hooked up a better ota antenna, an hdhomerun dual and setup my PC to run wmc. I got an Xbox in the living room that I setup the extender and can use it to watch my local networks. I signed up for hulu plus and already had Netflix streaming. So I went from 150 month in TV options to 16.

    Now if this changes in the fall we will see. I already miss FNC and H2.
     
  6. PCampbell

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    Sounds like its working good so far. I think more will follow if the cost keeps going up.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    When we moved, distance to the telco CO was a component for me. If we moved again it would be a fiber connection and LOS.
     
  8. peds48

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    having LOS and permission to install a dish are my "requirements" before I talk "business" with the landlord
     
  9. JeffBowser

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    There's a whole wide world out there that doesn't revolve around premium (or really, any) TV service......

    So, as some may recall, currently I have both DirecTV and Comcast. I have come to hate the Comcast guide. But, in the bigger picture, I am now even closer to "cutting the cord" myself. Especially considering that in the last 6 days I have watched about 3 hours of TV, and most of that being the Survivor finale off the antenna. Last night I worked on my Jeep, put in a new garage door opener, and spent some quality time with my wife. TV didn't even enter the picture.
     
  10. slice1900

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    Why do you have both Directv and Comcast? Is there really unique programming available on each that is worth enough to you that that up until now you've paid for both?

    I have a hard time understanding why someone would have both, unless they're just well off enough that the extra expense doesn't matter...but in that case, why cut the cord when the main reason most people do it is to save money?
     
  11. Laxguy

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    I had a limited Comcast with DIRECTV®, but, while I am fortunate financially, it wasn't about extra programming. Just that it came with my internet. And, some rich people scream bloody murder if they find out they are paying "extra". -Edited to neutralize font change.
     
  12. Old_School

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    I only carry Comcast TV (local channels only) because it makes the bill about $15 cheaper than if i just carry the internet alone.
     

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