Media executives accept that the decline of cable.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by valkyrie013, Oct 29, 2020.

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Do you still have Cable TV

  1. Yes, and I Plan to continue for the foreseable future.

    11 vote(s)
    39.3%
  2. Yes, but Plan to cut it in the near future

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No, recently cut it off

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Cut the cord years and years ago

    16 vote(s)
    57.1%
  5. I would like to cut but Live in a Rural or area without highspeed internet so stuck with cable.

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. I prefere books and Brandy at night

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Ketrick

    Ketrick Commander Red Shirt

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    My wife and I couldn't afford cable so we use an antenna. It is so much more affordable. We recently got CBS All Access, Disney , and DC Universe so we can watch things we couldn't before.
     
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  2. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

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    We still have cable in my house because one of my roommates wants it for live sports. Me and my other roommate can live without it (I'd be fine with just a digital antenna for the basic channels) since we do most of our watching online.
     
  3. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Still have cable but rarely use it. Mostly because it is only slightly more expensive to have it than not with our internet and occasionally we do watch something on it. Usually we watch streaming like Netflix or Prime so it is more an afterthought.
     
  4. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Hotel California
    I cut the cord about 6 years ago. I watch quite a bit of TV using my antenna and DVR. There was just no point in keeping cable around when 75% of the shows I watched were available on the major OTA networks. I permanently subscribe to Netflix and also alternate between Disney+ and CBS All Access throughout the rest of the year. I will say that it's much easier to cut the cord when you don't watch sports.
     
  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    You realize that there is no such thing as a “digital antenna”! You could use an old outdoor antenna from the 1950’s to receive digital TV. What you need is a digital receiver that can decode the ATSC signal, otherwise that 1950’s antenna can pick up the ATSC signal since the ATSC is using the same analog airwaves to deliver the digital signal.
     
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