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    Team GunsNet Silver 03/2014 sevlex's Avatar

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    Angry Need Advice From Cord-Cutting Experts

    Comcast just yanked TCM and stuck it a $10 tier with a bunch of crappy sports channels. I'm thinking it's time to tell them to pound sand.

    I already have a HTPC connected to my tv. Now it's time to figure out what to use as an alternative.
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    A friend of mine cut Comcast TV about 2 years ago. For the local channels, she uses some kind of "magic" antenna, and that works fine for her.

    For cable channels, she uses an Amazon Prime hook-up that didn't cost much (around $19, I think) and since she's a Prime member She gets over a hundred channels (i.e., Showtime, HBO, Cinemax, etc., plus a lot of other cable channels she likes) for about 1/3 the price Comcast was charging.

    To use what she has, you have to have an Amazon Prime membership, but since she's had one for years, this was just a plus as far as she was concerned.
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    Team GunsNet Silver 03/2014 sevlex's Avatar

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    I actually have Amazon Prime & Netflix.

    The thing I want to do is time shift tv programming like cable/dvr let's me do, specifically Fox & nbcsn & espn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sevlex View Post
    I actually have Amazon Prime & Netflix.

    The thing I want to do is time shift tv programming like cable/dvr let's me do, specifically Fox & nbcsn & espn.
    Contact Amazon and check out what they're offering. They have listings as to what they offer. It is a lot cheaper than Comcast.
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    Get a Firestick. Find someone to hack it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altarboy View Post
    Get a Firestick. Find someone to hack it .
    My son gave me a Firestick that he doesn't use. I hooked it up. It's rather useless. All shows available are either crap or cost $$$.

    I have no use for TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevlex View Post
    Comcast just yanked TCM and stuck it a $10 tier with a bunch of crappy sports channels. I'm thinking it's time to tell them to pound sand.

    I already have a HTPC connected to my tv. Now it's time to figure out what to use as an alternative.
    Get rid of TV

    Get an adblock on your browser

    Explore the wonderful world of Youtube. Use Vudu for movies (its free but has ads)

    You will not miss TV at all. I don't even get broadcast channels where I live.
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