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too good to be true?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by signguy 55, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. signguy 55

    signguy 55 Member

    Sep 28, 2009
    Got fed up with DirecTV this week, paying almost $100 bucks a month and have to go through this losing channels every few months, or at least the threat of losing channels. Also losing the signal in bad weather, etc. So I cancelled the service and am looking at other options. Main thing I enjoy are the sports channels and VH1 classic with their documentaries and concerts etc. My wife enjoys HGTV.

    Anyone have any info on sites like this, almost sounds too good to be true or other options available. Any input is appreciated.

  2. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

    Sep 10, 2010
    I pay like 90 a month for 50 meg internet and HD cable from comcast. I have every single channel i want, plus all the tennis, golf, and sport channels. NFL network as well.

    I really only watch discovery, food network, history channel, animal planet.

    most of that free tv crap is a ploy... tred carefully
  3. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

    Jul 28, 2009
    I use tvtorrents.com for the few shows that I watch. I download it and watch it when I want with no commercials.
  4. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    I could be wrong but I believe that is flat out illegal unless the videos were actually produced and released by the TV studios themselves.

    We just switched from Time Warner cable to U-Verse service at home. Very nice! Saving me about $30 a month, faster internet, a TON more HD channels. It has it's quirks though, you must have a box for every TV, the weather channel does not have "local on the 8's".... they instead have a weather on demand app channel which does work but it's pretty crappy. So far I'm happy with the service though. After 10 years or so of no competition to Time Warner here it's nice to have another option. U-Verse from ATT is very limited on where it's available yet though so it's not an option for most.

  5. xxaxx

    xxaxx Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    You can go to icefilms.info and stream in HD quality any shows and movies or pay per view event that you could want to watch ... they usually show up on there about an hour after it airs. That's how I keep up with all the shows I want to watch, and since you just stream the show and not download to your pc it should be a bit more legal on your end than torrenting everything. It may get taken down some day like the old ninjavideo, but it has been up for years and has nearly any show you could want.
  6. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

    Jul 28, 2009
    The site is very vigilant in only allowing shows that have actually been broadcast on public TV.

    Its no different than me taping a show and letting you watching it later. Time-shifting, its called. Enhanced a little by the internets.
  7. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

    Oct 19, 2009
    Time Warner SUCKS!!! I have it at the shop. Slow internet and the TV signal messes up
    on the HD channel quite a bit. I have a service call at least once a month. Have Direct
    TV at home, no problems at all, never even had a "bad weather" issue.
  8. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Internet only. Got tired of paying 80 bux a month to watch commercials. I also switched to U-Verse for business internet and save $30 a month. IF I want TV thru U-Verse it's $20 for 28 channels(loaded with banal advertising). I don't see that happenin'.
  9. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

    Mar 9, 2011
    Amarillo, TX
    Between hulu plus and netflix ($22 a month total) we get almost everything we watched on tv ... only ones we don't get is AMC shows and CBS (with cbs being on the website) Might have to wait 30 days, but I don't watch enough TV to care that it takes a month to get around to seeing that new episode of Burn Notice ... way tooo much on my queues as it is.
  10. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    Around here several friends have put up an HD antennae for the celestial channels (looks great) and use a variety of on line sources (like hula and netflix) for every thing else.
  11. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Atlanta Ga
    We have U-Verse , never a problem.
  12. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    Jun 24, 2003
    Get unplugged. Over the air FREE Digital TV has LOTS of channels. FREE. Antennae. I have over 33 channels for FREE.
  13. Wiggum PI

    Wiggum PI Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Melbourne Australia
    I download everything TV via torrents after they have aired without a hint of guilt.
    I'm not gonna wait 3 years for a US or UK show to make it to Australian TV.
    Live sport is the exception.

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