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    Quote Originally Posted by saginawhorror View Post
    It's it nice when you order a book and what shows up is a non traycased lettered edition. It was The CD edition of Four Octobers by Rick Hautala. I bought it from thriftbooks so I was half expecting a library copy. Very happy!
    SCORE!

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    That is very cool. I have had that book on my wish list for awhile now. Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by saginawhorror View Post
    It's it nice when you order a book and what shows up is a non traycased lettered edition. It was The CD edition of Four Octobers by Rick Hautala. I bought it from thriftbooks so I was half expecting a library copy. Very happy!

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    Think I will be ditching directtv after being a customer for the last 6 years or so. Trying out youtube tv right now and it seems like a pretty nice set-up and easy to use. Tired of paying $100/month with DTV and missing local channels and outages during storms...I live in Florida and it's fairly frequent in the stormy months. The youtube thing is $50/month and looks to have a decent lineup of channels, DVR type options, and all my local channels which I cannot get with an OTA antenna.

    Anyone else familiar with the youtube service? If so any pros or cons from your experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Think I will be ditching directtv after being a customer for the last 6 years or so. Trying out youtube tv right now and it seems like a pretty nice set-up and easy to use. Tired of paying $100/month with DTV and missing local channels and outages during storms...I live in Florida and it's fairly frequent in the stormy months. The youtube thing is $50/month and looks to have a decent lineup of channels, DVR type options, and all my local channels which I cannot get with an OTA antenna.

    Anyone else familiar with the youtube service? If so any pros or cons from your experience?
    I ditched Verizon a few weeks ago, and I'm saving $190 a month.

    I went with Xfinity/Comcast internet at $40/month, YouTubeTV at $50 a month, added HBO to my Amazon Prime for $15 a month (wifey needed HBO), and I'm very happy with it.

    YouTube has unlimited DVR (it costs them nothing - all it does really is flag a program so you can watch it any time), and you can have separate libraries for different family members.

    I have one newer TV that already has Roku built in (a TCL TV), but my older TV has no connectivity, so I bought a Roku for that one, too. The Roku interface is nice. You can move your favorite channels/apps to the home screen and put them in any order you like. It makes it very easy to bounce from Amazon Prime to Netflix to YouTubeTV.

    Here's a good article with a spreadsheet showing who has which channels - https://www.cnet.com/news/best-live-...-cord-cutters/

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Well I called DTV and cancelled. Bad timing as they don't prorate anymore. Apparently they made this change early this year.

    So far I don't miss them at all. YoutubeTV has the channels I watch and the ROKU has plenty of features if I want to utilize them. I will take my extra $600/year and probably just blow it on something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I will take my extra $600/year and probably just blow it on something...
    Well, Ben, can I send you some pamphlets about a charity that recently formed to help close the happiness gap one Jeff at a time. It's called Books For Jeff and it really can make a difference. If we can change just one person's life (that person being Jeff) then we can make the whole world a better place somehow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Well, Ben, can I send you some pamphlets about a charity that recently formed to help close the happiness gap one Jeff at a time. It's called Books For Jeff and it really can make a difference. If we can change just one person's life (that person being Jeff) then we can make the whole world a better place somehow!
    I've heard that only 30% of books given to Books For Jeff actually make it to an actual Jeff! I think it's a scam.

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    This is why all my donations go straight to The Human Fund.

    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    I've heard that only 30% of books given to Books For Jeff actually make it to an actual Jeff! I think it's a scam.

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