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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by vtjim, Apr 8, 2008.

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Would you cancel your cable?

  1. Hell yes TV is for losers

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  2. Never, I need my TV

    11 vote(s)
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  3. Shutup and drink some beer!!!

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  1. vtjim

    vtjim Beware of Milo & Otis

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    My wife brought up the idea of canceling cable the other day to save some money. (And G-Cracker mentioned he just did this in another thread).

    I really don't watch much TV at all, and it's too damn expensive, but I get much relaxation watching Family Guy reruns after a long day at work. Honestly, I'm paying 50 bucks a month for that and the occasional sports (baseball, golf, football).

    Anyone canceled cable and missed it dearly, or not at all? Would anyone consider doing it?
     
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  2. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    We got rid of ours in May. We still watch tv shows on the Internet or off of dvd. It beats the hell out of TV if you ask me. You can avoid adverts for the most part and you can pick which episodes to watch and when. I would like a bigger computer monitor but we have a small living room so we don't have to see far. For the 50 bucks a month you are spending on it, you could own the entire family guy collection and watch whenever you wanted.
     
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  3. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Paging SharedSkittles... SharedSkittles to the white courtesy phone, you have a call...
     
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  4. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck Turbo Monkey

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    Been there, you'll survive just fine. You have friends with big screens and cable for those occasional sporting events.
     
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  5. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I like my tv for the mindless entertainment after a hard day's work. Plus the GF needs her baseball fix, so we'll keep it
     
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  6. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I voted for bacon

     
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  7. loosecannon

    loosecannon Monkey

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    I need my HBO series'
     
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  8. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I like my HDTV for sports and On Demand movies. I don't watch a ton of TV, but I like having the option there when I want it. A tv is usually on in our house but it's usually for background noise. I'm fairly certain we could survive without the cable service if we had to.


    Marry that girl.
     
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  9. chuffer

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    I got rid of my TV (not just cable) years ago.

    I did it because I am the type that would sit in front of the TV for hours channel surfing. Pretty often I would stay up until the wee hours watching nothing and then be totally worthless the next day.

    Recognizing that I didn't have the will power simply to cut back, I eliminated the TV.
     
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  10. vtjim

    vtjim Beware of Milo & Otis

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    Yeah that's pretty much how I feel, I like having it there. Plus sports in HD is :drool:

    But on the other hand we're trying to save dough for a house so cutting bills is a smart thing to do these days.
     
  11. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Wait......golf is a sport?? :) We have basic cable since its only $1 more when bundled with our Internet; I voted to dump extended cable under the guise of saving money, but it was really because I hated watching MTV (my wife always had it on)
     
  12. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    I haven't had cable in 3 years.....I'm about to cave in due to pressure from the GF.
     
  13. vtjim

    vtjim Beware of Milo & Otis

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    MTV has failed. Period.

    I love playing golf and there is something very relaxing to lounging around on a Sunday afternoon with golf on. I know the majority of people think watching golf is akin to watching grass grow, but I dig it.
     
  14. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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  15. jasride

    jasride Turbo Monkey

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    My wife watches MTV as well. I can't stand it.
     
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    jasride Turbo Monkey

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    Right now in my life I hate golf too.
     
  17. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    :stupid: Plus Discovery HD is quite cool.
     
  18. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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  19. vtjim

    vtjim Beware of Milo & Otis

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    Good call. That's one of the other channels I always check to see what's on.
     
  20. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    "Three Sheets" on MOJOHD is my favorite HD program.
     
  21. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I guess you have to get it since you can't come over and watch Dogfights anymore :biggrin:

    I guess you can come over but it's a long drive for TV
     
  22. Streamline

    Streamline Spammer Extraordinaire

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    MTV has gone downhill. I miss the good ol days of road rules where it was more about the task at and than who was the gay guy. My wife would go nuts without cable. I also like watching house, CSI, Ghosthunters, Discovery, and a couple HGTV show. But due to having two jobs to help finance, at least in part, the tv habit I don't get to watch much. Thank got for DVR.

