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Streaming Netflix instead of Satellite or Cable TV?

post #1 of 26
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We are hopefully going to be able to ditch HughesNet for satellite internet and go to a radio something-or-other internet. If we can do that, then we can stream Netflix movies over the Wii. Right now we have DirecTV. I was looking at the Netflix instant offerings and it looks like there are some good tv show options, some good ones for my 2 yr old son, etc.

Have any of you gotten rid of satellite or cable tv and done just Netflix? I know my husband will still want to watch the news, and some of the regular ABC, NBC etc shows so we'll have to get a convertor box too.

If it all works out, that would add about $125 back into the budget... which means he can't really say "no" to a small flock of 4-6  chickens... hehe hide

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Sunwood Farms - home to 4 lovely hens, one of each - Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Appenzeller and Speckled Sussex.

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post #2 of 26

We have DirecTV, but we use Netflix waaayy more. We also have an Apple TV, so we can stream Netflix directly to our tv.

post #3 of 26

I don't have cable, not even a converter box. I can stream through netflix and LOVE it. I also get two DVDs out at a time so I can see things that aren't available through streaming. Definitely an awesome option for entertainment. I don't watch much TV anyway, so it really allows me to choose exactly what I want to see. I also use Hulu.com, which has many shows available for free, with commercials though.

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My backyard flock: 9 Araucana girls, 2 Araucana boys, 1 Olive Egger!

 

Mini Yooper Goats and Other Critters

My website for my Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Araucana Chickens, and Magpie Ducks

 

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post #4 of 26

I have Netflix I stream it through my Wii for $7.99 a month no DVDs

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Everybody loves the cackle of the rooster, the colors, the long tail.
~ Keith Gilbertson
Ain't nobody here but us chickens" - Song lyrics, Louis Jordan
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post #5 of 26

netflix is great we have netflix on our play station 3 and we have cable, and internet,,,,, we are not gonna ditch cable, because there are still a lot of shows on cable my mom likes to see, and we get the news as well

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In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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post #6 of 26

I have had Netflix since there opening day  , I got streaming and 1 at a time DVD, because there streaming is lame since I saw most everything on it. But since they have decided to double charge me now for both I just deleted my account. If they would have added new releases onto the streaming I would pay the 15 .99 but not they way it is now.

post #7 of 26

I have a roku box hooked to the TV an have netflix an hulu plus an ditched normal TV.

post #8 of 26

I will be ditching netflix DVD and keep the streaming as my DD likes it...and will be buying a roku asap!

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Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.....It is already Tomorrow in Australia
Frisbeetarians believe that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and you can never get it down
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post #9 of 26

As soon as my roommate moves out and my boyfriend moves in we are planning on ditching cable and just keeping our high speed internet and Netflix. Will save us about $80 a month and still gives us all the entertainment we need smile I get most of my news via radio and internet anyway smile

post #10 of 26

We also have Apple TV and stream Netflix through it.  Love it!

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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