Any commercial channels, I do what Ralph suggests and DVR any shows I
like and fast forward through commercials.
Wife does not have DRV but watches mostly old movies with few commercials.
I get these low ball offers all the time, mainly from FIOS, when they
expire, the cost is just as high. I could do like my neighbor across
the street and switch every two years but, mainly my wife, would not
like the aggravation of doing it.
firstname.lastname@example.org has brought this to us :
You are getting a very good deal for all those services. My cell bill
alone is $190.00+. I'm thinking about dropping the landline and go with
viop. I THINK the cell service can be handled with viop as well, but
I'm not sure about that.
OK, what do you pay for internet access? For TV? Do you bundle TV
internet and landline together? Do you have your cell included in your
monthly bill with your TV internet and landline?
Is that a little better, Ed?
I pay $160 for DirecTv for a middle package, no HBO type premiums. We
watch a lot of History, Nat Geo and the like. We have 2 DVR and 3
The $67 is landline phone and DSL internet 12/6
I had cable for years but the local cable company sucks. Overall, DTV
has been reliable and good quality. OTA here is useless.
OK Ed, thanks much!
So your DirectTV bill is about $227.00 per month for TV with two DVR's
and 3 satellite TV boxes [HD?]no premium TV channels, DSL internet and
one landline, right? Not bad but two DVR's?
Originally, the DVR could record two shows and you had to watch either
one of them or a previously recorded show. Life was just easier with
two DVR. With the new one I can record 4 or 5 at a time but I just
never bothered replacing the second one.
The home TV sure has came a long way. With the Direct TV I can record about
5 shows at once. Then every room can record and play back. I have 3 sets
hooked up and an option for 4. Also can stream much of it to a wifi device.
I am using a Republic smart phone that costs $ 12 per month for unlimiated
call and text and if around a wifi system unliminated internet. That thing
will stream the TV around the house.
I just need to find time to watch some of the recorded shows. More stuff on
than I have time to devote to the boob tube.
My Wife records Her shows and movies then edits out the commercials. I
do the same, but not on all My programs. I should on the Discovery
channel for 'Street Outlaws' and on the Velocity channel for several of
My favorite shows, as well as 'Animal Planet' programs.
Seems that many of the educational programs like you mentioned and some
others are about all commercials. My box has a 30 second fast forward
button and I have just about worn it out skipping over the commercials. The
to top it all off, after a commercial they repeat about the last minuit or
two of what was just on. A half hour show is about 15 minuits after all
Yes, a DVR (high def) is $10 a month. A receiver is $6.50 so I'm only
paying an extra $3.50 to have an additional recorder. For comparison,
if you have only 1 TV the $163 I pay could be cut by about $30
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