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Poll: Television Reception
This poll is closed.
Satellite
10.00%
2 10.00%
Cable
65.00%
13 65.00%
Antenna
25.00%
5 25.00%
I Don't watch T.V.
0%
0 0%
Total 20 vote(s) 100%
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How do you receive your television Picture?
#11
The antenna will get you 2 channels here, so that's a non starter for me.

For piped-in signal there is the local cable or the local telephone company who has an I.P. service (requires a converter box at every set), so I have been cable for a very long time. I did recently trade down from the $60+ package to what they call antenna service which delivers 18 channels at $20 per month. Thanks to Tivo (grandfathered at $7.95) there is still pretty much always something to watch...
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#12
I've nearly given up on TV because there are so many commercials that it's not enjoyable anymore. If it didn't freeze in the winter here, I wouldn't have bothered replacing my TV set after the TV stations switched to digital (but I need to be able to see the weather reports). If I turn it on, I usually end up ignoring it or using it as background noise.
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#13
Use the same company for my phone, internet cable, and cable TV. I also use my wireless router to connect to my Wii and watch Netflix on the TV or computer. I also catch up on TV shows I've missed when they are on the computer as full episodes.
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#14
I recently got my wife a simple Bluray disk player on Amazon for about $85. It also has NetFlix built into the system and I got her a month subscription to NetFlix for $7.95, since we don't have cable or satellite.

With our old tube TV, we're running it in the lowest possible resolution (less bandwidth) and it's a pretty good picture (can't tell it from a regular DVD movie, at least with our tube TV).

So far it has worked great. I like paying $7.95 a month rather than $50-100 for cable or sat that they're asking around here.

Only thing is... it does suck up my DSL bandwidth a lot, which I'm going to have to monitor, so we don't go over our limit. I figured up the bandwidth and told her that for now, we can watch no more than 3.5 hours each night and we'll be within our limits... more than that and AT&T puts us on their "high-use" tier, and then they'll charge us extra for life.
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