1. bakron1's Avatar
    Bought a used, but like new Apple TV 4th generation 64 gig box off Craigslist for 80.00 and have the Direct TV streaming package and going to save 65.00 a month compared to cable.

    I have a 35 MPS connection speed and haven't noticed any lag at all. Also bought my own cable modem which will save me another 8.00 a month.

    Next step is a HDHomeRun box, digital antenna and the channels app and I will have all my local channels in HD.

    So far I am not regretting cutting the cable cord and just got tired of rising cable bills and getting less content. So far I liking the move and not going back any time soon.

    Just thought I would share my Apple TV experience with the great folks on this forums who might be thinking of cutting the cable cord like I did.
    07-09-2017 08:35 PM
  2. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I’m a fairly new cable cutter myself and I have no regrets. I’m super happy with my  TV and Netflix
    07-09-2017 09:59 PM
  3. violetjune's Avatar
    I've been cable free for over 2 1/2 years now. I use the Amazon Box and Netflix of course. I also use Kodi Tv with our Amazon Box. So basically I'm out 10.00 a month for my Netflix binge addiction
    Just_Me_D and Annie_i6s like this.
    07-09-2017 10:21 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    We cut the cord and switched to a combination of DirecTV Now, Netflix, and Amazon and haven’t regretted it one bit. I have all the television I need and DTV Now gives me access to local Fox and ABC programming, including FSN Detroit for my Tigers games. The best part is $90/month less being deducted from my checking account.
    Just_Me_D, Premium1 and Quis89 like this.
    07-10-2017 07:10 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I cut the cord a couple of years back, I believe, and like everyone else, I’m glad I did...
    Premium1 likes this.
    07-10-2017 08:33 AM
  6. thedonp's Avatar
    I've cut the cord over 2 years ago, but didn't know directv offered just a online streaming package.
    07-10-2017 05:54 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The best thing about not being actually subscribed to cable and a streaming service is that if you don't like it or don't want to use it for a while, it's as simple as stopping your account and starting it up again whenever you please. No sitting on the phone and being asked all these questions as to why by some jackass trying to convince you to stay.
    07-10-2017 07:12 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The best thing about not being actually subscribed to cable and a streaming service is that if you don't like it or don't want to use it for a while, it's as simple as stopping your account and starting it up again whenever you please. No sitting on the phone and being asked all these questions as to why by some jackass trying to convince you to stay.
    Couldn’t agree more. There aren’t many things more irritating than having to convince a retention rep that there’s nothing that he or she can do to keep my business only to have them spend 20 minutes trying to convince me otherwise.
    07-10-2017 08:12 PM
  9. Tpence2177's Avatar
    We really thought about cutting the cord when our hopper messed up a while back. Unfortunately I can only get 6mbps internet at our house right now. Comcast said they would run lines for $6 per foot. Would cost like 15k or more to get cable Internet. I can stream Netflix fine and Hulu fine, but we are too far away from our local channels to get news. Right now dish is our best option I guess....
    07-10-2017 10:56 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    We really thought about cutting the cord when our hopper messed up a while back. Unfortunately I can only get 6mbps internet at our house right now. Comcast said they would run lines for $6 per foot. Would cost like 15k or more to get cable Internet. I can stream Netflix fine and Hulu fine, but we are too far away from our local channels to get news. Right now dish is our best option I guess....
    Being at 6mbps isn't really that bad for any of these services if it's the only stream you have going on the network. But if someone else is streaming at the same time, that's where you run into trouble.
    Tpence2177 likes this.
    07-11-2017 01:20 AM
  11. Tpence2177's Avatar
    Yup that is our problem. If we want to watch separate things. That wouldn't really happen. Also we use the wifi for our phones as well, we don't have unlimited plans so we would have to upgrade to them too costing us around $40 more a month making the profit around $50 then
    07-11-2017 07:25 AM
  12. Sherry_B's Avatar
    By cutting the cord, do you lose the ability to record your TV shows? That would be a deal breaker for me.
    07-11-2017 01:03 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    By cutting the cord, do you lose the ability to record your TV shows? That would be a deal breaker for me.
    Cloud DVR is a selling point with some of these services. Plus there is a ton of already on-demand content.
    Sherry_B likes this.
    07-11-2017 03:07 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    Bought a used, but like new Apple TV 4th generation 64 gig box off Craigslist for 80.00 and have the Direct TV streaming package and going to save 65.00 a month compared to cable.

    I have a 35 MPS connection speed and haven't noticed any lag at all. Also bought my own cable modem which will save me another 8.00 a month.

    Next step is a HDHomeRun box, digital antenna and the channels app and I will have all my local channels in HD.

