moderated CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


K0LNY
 


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.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
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  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Joseph Machise
 


Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.

----- Original Message -----
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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
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  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Gene Warner
 

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

Gene...

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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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
*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
*   ~ Lauren Bacall


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.

Gene...

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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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
*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
*   ~ Lauren Bacall


Joseph Machise
 

wish you can by a stream box.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Gene Warner
 

I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay
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.
Gene...
On 7/28/2022 7:40 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Gene Warner
 

Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the Stream Bar is perfect for me.
The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.
Gene...
On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall










james hooper
 

Only thing I don't like about roqu is the sound quality of their speech.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











K0LNY
 

Hope the voice on yours is better than the one on my Roku.
I can't tell some letters like D & E & V for example, it makes it impossible
for me to enter my app credentials.
I contacted Roku and asked them to make eSpeak an option, even though eSpeak
is not pleasant to listen to, it is totally intelligible.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











K0LNY
 

bingo!

----- Original Message -----
From: "james hooper" <rockiesfan296@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Only thing I don't like about roqu is the sound quality of their speech.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











Gene Warner
 

Yeah, I've heard they used E-Speak which is the default voice NVDA comes with. It isn't very good but it is understandable with some practice. I didn't like any of the other choices available, most, if not all of them would have required me to get a HDMI to analog audio converter because they didn't have audio out. The Stream Bar eliminates that problem.

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 8:09 PM, james hooper wrote:
Only thing I don't like about roqu is the sound quality of their speech.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay
Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.
Gene...
On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











Joseph Machise
 

what is this Roku

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











Gene Warner
 

Oh, they aren't using E-Speak? I wonder what they are using then because I was always under the impression that that was what they were using.

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 8:11 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hope the voice on yours is better than the one on my Roku.
I can't tell some letters like D & E & V for example, it makes it impossible
for me to enter my app credentials.
I contacted Roku and asked them to make eSpeak an option, even though eSpeak
is not pleasant to listen to, it is totally intelligible.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.
The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.
Gene...
On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











K0LNY
 

I wish they would use eSpeak, maybe my request sunk in if they are using it.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Yeah, I've heard they used E-Speak which is the default voice NVDA comes
with. It isn't very good but it is understandable with some practice. I
didn't like any of the other choices available, most, if not all of them
would have required me to get a HDMI to analog audio converter because
they didn't have audio out. The Stream Bar eliminates that problem.

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 8:09 PM, james hooper wrote:
Only thing I don't like about roqu is the sound quality of their speech.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around
with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall




















K0LNY
 

It's like a firestick, a small device you plug into your HDMI port and you
plug it in to USB power and it comes with a remote and you connect it to
your WIFI and stream from services like HULU and Netflix and Amazon Prime.
If you have Amazon Prime for shipping, you can stream TV too.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Machise" <jdmachise@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


what is this Roku
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











Gene Warner
 

They make a variety of streaming players. They were actually the first to come out with them, their first one was the Netflix player.

https://www.roku.com

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 8:17 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
what is this Roku
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay
Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.
Gene...
On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











K0LNY
 

No, it is far far worse.
Strangely, it isn't as robotic as eSpeak, but much harder to understand.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Oh, they aren't using E-Speak? I wonder what they are using then because
I was always under the impression that that was what they were using.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:11 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hope the voice on yours is better than the one on my Roku.
I can't tell some letters like D & E & V for example, it makes it
impossible
for me to enter my app credentials.
I contacted Roku and asked them to make eSpeak an option, even though
eSpeak
is not pleasant to listen to, it is totally intelligible.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall



















Gene Warner
 

Since I'm such a nice guy, turn your head when you puke, I'll let you know when my Stream Bar arrives next Tuesday.

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 8:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I wish they would use eSpeak, maybe my request sunk in if they are using it.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay
Yeah, I've heard they used E-Speak which is the default voice NVDA comes
with. It isn't very good but it is understandable with some practice. I
didn't like any of the other choices available, most, if not all of them
would have required me to get a HDMI to analog audio converter because
they didn't have audio out. The Stream Bar eliminates that problem.
Gene...
On 7/28/2022 8:09 PM, james hooper wrote:
Only thing I don't like about roqu is the sound quality of their speech.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around
with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall




















Joseph Machise
 

I don't how do you make it talk.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glenn@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


It's like a firestick, a small device you plug into your HDMI port and you
plug it in to USB power and it comes with a remote and you connect it to
your WIFI and stream from services like HULU and Netflix and Amazon Prime.
If you have Amazon Prime for shipping, you can stream TV too.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Machise" <jdmachise@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


what is this Roku
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall











K0LNY
 

I don't know why they would not make eSpeak available, it is a free open
source TTS, and if folks want it, they should make it a TTS option.
VoiceView on the firestick is good.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Since I'm such a nice guy, turn your head when you puke, I'll let you
know when my Stream Bar arrives next Tuesday.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:18 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I wish they would use eSpeak, maybe my request sunk in if they are using
it.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


Yeah, I've heard they used E-Speak which is the default voice NVDA comes
with. It isn't very good but it is understandable with some practice. I
didn't like any of the other choices available, most, if not all of them
would have required me to get a HDMI to analog audio converter because
they didn't have audio out. The Stream Bar eliminates that problem.

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 8:09 PM, james hooper wrote:
Only thing I don't like about roqu is the sound quality of their speech.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay

Oh and I almost forgot, Roku has a ton of free streams to play around
with.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 8:07 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
I just ordered one from Amazon, I chose the Roku Stream Bar. Since I
can't see it I don't have a TV so all I need are the speakers so the
Stream Bar is perfect for me.

The Stream Bar is a sound bar with a streaming player in it. Sighted
users would then hook it up to their TV via HDMI and they are good to
go.

Gene...


On 7/28/2022 7:59 PM, Joseph Machise wrote:
wish you can by a stream box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: CableTV, was bank on line bill pay


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.

Gene...


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

Glenn I agree with you, this streaming is to much for me also.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Glenn / Lenny <mailto:glenn@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall