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Show Of Hands October 14th, 2013 2:23am

Do you have cable or satellite TV in your home?

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Ty2j Time to stretch
10/18/13 6:37 pm

What surprises me is that 19% don't have it.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/14/13 9:50 pm

DirecTV's new while-home DVR system, "Genie". It SUCKS!!!! Reboots multiple times a week, forgets to record, loses shows, freezes up daily... They should be embarrassed! And should be class-action sued for breach of contract. I pay, they no play.

10/14/13 7:08 pm

DirecTv...for the NFL Sunday Ticket.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/14/13 9:53 pm

I've missed two weeks because of the Genie system crashing. Customer service response: "we're sorry." so F-ing what! I want a refund! Suppose I was having a big viewing party. Suck! As they say in Seinfeld: "stuff your sorries in a sack, mister!"

10/14/13 9:56 pm

I had a few issues years ago when I first switched. Been great ever since. I don't have the Genie though... Good luck

10/14/13 6:05 pm

Not a yes or no question?

handshown The Midwest West Coast
10/14/13 5:59 pm

No service and don't miss it.
It's also the best way to cut short those annoying telemarketer calls.
No one can beat FREE!

10/14/13 5:51 pm

Dish and pay way to much to watch nothing ugh

10/14/13 5:15 pm

U verse. Good when it works. Just like the others. Thought if att had all that experience with phones it was a no brainer. They brainers.

10/14/13 4:00 pm

Never had and never will. It's a waste of money. Anything I want to watch I can watch over the air or stream online for free.

10/14/13 2:22 pm

Cut the cord 6 months ago. It was a great decision.

10/14/13 1:20 pm

My husband works for time warner!

ladyniner81 I hate people
10/14/13 12:50 pm

my dad has DirecTv and I made him get NFL ticket so I can watch my Niners game. I wish I could get Central Ice but I don't want to press my luck. He's a Depression born baby and I think he's used to pinching pennies. even though, being a retired Mechanical Engineer @ GM he doesn't have to.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
10/14/13 12:20 pm

Switched from xfinity to at&t yesterday.

pjn0524 Pacific Northwest
10/14/13 11:18 am

We've dropped all but the basic lineup mostly so, we could keep the DVR. If we could afford to buy our own, we'd drop the lineup & buy an antenna in a second.

10/14/13 10:36 am

We turned it off a year ago and have loved it! We watch all the same stuff but on our schedule, not the broadcasters. Between hulu, netflix and amazon we pay less than half and have more options!

rnm Illinois
10/14/13 8:05 am

I get all my entertainment from netflix, youtube and games

10/14/13 7:12 am

I had verizon for 2 years but cancelled when my contract ended. I've been without cable or "Internet" since July. I still have my iphone, and Netflix/redbox. Still haven't joined the gym like I fake-planned to do.

beetlebug Harrisburg, PA
10/14/13 6:11 am

Only the basic networks so I don't have to get an antenna or digital box for my old tv's.

runschmoopie WNY
10/14/13 5:26 am

Antenna for local and Netflix for everything else

10/14/13 5:25 am

we cut the cord and use netflix and Hulu, never been happier to save $70

10/14/13 4:44 am

All Internet. I stream over big screens.

10/14/13 4:38 am

Kind of. We have uverse.

bookhenge Virginia
10/14/13 4:28 am

We haven't had cable in over 6 years. With netflix, hulu, amazon, and our roku, I don't miss it in the least.

elianastar FreeSpeech
10/13/13 11:45 pm

Haven't had cable over a year. Recently got DISH satellite. Will be able to see new Dr Who this year!

elianastar FreeSpeech
10/13/13 11:47 pm

I'd prefer, however, to have Internet service so we could use Netflix instead. We found we preferred it to cable & wouldn't have gotten DISH if we had unlimited Internet for streaming.

treegardner San Diego
10/13/13 11:41 pm

Ditched cable over a year ago and never looked back. Best budget decision we've made in awhile. We have Apple TV. We buy a few shows and movies, but mostly watch Netflix.

lyyved Virginia
10/14/13 4:11 am

I don't. Never have had cable/Dish etc. would rather read, or see what I do want to see on internet.

state88 Never too late
10/13/13 10:37 pm

Would you rather live your own life or watch somebody else's?

I don't hate tv that much. But it's just something I say to I remind myself not to get too sucked in.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/14/13 4:22 pm

Exactly. YOLO. Make the most of it. I cannot think of a better definition of not making the most of it than the average US tv consumption rates.

10/13/13 10:33 pm

We have an antenna and Apple TV, on which we watch Netflix, Hulu, etc.

krayzewolf New Hampshire
10/13/13 10:18 pm

Nope. Couple years now. Saved mad cash.

bnnt Los Angeles
10/13/13 10:01 pm

Cut the cord earlier this year. Just have Internet and Netflix, amazon prime. Save lots of $$.

furbabymama Indiana
10/13/13 9:14 pm

don't watch much's the opiate for the masses

skacey best poll is evenly split
10/13/13 10:36 pm

That quote came out before the internet. I think Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. Are much more likely to suck up your time with no return on your investment.

Br@ndon Your Soul
10/13/13 9:12 pm

Yep. But no need really. We have the internet.

stageman99 State of Jefferson.
10/13/13 9:10 pm

The local affiliates leak thru the cable modem hookup. I wouldn't pay for "cable" and rarely watch what is free to me anyway.
DVDs of full seasons and netflix.

discer middle of life
10/13/13 8:49 pm

Not worth the price tag. Pirate bay for me.

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/13/13 8:30 pm

Cable. We used to have satellite but the trees grew across the azimuth (just love that word) .

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 8:15 pm

Comcast cable primarily for the high speed internet. The TV is just a bonus. I like it, but Comcast isn't really great when it comes to price, reliability, or customer service. The internet is fairly fast though, so it's worth it overall.

Statek Im from the Internet
10/13/13 8:15 pm

We got a free upgrade to 55mb Internet from Comcast a few months ago

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 9:25 pm

Yeah I run a consistent 60 down, 12 up. It's pretty nice.

peacefullife Land of Moss
10/14/13 2:42 am

The one drawback of getting ticked off at Comcast... Frontier seems sooooo slow, compared to Comcast!

Dannysgirl618 Minot AFB
10/13/13 8:02 pm

No point in having cable when everything is on the Internet. And besides, there's hundreds of things to do rather than sit on your ass watching reality tv

jvc1133 61535
10/13/13 8:00 pm

Comcast, internet, landline, TV

izak81 Indiana
10/13/13 7:58 pm

Cable will become obsolete in 10 years thanks to Netflix, online streaming, and gaming platforms streaming television.