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Comcast pushed me over the edge, when they took away my TCM (old movies), and put it into a MANDATORY PAID, $10 MORE "Sports Package".
I CUT THE CORD !!
My bill went from $221 to $59, down 73 %, by paying just for Internet ONLY, and cancelling the "Cable TV" service!
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INTERNET TV MENU

  1. Totally Free News

  2. Free Silent Films

  3. Streaming Pay Services

  4. Glossary of Terms
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Fight Cable TV RIPOFF

Pay FAR less for TV, by avoiding the ripoff prices of "Standard Cable TV", such as -
   - AT&T -      DirecTV  (#1),
   - Comcast -  Xfinity      (#2),
   - Charter -    Spectrum (#3),
   - Dish Net. - Dish         (#4),
   - Verizon -    Fios         (#5),
   - Cox -          Contour  (#6),
   - etc., etc. -

Vote for Elizabeth Warren from the C.F.P.B. - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and put an end to the predatory pricing, forcing you to pay for tons of channels you DON'T want!.

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   1a. Totally Free NEWS
              - Supported by commercials, just like cable TV

CNN
Reliable
(95)
Focks NEWS
Most reliable,
but scum
(220)
MSNBC
Keeps Failing on Concast Internet.
(2.6 K)
(Alexa)
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Weather Channel
(253)
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(Alexa)
The above work VERY POORLY if you get
Internet from Comcast,
especially my favorite MSNBC. This STINKS!
You must CONSTANTLY refresh to make it work.

Undoubtedly, because they want to force you
to pay $150 more for a Cable TV package.
Or maybe not - their Internet service uptime
always comes and goes like the wind.

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   1b. Totally Free MOVIES
              - Supported by commercials, just like cable TV

Tubi
Older Movies
(5.8 K)
Crackle
Older TV,
Older Movies
(22 K)
Pluto
Tons of Movies
Live & On D.
(12 K)
(Alexa)

No search

Bad -
1. No A&E
2. No History
3. No search
4. pic-in-pic
5. No silents

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All the above channels
are available at -

https://www.livenewsnow.com/

Think "Live New Snow" dot com.

Alexa is, of course, highly flawed, BUT it does give a quick and dirty picture of the RELATIVE popularity of each entity. The lower the number, the higher the popularity. I like MSNBC. Why don't YOU pick something different?
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110

180 - 500

150

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   2. Totally Free SILENT Films
          - No Hassel, No sign-up
          -
Nothing required but device and Internet
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Device = Computer, Smartphone, Tablet, TV

                - TCM? TCM who? Watch what YOU WANT!
                       NOT what they decide to show you 24 hours
                       before air time, for 10 extra dollars!

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With
NO Commercials

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Archive
(174 Alexa)
Great!
1,271 Silents!
Chaplin, Keaton, Drama
B & W Movies

(no rating - Alexa)
Great!
49 Silents!
Keaton, Arbuckle, drama
Many disabled, many
with music © issues.
Film Preservation dot Org
Awesome!
HIGH Quality!
Picture AND Sound!
Open Culture
(15 K Alexa)
Great!
101 Silents!
Classics, Varied, Chaplin
PD Comedy.com
(3.3 M Alexa)
Great!
155 Silents!

Chaplin - Keaton - Lloyd
(Full screen upper left)
Vex Movies
(24 K Alexa)
Only 1 Movie
but it is the great
"
City Lights"
in top quality.
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Google-owned,
Lots of Commercials
YouTube
(2 Alexa)
Good, 245 Silents!
but you must
Suffer thru the Ads.

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Actress/
Actor
Name

# of
Silent Films Made



These films feature --->


Clara Bow

Louise Brooks


Lillian Gish

Mary Pickford


46

17

79

100's

Fatty Arbuckle

Billy Bevan

Charlie Chaplin

Buster Keaton

Harry Langdon

Harold Lloyd

Larry Semon

Rudolph Valentino

150+

254

80

46

33

184

131

37

200

200

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   3. Cut the Cord
          Internet TV Pay Services

             You must have Internet service.
             Alphabetically listed
             NO Contract, No D@mn Cable TV Package

Service/
Alexa
# of
Channels

Price/ Month

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Equipment
Required

Wiki

Apple TV
   (xx)

Must PAY for every channel - no bargain here!

$$$$$$

Apple TV (1)
Box= $ 200
(5th generation)

Apple TV

Chromecast
   (xx)

3G= $35

Chrome-cast

Crackle
   22 K

tons of movies

FREE, with ads

none

Crac-kle

Firestick

Fire TV

Who knows?

Amazon Prime is
$ 99/ year
Stick=$25


Stick (1)

Fire TV (2)

Fire TV

fubo
   1,534 K

90 channels
110 channels

$ 55
$ 60

Chrome (1)
Fire TV (3)
Roku (1)

Fubo

Hulu
   229

65+ channels

$ 5.99 with/c
$11.99 no/c


Chrome (2)
Firestick (4)
Roku (2)

Hulu

Netflix
   21

Basic
Standard
Premium

$   8.99
$ 12.99
$ 15.99

Apple TV (2)
Chrome (3)
Fire TV (5)
Roku (3)

Netflix

philo
   34 K

58 channels

$ 20

Apple TV (3)
Fire TV (6)
Mac Browser
Roku (4)

Philo

Pluto
   12 K

tons of movies

FREE, with ads

none

Pluto

Roku
   4,257

$ 6- $15

Roku (5)
Box - (5)
$50-$99

Roku

Sling
   4,518

Oran.- 33 chan
Blue- 48 chan
Orange + Blue

$ 25
$ 25
$ 40

Apple TV (4)
Chrome (4)
Fire TV (7)

Sling

tubi
   5,805

tons of movies

FREE, with ads

none

Tubi

Supported
Systems
Count
(Who offers the most options?)

7 - Fire TV
5 - Roku
4 - Apple TV
4 - Chromecast
1 - Mac Browser

100

140 - 500

80

110

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   4. Glossary of Terms

Acronym

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Wiki Subject

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CTC

Cut The Cord -

A bit of a misnomer, actually.
If you are getting your Internet service from your local "Cable TV Company", you must STILL keep your "Cord" (coaxial cable), because it is ALSO delivering your Internet service, as well as your Cable TV service. You simply CANCEL the "Cable TV" portion of your account (the major $$).

Some cable TV companies will RAISE the price of your Internet service, after you do this, because, HEY!
They have you by the cajones.

There is JUST ONE cable TV company available to you (a monopoly, as allowed by congress), so they revert to SPITE!

"Don't want to pay for our TV service? OK you SUMB, we will make you pay us more, ANYWAY, by charging you more for Internet!"

Don't you just love it?
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CTV

Connected TV

DMP

Digital Media Player

DVB

Digital Video Broadcasting

IPTV

Internet Protocol Television

OTA

Over The Air programming

OTT

Over The Top

OVD

Online Video Distributor (OTT)

VOD

Video On Demand

Web-to-TV

Web-to-TV


      Cut YOUR Cord

Wiki - List of OTT Media Services

Wiki - List of I-net TV Providers

Wiki - Streaming_Television

Wiki - Web_Television
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DISCLAIMER:
This data was correct at the time of publication.
Please let me know if anything changes.

Cable TV is a UTILITY, period.
It should not be a license to rob you blind, just because 2 coaxial cables are not efficient, and therefore, NOT ALLOWED.

CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT! Fugitaboutit.
The
Lobbyists will prevent that, by paying off all the congressmen.
We have the BEST government that money can buy!

Don't you just love guaranteed DOOM?
Created by abject GREED? Life is like that.
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