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Pay for Cable TV? Pay for Netflix too? Would you pay for the same w games?

#1Terzian313Posted 4/11/2014 11:40:24 AM
What in Gods name is the point of paying for cable TV? Isn't this a service that is extremely inefficient and obsolete? Why would I pay $60/month to watch 90% re-runs of shows that are readily available thru a service that is a fraction of the cost, and that I may watch completely on my own time, like Netflix? Oh, and let's not forget commercials.

Comparatively it reminds me of a system like PS Now.
Would you pay $60/month to stream video games on your console? So you may play a new game when it comes out, and never own it? Completely on the time of its availability? What if you received a "program" list every month, that told you what you could play and when? That's just objectively ridiculous.

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Dark Souls 2 7AM-5PM
NBA2K14 12PM-12AM"


Am I just hating on cable TV services or should you be torrenting the **** out of your favorite shows if you pay for cable?
Nobody wants to fix bandwidth issues w the mass influx of streamers, and nobody should pay $60/mo and be forced into perpetual commercials and forced on their schedule.
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#2SinisterSlayPosted 4/11/2014 11:41:26 AM
Netflix should have games on their service
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#3wildog2006Posted 4/11/2014 11:43:33 AM
Internet by itself = $62/mo
Internet + basic cable + HBO + Starz = $65/mo

It's a no brainer which one to choose in my area. Also, have you never heard of DVR?
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#4Orestes417Posted 4/11/2014 11:44:20 AM
Or on demand for that matter
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#5CELTEKKPosted 4/11/2014 11:45:04 AM
it's true, that's why there's directv's DVR system, and comcast xfinity's X1 platform. they have to justify the amount of commercialism and garbage that's actually flooded TV.

comcast gives you ondemand, effectively eliminating the commercial problem. I usually DVR/OnDemand all of the shows that I watch so I can skip commercials. not really a problem for me. i rarely torrent anything, anymore.

and I watch a lot of TV shows, sports, etc. i also have an apple TV which is almost just as good as cable. as far as sports, you can buy a season pass for NHL, NBA, MLB, etc. then netflix/hbogo/purchase/rent on the itunes store for anything else.
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#6Terzian313(Topic Creator)Posted 4/11/2014 11:45:33 AM
I seriously can't wrap my head around this. Albeit I am a person who must have watched maybe an hour of TV on my television within the last 5 years.

Am I missing something?

Why the **** is cable so much money and yet so horribly crappy?

This would NEVER fly for games or streaming services.
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#7CELTEKKPosted 4/11/2014 11:47:14 AM
Terzian313 posted...
I seriously can't wrap my head around this. Albeit I am a person who must have watched maybe an hour of TV on my television within the last 5 years.

Am I missing something?

Why the **** is cable so much money and yet so horribly crappy?

This would NEVER fly for games or streaming services.


i think it's a pretty good deal in my area to get cable tv + internet ...
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#8Worknofun370Posted 4/11/2014 11:48:58 AM
Terzian313 posted...
Am I missing something?

Why the **** is cable so much money and yet so horribly crappy?


The cable channels is the reason why cable is so much money. Cable companies need to pay them $X per customer. So the cable companies themselves are actually making very little money on cable TV.

If I wasn't a dumb*** that was invested in sports I would have no reason for cable TV.... Since I am one of those dumb***** I'm still stuck with it, but I don't think it'll be for long, streaming of sporting events is pretty normal now a days.
#9Terzian313(Topic Creator)Posted 4/11/2014 11:48:58 AM
wildog2006 posted...
Internet by itself = $62/mo
Internet + basic cable + HBO + Starz = $65/mo

It's a no brainer which one to choose in my area. Also, have you never heard of DVR?


Lol actually I have never used a DVR. However I do know what it is and how to use one. However, wouldn't you rather just own the file in a familiar and accessible format?

Also I live in an area where internet is nearly monopolized. Satellite TV is notoriously crappy from what I know, and I also live in an area bound to tropical storms.

My available choices for an ISP are ATT and Time Warner, with the only packages being $40 for basic cable and the only step above is $89.99 for TV + internet.
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#10LvthnPosted 4/11/2014 11:49:19 AM
Terzian313 posted...
I seriously can't wrap my head around this. Albeit I am a person who must have watched maybe an hour of TV on my television within the last 5 years.

Am I missing something?

Why the **** is cable so much money and yet so horribly crappy?

This would NEVER fly for games or streaming services.


Cable TV is only expensive if you get it by itself. Most places bundle internet/TV for a pretty deep discount.

Personally I get it for free, all premiums included. I still use my computers more but what the hell, TV is good sometimes.