Alternative to Cable and Satellite Tv

mashinhead

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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.
 

yg17

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Aug 1, 2004
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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.
 

ravenvii

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Mar 17, 2004
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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.
 

mactastic

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Apr 24, 2003
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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?
 

MacProGuy

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Aug 16, 2006
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Raven VII said:
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.

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?
 

beatsme

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mashinhead said:
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.
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?