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Yeah, I guess it could be workable if we didn't move around. We do have a good OTA antenna with signal finder/strength lights, but some places the signal just isn't there. Satellite works anywhere, though, unless I'm under a tree. When we move to a different location, I change local services on my cell app. Satellite finds my unit and switches as needed.

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$150 + a month seemed like an absurd amount of money to watch television.

OTA antenna for live sports and I share a bunch of streaming stuff that totals $45 a month and I don't think I'm missing a thing except daily Cub games.
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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:27 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 3:34 am
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How did you watch without streaming?
Cable.
But isn't that more expensive?
Bundled services, it works out. Sufficient channels without the temptation of 24/7 streaming. Broadcast is spotty - mountains in the way and not dense enough population to get more translators.
luddite or are you a boomer? Whichever, you are like so 1980s
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I may have some luddite tendencies regarding TV. I kinda like the idea of "what's on?" even though appointment TV isn't mandatory. Sorta like asking what's playing at the cinema, when's the concert coming to town, yada. Doesn't mean we have to watch it then, but it's a choice. Totally unscheduled seems a bit chaotic to me. Every time you sit down to watch TV, you have to think about what you want to see and then go find it. We do use various services through Roku a lot, and we just finished a semi-binge watch of season 2 of Lincoln Lawyer. But luddite or not, I like the underlying structure of programmed TV.

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Not so sure I really miss endlessly flipping. These days I just look at the TV guide app or the Sling guide app. If there's nothing on then I'll start looking for streaming stuff.
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Yes.
No you aren't.

I tend to first go to the new just released episodes of one of the 2 or 3 streaming shows I'm watching. Right now that's Murders in the Building and Ralan Givens kicking ass in Highland Park.
Then it's the guide for the 3 networks and PBS.

Then it's usually turn off the TV or go to the next episode of something like Midsomer Murders 132 episodes.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Yes.
No you aren't....
You are disagreeing with my agreement with your guesses? :headscratch:
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We have a few regularly scheduled shows that we usually watch when broadcast, then we usually have something that went to DVR. We use streaming regularly, but it's usually our third tier. I'd use the PBS Passport more, but it turns out it doesn't work anywhere but for the station you donated to.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 3:12 pm
Yes.
No you aren't.

I tend to first go to the new just released episodes of one of the 2 or 3 streaming shows I'm watching. Right now that's Murders in the Building and Ralan Givens kicking ass in Highland Park.
Then it's the guide for the 3 networks and PBS.

Then it's usually turn off the TV or go to the next episode of something like Midsomer Murders 132 episodes.
Shit, I forgot all about that. They filmed here last summer. Is it any good?

Highland Park has had a few things filmed here. John Hughes set a lot of his stuff here. Ferris Bueller is a classic, the Ferrari house is about a mile and a half away. Robert Redford made his directorial debut here with Ordinary People. Who knew Mary Tyler Moore could be such a bitch?

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?loca ... tloc_loc_1
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 8:44 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 6:01 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 3:12 pm
Yes.
No you aren't.

I tend to first go to the new just released episodes of one of the 2 or 3 streaming shows I'm watching. Right now that's Murders in the Building and Ralan Givens kicking ass in Highland Park.
Then it's the guide for the 3 networks and PBS.

Then it's usually turn off the TV or go to the next episode of something like Midsomer Murders 132 episodes.
Shit, I forgot all about that. They filmed here last summer. Is it any good?

Highland Park has had a few things filmed here. John Hughes set a lot of his stuff here. Ferris Bueller is a classic, the Ferrari house is about a mile and a half away. Robert Redford made his directorial debut here with Ordinary People. Who knew Mary Tyler Moore could be such a bitch?

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?loca ... tloc_loc_1
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 8:44 pm
... Highland Park has had a few things filmed here. John Hughes set a lot of his stuff here. Ferris Bueller is a classic, the Ferrari house is about a mile and a half away. Robert Redford made his directorial debut here with Ordinary People. Who knew Mary Tyler Moore could be such a bitch?

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?loca ... tloc_loc_1
24 year old Rebecca De Mornay?! Lucky guy.

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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 9:29 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 8:44 pm
... Highland Park has had a few things filmed here. John Hughes set a lot of his stuff here. Ferris Bueller is a classic, the Ferrari house is about a mile and a half away. Robert Redford made his directorial debut here with Ordinary People. Who knew Mary Tyler Moore could be such a bitch?

