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#1 crab man

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

I know there are lots of better, innovative new options these days so I'm upgrading.. But I'm not sure what's good and what's shit.

Those of you who watch TV, what's the best way to do it nowadays?

#2 Herr Rararr

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

I have subscribe to Hulu, I use my in-laws passwords for HBOgo and a friend added me to his Netflix.  I do free-trials when I want to watch a particular sports game.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

I cut my cable a few months ago. It was great decision. 

 

I use my Xbox to stream news stations (all of them are live for free - BBC, AJ, CNN, CBC, etc.) and Netflix for movies and shows. I also have the MLB.tv app, which costs $115 per season to stream any and all baseball games live. 

 

The company I was using told me that since my box was broken (after only 2 years) that'd I'd have to pay $150 for a new one in order to continue paying them for the service. I refused and cut the cord. Felt great. 


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#4 Herr Rararr

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

Six, the fuck, you're on Xbox?  What you playing, brah?  That's right, brah. I brah'd. Brah brah brah.

 

Oh my head hurts.


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#5 sixgunsound

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:10 AM

Oh yeah, definitely. But on a 360, so likely not compatible with you advanced Xbox 1 users. 

 

I'm mostly playing GTA5, Skyrim occasionally, Tropico, umm.... random games I download? Lol. I don't play a lot. 


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#6 Herr Rararr

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

Pfff. Get me all excited and shoot me down.

 

I was hoping you were going to say some sports-franchise game.  Pffffffff.


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#7 sixgunsound

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

I did play an entire season of MLB 2013. It was great. I obviously won. 


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:13 AM

I cut cable a couple months ago, and got a Chromecast Ultra. I use Netflix and CraveTV, mostly, with a healthy dose of Google Play Music, Youtube, NHL GameCenter, and Plex. 



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:04 PM

HBO Now and Netflix.


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#10 sixgunsound

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

I'm almost a year without cable and still happy as can be. 


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:38 PM

I've been using my cable all the damn time now since I've got a baby. Still too young to actually watch anything, but he likes the sounds.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:19 AM

Yeah how's that baby doing?


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