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#31 vaca22

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

View PostPingfitz, on 23 December 2018 - 09:28 PM, said:

Our friend gave us an early Christmas gift today... Roku, using Amazon and sling, can't believe it so great, just using internet now from Comcast... Not sure at this time if the GC is part of any of what we have, not an issue really as I have not watched it since the PGA Championship.

You may have it on Sling depending on which package you have.  I believe it's a $10 sports add-on to the Blue package only, though...


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

Im staying in air b n b..honestly netflix alone is great.

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 07:33 AM

This is why this forum is so great. Not only are there knowledgeable people but there's always a topic that's relevant. Me and the wife are considering cutting the cord ourselves. We currently have 1 gig over 1 gig internet for 100 bucks a month and Direct tv for about 130 a month. The current offer for Direct TV is your first year is half price and then the last year is full price. We also have Netflix as well. Sounds like Sling tv and YouTube are the apps to go with. All in all after we get two apps, we would be saving about 80 bucks a month.

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 01:59 PM

finally went and cut the cord. using roku sticks in the tv's with a youtube live package. savings of nearly $70 month and not giving much of anything up . still have the GC, still have dvr service to all tvs. i get local channels. i think the only thing i'll 'sacrifice' is the dolby atmos surround sound as i'm not sure youtube offers this yet.
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Posted 29 December 2018 - 07:19 PM

I have SlingTV and use an antenna for local channels.  I love it.  Don't miss Directv one bit.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:07 AM

Hulu now has streaming TV in addition to their existing Hulu recordings, all in $40, including golf channel and the other things my wife likes!
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 10:07 AM

View Postkfurno, on 31 December 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Hulu now has streaming TV in addition to their existing Hulu recordings, all in $40, including golf channel and the other things my wife likes!

hulu tv and youtube tv are similar. the main difference is the user friendliness and interface is so much better with youtube tv.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:21 AM

We just bought fire tv from Best buy for 50 bucks which is the 4k version. We get HBO for life through AT&T and we have Netflix. We're going to add Hulu live which has many channels compared to DirecTV live. So the internet is a must have for gaming at 1 gig over 1 gig. Really just adding Hulu for 45 bucks a month is a savings from 128 a month is 73 bucks a month. I'll be handling in my equipment to DirecTV before my next bill is due. Dilly Dilly.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:14 PM

Got rid of Direct TV about a month ago...not one single regret!  We have hulu/netflix, sling tv, and my moms xfinity account log-in:) My wife, two young kids, and myself watch WAAAYYY less TV.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:56 AM

Any of these cable alternatives have a DVR included, if so how many shows can it record at once?


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:44 AM

View PostChronicSlicer, on 04 January 2019 - 06:56 AM, said:

Any of these cable alternatives have a DVR included, if so how many shows can it record at once?

most all have cloud dvr. i'm a new user, but i think you can dvr at least two shows simultaneously, maybe more

i actually find youtube tv dvr easier to use when watching golf and skipping commercials than cable. you can scroll through the commercials frame by frame and get back to golf much quicker than using the fast forward button on cable. tough to explain but you'll get the idea when you try it.

most of these services offer a 5-7 trial period so its easy to test before dumping cable.

no more cable boxes and wires everywhere, no more contracts, i can move a tv to patio and watch live tv without needing to use extension cords and moving cable boxes.
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

YTTV isn't available in my area just yet. hopefully soon but my wife and I are now really considering this. may just start off with sling tv. i get all the local channels easy with some bunny ears and a flat antenna.I may just put a bigger one in the attic for the whole house.

our cable bill keeps going up. $60+ in "fees" alone is ridiculous.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:49 AM

I use GearsTV with Mayfair guides on my Fire Stick. I don't have a DVR, but I can watch any live TV in a setup that is the same as any cable provider. It also only costs me $18.50 a month to use. For watching already aired Movies or TV shows I just use the Cinema app.

If anyone is interested in cutting the cord let me know and I can post the links and install guides.
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