    So far I am not regretting cutting the cable cord and just got tired of rising cable bills and getting less content. So far I liking the move and not going back any time soon.

    Just thought I would share my Apple TV experience with the great folks on this forums who might be thinking of cutting the cable cord like I did.
    I did the same. Saving about $40+ a month. Loving my apple tv and streaming all of the shows that I watch.
    07-11-2017 03:30 PM
  15. thedonp's Avatar
    I did the same. Saving about $40+ a month. Loving my apple tv and streaming all of the shows that I watch.
    What are you subscribed to?
    07-11-2017 05:30 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    Is there a good place to read up on all these options?
    07-11-2017 09:10 PM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    I cut the cord but I use my mom's cable login so I pretty still get everything any ways on my Apple TV. ESPN and all. Also have Netflix and Hulu.
    07-11-2017 09:57 PM
  18. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Is there a good place to read up on all these options?
    Here’s the obvious response but I’m sure there are plenty of other sources.

    https://www.imore.com/which-cord-cut...should-you-get
    07-11-2017 10:06 PM
  19. Tpence2177's Avatar
    I cut the cord but I use my mom's cable login so I pretty still get everything any ways on my Apple TV. ESPN and all. Also have Netflix and Hulu.
    That's what we could do as well because my parents don't have internet so they have no need for online streaming lol. If we could just get better internet it isn't bad at all even with a 3rd gen Apple TV. Sigh... maybe one of these days. $90 a month saved would be really nice.
    07-11-2017 11:18 PM
  20. Garz's Avatar
    That's what we could do as well because my parents don't have internet so they have no need for online streaming lol. If we could just get better internet it isn't bad at all even with a 3rd gen Apple TV. Sigh... maybe one of these days. $90 a month saved would be really nice.
    Doesn’t matter if they use the login. Cable logins can be used multiple times. I have 3 Apple TV’s in my house. All using their login. And our 3 iPads all use the login as well. We have 150 mbps speeds so all the streaming we do does just fine. I could get speeds up to 1 GB but no reason to pay for that. We saved $120 a month once we cut the cord. Ill be honest, if I didn’t have my parents login I could never make it work. If have to pay for cable.
    07-11-2017 11:52 PM
  21. thedonp's Avatar
    Doesn’t matter if they use the login. Cable logins can be used multiple times. I have 3 Apple TV’s in my house. All using their login. And our 3 iPads all use the login as well. We have 150 mbps speeds so all the streaming we do does just fine. I could get speeds up to 1 GB but no reason to pay for that. We saved $120 a month once we cut the cord. Ill be honest, if I didn’t have my parents login I could never make it work. If have to pay for cable.
    I need someone's login lol
    07-12-2017 09:57 AM
  22. Garz's Avatar
    I need someone's login lol
    That's going to be hard unless you have a family member to help out. If they have cable, they likely have a login.
    07-12-2017 12:39 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    What are you subscribed to?
    I just download the apps and watch the shows through them. For what I watch I do not need a subscription. Although when Youtube Tv comes to my area I may try that as my parents are looking to cut the cord too and we could share logins.
    07-12-2017 12:56 PM
  24. Quis89's Avatar
    Bought a used, but like new Apple TV 4th generation 64 gig box off Craigslist for 80.00 and have the Direct TV streaming package and going to save 65.00 a month compared to cable.

    I have a 35 MPS connection speed and haven't noticed any lag at all. Also bought my own cable modem which will save me another 8.00 a month.

    Next step is a HDHomeRun box, digital antenna and the channels app and I will have all my local channels in HD.

    So far I am not regretting cutting the cable cord and just got tired of rising cable bills and getting less content. So far I liking the move and not going back any time soon.

    Just thought I would share my Apple TV experience with the great folks on this forums who might be thinking of cutting the cable cord like I did.
    Congrats. I cut the cord a few months ago. Between DirectvNOW, Hulu and Netflix, we haven't missed cable at all. I was debating on getting an Apple TV but honestly, there are far cheaper options which do the exact same thing (aside from mirroring my Apple devices but I've got an HDMI cord for my MacBook for that) so I don't think there is much need to spend the money, in my opinion. After all, it is all about cutting costs.
    07-12-2017 01:43 PM
  25. Quis89's Avatar
    By cutting the cord, do you lose the ability to record your TV shows? That would be a deal breaker for me.
    I have DirectvNOW and they don't currently offer the ability to record. But they do have quite a bit of on demand content. And you can use your DirectNOW logins for many of the network apps which allow you to watch their content through the app/website.
    07-12-2017 01:46 PM
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