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  • CancelCable.com | Tag | Video Devices
    the things we have been blogging about over the past year Posted on December 10 2008 by admin Filed Under digital broadcast tv Entertainment Technology Television Tagged Consumer Electronics digital tv switchover Electronics Entertainment High Definition Televisions Media Science and Technology Technology Television Televisions TV Networks Video Devices 1 Comment admin Site Navigation About CancelCable com How to save thousands What is digital broadcast TV See which digital channels are

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  • CancelCable.com | Time for a new Roku
    me second guess my plans Framerates are consistent and never an issue on my Roku experience The problem I find with viewing on a computer is that it s usually multitasking where Roku is doing one thing streaming video That or it s just Flash being such a resource hog I hope this answers your question but I ll check back if you have anything else You can also reach me on Twitter linked on my name if you prefer Good luck in your quest Reply Jay Shaffstall February 14 2011 at 12 36 pm We ve been testing out a Roku box preparatory to canceling our cable We got the Roku that uses dual band wireless and picked up a new router that also supports dual band wireless Our outgoing connection is RoadRunner so we ve got plenty of bandwidth We ve successfully had a movie going on the Roku and one on an iPad at the same time with no choppy parts Another time we had just one movie going and had some choppy parts probably due to congestion between us and Netflix But that was an isolated problem that hasn t cropped up again Overall we re convinced that Roku is the way to go and are going to call to cancel our cable very soon Reply Wizard Prang February 14 2011 at 1 31 pm If you don t want this sort of thing to happen again I highly advise you get a UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply and route all your A V equipment through it Reply Jenn February 16 2011 at 7 50 am Hi this is exactly what I want to do But is there any way my kids can still watch disney and nickelodeon Reply Jason February 17 2011 at 7 16 pm Jenn there is some Disney Nick programming available through Netflix streaming and current stuff is on Amazon VOD for purchase There isn t a live channel for the either Disney or Nick which is true for almost any other channel you might be interested in One of the trickier things with cutting the cable is being aware of everything that you or your kids watch I would recommend that you work with your kids and draw up a list of your shows Then check on Netflix and Amazon to see what s available and if it s enough to satisfy everyone Also compare the costs of buying on Amazon VOD with your monthly cable bill and see what the better deal is Cancelling cable isn t necessarily the most cost effective solution for all but it is for many Reply admin February 18 2011 at 3 15 pm Sandy Thanks for your comment We ve been using the original Roku with WIFI and haven t really encountered any streaming issues when watching movies Every once in a while maybe once a month a movie will stop for about 20 seconds while the Roku adjusts to the slower speed and buffers

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  • CancelCable.com | Canceling Cable: March 2010 update
    Web TV services like Revision3 CNet TV and the TWiT Network which also have apps An Android table challenger could potentially provide the same services but that Android device would need to have its own video out which it may not have and I don t know what the state of media apps are in Android P S Love the interest calculator Simple to use and it really demonstrates how compounded interest can add up even on percentages as small as 3 Reply Mark October 26 2010 at 11 16 am I have been talking about this for about a year but my wife is extremetly resistant sHe can t understand why I am not unemployed or anything My brother in law dropped cable in May 2009 but mainly because he got laid off I am starting to inch towards it The breakthough came when my father in law got netflix on demand My wife finally ordered netflix and gave me permission to dump hbo show and lower the internet speed For some reason we were paying 10 a month for excess speed It is of no consequence as I have successfully displayed netflix on demand on our big tv but using an S video output on the very old laptop we have I tried d sub to dsub and it failed I finally tried the s video and it worked I am positioning an old laptop to be the internet entry point next to the tv The DVR service is an issue My wife can t understand how we would do with out it I try to tell her the DVR is a solution for a flawed product YOu don t need DVR for Hulu or netflix because you just double clickand watch when you want Once I get set the laptop set up with wireless mouse and keyboard I will run my wife through it once she realizes she can watch old General Hospital shows on ABC com by just double clickinf on the show listing she will realize she does not need a dvr Another hold up is the alarm company we live next to the hood goes through the land line but i found another alarm company that costs the same that will go through the cell phone My wife is addicted to the land line even though we have a cell plan with lots of left over minutes She won t let me drop te cell plan what happens if I break down in the hood Right now I have te cable bill to about 106 not including taxes I want to get it down to just a moderately fast cable bill maybe 40 It could be verizon or cable Netflx is 9 so about 50 plus tax more than half off cable now Reply Bill October 30 2010 at 1 34 pm We did a similar thing in March 2009 The difference is that we ditched Dish Network and purchased a TiVo and OTA

