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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2010, 09:15 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_gadg/2010 ... x5ODAwMDAw

Tue Apr 13, 6:07 pm ET

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Make no mistake: The big cable, satellite, and telco carriers are still sitting pretty with more than 100 million TV subscribers. Nevertheless, a new report claims that more and more viewers are "cutting the cord" in favor of watching their favorite shows via over-the-air antennas (remember those?), Netflix, or the Web.

TechCrunch has the scoop on a new report from the Toronto-based Convergence Consulting Group, and though the figures may not be a "serious threat" to the big cable and satellite carriers yet, the trend might eventually spell trouble for the like of Cablevision, Comcast, DirecTV, and Time Warner Cable.

To wit: Nearly 800,000 households in the U.S. have "cut the cord," dumping their cable, satellite, or telco TV providers (such as AT&T U-verse or Verizon FiOS) and turning instead to Web-based videos (like Hulu), downloadable shows (iTunes), by-mail subscription services (Netflix), or even good ol' over-the-air antennas for their favorite shows, according to the report.


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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2010, 10:05 
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I have just basic cable at 14 bucks a month. We have internet and Netflix. I am pretty happy with that. If we miss a show I can just catch it on-line and we can instantly watch Netflix on the computer which we hook up to the tv. I just can't see spending $100 on tv.


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willynilly wrote:
I have just basic cable at 14 bucks a month. We have internet and Netflix. I am pretty happy with that. If we miss a show I can just catch it on-line and we can instantly watch Netflix on the computer which we hook up to the tv. I just can't see spending $100 on tv.

I live on Hulu and tv.com.

Although, I've been thinking about Netflix. (My friend calls it Netfrix.) :compress:

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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2010, 18:41 
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we have the second lowest netflix, which lets us stream unlimited and get one disk at a time.

The tv is used for PBS or the wii, and we watch DVDs from netflix or the library. I'm watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC's website.

I'm good.

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