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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Seven, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Any thoughts on this gig?

    Good or bad I value your input.

    I'm not paying stupid prices for direct tv and the absolute nothing they offer.

    They nickle and dime you to death................

    Thanks for your time.
  2. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    How does directv nickel and dime you?
  3. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    Honestly, it depends on what you want to watch and who you know that will allow you to mooch.

    If you can get by with NetFlix and Amazon Prime then you are golden.

    You can get a lot of premium channels if you know someone that has cable and may want to go halfsies: HBOgo, Showtime Anytime, ESPN. You can get Fox, but need to be a subscriber to a cable company or know someone that can give you their account.

    Sports are very limited on Football, but you can get NBA GameTime and MLBtv.
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  4. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    I have a Roku LT. It's great if you have Netflix and Hulu Plus. An Amazon Prime membership is nice as well.

    Plus, most new TV shows are purchasable for a couple bucks an episode on Amazon as well. A couple years ago I took all my shows I watched at that time, added up the costs to buying on Amazon and would have saved about $300 a year over my DirecTV. Of course, I wanted Sunday Ticket so I just stuck with DirecTV.
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    I loved DirecTV, but they incrementally nickel and dime your bill up if you aren't paying attention. My bill was supposed to be $98 a month. Over the course of my 8 years with their service, they would slowly increase it until it was $150+. You have to be really careful when doing the automatic bill pay with them. Then when I would call and complain they would give me a credit. Think of the people that never call. It's a dishonest way to do business. After my father passed they started to the same thing to my mom, who was on a fixed income. Was supposed to be $49 a month, but they slowly increased it to $109.

    I'm with U-Verse now, and although I like DirecTV better, AT&T has been consistent on their billing...
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  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Google Chromecast is only $35 and can likely do everything Roku can.

    I have an Apple TV2, Jailbroke, which lets me install XBMC and stream any content in HD from my CPU.
  7. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    We are currently at a comfy $70 per month on D-TV indefinitely. I told my wife that I was tired of D-TV and actually bought my Roku to "cut the cord". When she realized that I was serious she called D-TV and mentally berated them into submission. I estimated that I could still probably save around twenty a month after factoring in subscriptions and shows that I would need to buy on Amazon Prime. Honestly though, the $20 isn't worth the hassle.
  8. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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