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?loca ... tloc_loc_1
24 year old Rebecca De Mornay?! Lucky guy.

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Original Star Trek prequel TV show:
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Average Tomatometer 98%, Average Audience Score 78%

Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One explore new worlds around the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
I'm sure they're just teasers for Paramount Plus streaming, but the first 2 episodes that CBS broadcast are pretty good. I especially like Ensign Uhura. Spock has a sense of humor that he lost by the Original Star Trek. It's jarring but I like it.
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Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:35 am
Original Star Trek prequel TV show:
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Average Tomatometer 98%, Average Audience Score 78%

Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One explore new worlds around the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
I'm sure they're just teasers for Paramount Plus streaming, but the first 2 episodes that CBS broadcast are pretty good. I especially like Ensign Uhura. Spock has a sense of humor that he lost by the Original Star Trek. It's jarring but I like it.
We were watching it on family night and stopped because the kid wanted to keep up with Righteous Gemstones - I've adapted to his humor over the years - vote for Pedro
We've canceled the channel now, so set to record all new episodes.


Learned last week: youtubeTV keeps your recordings, recording setup, etc.
We cancelled after March Maddnes and restarted Sept. 1. It was just the way we left it.
Even less pressure to stop and start subscriptions.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Original Star Trek prequel TV show:
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Average Tomatometer 98%, Average Audience Score 78%

Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One explore new worlds around the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
I'm sure they're just teasers for Paramount Plus streaming, but the first 2 episodes that CBS broadcast are pretty good. I especially like Ensign Uhura. Spock has a sense of humor that he lost by the Original Star Trek. It's jarring but I like it.
:thumbup: :thumbup:
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OK, IMNVHO, this is a ridiculous example of the often misused term "cancel culture" running amok.
Headline:
"Despite Danny Masterson Sentencing, ‘That ’70s Show’ Reruns Still Airing
Peacock and digital network Laff currently run the comedy, and it's available for purchase on Amazon."

And why TF would it not be? The show was on for 8 years, gone now for 18, had a lot of featured actors who have since gone on to their own career success and who ostensibly had nothing to do with Masterson's crimes.

The authors of the article apparently actually tried to contact Peacock, et. al., I guess to ask if they were going to take the show off air and were properly and appropriately ignored. But then, "Hollywood Reporter" :roll:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv ... 235585847/

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O Really wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:32 am
OK, IMNVHO, this is a ridiculous example of the often misused term "cancel culture" running amok.
Headline:
"Despite Danny Masterson Sentencing, ‘That ’70s Show’ Reruns Still Airing
Peacock and digital network Laff currently run the comedy, and it's available for purchase on Amazon."

And why TF would it not be? The show was on for 8 years, gone now for 18, had a lot of featured actors who have since gone on to their own career success and who ostensibly had nothing to do with Masterson's crimes.

The authors of the article apparently actually tried to contact Peacock, et. al., I guess to ask if they were going to take the show off air and were properly and appropriately ignored. But then, "Hollywood Reporter" :roll:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv ... 235585847/
Some people will be offended that Masterson collects residuals.
Some people will be unable to watch the "comedy" without thinking about rape.
Have you tried finding Cosby Show reruns lately?
'Me too' protests are possible, potentially harming other Peacock/Laff/Amazon programming.
Sitcom reruns are a dime a dozen and it doesn't take much of a drop in viewership for a broadcaster/streamer to look elsewhere.

I was never a fan so none of this applies to me, but I can see why it might be an issue.
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O Really wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:32 am
OK, IMNVHO, this is a ridiculous example of the often misused term "cancel culture" running amok.
Headline:
"Despite Danny Masterson Sentencing, ‘That ’70s Show’ Reruns Still Airing
Peacock and digital network Laff currently run the comedy, and it's available for purchase on Amazon."

And why TF would it not be? The show was on for 8 years, gone now for 18, had a lot of featured actors who have since gone on to their own career success and who ostensibly had nothing to do with Masterson's crimes.

The authors of the article apparently actually tried to contact Peacock, et. al., I guess to ask if they were going to take the show off air and were properly and appropriately ignored. But then, "Hollywood Reporter" :roll:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv ... 235585847/
Feel the same way about The Cosby Show?
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:01 pm
Feel the same way about The Cosby Show?
Scroll up, great minds . . . :clap:
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