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"Cord-cutters: Watching less TV"


          

have you found that over time you've just plain stopped really having the same diet for consuming shows/movies?

i know my habits have been streamlined, and i just feel weird sitting down to look at tv more than once a week. When i was younger i used to BE the tv guide, now i just watch a show whenever. i'd probably get rid of netflix if my SO didn't watch it.

The last thing i watched was Luke Cage, and before that i hadn't touched it for 8 months.

  

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So, you rely instead on that that platinum pornhub subscription?
Jan 09th 2019
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yeah, we cut the cord. We have netlflix, sling and a borrow hulu acct
Jan 09th 2019
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Not less, just from different sources
Jan 09th 2019
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all my stuff is borrowed...
Jan 10th 2019
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I'm forcing myself to because I was wasting too much time doing it...
Jan 09th 2019
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We watch wayyyyyy more sports now...
Jan 09th 2019
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after cutting the cord 14 years ago
Jan 09th 2019
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Never had a cord, all I watch are Eagles games & the occasional...
Jan 10th 2019
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Not sure. I watch sports live
Jan 10th 2019
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initially i did watch less
Jan 10th 2019
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I'm much more intentional about tv watching now
Jan 10th 2019
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It’s like music. Before iTunes was poppin I bought albums
Jan 10th 2019
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Before I officially cut the cord I was off TV
Jan 10th 2019
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the last movie i watched was the first captain america movie
Jan 10th 2019
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Now That More & More Shows Are Running To Netflix...
Jan 11th 2019
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I watch the same amount but less mindless trash
Jan 11th 2019
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Watching more for less $$
Jan 11th 2019
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Cam
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Wed Jan-09-19 11:18 AM

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1. "So, you rely instead on that that platinum pornhub subscription?"
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GROOVEPHI
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2. "yeah, we cut the cord. We have netlflix, sling and a borrow hulu acct"
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my wife and I watch an average of 3 hours of TV a week.
Mostly ratchet TV: Black ink, love and hip hop, How to get away with murder.

i've been catchign up on season 2 of atlanta, but i still only watch 1-2 eps a week. we hardly have time to watch TV, so i'm glad we cut the cord. cable was just money wasted.

  

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Ishwip
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Wed Jan-09-19 11:47 AM

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4. "Not less, just from different sources"
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Netflix, Hulu w/ HBO, Sling, and Amazon Prime. Antenna for sports on the local stations.

With some exceptions we do tend to get behind on shows and then blow through them at our leisure.

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14. "all my stuff is borrowed..."
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Hulu and Netflix
my Hulu connect has the prime channels too




  

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3. "I'm forcing myself to because I was wasting too much time doing it..."
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Wed Jan-09-19 11:47 AM by Creole

  

          

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=4&topic_id=13301589&mesg_id=13301589&listing_type=search#13301601

Called Comcast to change plans. Talked them down a little over $100 per month. May reduce it even further once I figure out the best way to keep them premium up/down Internet speeds we currently get as part of the package.

As much as I want to be around for all of the great programming that is occurring these days, I want to exercise, read, and be out in them volunteering streets more.

NetFlix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime may be all we need. I'll just have to watch Showtime and HBO shows later than I normally would. I am considering getting the HBO Now subscription though since it's less than $20 per month.

Just found this and am about to go through it to see if it helps because I'm not cutting it out altogether. Not at all!

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/best-tv-streaming-app-netflix-vs-hulu-vs-amazon-prime-vs-hbo-now-vs-showtime-0179389/

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Marbles
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5. "We watch wayyyyyy more sports now..."
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Since we only watch sports live, we tend to watch games when they're on. We rarely watch scripted TV shows on the night they're broadcast. Most of our shows get the on-demand treatment.

  

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Fire1986
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6. "after cutting the cord 14 years ago"
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I recently found myself around cable tv again for an extended amount of time. I started watching the Scientology channel and MSNBC. I like that Martin plays back to back so often, but New Looney Tunes is defamation and the commercials on all networks are much too crafty and catchy now.

Everything has been figured out except how to live.

  

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flipnile
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7. "Never had a cord, all I watch are Eagles games & the occasional..."
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...Netflix series. Last one I watched was "Stranger Things."

