Alternatives to Cable TV

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  1. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Ugh, they've pissed me off over the past two days. I watch a lot of TV (I like to have it on) but honestly only have a few shows I watch on the regular (mostly on Showtime and HBO). IF I were to get rid of Cable, what are good ways to catch these shows live? I'd even consider going to a bar to watch them (there are a few in DC that have HBO, Madmen, etc. on Sunday nights) as it'd be cheaper or at least more social than watching at home.
     


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    it's more social to go to a bar and watch tv there?
     


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    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    Haven't had cable since 2001. Use netflix and hulu. You'll adjust. It's tv. Not like you'll be on your deathbed wishing you had just caught one more episode of Breaking Bad.
     


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    Joffrey Senior member

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    As opposed to watching it by myself at home? Yes.
     


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    Bittorrent...that's how I watched Mad Men, The Walking Dead, etc. As my cable provider didn't carry them anyway.
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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    What about internet? I can stay with Comcast, but I'm thinking of totally cutting off from them. Is Clearwire any good? ON their website, it's $50 a month for 6MB/s which seems pretty low as I get 52MB/s right now.
     
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