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    I'm a nut case also - like in cable bills made me nuts! and my wife told me to do something about it, like explore other options. We were paying over $70 a month and nearing the end of a two year commitment to the cable company.

    Here's what we did:
    We bought a ROKU box, about the size of a couple cell phones stacked on top of one another - cost $70, one time - it gets signals from our home wifi, which we already use for laptops, so no additional expense there.

    We signed up for Netflix, then later Hulu, each $7.99 a month.

    So, instead of $70 a month, we paid $70 one time plus $16 a month for much the same service.

    ROKU has various private channels besides the two I mentioned, and one in particular archives current news programs, so we're able to keep up with the likes of MSNBC and AP and many others, even some local stations, but with a couple hours delay because of the archiving.

    Except you can't get HBO, unless you also subscribe to a cable tv service... corporations!

    Anyway, I'm a nut case for ROKU now...

    "Gun violence places a tremendous burden on America's health care system. Direct medical costs for gunshot wounds total more than six million dollars a day." - The Violence Policy Center

    by Beastly Fool on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 10:57:54 AM PDT

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