Alternative to Cable and Satellite Tv

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mashinhead, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    Basically i hate my cable company's customer service. So I decided to switch to satellite, but they're pricey, (setup fees) and wanted to know if i had any other options, that i might be unaware of.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Theres Verizon FiOS if you live in one of the areas they have it available.




    I wish I had FiOS....our cable internet in this crappy little town is basically dial-up over cable lines.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Even Verizon FIOS sucks as well. You don't have much choice as far as non-network television goes. Nor for broadband internet. Just pick the one that's gonna screw you in the ass the least.
     
  4. aquajet macrumors 68020

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  5. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    .....Plus Netflix.
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Huh. My satellite provider didn't charge me for installation. Got one DVR box, and one regular box, and the dish all installed for $50 that was then deducted off my first month's payment.

    Did you ask if the satellite company is running any specials at the moment?
     
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Why would you even need cable TV anymore? You can find your shows on iTunes now.
     
  8. MacProGuy macrumors regular

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    Um, just wondering how Verizon FIOS sucks...

    30MB/S download for $34 a month, with free equipment?

    What planet do you live on that Verizon FIOS sucks?
     
  9. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Rabbit ears and spend all the money you save on DVDs.
     
  10. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    I hear you on that one. My cable sucks so hard I've windburn on the back of my neck. I've gotten accustomed to the crappy picture, but I honestly wish I could just pay for the channels I actually watch and ditch the rest. What the hell am I gonna do with the Golf Channel?
     

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