Streaming Netflix instead of Satellite or Cable TV?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TheBrumstead, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Songster

    May 9, 2011
    Hobart, IN
    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 [​IMG]

  2. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
    We have DirecTV, but we use Netflix waaayy more. We also have an Apple TV, so we can stream Netflix directly to our tv.
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    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, which has many shows available for free, with commercials though.
  4. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Songster

    Jan 3, 2011
    Leavittsburg, Ohio
    I have Netflix I stream it through my Wii for $7.99 a month no DVDs
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Songster

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    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
  6. karlamaria

    karlamaria Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    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.
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

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

  8. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    I will be ditching netflix DVD and keep the streaming as my DD likes it...and will be buying a roku asap!
  9. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    Southern California
    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 [​IMG] I get most of my news via radio and internet anyway [​IMG]
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    We also have Apple TV and stream Netflix through it. Love it!

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