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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
20172 posts

Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
things that you use to watch tv? I'm so clueless but we're looking at ways to save money in general and just wondering if it's really cheaper than what we're paying.

Thanks for any helpful info.


fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
20193 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
I pay $50 for YouTubeTV. I already had internet, Netflix and Amazon Prime when we had cable so I don't consider that an added cost. I think my internet might be $10/mo more without the bundle savings.
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Pepperoni
Auburn Fan
Member since Aug 2013
377 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
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things that you use to watch tv? I'm so clueless but we're looking at ways to save money in general and just wondering if it's really cheaper than what we're paying. Thanks for any helpful info.


My DirecTV crept up over the years to $140 monthly. Got a Roku, added YouTubeTV for $50 and Amazon Prime + Netflix movies for a total of 70 a month. To get equivalent via cable would cost at least 165 plus. Sports via YTv are great.
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21JumpStreet
Texas Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2012
11212 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
$50 per month for internet.
Free UnlockMyTv/CatMouse app for any Movie/TV Show, but i also added real-debrid for more links.($3-$4 per month)
$10(5 connections) per month for IPTV KS Hosting Live TV/PPV/All Sports.

Cheapest/Best setup I have found so far.
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nobigdeal69
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baton rouge
Member since Nov 2009
1298 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
Ya, my dish bill got up to about $130 a month, so I went back to PS Vue and pay $60. Already had netflix, hulu, amazon etc, so I'm saving $70 a month.



Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
16968 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
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PS Vue
Vue is shutting down January 30. What are you switching to?


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
61741 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
$49 for internet plus the cost of hard drives.


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nobigdeal69
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baton rouge
Member since Nov 2009
1298 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
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Vue is shutting down January 30. What are you switching to?


I know. I'm going to give YouTube a shot. Everyone on here raves about it.


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tilco
Auburn Fan
Spanish Fort, AL
Member since Nov 2013
9807 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
$60 for internet
$14 for Netflix
$35 for sling (during football season only)
7$ for Disney+

I have an antenna in the attic for locals.


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Chimlim
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2005
15077 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
YouTube TV, Internet, Disney + comes to $137 /month. I plan on getting rid of Youtube TV after football season.

I also have Amazon Prime Video, but I don't count that. I have Prime for the free two day shipping because my wife just can't stop ordering shite from Amazon.


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notsince98
Missouri Fan
KC, MO
Member since Oct 2012
11353 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
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things that you use to watch tv? I'm so clueless but we're looking at ways to save money in general and just wondering if it's really cheaper than what we're paying.

Thanks for any helpful info.


It isn't cheaper for many, just more convenient as there is no contract.


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TigerMyth36
River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
38647 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
Some will say I save no money but that is nonsense. I had Netflix Amazon and Hulu ALONG with cable. Now I have Netflix and Amazon and rotate Hulu with HBO and sometimes CBS All Access. My savings are the cost of Expanded Basic.

Folks like to argue that all I did was replace cable with the other options and that isn't true. Most folks have Netflix & Amazon before they even think of cutting the cord.

You don't get the full savings of cutting the cable option because you lose the bundle so they raise your internet price. I still easily save $50 a month and it is much easier to swap out the services I want with online options than it was to swap out cable boxes and services.

For me it was more about almost never turning on the cable box anymore. It wasn't to save money. It was to stop paying for a service I almost never used.
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footballdude
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Sep 2010
324 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
Hulu + Live TV - $65.97 soon to be $75.97

Hulu $5.99
Live TV $43.99
No ads Option $6.00
Bundle Discount $ -4.99

Upgraded DVR Option $9.99
Unlimited Screens Option $9.99
Bundle Discount $ -5.00

Philo - $20.00
(too add these channels: AMC, BBC, CMT, 3 Hallmark Channels, IFC, Paramount, Sundance, TLC, TV Land)


Grand Total = Currently $85.97, going up to $95.97

Directv was $137.45

Savings of $41.48 monthly, $497.76 yearly

We rotate Netflix in and out depending on what we want to watch. I don't count this cost as I make the kids pay for it.

Have wireless Roku's on kids tv's, hardwired Roku ultra's on my tv's.

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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
20172 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
Thanks everyone — next question — how do I find out what internet options are available at my address??

Friends told me that they use ATT uverse but it tells me my address isn’t a location where it’s available.


AUCE05
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2009
30274 posts
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re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
Go to their website and type you address. It will tell if they offer a service and what is offered.


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GatorReb
USA Fan
Dallas GA
Member since Feb 2009
7963 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
Internet $100 (1 gig fiber unlimited data cap)
YouTubeTV $50
Disney+ 3 years $140
Netflix Included in my Tmobile (or else i would cancel)

So i pay $150 monthly for everything ill ever need. And 100 of that is internet.


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ZydecoTigah
LSU Fan
walker LA
Member since Sep 2010
275 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
I have a OTA antenna that I get 30 local channels with for free, 200 MBS internet $44.95, Prime $10 month, Vizio smart tv with built in chromecast, roku, and a ton of free movie and tv channels online, I might have a password for a local cable co too from a friend.


LSshoe
LSU Fan
Burrowing through a pile o MikePoop
Member since Jan 2008
2916 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
Yeah I have an antenna with an htpc I can dvr shows with. Internet and Netflix. Sometimes we swap Netflix for Hulu but it's Netflix 90% of the time. I also have a plex server with a fair bit of content from ripped movies etc. That's way more content than I can watch.


gobuxgo5
Ohio State Fan
Member since Nov 2012
7791 posts
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re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
I have 2 versions of cord cutting:

8 Months of the Year - $0 for Tablo (just locals with a nice dvd and channel guide)

4 Months of the year - Streaming Service that includes Football channels. Typically $50? Now that PS Vue is shutting down I'll have to find a good NFL Redzone carrier.

The 1st version of cord cutting has nothing to do with replicating the channels I used to have. It's a lifestyle change of reducing my habitual tv watching and doing other things. So I typically haven't spent any money for several months and go back for the few I miss it too much.

Trying to do this with a cable company is a nightmare.
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Freauxzen
USA Fan
Utah
Member since Feb 2006
33662 posts

re: Those who've cut the cord, how much do you pay for all of the
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Some will say I save no money but that is nonsense. I had Netflix Amazon and Hulu ALONG with cable. Now I have Netflix and Amazon and rotate Hulu with HBO and sometimes CBS All Access. My savings are the cost of Expanded Basic.

Folks like to argue that all I did was replace cable with the other options and that isn't true. Most folks have Netflix & Amazon before they even think of cutting the cord.

You don't get the full savings of cutting the cable option because you lose the bundle so they raise your internet price. I still easily save $50 a month and it is much easier to swap out the services I want with online options than it was to swap out cable boxes and services.

For me it was more about almost never turning on the cable box anymore. It wasn't to save money. It was to stop paying for a service I almost never used.



And you can get the services to all TVs in your house as well.

No contracts, full house coverage, more flexible viewing options are the 3 big things streaming has over cable right now.


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