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Old 03-03-2015, 08:51 AM   #26
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The only thing I miss not having cable is the Golf Channel.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:16 PM   #27
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All fine and dandy IF you have fast enough internet. Most of the country does not.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:27 PM   #28
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I seriously thought this thread was about fumbled communications. "Demaryius Thomas is a free agent up for grabs after a dropped cable between his agent and the Denver Broncos front office let the franchise tag deadline pass without an official contract."
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:08 PM   #29
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Well, as of today I have officially joined the cut the cord group! No more DirecTv!

I've got Netflix, Roku, OTA channels with a good antenna and later will add Sling TV and Hulu Plus. Plenty to watch for a while now, and will add Sling before MNF starts to get those games.

Between Netflix, Hulu Plus and Sling, I'll still save over $100 a month versus DirecTv. They didn't seem to try too hard to keep me, the best deal I was offered was $7 a month off for a 2 year commitment. I was like WTF, h, no thanks.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:35 PM   #30
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can someone give a cliff's notes version of what Sling is? can you actually watch live games with it?
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:24 PM   #31
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can someone give a cliff's notes version of what Sling is? can you actually watch live games with it?
On ESPN, yeah.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:35 PM   #32
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can someone give a cliff's notes version of what Sling is? can you actually watch live games with it?
Just signed up for a 7-day free trial. Checking it out.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:46 PM   #33
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can someone give a cliff's notes version of what Sling is? can you actually watch live games with it?
Just go to www.sling.com and read about it!
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:02 PM   #34
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If you're on XBox Live with an XBone you can get a 30 day trial.

Biggest thing keeping me on the sideline is only one device at a time, and no DVR.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:12 PM   #35
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Waaaaaaaaay too much work involved in all this crap. I'll stick with directv and continue to do the dance, haggle every two years for 15 minutes to spend less than folks who use these alternative methods, while I enjoy more channels, better picture quality and service. It's definitely worth it.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:02 AM   #36
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Waaaaaaaaay too much work involved in all this crap. I'll stick with directv and continue to do the dance, haggle every two years for 15 minutes to spend less than folks who use these alternative methods, while I enjoy more channels, better picture quality and service. It's definitely worth it.
There is no work involved at all. Actually takes less time than what you will spend talking sense into DirectTV. Maybe 10 minutes of your time. If you are tech savvy, probably less.

If you have a Roku or an Amazon Fire device, you can get the Sling through that. The devices are like $50 or $100. Netflix, Hulu or any of that just requires a subscription and those are just apps on the devices. Or if you have a SmartTV, roll that way.

I don't have a Roku or Amazon Fire device, but I do have a MacAir, AppleTV and a 32" HDTV. All I need is my internet connection to have a huge entertainment system that is virtually wireless besides the power cords for my TV and AppleTV.

My AppleTV has tons of great apps to awesome channels and programs that usually aren't found on basic cable and even packages like DirecTV. Plus, I get everything in HD. AppleTV is free of charge. My internet is blazing fast and things don't even buffer for more than a second.

I also have websites that have HD streams of the few shows I do watch (Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, etc.) which are also free of charge. If people haven't tried ProjectFreeTV, they are missing out.

The best part about it, is via AppleTV -- I can put my MacAir 11.6" screen on my computer onto my 32" TV. It works great that way at the click of a button. I can do my writing, graphic and web design and even play my CK2 | Game of Thrones game on it and not have to shell out $200-250 for an external monitor. Best thing is, those two items are less than a few pounds and fit in my travel bag and can be used with me anywhere I virtually go to entertain family and friends.

All I have to pay? $35 a month. That is for ~ 68 MBPS download speeds and 7 MBPS upload speeds.

Yeah, I am more than content. Hell, I am ballin' out. Factor in a $45 a month for my smartphone no contract phone and for $80 a month, I have the world at my fingertips. Most individuals are spending at least 3 times that a month, families even more.

$960 a year for entertainment as opposed to $4,000 or so?

Yeah, I like being on the winning side of things.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:19 AM   #37
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None of those allow me to catch my sports in hi def.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:23 AM   #38
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None of those allow me to catch my sports in hi def.
OTA signal is better than both cable and satellite.

