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87% of Cord Cutters Happy They Did So
by Karl Bode 04:37PM Wednesday May 28 2014
While the overall rate of actual cord cutters is small, those that cut the cord are happy they did so, notes a new study by nScreen Media (via Multichannel News). According to the survey of 1,000 consumers, 84% of cord-cutters are "at least somewhat happy with their decision," while 37% said they’re so happy that they have no plans to ever return to a traditional pay-TV service. 8% stated they were "pretty unhappy" with their decision to cut the cord, and 9% said they "hated" the decision and wanted traditional TV back. A growing segment is actually cord cheaters, who keep traditional TV but are trimming back on channels and options.


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karlmarx

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Chicago, IL

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reply to Nightfall

Re: I'm in the 87%

So you agree that copyrights are insane. I agree copyrights are insane. Ergo, I chose to IGNORE copyrights. Just because it's 'the law', does not make it right. If it was 5000 years ago, and we were in Egypt, we would be worshiping the sun god Ra, to make sure the sun came up every day. Today, we know that's stupid, the sun 'rises' because the earth is rotating. Yet, 5000 years ago, the LAW was that you have to worship Ra, but today we know they were just WRONG. 500 years ago, the Aztecs used human sacrifice to ensue the rains. Damn, if they were RIGHT, we'd have altars in every state. But again, like ALL religions, it's WRONG. Just because almost everyone does it, does NOT make it right. I have ZERO problem with the CREATOR of a work being compensated for said work. I DO have a problem with a CORPORATION (which by definition, cannot CREATE a work) having the right to be compensated.
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elefante72

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reply to Nightfall

Define "right" . Nobody was copyrighting campfire stories 200 years ago. If they did, you would need to have a lawyer next to every campfire. Oh I forgot, that's what we have today.

While I believe in capitalism and protecting IP, this has gone WAY overboard. I spend 30% of my time with legal these days over contracts that should be cookie cutter because of all of the new liability and indemnity bs... Total waste of time and productivity.

I always enjoy the tiffs that happen when some creator dies, and then the "family trust" goes around suing everyone for infringement. You die, the copyright dies. Enough w/ this eternal bs.


chances14

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Michigan

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Wonder how many cord cutters would be unhappy

If they did everything legally (I.e no illegal streaming or torrents)

I bet the number of unhappy cutters would go up substantially



karlmarx

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Chicago, IL

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reply to Mr Guy

Re: I'm in the 87%

Ehh.. #7.. It's NOT THEFT. It's copyright infringement. And, 90% of the people just don't CARE about a 150 year old copyright. I would feel a LOT worse if the copyright was just 14 years, but our bought and paid for by the corrupt corporations are going to keep extending copyrights until it's infinity minus one day (They actually said that's what their goal is). I fail to see how you "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times" by having eternal copyrights.
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Boricua
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reply to Mr Guy

And increasing cable boxes and fees are not theft too? Especially when you don't see any improvements, just padding the CEO's account.
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karlmarx

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Torrents!

Simple, I don't watch much TV to start, yet, they don't consider me a cord cutter. Why? I've got the 50/10 Internet from comcrap, but I get the TV package because it's cheaper than just the internet. I don't even have my TV hooked up to the cable box. I just get whatever show I want to watch from torrents. I literally have NOT watched a commercial in years (apart from sports, which I watch at bars, and hospitals). I was laid up in the hospital a couple of weeks ago, and watched TV while I was in bed. I was SHOCKED at just how many, and how annoying the commercials are. I watched Survivor (don't normally, but it was on, and DAMN, it was like 10 minutes of show, and 5 minutes of commercials). The few shows I do watch, I get from torrents (720p+), and they NEVER have commercials.
If you take away the intro, and the end credits (I used last episode of Big Bang Theory, the ACTUAL show is just about 20 minutes. (21:34 - 30 second intro, and 30 second end credit). Think about that for a minute.. That's 1/3rd (ONE THIRD) of a TV show that's NOT TV. That's 1/3rd of your day. That's 1/3rd of your entertainment time WASTED. I for one, will NEVER go back to watching commercials (again, football, in which a 1 hour 'game' takes up 4 hours of TV time).
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Mr Guy

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reply to davidc502

Re: I'm in the 87%

said by davidc502:

Happy cord cutter, and plan never to return to pay TV.

How I'm doing it, and would love to hear how others are doing it too.

1. HD TV recorded using Hauppauge Over-The-Air recording device and attic antenna.

7. Keep Utorrent handy Don't forget the 5 buck per Mo. VPN

1. Not everyone has good OTA reception

7. Doesn't count because it's theft.


davidc502

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Happy cord cutter, and plan never to return to pay TV.

How I'm doing it, and would love to hear how others are doing it too.

1. HD TV recorded using Hauppauge Over-The-Air recording device and attic antenna.
2. Use Windows Media Center Guide to do the recordings -- Works perfectly with Hauppauge.
3. My PC is my DVR using PlayOn.tv
4. 3 TV's connect to PlayOn.tv software which serves all of the recorded programming as well as a plethora of other content.
5. Netflix subscription >> 3 TVs connect
6. Hulu subscription >> 3 TVs connect (Use PlayOn as a work around for those annoying TV/Mobile/PC rules Hulu likes to enforce)
7. Keep Utorrent handy Don't forget the 5 buck per Mo. VPN or Proxy Service to stay safe.
8. Saving about 1 thousand dollars a year (Will go up every year as prices go up). If I can do this for 10 years = 10 thousand dollars.
9. #8 is what's keeping me in the 87%

Happy cutting.

Cheers,

David
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