    I miss Last One Standing.
     
  23. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    Spend the money on high-speed internet. More entertainment and less ads.
    You can still watch Family Guy reruns on Fox.
     
  24. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    In the good ol' days they played music :shocked:
     
  25. renorider40

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    as long as i have an xbox and live and some movies i don't need cable at all. everything, or at least 90 percent of it sucks anyway
     
  26. G-Cracker

    G-Cracker Monkey

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    We found we were eating in front of the TV, our brains turning to mush by endless hours of Rock of Love, or any other pathetic reality show, or Flip That House. Really, the shlock that is on TV nowadays (waves cane "in MY day") wasn't worth my $40 BASIC extended. I never really HAD to watch any particular show, but found myself planted there every night... wasted hours, IMO.

    We've got a ton of movies, we pat $10/month for Netflix... which we could get any number of TV series if we really wanted it, so no, I don't miss it at all.
     
  27. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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  28. kingbee

    kingbee Monkey

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    I didnt have cable for the first year when I moved out. I would watch movies or tv on dvds every once in a while. But Ill admit, it was nice when I didnt have cable. I got a lot more done and I had time to read.

    I enjoy having cable now. And Ill second having sports in HD! I could get along with out it if I had to. But I don't have to. The only time I watch is in the evening before I go to bed.
     
  29. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    If it weren't for my kids, I would during the summer. Football/hockey/soccer season would bring me back during the winter though.
     
  30. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    At my condo I have basic cable for $16.00 a month - its on about 2 or 3 hours a day, mostly why I am on the internet. At this point its just habit. At my trailer in the woods (where I am at now) I have TV but no cable, FOX comes in clear as a cable and I can sort of get NBC, ABC, CBS & PBS but the clarity is dependent on the weather - better reception when cloudy. :)

    I do internet with my air card here - there is no way I could download an entire TV program... 7 minutes of porn is a major time commitment. :)
     
  31. ridiculous

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    I think im going to be canceling my hbo and showtime. I really only watch discovery networks and vh1. My cable TV is mainly for background noise or something to help me fall asleep.
     
  32. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I keep hearing that you can reduce your bill by threatening to switch to satellite. This never works with Cablevision, however, because they keep countering with ridiculous excuses for why their service is so much better.
     
  33. BigT

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    I've never had cable in my house. I wouldn't pay $50/mo when it's never on.
     
  34. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    And so it begins!


    To stay on topic: I like my cable too much. I'd keep it just for Formula 1.
     
  35. FriedRys

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    I havn't had cable for about 3 years. Now I just read about 1000 pages a week. That's why I voted shut up and drink beer.:beerjam:
     
  36. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    It's funny how I watch TV all day at work and still watch a little when I get home.

    I'm not focused on it at work or at home, though. More just a backgound buzz I grew up with and it drives my wife nuts.
     
  37. G-Cracker

    G-Cracker Monkey

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    Exactly. And I realized that I was paying $40/month for background noise? Cable bill is STILL $60/month due to internet and digital phone.:disgust1: Wouldn't have the phone service either but my house sits in a cell-phone dead signal area that is EXACTLY the size of the house. At least the aliens can't fry my brains with their destruct0-ray.

    And I was tired of going outside in my undies to answer my phone....so were the neighbors.

    derail off...
     
  38. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker Turbo Monkey

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    I have a cable connection for my computer, but no tv hook-up. We have been tv free for about 3 years. The nicest thing about it is my kids don't constantly want the "next big thing" that tv consistently crams down all the other kids throats.
     
  39. Prettym1k3

    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    My fiance' and I have discussed that when we get married, we may go without cable. We haven't decided yet, as we're addicted to LOST, Entourage, and so forth.
     
  40. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    after the first month... i didn't even miss tv...