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Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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Spectrum tells me that the lowest price for a bundled TV/ Internet/ phone service is going to be about $200 bucks per month!!! I'm ready to drop them and just stream. We are retired and on a tight budget, as I'm sure most are these days, and I am asking for solutions if anyone has any. Thanks

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Re: Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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I've used Tablo for the past couple of years since leaving Directv. They have continuously improved the service with updates. Once you purchase the Tablo, storage, antenna, there are no costs unless you get a Guide Data Subscription.

They have a channel on the Roku which you use to manage the recordings or live tv.

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Re: Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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You don't say whether an antenna is an option. Some housing situations are restrictive, as are many locations. I'd advise you check out tvfool.com and see what over the air stations you may get, and what level of antenna you'd require. 

"I might be moving to Montana soon..."
FZ

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Re: Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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I've used Tablo for the past couple of years since leaving Directv. They have continuously improved the service with updates. Once you purchase the Tablo, storage, antenna, there are no costs unless you get a Guide Data Subscription.

They have a channel on the Roku which you use to manage the recordings or live tv.

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Re: Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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Thanks JMM1, I really appreciate your response to my query. As you may know, the introductory rates for new subscribers expire and then your rates go up, way up and you're stuck with the standard price for service

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Re: Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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You don't say whether an antenna is an option. Some housing situations are restrictive, as are many locations. I'd advise you check out tvfool.com and see what over the air stations you may get, and what level of antenna you'd require. 

"I might be moving to Montana soon..."
FZ

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Re: Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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I do have an unused OTA antenna which is rather restrictive as you state. May have to dust it off and find a good location for it. Thanks
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Re: Spectrum wants big bucks to watch local news, what can I do to get my Bay Area channels?

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You might take a look at the PlutoTV channel on Roku. I'm in the Kansas City area and several, but not all, of our local channels are streaming on it now. The quality has been very good too. And it's free. Plus there is a lot of other content available; movies, shows, music, etc. 

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