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First time TV provider for home theater & overall use.

Hello so I have a general question about what TV providers you guys use. This is my first time having TV as I have always used to stream my videos. Now I’m building a home theater with a Sony - 75” 4K HDR TV (I got a great deal off of a friend) I think it's time I looked into getting dedicated TV.


I’ve look at DISH but I don’t know if that the right choice or not. I want something that has great movies so we can always have something interesting to watch but also have something where I can always have a good show to put on. What do you guys use for Movies and normal TV?

Thanks!

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I've been off cable TV for a few years now.

It started in 2010 when both ATT and the cable companies blew the install. So I ended up with just internet and phone. No big since I was doing more business travel then.

Call it the accidental cut of the cable TV. Today I use the Amazon Fire TV 4K version and Netflix. For some content I use an old laptop.

For normal TV I installed an oversized HD antenna.

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PS. I'm seeing alerts in my email.

Avoid those links and just wrote what you are looking at by name, maker and model number.

As to the Dish, in the US I think we have all of 2 choices. If they can't sell you on their product, I won't either.

I had Sat long ago and why was simple. It was cheaper. However they lost me over not carrying Star Trek.

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PS#2. More alerts.

Try without links next time.

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This depends on where you reside and how much you will pay

Understand, it's a factor of which cable providers offer service where you live, and how much you are willing to shell out for those offered services. Where are you located and what are your options? For example, in suburban Chicago Xfinity/Comcast is offered in some areas, along with ATT UVERSE. Nearby areas offer RCN and or WOW too, along with DISH. You might be in a Time Warner Cable area or perhaps Charter, or maybe FiOS (etc.). Switching to Xfinity X1 on a 2 year contract has definitely improved our home entertainment options and functionality, for less money too than we paid previously. YMMV. FWIW, I usually leverage a triple play discount to get more services for the money, but it's still highway robbery IMNSHO. The VoIP phone is such a waste now that so many have cellular service.

Congrats on the big Sony 4K rig. They are amazing Wink

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