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Old 07-29-2011, 04:08 PM
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Get a Roku and add sports channels (free or very cheap).

You can also stream Hulu, Netflix, etc. on the Roku. And there are TONS of Channels in the Roku "Channel Store". Most of them are free. Some have a $1.99 fee.

I use my Roku and I watch Fox news, NBC news, CSPAN. Netflix movies, Hulu tv episodes. My husband watches baseball and football.

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Do you know of any place to watch wrestling on the Roku box, or any cheap sports channels to add that has wrestling?
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:07 AM
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We got rid of cable about seven years ago now. My kids actually started playing in a more free spirited sort of way. They didn't act out what they were watching anymore. We also never had to go through the wanting to get the latest Disney kid toy, bedding whatever that was being promoted. They didn't nag us for toys or snack items that were being advertised. Now when I go to my sister in laws house where there is cable I find that there is nothing of quality to watch anyway and way to many commercials. I Love PBS.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:36 PM
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Yeah I ditched DirectTV for the internet too... best decision I ever made.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:10 AM
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Get a Roku and add sports channels (free or very cheap).

You can also stream Hulu, Netflix, etc. on the Roku. And there are TONS of Channels in the Roku "Channel Store". Most of them are free. Some have a $1.99 fee.

I use my Roku and I watch Fox news, NBC news, CSPAN. Netflix movies, Hulu tv episodes. My husband watches baseball and football.

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Is there some sort of monthly fee with this Roku box or commitment? I hate being committed to an major conglomerate.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:02 AM
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I have been wanting to get rid of cable for awhile, unfortunately my dh is a tv addict. Will be looking into the Roku to see if it's a viable alternative. Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:59 PM
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A tip for all those getting Direct Tv and still have an open contract (can't cancel before the 2 year period). If you need to stop the Direct Tv to save some money you can put your account on suspend for an unlimited time. This will keep your account open but not charge you every month. They will call you every few months though to see when you are going to turn it back on.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:15 PM
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We did the same thing two months ago. Though I do like having Netflix and being able to watch it on my many devices, including my TV. I miss watching some shows on the big screen. You can stream Hulu Plus to your TV, but costs $8.99/month and we're trying to save money. Has anyone set up Apple TV to relay your computer to the main TV and be able to watch internet content on there? I'm just too technically challenged to do that.

A lot of the networks have applications for the iPad. So I watched Castle and DWTS on the ABC player. TVduck.com is a website where you can find a lot of TV shows online. Just have to wade through the annoying pop-up ads. I've watched a lot of HBO shows for free this way.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:31 AM
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Default Difference b/w Boxee & Roku?

Hi all, just looking at these posts & am curious - what is the difference b/w the Boxee & Roku? Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:04 AM
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We ditched our satellite bill about 6 months ago and went with Netflix! Anything else we want to watch we find online (Weather channel, sports ect..)

We saved $1300 a year and we don't have to worry about content that is not appropriate for the kiddies...especially those male enhancement commercials YUK! lol

Best choice we ever made!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:23 PM
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Feel happy to hear that it works for you and all kids gets settles down with this and got engaged with other activities.

This is one of the best monthly saving way.
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