But you're like me - not in Broncos local coverage, the last 2 years I've had good luck with HQ streams and a few Sundays at BWWs.
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All I have to pay? $35 a month. That is for ~ 68 MBPS download speeds and 7 MBPS upload speeds.
Wait, you are not paying $35 a month for broadband (68MBps) internet, are you? If so, that's just how its itemized in a package, right? i can't touch 50MBps for less than 70 without a package deal but those include cable tv.
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I just finished all 6 seasons of Lost in a little over a month. What a terrific show. Netflix and Hulu are my two favorite ways of watching TV. Binge watching...
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:50 AM   #41
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Best decision I made was to join the ranks of the cord-cutters. Apple TV is the way to go.

Check out: Movietube.co
It's a movie/tv show site that I use to stream wirelessly via Apple TV or just on my phone for free. You can get anything including movies still in theaters. Some will have subtitles and I try to watch only 720 to 1080p movies.
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But you're like me - not in Broncos local coverage, the last 2 years I've had good luck with HQ streams and a few Sundays at BWWs.
Yup, if it was just the nfl, i could make that work....but I need my bruins and sox too.
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Yup, if it was just the nfl, i could make that work....but I need my bruins and sox too.
MLB.tv shared accounts with friends is what I use for baseball.
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You must all be single. Wives and kids don't want to go searching through 4 different services to find a show. If I was a single dude no problem.
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You must all be single. Wives and kids don't want to go searching through 4 different services to find a show. If I was a single dude no problem.
Wives maybe. Kids figure it out faster than you do.
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I have a question on this subject not trying to hijack this thread though.

Is TV an addiction ? Seems to me it is. I have argued with canceling Dtv for years now but just can't pull the plug.
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You must all be single. Wives and kids don't want to go searching through 4 different services to find a show. If I was a single dude no problem.
1 wife 3 kids. The Amazon Fire TV is about the easiest thing to do, my 2 year old knows how to play Dora already.
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I have a question on this subject not trying to hijack this thread though.

Is TV an addiction ? Seems to me it is. I have argued with canceling Dtv for years now but just can't pull the plug.
I used to think so too, but 1) I realized that most of the regular shows we watched were on basic network TV anyways that we could get with an antenna and 2) I can't watch much of anything good while the kids are awake anyways, so it limits the amount of shows - I'm going through The Sopranos right now, about 1 ep per night after the kids go to bed.
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I used to think so too, but 1) I realized that most of the regular shows we watched were on basic network TV anyways that we could get with an antenna and 2) I can't watch much of anything good while the kids are awake anyways, so it limits the amount of shows - I'm going through The Sopranos right now, about 1 ep per night after the kids go to bed.
So you killed cable but you are still stuck on TV . I am beginning to think it may be worse then cigarettes .
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Wait, you are not paying $35 a month for broadband (68MBps) internet, are you? If so, that's just how its itemized in a package, right? i can't touch 50MBps for less than 70 without a package deal but those include cable tv.
I am paying for internet only through Midcontinent Communications. They had a promotional offer that I can get out of free of charge, as in their is no cancellation fee if I move or am not happy with their services.

It is $34.95 a month for the first twelve months and goes up to $39.95 after the first year. With the promotion, I received a top of the line wireless modem (usually 5$ to rent from them) FREE on that deal.

Either way, it is an insane deal. $40 for 68 MPBS is the best deal I have ever seen. They advertised 60 MPBS on the deal, but on all the tests I run online to check upload and download speed, it has always been 65 to 68 MBPS.

When I last moved, I had CenturyLink, that was netting me dog**** 7 MBPS speed and it cost me $50 a month. They levied me a $200 cancellation fee, which was promptly waived after I sent them a letter in the mail detailing my frustrations, their false advertising on their packages and a subtle message that they would be reported to the BBB, FCC and state regulatory bodies for engaging in such practices.

So yeah man, it is stand alone internet only for that price. With taxes, I believe it is $38 bucks, but still. You cannot beat that speed for that price anywhere in America as far as I am concerned. My first bill was just over $50, because I had a $15 installation fee, which was normally $35, but that too was part of the package.

I can't say enough about them as a company. I doubt they are in your area, but give them a look.
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