Still use the converter box plugged into a monitor to watch the games.

Hobbies have taken over.

  

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legsdiamond
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Thu Jan-10-19 08:32 AM

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8. "Not sure. I watch sports live"
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prolly watch the same amount but it’s wxacrly what I want to watch and when I want to watch it.

One good thing about the Steelers missing the playoffs is no emotional investment in who wins in the playoffs. If I miss it, I just miss it.

I got young kids too. So watching anything is a chore unless it’s their show.

shut up already, damn

  

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mista k5
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9. "initially i did watch less"
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back when i had cable, like 10 years ago and maybe for a couple months on and off after we would just have it on with nothing to watch. just channel surf.

i think i watch too much tv now. its mostly youtube clips. i do need to reduce that and be more productive with my time.

  

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Cocobrotha2
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10. "I'm much more intentional about tv watching now"
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I used to spend as much time LOOKING for something to watch as I spent watching tv.

Now I've got maybe 5 channels I really watch and Youtube. If I don't find anything right away, I leave the TV alone and find something else to do.

If I'm in the mood for a movie, I'll go to Netflix or Prime.

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legsdiamond
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12. "It’s like music. Before iTunes was poppin I bought albums"
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but I missed on a lot so I would listen to the same few albums

When iTunes dropped i spent more money but it was specifically what I wanted to hear.

It’s been so long since I had cable and when I go to my fam for the weekend and they have cable I realize there is a lot of shit I have no interest in. I always end up using Netflix or whatever that thing isn’t called that has the cable shows you can watch immediately on their network servers.

Unless it’s sports I can’t see any reason for someone to have cable.

shut up already, damn

  

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Mafamaticks
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Thu Jan-10-19 02:35 PM

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11. "Before I officially cut the cord I was off TV"
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Half of it is reality TV shows anyway. Now I only really turn it on if it's a show I'm interested in watching.

Then when that season is over or if I have down time I'm usually watching YouTube videos of either IT training or hobbies

  

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13. "the last movie i watched was the first captain america movie"
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Thu Jan-10-19 03:43 PM by bearfield

  

          

the last movie i enjoyed watching was inception. i can't remember the last tv show i watched. maybe parks & rec. i haven't paid a cable bill since the early 2000s

i mostly play video games. i do watch a lot of yt though: recipe and cooking videos, hip hop videos and interviews, long form video essays on random stuff, nba highlights/panel discussions

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15. "Now That More & More Shows Are Running To Netflix..."
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...it's seems like all the good tv programming is gone from regular tv stations (NBC, ABC, CBS, & Fox), I've never been a fan of sitting down to watch tv on my computer, and I still don't have a smart tv, just regular extended cable.

With Netflix taking the good scripted shows, it's become more of reality & celebrity (needs work to keep their bills paid) shows fest, I probably watch maybe five out of a hundred of these shows (anything that deals with Chef Ramsey, The Braxtons Family Values, Property Brothers, Storage Wars, People's Court, & Growing Up Hip-Hop) but most of the shows I watch heavily I've been watching for years and most of those are cartoons & anime, the only shows I still look forward to that's still putting out new episodes that's not cartoons is NCIS: New Orleans, Dr. Bull, 9-1-1, Supernatural, Lethal Weapon, the new Magnum P.I., and that's it.

I've already changed up my cable plan & got rid of a few stations that I never watched like sports & TWC's/Spectrum's movie channel EpiX, to lighten up my bill a little; most of these channels are just now rerun type programming, and it's only so much of an old show you can watch over & over before it's just have no value to you anymore.


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16. "I watch the same amount but less mindless trash"
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Fri Jan-11-19 12:30 PM by sectachrome86

          

I usually have a few shows going at a time and lately I've been tending to just rewatch a lot of favorites like GoT, Sopranos, Breaking Bad etc.

What I don't do anymore is sit there endlessly channel surfing or watching some garbage just to have something on.

I dont really even save any money because I subscribe to pretty much every service. Which is kind of dumb. But I have no desire to ever go back to cable. Seems to out dated to me now.

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Fri Jan-11-19 12:33 PM

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17. "Watching more for less $$"
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http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=11&topic_id=304180&mesg_id=304180&page=

I'm getting everything (including PPV sports) in HD for less than $30

  

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