Another cutting the cord thread

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by UTfball68, May 14, 2019.

  1. adman02

    adman02 Well-Known Member

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    Check out PlayStation Vue. You don’t need a gaming console to access it - you can watch it on a Roku device, computer or gaming console if you’d like.
     
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  2. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    Red box & antenna reusing the existing satellite cables at my place. But I don't hardly watch it unless it's red box and Friday. That's all I got.
     
  3. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    As Duane said, DirectvNow has live viewing of all the major local networks. CBS and DVR was one of the main reasons for us trying DirectvNow. It is basically like having satellite without the dish, and for a cheaper price.

    If you get a Roku for your TV, and have friends/family with cable/satellite, just have them share their login info with you. You can put it into the CBS/Fox/ABC sports apps on the Roku and watch all the programming they have one, at any time. Most of the networks have apps on roku and have some level of free programming. Between those and youtube kids, your kids will have plenty of options. My kids prefer to watch something on YT or Netflix over traditional programming.
     
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  4. Oneofsix

    Oneofsix Well-Known Member

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    We have YouTube TV and watch it on a 10mb DSL line. 200mb is plenty, lol- many small hotels only have 100mb circuits for internet.

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  5. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    $12/mo for Netflix and $50/yr for motortrend. Networks come in over the antenna, but we never watch them anymore. The kids have more than they can watch on PBS, Nflx, and Amazon
     
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  6. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    We have amazon prime shared between the wife and I. Run HBO and Starz from Prime. Also have Netflix. Covers all the bases and I can steam any of it on my phone when I’m away from the house. We haven’t had TV in over 6 yrs.
     
  7. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Yep. We have Netflix, leach off of my parents Prime account, and I have a $140 MotoGP pass (split 4 ways, $35/each) and a $70 Supercross/Motocross pass (split 2 ways, $35 each), so our "TV stuff" bill is about $20/month.
     
  8. rabb11d

    rabb11d Well-Known Member

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    We dropped direct tv for hulu live. We pay around 65 and only lost maybe 1 channel from dtv at 175.
    We have dvr with 200 hrs recording time.
    They have a free trial period as well.
    Compare it to sling/dtv now/YouTube tv and see which has the channels you will need.
    With most you will need a fire stick, roku or chromecast. We use fire stick and chromecast.

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  9. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Watch less television. Quit Facebook. Delete Twitter and Instagram.
     
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  10. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    What's television? I ain't got no time fo dat. Barely got enough time to work! Never enough hours in a day it seems.
     
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  11. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Don’t have IG or Twitter...FB is the primary advertising platform for two businesses, so that’s not going anywhere. But with how little tv we watch, that was kinda the purpose of the thread...$250/month for Sesame Street and 16 weeks of college football seemed nuts, but with some more digging after the suggestions, looks like there are a couple options.
     
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  12. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Let's be fair. You are a UT fan...12 weeks is all you need.
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  13. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Ouch...right in the feels
     
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  14. paulevans76

    paulevans76 Well-Known Member

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    I got a Fire TV DVR thing so I can record OTA stuff off of those channels, and I have sling, prime, and netflix. I bumped up internet to the best I could get and with all of that I'm still under what my cable company wanted for mid grade internet and cable.

    e: also the DVR box runs off of firesticks, so I got a couple of those, one for the family room TV, one for the bedroom. It will work with 2 at the same time. The kids room has an amazon tv with all that built in, so no firestick needed, although I'm not sure whether it is connected to the DVR - they just watch kid shows on the streaming services so it doesn't seem to matter. So far, there hasn't been a time when all 3 TVs were on and they interfered with each other.
     
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  15. UTfball68

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    So I found what I was referencing, and apparently I'm dumber than I thought and am missing something...so what's the fix??? I don't want my kid streaming Sesame Street interrupting my NC4x4 time:

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  16. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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    And conversate with real people? Naaaah.
     
  17. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Welding Instructor

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    That’s not a real word. “Converse” haha
     
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  18. Cherokeekid88

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    We have Sling, Netflix, and Indoor Antenna. I really like the layout of Sling, but my dad has GearTV which is really nice and he gets all the premium channels as well for $20 a month.
     
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  19. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    My rule is that things that don't move are hard-wired. Wifi is only for things that move.

    Then I replaced my old access points and router with Ubiquiti Unifi stuff. @DSM Turbos bought Google Wifi access points and had good luck with those too. I think they allow for the access points to be hard-wired, or to set up a 5GHz backhaul network for the access points to talk to one another. The Unifi stuff I bought is all hard-wired.
     
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  20. TARider

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    I’m too lazy to read all the responses, but if it hasn’t been mentioned look up YouTube TV. I used to do Sling and an antennae but now just use it. Has all the local channels, DVR, ESPN, FS1, SEC, Food Network, HGTV for the wife, etc.
     
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  21. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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    I have a fairly complex system, I went cheap and had some setup to do for Google Wifi to get it all to work, but it took some time. For most users, it will be perfectly fine.

    I agree with Shawn on the wifi. My computers/phone are the only thing that are on wifi, everything else is hard wired in the house, even to the back garage.
     
  22. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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  23. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Welding Instructor

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    Having modem router issues lately.

    Suddenlink(suddendeath) is only cable available here. DSL sucks here, can’t get fiber to the house.

    Is there a decent modem&router I can just buy that will last longer than these junk ones from suddenlink?

    This one currently is dual band and have few issues until just the past week.

    Modem/router is 6 feet from living room tv, hard wired. Tv upstairs with roku stick.

    Is there a decent option that isn’t terribly expensive?

    I’ve only ever gotten stuff from the provider. I’m completely ignorant in this area, only understand the basics. All the wiring aspects are perfect and in great shape. I rewired everything when we moved in.

    It seems these modem/router combos last about a year before quitting.

    I pay for 400mb, regularly get 290ish on DL with WiFi, 360ish on ethernet.
     
  24. cbjeeper

    cbjeeper Just a good ol'boy meanin no harm

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    Has anyone here used one of these? I keep seeing online ads for it and I'm curious how it works. Looks like it uses the ground prong as an antenna. $39 for one or $59 for two.
     
  25. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    That's really expensive, and probably doesn't work very well. You can buy a proper antenna for a little more than that.
     

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