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Offline Libertas

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Pulling the plug on Big TV
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:38:31 AM »
Unplugging from the matrix, I'll find another avenue for catching GOT, not paying for all that garbage only to cherry pick here and there for the rare gem in the field of manure!
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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 08:13:43 AM »
I'm planning the same. I just wanna make sure I have access to the things we like to watch.
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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 09:19:35 AM »
I will have to look at internet options...may need a nephew to help make that happen...me being a fossil analog guy!  :o
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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 12:07:54 PM »
For decades I watched almost no TV. Long ago I liked Rockford Files then Wiseguy, both well written. Some Law and Order was OK.  I used TV to watch movies, first VHS then DVDs.  Right now there are no movies I would see even if they were free at the theater.  The Founder was good and I liked Norman but Norman  is not for everyone.

My favorite TV shows in recent history are The Good Wife and The Americans.

In the past several years TV writing has gotten much better and movies now suck.  There are more outlets for TV and video is easier and cheaper to produce than it was in the film days. Many creative scripts get produced. I read that Breaking Bad was rejected by every studio/channel except AMC.

I have HS internet plus a Roku box. I can subscribe to Netflix, HBO, SHO, Amazon Prime for $10 to $15 per month each if I want.
Amazon Prime currently has The Good Wife, The Americans, Hand of God, Sneaky Peat, Man in the High Castle, The Wire, Mrs. Maisel, Mr. Robot, etc. $99 for one year of Amazon Prime as I recall.

HBO has Silicon Valley

SHO has Billions

Netflix has Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Dexter

IMO The Americans is the best series I have seen. The final season starts end of March.
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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 07:21:05 PM »
Plus you don't have to subscribe to all at once.  You can binge on one, then switch to another.  Of course, that might not work for movies as they rotate their selection but if you only watch TV shows, that's the way to go.  Netflix DVD/Bluerays are still a good option, for the movies, and you could subscribe to all the streaming services and not get access to all the movies.

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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 10:07:56 PM »
Happy to hear you're moving in my direction. The last time I watched television regularly, M*A*S*H was not in syndication, but a regularly scheduled program. As I type this, The Music Channel (usually classical, or Jazz) is playing.

BUT - I may be purchasing my 1st Smart TV (we have a non-HD "fat" television now) - because our company is switching to digital/streaming presentations as opposed to live (college classroom) ones; we'll do 1 or 2 live & 1-2 streaming per month - which will be better viewed on a larger TV monitor rather than a traditional computer desktop.

And I'm betting John Wick III will be more appealing on the smart-tv as well!
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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 07:05:18 AM »
My brother has Amazon, will have to drop over there sometime and give it a gander.
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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 02:26:21 PM »
I've been married 27 yrs. We've never had cable or satellite. Only within the last couple years did we get Netflix.

Have a chit load of movies on VHS and DVD.
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Re: Pulling the plug on Big TV
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 05:13:33 PM »
I have a load...not sure if it's full chit.
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