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So $60, plus let's call it $20 for Netflix and Hulu. So that's $80. How much do you pay for internet?
I don't pay for Netflix and Hulu but yes about $20. My internet is $96 a month. So in total im paying $156 a month compared to $220+ with less channels.
 

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IIRC, $70 or 80 a month. Unlimited recording. Would cover our 4 tvs and allows up to 6 accounts. I'm stuck with the fufu but she is worth it.
 
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I just checked my cable bill and notice "Other charges" being $12. What the hell are "other charges?"
 

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I just checked my cable bill and notice "Other charges" being $12. What the hell are "other charges?"
"Charges" that aren't covered under the "other" expense lines.
 
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I just checked my cable bill and notice "Other charges" being $12. What the hell are "other charges?"
Who’s your provider Tom? Each cable company seems to have different fees. I know Comcast has a regional sports fee and a broadcast tv fee plus state taxes. Does your bill show either of those?
 

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Who’s your provider Tom? Each cable company seems to have different fees. I know Comcast has a regional sports fee and a broadcast tv fee plus state taxes. Does your bill show either of those?
Charter.net. It's kind of bogus to be charged for something, but not told what it's for. I probably should check my bills more often.
 

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For the record, Frontier cable is cheaper but it’s horrible. My goodness
 
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Charter.net. It's kind of bogus to be charged for something, but not told what it's for. I probably should check my bills more often.
You were told what they are for. What dont you understand about "other charges"?
 
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I feel that we are just in the infancy of streaming. It’s going to be more seamless and competitive as time goes on. I hope that 5 G will make it better and faster but the cable companies are dinosaurs who bank on a big part of the older population not wanting to bother trying something new, just flip it on but they will age out.
 

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I looked at the 5 major providers. You Tube looked good but lacked food and Hallmark which my wife wants. So the penultimate Playstaion package looks best for us.
Am I missing something and what would be my one time costs?
We now pay $300 a month for Comcast with HBO, a land line which we will drop and internet. This would cut it in half minus whatever I need to buy to transition.
Youtube TV just added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. No Hallmark though. Bad news is their price is going up to $49 a month.
 

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Youtube TV just added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. No Hallmark though. Bad news is their price is going up to $49 a month.
And it begins.
 
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Youtube TV just added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. No Hallmark though. Bad news is their price is going up to $49 a month.
Love to see this.
 

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Youtube TV just added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. No Hallmark though. Bad news is their price is going up to $49 a month.
Thanks. Even with the bike in price, it is cheaper than the PlayStation package I would need. I would love to not have Hallmark but I answer to a higher authority.
 

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Youtube TV just added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. No Hallmark though. Bad news is their price is going up to $49 a month.
Not a fan.

Yes, I'd like those additional channels and like I can wait at any time.

But, I'd like options to keep existing package. May have to vote with wallet and give Hulu Live another look.
 
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Thanks. Even with the bike in price, it is cheaper than the PlayStation package I would need. I would love to not have Hallmark but I answer to a higher authority.
For me with PlayStation vue I get all the same channels for 49.99 and when Uconn’s Season is over I can go to 44.99 package or just pick up sling for cheaper option. Don’t people switch streaming services throughout the year to save money?
 

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For me with PlayStation vue I get all the same channels for 49.99 and when Uconn’s Season is over I can go to 44.99 package or just pick up sling for cheaper option. Don’t people switch streaming services throughout the year to save money?
I've been staying with the combo of Netflix, Amazon and You Tube TV for about a year now and really don't have the need to adjust throughout the year.
Do people shut off HBO streaming when GoT is off the air and sign up just to see new episodes? Asking honestly because I don't know.
 
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I've been staying with the combo of Netflix, Amazon and You Tube TV for about a year now and really don't have the need to adjust throughout the year.
Do people shut off HBO streaming when GoT is off the air and sign up just to see new episodes? Asking honestly because I don't know.
I would believe so. I know I would do that with starz if they didn’t cancel counterpart. I will definitely go to sling now that college basketball season is over. It is all about saving money when I’m not watching certain channels throughout the year. I’m not a huge tv watcher though. I like to get outside and enjoy my life.
 

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Best option IMO is just getting Netflix or Hulu and internet. I only watch sports for TV, and you can stream almost any sporting event for free these days
 

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I would believe so. I know I would do that with starz if they didn’t cancel counterpart. I will definitely go to sling now that college basketball season is over. It is all about saving money when I’m not watching certain channels throughout the year. I’m not a huge tv watcher though. I like to get outside and enjoy my life.
I live in an area where I don't get all the local networks with an OTA antenna. You Tube TV gets me all the local news stations.

Now that World Curling championships is over, I could drop down to a sling package. NBC Sports and Olympic channel have gotten way more viewing from me than I anticipated. I watched more luge, skeleton, bobsled, downhill and Super G the past 3 months than I had in a decade (No, I don't watch slalom. That's dweeb viewing right there).
 
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I'm looking forward to the time when I can pick my channels and pay accordingly. Providers have license fees per channel...they should just say for $50/month, you can pick based on the fee per channel...would solve a lot of issues for users
 
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Best option IMO is just getting Netflix or Hulu and internet. I only watch sports for TV, and you can stream almost any sporting event for free these days
Where do you stream almost any sporting even for free? Do you use reddit for the links? I always have issues with too many pop ups on my computer with those.
 
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I live in an area where I don't get all the local networks with an OTA antenna. You Tube TV gets me all the local news stations.

Now that World Curling championships is over, I could drop down to a sling package. NBC Sports and Olympic channel have gotten way more viewing from me than I anticipated. I watched more luge, skeleton, bobsled, downhill and Super G the past 3 months than I had in a decade (No, I don't watch slalom. That's dweeb viewing right there).
Yeah, Sling has the 3 month special going on right now for $15/month for Blue or the Orange package. They also have blue and orange combined package for $25/month. I might try that for 3 months as it will get me through my soccer season, Liverpool fan and watching some of the Gold Cup for USA. I will probably switch back to Playstation vue after that ends for the $45 package and then upgrade to the $50 once Uconn's season starts.
 

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