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ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to majortom1029

Re: hmm

Honestly, if someone came to my house , and I didnt have TV service, Id be embarrassed ! lol Sorry guys, "cutting the cord" will never be the "cool thing to do".

Aside from that, I need my YES channel and HBO. lol.



ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Evanston, IL

1 recommendation

Who cares about what the "cool" thing to do is? It is unfortunate that people really never get out of high school mode.



buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
Premium
Reviews:
·AT&T DSL Service

BQUOTE= Italian926...Honestly, if someone came to my house , and I didnt have TV service, Id be embarrassed ! lol Sorry guys, "cutting the cord" will never be the "cool thing to do",,,,,,,,,

Who said cutting the cord is not a "cool thing to do", I understand you may need your HBO fix but for others Its all about implementation....

Example... I cut the cord yrs ago in favor of OTA and media player streaming. At one of my residences I have Comcast business class ( no cap) My two phone lines are 1 Vonage for business line, 2 nettalk for home phone line. ( cell with TMO). there are 5 TVs ( 1 in a guest room) in my house all flat screen ( LED & LCD) and all have a connection to the OTA antenna, and all TV's have there own Sony Media player attached and all wireless networked to the home network ( SMP N100 & N200 DLNA supported).

All media players have access to Crackle, HULU and Netflix for Video streaming (I pay for the last 2). They all have a bevy of radio apps from slacker to pandora on each media player Not to mention my android phone has the Sony's app on it that allows me to control all 5 media players at any time from my phone ( never a lost remote). MY Home network is separated by use of a different router than my business network, and the home network is set up on DLNA in which I also have a 2TB WD my book live networked in where I store all our family movies videos pictures music and ( cough.. digital copy movies), and I have access to all of that from one phone and can stream it to any TV set, laptop, or digital device in my house!

When I show off that I/they can watch regular TV for your local info and news then just switch over to the media player for almost everything else similar to on demand , that I never lose my remote All I have to do is pick up the house phone and call it, and That I can stream my family moves to any TV in the house, Lets just say I've had family, friends, and colleagues over and have shown them my set up and they all have though it was quite cooool !

Not to mention a Colleague and his wife stayed the night quite some time ago ( due to a weather related flight cancellation and it being to expensive to book an extra night hotel stay). They resided in the guest room and before I went to bed I checked in on them to see if they needed anything, my colleague was happily in bed watching a tv show from netflix from the media player, and his wife was on her Ipad streaming a new movie from my WD book live that she so desperately wanted to see but was not available on demand from there cable provider yet. before he left, He asked to make sure I send him my home network specs as he wants to set a similar one himself.



Jim Kirk
Premium
join:2005-12-09

1%'er?


bka591959

join:2012-06-20
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to ITALIAN926

Hahahahahahahaha, you think paying a cable/sat bill makes you Cool? Hahahahahahahahaha, you just made my day!

My 14 year old son and all his friends think I am the Coolest Dad around because we can watch all the Cool shows (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Falling Skies, Fringe to name a few) any time they want, all commercial free on phones, laptops and TVs.

Dude you need to get a Clue!



buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
Premium
Reviews:
·AT&T DSL Service
reply to Jim Kirk

LOL yes my house in the suburbs of Chicago I am that 1% er, anyway the sad part is as I said one of my residences. At my "snowbird" residence in Central FL I have my elderly grandparent living in the house ( so it does not stay abandoned) and there is no good OTA signal in that area what-so-ever, so the only thing I keep there is basic cable for them on Comcast and the lowest channel package that includes the ONLY one channel they like to watch...WGN.... ( look up where thats broad casted for free at) ... GO FIGURE!

You win some, you loose some...



NWOhio2

@buckeyecom.net
reply to bka591959

LMAO! you made me laugh! i can do that and still keep cable!

