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Amazon Prime: sucks - so much of what you want is pay-extra.
NetFlix: Good if your primary interest is movies
HuluPlus: Good if your primary interest is TV
HuluPlus will have the TV episodes the next day. NetFlix recently got control of a show I watch (actually, the entire lineup from a network). You'll not see the current season's episodes until well after the entire season is over.
HuluPlus: commercials on TV shows (unless you pay extra), but their movies have all been commercial free.
My current interface is via Roku - a real ass of a company - but with the largest variety of stations to connect.
My cable bill TV bill is now ca. US$8/month, which pays for HuluPlus.
Depending upon your connection method, you'll have more media than you can ever know what to do with. Mrs. Wife, who was skeptical at first, not only has adapated, but sees the merits in having almost everything you watch already recorded for you.
This bit isn't really true anymore. The amount of Netflix-produced TV series is getting insane at this point. Everyone knows about the big ones ("House of Cards", "Orange is the New Black", Marvel stuff), but there are literally dozens of other shows being released.
As far as a response to the original post, I currently just have an HD antenna hooked up to my XBone and a Netflix account. When combined with various web clips and going to the pub for any live sporting events I would like to watch, I have everything that I require from an entertainment standpoint.
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative. -Winston Churchill
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
Man in the High Castle is an odd one bits are from the book which did a lot of world building I think Philip K D*ck might have been planning a series of books but Acid got in the way . I have started to watch it due to flat mate having a Prime subscription for quick books, let mine lapse when they upped the price. He also has Netflicks which he forgot about (he got for his ex, only remembered when a bill came in which he checked) I found you can access all the shows on Netflicks even if they aren't advertised in your country by entering the name Netflicks gives them, there are better instructions on the Tested web site have a search around for it: www.tested.com
I also think the 'cutting cord' thing is primarily a US thing as here in the UK we get a decent(ish) selection via digital broadcast. I wonder how the rest of Europe is?
You have to be careful watching those. We have been caught out a couple of times watching +1 late at night. Come midnight it just switches off without warning, regardless of whether the program has finished.
10 years ago newspapers were still important, now they are only an environmental disaster.
My kids don't know what a cassette tape is.
I'm betting my grand kids (not yet, little while to go) won't have any clue what cable/broadcast TV is [was]. (Probably movie theaters too - for sure the g-g-kids.)
Sin tack ear lol
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I like other peoples babies too, because when they leak, stink or make too much noise you can simply give them back.
But another scary thought: these days see a lot of grandparents becoming 24/5..24/7 baby sitters (if not housing & housekeeping providers as well), already investigating retirement options a loooong way away.
Sin tack ear lol
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I cut the cable TV cord 10 years ago. I do have Internet and use it for my entertainment. For movies, I tend to use putlocker and sports that isn't on network TV that I'm interested in I use stream2watch.
When I first cut the cord my goal was to stay out of debt and then invest. Even though I can afford cable today, I do not want it. I am much happier without it.
Facile pap. Any idiot could do stories based on the main premise -- in fact, hundreds have, and they're all full of similar "Wow! Woodn' that be kewl!!!" inconsistencies and incongruences, and plain, simple that-would-never-happen-in-a-million-years-but-it's-convenient-to-the-writer plot devices.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Then don't watch this; if you are a nervous type, you will shite yourself.
It's not special.
Didn't say it was. It's just mindless drivel that also happens to entertain.
an industry that's dominated by untalented people (even more so than other industries).
That is true.
You don't have to accept cr@p because it's all there is.
That is the other reason I got rid of cable.
If no-one ever says "This cr@p is not good enough!", the untalented will continue to thrive.
I think lots of people say this - makes no difference - show business is, essentially, the vanity business and whilst people's (make that the stars, producers and directors) vanities are being pandered to, crap will get made - look at Tom Cruise!
This is a great reminder that I need to get a handle on my out of control DirecTV account. My wife set it up over 5 years ago, and the first couple of years weren't bad cost wise, however, when I last checked, my bill was up to USD $250 for a month!
My wife is a sports fan, so Sunday Ticket is a big part. Also, though we rarely watch movies, we have all the movie channels...the logic is that the kids watch them when they're home, which is a total of about 5-6 days a year anymore. Also, we had to have additional boxes in the pool room, the sun room, and an upstairs bedroom...combined these may see zero usage for months at a time. There's got to be a better/cheaper way! Good luck with your viewing!