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  • CancelCable.com | Cable TV alternatives – one year update.
    streaming cartoons on CartoonNetwork com Disney com and Nick com They play so many reruns on cable anyway that it doesn t really matter He likes being able to choose what he wants to watch when he wants to watch it We re planning on taking some of the money from not having satellite and investing in a super fast internet connection Reply James September 23 2009 at 7 24 am Looking to cancel my cable subscription I currently have an HD Tivo with a Cablecard from the cable company If I cancel the cable subscription how would I get the HD channels tuned to the TV without the cablecard Anybody know My tv has an HD Tuner already I believe Thanks Reply Barry Hughes December 12 2009 at 4 15 pm I am making the switch this week I agree that Netflix has given me the chance to reduce my telephone cable internet costs by 60 saving me almost 800 per year Just this savings alone in two years would pay for a 55 LCD TV Yeah Reply The Twin January 4 2010 at 11 40 pm First thank you for taking the time to put this up online I know it was no small feat I just want to say that the trend of using the Internet as a primary source of home entertainment caught media executives unprepared and that is a good thing for consumers but bad for ABC FOX and their numerous cousins Your site is important because until now they were always a step ahead with their forced commercials specifically enhanced to bring up your consumer appetite I grew up in Kenya at a time when telly watching started at 4pm and ended at midnight Yap I had a life then I am glad I grew up in an environment that forced me to go out and discover tadpoles by catching them Now I live in Texas and my wife and I are constantly amazed by the beautiful neighbourhoods Problem is there are no children playing You never hear laughter As excited as I am about this digital age and all it has to offer I fear that the demon that was 400 cable channels has morphed into unlimited online content and we need leadership on how to control this content online and introduce our children to the wild things around them Sorry for going on a tangent You folks are on the right track Thank you Reply Aubrie January 6 2010 at 9 15 am How do you watch Hulu on your TV I would love to learn how to do that Reply Risk Averse Alert January 21 2010 at 8 55 pm I ve recently added live streams to my investment blog from Bloomberg and C SPAN Occasionally there are technical glitches but never anything terribly frustrating The clarity is quite remarkable Per your site I must say most who advocate cable satellite alternatives typically do not offer so much helpful information Thank

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  • CancelCable.com | CancelCable.com featured in Washington Post
    just written up in a Washington Post article titled TV Breaks Out of the Box The article mentions our Showfinder tool and talks about how canceling cable is becoming a viable alternative for some broadband users My favorite was the anecdote about how Microsoft s CEO Steve Ballmer watches his favorite show Lost online for free as opposed to paying a dollar for it on Itunes I think Post s author Mike Musgrove summed it up best when he said Ever have a billionaire make your feel dumb for leading an overly extravagant lifestyle Filed Under Uncategorized Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong admin Site Navigation About CancelCable com How to save thousands What is digital broadcast TV See which digital channels are available in your area How to buy a digital receiver for less than 20 Watch your favorite cable shows without cable TV Showfinder Recent Media Coverage Click to

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  • CancelCable.com | Two more reasons to cancel cable? Xbox/Tivo to stream Netflix content
    Instant Watch A good amount of brand new first run movies are not on it yet so you may have to wait a day or two to get those in the mail on DVD The fast forward and rewind controls are slightly clunky although they do work pretty well once you get used to them Also it appears that only the new Tivos Series III and HD and latest Xbox Xbox Experience will support Netflix Filed Under Cable alternatives Online TV Uncategorized This entry was tagged netflix Tivo xbox Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Previous Next 3 thoughts on Two more reasons to cancel cable Xbox Tivo to stream Netflix content Kacie November 2 2008 at 9 14 am My husband and I bought our rabbit ears and converter box the other day and tried it out We were amazed at the picture quality We have an old computer hooked up to our TV as well so we can stream shows from the internet straight to our set Even though our cable bill is only 23 month there is no need for us to keep it around BYE cable Reply Steve Poole January 14 2009 at 2 13 pm I ve now streamed quite a few Netflix movies to a Tivo HD and 46 Aquos Quality varies but has generally been acceptable There s pretty visible posterization sometimes The quality indicator has always been at one notch below the highest It seems to saturate our 3 Mbps DSL connection during streaming pretty much killing all other Internet access in the house Overall I think it s a fantastic feature although I ve had a couple of Tivo crashes that I m nearly certain were related Reply vivian ikwuako February 16 2009 at 11 26 am hi i would love 2

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  • CancelCable.com | Tag | netflix
    cable TV service is not Posted on November 1 2008 by admin Filed Under Cable alternatives Online TV Uncategorized Tagged netflix Tivo xbox 3 Comments Just added Showfinder Tool After learning PHP this week I just created a Showfinder Tool which lets you search for and watch your favorite shows online You can search for an individual show or browse different categories HBO shows kids shows classic shows etc The tool currently lists shows on Hulu Netflix and Itunes as well as a number Posted on July 18 2008 by admin Filed Under Cable alternatives Tagged hulu itunes netflix tv shows 3 Comments Watch your favorite cable shows using Hulu com Netflix and Itunes We recently canceled cable TV service and use free digital broadcast TV The deciding factor was we can still watch our favorite cable shows even the ones on HBO and Showtime without spending additional money Here s how you can too I Watch your favorite shows for free using the Internet One of our favorite sites Posted on July 2 2008 by admin Filed Under Cable alternatives Tagged cable tv itunes netflix 20 Comments admin Site Navigation About CancelCable com How to save thousands What is

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  • CancelCable.com | Tag | Tivo
    Experience Previously Netflix s Instant Watch content could only be viewed on a computer or using a 99 set top box called a Roku Since Roku Tivo and Xbox will pull all the content off of a standard broadband connection cable TV service is not Posted on November 1 2008 by admin Filed Under Cable alternatives Online TV Uncategorized Tagged netflix Tivo xbox 3 Comments Using Tivo to record free digital broadcast TV ATSC After we switched to free digital tv the next step was to get our Tivo working Unfortunately this wasn t as easy as I had hoped After hours of research and experimentation here s what I learned Since our Series II Tivo doesn t have a digital tuner built in it needs to be hooked up to a Posted on July 11 2008 by admin Filed Under Tivo Tagged ATSC broadcast digital Tivo 4 Comments admin Site Navigation About CancelCable com How to save thousands What is digital broadcast TV See which digital channels are available in your area How to buy a digital receiver for less than 20 Watch your favorite cable shows without cable TV Showfinder Recent Media Coverage Click to find and watch

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