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Here is web address https://www.tickboxtv.com/index.php
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Gary,

Never heard of tick box, but some quick searches came up with a lot of negative reviews

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I have been comptiplating getting rid of cable TV, keep the internet. Replace TV with an omnidirectional HD TV antenna. The link below is kind of high and you can find it on Amazon cheaper. I have a few friends who have this very one. http://antennadeals.com/HD8008.html?...BoCfAQQAvD_BwE
I already have Amazon prime and get free movie watching. This would potentially save me approximately $80. A month or $960.00 a year!!
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I cut the cable years ago when Roku came out. I joined Amazon Prime to save money on shipping and came to like their streaming content as well. I have a digital "pizza box" antenna to get the local channels out of the air. Roku includes loads of channels including YouTube. It's much better to watch YouTubes on a big screen than on a computer!
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In my area, near Toronto, there are quite a few channels available with an antenna but the trick is adding the Buffalo channels to the local ones. I get more channels than basic cable but the odd time my Buffalo channels will 'crack up' with the weather. I have a MyGica box which is good but I don't use it that often. Most 'smart' TVs can get uTube etc. without a box.

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My problem would be that my cable co. is also my internet (ISP).
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Yeah, my problem, also. Where I live, it's not wired for DSL, can't even get internet from Dish (AT&T), even though I could get their TV service. If I only want internet, I would have to pay Comcast, $64.95/month. But if I take limited basic (mostly public access, shopping and junk) and get it packaged with internet, it's only $59.95/month.

So TickBox, Rabbit TV and the others that came out way before Tickbox, would be on top of my bill.

I cannot live without my internet, which is all I really want, anyway, but no one else will wire in this area-their claim is there isn't enough demand. How I wish I could get them to believe otherwise. Most people would LOVE to leave Comcast. LOL

Truly sucks!
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I cant believe that internet could reliably stream tv cant even do utube reliable,
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I cant believe that internet could reliably stream tv cant even do utube reliable,
I use mostly antenna for TV with a side of internet. I'm near several broadcasters though.

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I would love to get rid of our Spectrum cable. They go up on $$$ and cut the number of channels. My two favorites were American Heroes and Science. Now I have to bump up to a more expensive package to get two channels. Also, we do not have any of the outdoor channels for fishing, etc. Once in a while one of the channels will have an outdoor show but it's a random time. I don't watch the local channels or any of the big Three networks.
We have ads for Netflix but we don't have Comcast here- Chattanooga only.
My friend paid about $300+ for some system that gets scads of channels- a once time outlay of $$$.

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