Moderated Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

Gene Warner

If they are accessible, I know that one of my streams will be Curiosity Stream, science, and documentaries are my favorite programming.


On 7/28/2022 7:37 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

We are switching providers here because Sparklight is going to stream only, and I don't want that.
We do have a couple firesticks, and a Roku, and several streaming subscriptions, but honestly, deciding what I want to stream is not a decision I care to put effort into.
I prefer to turn on the TV when I know a show in particular is on, or I can check my TV guide that comes in my eMail to see what will be on, and if nothing good is on, I don't mind not watching TV at all.
But when I do watch commercial TV, I use commercial time to read eMails or go to the wash room, or something else that I need to do around the house.
But this whole streaming thing of deciding over the thousands of choices is too much and more than I care to put effort into.
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*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
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*Sent:* Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: bank on line bill pay
On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 07:04 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I am very seriously considering cutting the cord on cable TV.
And if you can get decent high-speed internet service so you can stream, that's a perfectly reasonable thing to do.
I still have Comcast basic cable (and I do mean basic, and they don't even make new customers aware the option exists) that costs me $40 per month but there's no way I want the next step up, which contains tons of crap I'd never watch, for over $100 per month.
My internet service (all of it) is now handled through the mobile hotspot feature of the two 5G smartphones in the household.  We stream a ton from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, and occasionally from the various commercial networks if there's something we missed that we want to see.  I have considered cutting the cable cord and with that savings, if I wanted to burn all of it monthly, I could subscribe to between 6 and 8 streaming services, including PBS Passport, and never look back.
Once you start streaming it's amazing how fast it becomes painful to have to deal with commercials. I don't miss them one bit!
Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044
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