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Old 07-29-2020, 01:58 PM   #1
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i am looking for firsthand experience with saving money on comcrap(comcast cable). as always, these days, there are so many options. i would love to completely dump comcrap, but they seem to have the market cornered.

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or maybe you know of a forum that deals with this stuff ?
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I just got Roku about two weeks ago, only because WallyMart had a discontinued unit marked down from $39.99 to $10.00

So far so good,. The only problem I've found is there are about 10,000 free channels to choose from, and it's impossible to decide which channels to save to your list and what to watch.
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great. so, is there any glitches with the picture or sound ? does the picture look good ?
did you try to get it to save you money ?
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Depending on the model it will display whatever your TV displays. If you have a 4k TV make sure to get a 4K compatible Roku.

Picture quality will also be dependent on internet speed. If your internet isn't fast enough to load the picture then it will be of a lower quality.
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great. so, is there any glitches with the picture or sound ? does the picture look good ?
did you try to get it to save you money ?
No glitches or buffering or quality problems at all. Smooth as regular TV. I do have a 50MB connection, which probably helps.

I was ready to cut the cable, but my cable company just cut my rate by 60% to only $52 a month for basic TV plus internet, so I'll stick with it. It's one of those bundle deals, so it works out I would only save about $10 a month without the TV, so I'll keep it.
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We had DirecTV take a hike after about a year of not using it. We don't have antenna availability due to the mountains, SO wifey goes to the local libraries and checks out DVD/Blue Rays 15 at a time. Sure they are older movies, but we enjoy watching them again.

Our TV is Roku and we have a subscription to Amazon Prime, so that's one movie outlet. Roku, itself is good. Most have short snippet advertisements, but they are innocuous. Much less than broadcast TV, that's for sure.
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ok, i just tessted my connection = over 110mb, so i think i'm good there. maybe to good = paying for something i don't need, idk.
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No glitches or buffering or quality problems at all. Smooth as regular TV. I do have a 50MB connection, which probably helps.

I was ready to cut the cable, but my cable company just cut my rate by 60% to only $52 a month for basic TV plus internet, so I'll stick with it. It's one of those bundle deals, so it works out I would only save about $10 a month without the TV, so I'll keep it.
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what cable co do you have ? my bill for tv internet and phone is around $200 a month = F'n NUTS !!!
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what cable co do you have ? my bill for tv internet and phone is around $200 a month = F'n NUTS !!!
Suddenlink. https://www.suddenlink.com/

I just have the bottom of the line basic TV. No movie channels or any extras.

They're NOT in most parts of the US.

They have the absolute worst customer service in the entire world, but knock on wood I don't have to call them very often.
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yeah, we have nearly bottom of the line basic tv. if your CS is worse than crapcast, well, idk how that is possible.

do you get FOX, nbcsn, history channel, motor trend, national geographic ?
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Keep in mind, if your TV is newer it is likely a "smart TV" and already has Roku built in, or similar functionality. My Samsung (purchased at least 6 years ago) has Netflix and Hulu built in, and additional apps can be downloaded. My most recent TCL TV purchase is a Roku TV and acts just like one of the plug in units, but it's all native to the TV itself.

Worth checking out if you've purchased it recently, might not need a separate Roku at all.
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Keep in mind, if your TV is newer it is likely a "smart TV" and already has Roku built in, or similar functionality. My Samsung (purchased at least 6 years ago) has Netflix and Hulu built in, and additional apps can be downloaded. My most recent TCL TV purchase is a Roku TV and acts just like one of the plug in units, but it's all native to the TV itself.

Worth checking out if you've purchased it recently, might not need a separate Roku at all.
thanx. 2 are older, and mine, i avoided smart tv at that time.
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Keep in mind, if your TV is newer it is likely a "smart TV" and already has Roku built in, or similar functionality. My Samsung (purchased at least 6 years ago) has Netflix and Hulu built in, and additional apps can be downloaded. My most recent TCL TV purchase is a Roku TV and acts just like one of the plug in units, but it's all native to the TV itself.

Worth checking out if you've purchased it recently, might not need a separate Roku at all.
This is what I have. I have tried all the streaming apps too. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Roku, Vudu, Apple TV, You Tube TV(my son paid for this and I jumped on as a remote user). There are others that I can't remember.

I haven't paid for cable in at least 5 yrs..... But I do pay for some of the apps now. But less than cable.
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I forgot my company gave me a discount for a year, until the last bill. Mine jumped $65 to $213. I just canceled my TV and kept the internet. I have Amazon prime, Netflicks, and a broken fire stick, and just signed up for youtube TV. The reason for youtube was local channels, and my sports channels.
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yeah, we have nearly bottom of the line basic tv. if your CS is worse than crapcast, well, idk how that is possible.

do you get FOX, nbcsn, history channel, motor trend, national geographic ?
No motor trend, but those and other similar.
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