And you son and his friends must have low standards on "cool" because anyone can do it- it's not cool. it's called adopting. And the "article" is about people dropping CaTV NOT Dish/DirecTV. Which proves my point- that they don't count DirecTV/Dish in with "cord cutting". This story is flawed like all the rest of them. Bloggers need to come up with new things to talk about.



Mizzat
Will post for thumbs
Premium
join:2003-05-03
Atlanta, GA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to ITALIAN926

said by ITALIAN926:

Honestly, if someone came to my house , and I didnt have TV service, Id be embarrassed ! lol Sorry guys, "cutting the cord" will never be the "cool thing to do".

Aside from that, I need my YES channel and HBO. lol.

Poor people have big TVs, rich people have big libraries.
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-M


caseywor

join:2004-04-19
Birmingham, AL
reply to ITALIAN926

Deleted double post.



caseywor

join:2004-04-19
Birmingham, AL
Reviews:
·Charter
·Mediacom
reply to ITALIAN926

Some of the most "cool", "hip" type people I know don't have cable anymore except for internet. They spend more time outside, or taking part in hobbies. After my contract and good deal from Mediacom ends next year, there are no guarantees I will keep TV, I think I can save that money each month and find a new hobby to do with the savings, and get on with life without so much TV. I find myself watching the same 4 channels or so anyway. I think there is a significant number of people who fit another cord cutting class, the "we watch too much TV anyway" group. Netflix and Hulu are cool, but do we even have to have them on all the time to stay entertained?


fuzzholio

join:2002-04-30
Shingle Springs, CA
reply to ArrayList

yeah i cut the cord back in 2009 when i was laid from a company that i gave 13 years of service to... built me a nice HTPC with bluray and i stream everything to my 52" and when people come over to my house and i tell them how i stream from netflix,Hulu,Crackle etc. and how much i save they tell me"that's pretty cool"...


CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
Premium
join:2011-08-11
NYC
kudos:2
reply to NWOhio2

Interesting... when people see my media center PC with my library of on-demand movies & TV shows from my network drive (not to mention Netflix) they are always amazed. They have no clue such a thing was even possible. The usual first question is 'But where does the cable wire plug in?'

You seem to forget that a large percentage of people (in the US at least) are technologically dumbed-down by the Apples of the corporate world; they reach more customers that way. Trust me... not anyone can do it.


TuxRaiderPen

join:2009-09-19
reply to buddahbless

said by buddahbless:
channel package that includes the ONLY one channel they like to watch...WGN.... ( look up where thats broad casted for free at) ... GO FIGURE!
Then feed them the chicago OTA ala your own aereo. A Haupaggue card, and some software.
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1311393600 - Back to Black.....Black....Black....

bka591959

join:2012-06-20
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to NWOhio2

And I USED to do those same things while paying the cable bill. Then I woke up and said "Why am I paying cable for add ridden, forced to pay for content I have absolutely no interest in, and crappy service when I can get all the content we watch with out paying them"? The answer was simple, quit being a cable drone and cut the cord!

Some people just like the hive mind I guess


bka591959

join:2012-06-20
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to caseywor

Same here. All the cool and hip people I know watch what they want, when and if they want. They refuse to pay the cable/sat company to keep appointments and watch commercials in order to do so.
It's a "Cool and Hip life style"! (That's a dig at those old farts ITALIAN926 and NWOhio2;)



Savage Lucy
Premium
join:2003-08-12
Inner Space

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reply to ITALIAN926

said by ITALIAN926:

Honestly, if someone came to my house , and I didnt have TV service, Id be embarrassed ! lol Sorry guys, "cutting the cord" will never be the "cool thing to do".

Aside from that, I need my YES channel and HBO. lol.

I cut the cord in December 2010 and fu@k whats cool. But you want to know whats truly cool? Saving $200 each month.


capecoddah

join:2005-03-18
Yarmouth Port, MA
kudos:1
reply to bka591959

I'm cooler and hipper than you and your friends.
I watch TV at work.

I'm sure you make 7 figures and your Secretary watches TV for you but my clients will make you pay my cable bill. Or break your legs.