Moderated Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

Gene Warner

Picking your streams is easy, the first thing to do is to decide what kind of programming you want. That will narrow your choices significantly. Of course that depends on what kind of TV watcher you are, I'm very picky about what I'm willing to spend time watching. My brother on the other hand will watch almost anything that's on.

Since science, nature, and documentaries are my favorite programming, Curiosity Stream is a natural choice for me. Now I only need to pick one or two more streams. And since I'm not in any hurry to cut the cord, I'm giving myself until the end of the year, I have time to make my choices.


On 7/28/2022 7:40 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
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*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
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*Sent:* Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:37 PM
*Subject:* CableTV, was bank on line bill pay
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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