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I just use an antenna with my TV. You get the local channels so you can watch most the games that way. Otherwise I use online streaming. You can also go to a sports bar.

I have an antenna in my attic- I get about 6 or 8 stations - could get more if I wanted to get a booster for it - once the antenna is paid for its free tv - and believe it or not the signal/picture is better than cable or satellite. And I have a 46 inch Sony hdtv

go to this site - plug in your address and they tell you what you can receive over the air for free

http://www.antennaweb.org/

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Are you really a lady

A gentleman would not ask.

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just find whatever Rabbit ears you may still have laying around the house and hook it up, you DO NOT need a "digital antenna" that's just marketing. You could pick up HD with a coat hanger.

Over the Air HD is actually the best HD because it's uncompressed and free! murica.

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furiouspumpkin speaks the truth

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just find whatever Rabbit ears you may still have laying around the house and hook it up, you DO NOT need a "digital antenna" that's just marketing. You could pick up HD with a coat hanger.

Over the Air HD is actually the best HD because it's uncompressed and free! murica.

QFT

when i worked at aarons (06 thru 11) we used to put a paperclip in the coax and pick up HD tv around the store (for the TVs not hooked up to some bluray dvd with HDMI)

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Are you really a lady

Can't believe you asked that.

A gentleman would not ask.

Nor should anyone question.

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You should be able to get Fox with an antennae

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After screwing me around for 4 days, Charter finally sent a tech out on Sat afternoon. He said looks like an auditor inadvertently cut my cable off...which cannot be resolved on the weekend. Although I was having no problems until things went dead....said I have major interference in my house which will take extensive work.

Thinking of cancelling cable and just going with Roku. Only loss would be sports.

I do have Sirius and can listen to the game. Any other suggestions, please PM me.

Anyone else have experience with Roku? How do you get your sports fix?

I am currently a cable guy. I their company is anything like mine, this sounds like a disconnect in error, accidentally disconnecting the wrong person.

My company would literally take about five seconds to add a new connector to the disconnected line. If you have interference, it may be hard to fix but will not cause you to lose service.

I strongly suggest you call your provider and raise hell and threaten to have services cut completely off.

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I worked a few years as a cable guy for a cable/isp provider. That tech straight up lied to you and did not want to do the work. The cable network whether it be fiber or coaxial is essentially plug and play. If your line was cut very easy to run a new line in a tree or take a trow and dig a cable line an inch or two in the ground as a temp. As for interference that's not really an actual issue with cable, unless theres like some electrical current going into the cable line somehow? I'm pretty sure that guy was just talking poo and not wanting to do anything.

Turns out, you were right. I waited until Wed to call the cable co again. Told them they had mistakenly turned my cable off and the crazy story I had been told by the tech (and that I was due an adjustment, which they gave me++) and that if they could not just turn it back on I had no interest in any further biz. They wanted me to be at home when they came and I told them it was unnecessary and impossible.

(Could have been possible but I did not feel accommodating.)

Guess what, my cable is back on.

Thanks for your help and all those who offered assistance. :)

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I am currently a cable guy. I their company is anything like mine, this sounds like a disconnect in error, accidentally disconnecting the wrong person.

My company would literally take about five seconds to add a new connector to the disconnected line. If you have interference, it may be hard to fix but will not cause you to lose service.

I strongly suggest you call your provider and raise hell and threaten to have services cut completely off.

:)

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I don't have cable. Haven't had cable for years.

The answer is a digital antenna of some sort.

Like you said, only thing to miss out on is sports, and my $20 antenna picks up the Panthers ever week, and usually the other games. Always prime time too.

Can't promise you'll get any TV shows or anything, but I just watch mine online, like here: (awesome sites)

http://Isho.ws

Http://iseri.es

Http://iTheatr.es

I don't see any point in cable anymore. I just don't care enough for anything but sports, and you can get that anywhere.

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If you do decide to go to a sports bar LP, go to Mallory's sports bar and Grill I went there a couple of times when I was in the states. I think it's on Green street. If you rather see it at home and have Internet Access I can provide a link if someone hasn't already.

Edit: And I just read your last comment, disregard.

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