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Posted: 10/26/2010 6:36:11 PM EDT
$29.43 for basic cable and I had enough....went to Radio Shack and spent $120 bucks on a HD antenna and 50' of cable.



Getting the same channels for nothing.




I know it will take 4 months to break even but it is worth it....
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:37:40 PM EDT
I spent $10 on my antenna...
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:39:42 PM EDT
How are doing the internet?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:40:42 PM EDT



Originally Posted By madmathew:


How are doing the internet?


Neighbors wifi of course.  



 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:40:56 PM EDT



Originally Posted By madmathew:


How are doing the internet?


AT&T.....tried Charter internet and it sucked.

 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:41:24 PM EDT
They are the only decent internet here otherwise I would tell them the same.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:42:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By davidenorth:
They are the only decent internet here otherwise I would tell them the same.


+1  '

Customer Service/Repairs?––->
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:25:04 PM EDT
I get my interwebs from the AT&T monopoly.

I get my TV free with an antenna.  I have not paid for TV in over a year, and I can't believe I wasted money on it for so long.

Once you kick cable or satellite to the curb you won't go back!
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:26:14 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Nlinc:


I spent $10 on my antenna...






 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:28:21 PM EDT
An HD antenna is just a regular antenna with "HD" on the box.  Take that bitch back and get yourself a decently priced one from somewhere else for much less.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:33:04 PM EDT
I told Charter to stick it when basic cable topped $40/month on one TV....and that was in the late '90s
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:34:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By scootr29:
$29.43 for basic cable and I had enough....went to Radio Shack and spent $120 bucks on a HD antenna and 50' of cable.

Getting the same channels for nothing.

I know it will take 4 months to break even but it is worth it....


Try Netflix. It's under $10/month and has most of the tv shows I'll watch streaming via pc, wii, xbox, ps3. And there's the DVD mailing too.

Fuck cable TV. I don't miss paying for commercials.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:46:11 PM EDT



Originally Posted By davidenorth:


They are the only decent internet here otherwise I would tell them the same.
They sucked on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.



We still have 2300 baud out there.  





 
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:18:25 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Scott_In_OKC:





Originally Posted By Nlinc:

I spent $10 on my antenna...




 


Links to $10 antenna?



 
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:35:24 AM EDT
An antenna's great if you can get a damn signal.  With analog transmissions using a large rotary antenna 30 feet off the ground I could get 12 channels––some were a little fuzzy, but watchable.  With digital its all or nothing, and I got nothing.



I f#@king hate paying for tv....
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:46:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By scootr29:

Originally Posted By Scott_In_OKC:

Originally Posted By Nlinc:
I spent $10 on my antenna...


 

Links to $10 antenna?
 


Here
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:57:40 AM EDT



Originally Posted By beaverpelt:



Originally Posted By scootr29:




Originally Posted By Scott_In_OKC:




Originally Posted By Nlinc:

I spent $10 on my antenna...




 


Links to $10 antenna?

 




Here
Thanks...I will do a compare between the $79.00 and this one....



 
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 7:33:07 AM EDT
Your antenna requirements depend entirely on your location relative to the broadcast towers in your area.  Start with antennaweb.org.  Post the table you get and I can tell whether or not you need a $10 antenna or an $80 antenna.  I'm 25 miles from the transmitter and use a $20 UHF antenna mounted in the attic.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 7:39:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By davidenorth:
They are the only decent internet here otherwise I would tell them the same.


same here.. droped my DSL that I loved till Centrylink too them over, and it went to shit..

now for 5 bucks more Im getting tripple the speed.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 1:28:56 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Robert_J:


Your antenna requirements depend entirely on your location relative to the broadcast towers in your area.  Start with antennaweb.org.  Post the table you get and I can tell whether or not you need a $10 antenna or an $80 antenna.  I'm 25 miles from the transmitter and use a $20 UHF antenna mounted in the attic.


Tried the $10 antenna today and it was not up to the task.   Also I do not like the rabbit ears.   I am back to my original radio shack purchase and loving free TV.

 
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 1:32:37 PM EDT
I have had several different cable/internet companies, but Charter is the worst by far.  Any company that goes bankrupt isn't well run.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 2:10:28 PM EDT
Yeah, an "indoor" antenna usually won't cut it unless you live really close to the cluster.

I got an outdoor antenna and simply laid it in the attic, pointing toward the direction given to me by antennaweb.org.  Fishing the coax cable to the jack was the hard part.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 2:17:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 14TheKid:
I have had several different cable/internet companies, but Charter is the worst by far.  Any companymonopoly that goes bankrupt isn't well run.


there ya go. i dropped them 6 months ago, ain't it great
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:15:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 57plymouth:

Once you kick cable or satellite to the curb you won't go back!


I did but only to get The Pacific, which sucked.  Afterwards I went to cancel and they knocked it down to $10 a month over what I was paying for Cable Internet.

Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:19:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2010 3:24:32 PM EDT by aquaman67]
Originally Posted By 57plymouth:
I get my interwebs from the AT&T monopoly.

I get my TV free with an antenna.  I have not paid for TV in over a year, and I can't believe I wasted money on it for so long.

Once you kick cable or satellite to the curb you won't go back!


Kinda hard to watch HBO, Showtime, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Spike TV, Tru TV, ESPN and many, many other channels I watch with an antenna, so I won't be leaving...

Link Posted: 10/29/2010 9:31:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By aquaman67:
Originally Posted By 57plymouth:
I get my interwebs from the AT&T monopoly.

I get my TV free with an antenna.  I have not paid for TV in over a year, and I can't believe I wasted money on it for so long.

Once you kick cable or satellite to the curb you won't go back!


Kinda hard to watch HBO, Showtime, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Spike TV, Tru TV, ESPN and many, many other channels I watch with an antenna, so I won't be leaving...


I sure don't miss any of them.  My parents have DirecTV at their house in the mountains.  Last time I was up there Discovery History were still playing the same reruns I saw two years ago.  I've taken up reading books for entertainment instead.

Plus, the money you could save can be spent on ammo.
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