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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Derwood » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:58 am

What are the (legal) options for regional sports networks? I wouldn’t want to lose hockey
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Banedon » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:43 am

Derwood wrote:What are the (legal) options for regional sports networks? I wouldn’t want to lose hockey


YoutubeTV, along with many of it's ilk, has regional sports networks. If you live in the right place.
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Postby squally1313 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:08 pm

Alright, potentially lazy question here, but we're moving in about a month and I think I'm ready to leave my incredibly bloated Comcast contract behind. From what it sounds like, YoutubeTV seems to be the play to get most of what I need (I'll use that website to pick channels), but the bigger question is this:

We're moving to the Wicker Park/Bucktown area...we've been in that area for a few years, so I know Comcast works there, but are there any better options for just the internet connection? Don't do much online gaming, but probably would want it to hold up to like, three devices streaming simultaneously.
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:48 pm

I'm pretty set on ditching cable/dish and my wife just informed me that losing MTV and her Teen Mom shows is unacceptable. :roll:

Seems like Philo TV as an add on to YouTubeTV is my best bet. Anyone else use sonething else to stay connected with the various Viacom networks (MTV, Comedy Central, etc)?
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:51 pm

horsefeathers Viacom. Don’t miss any of their channels at all.
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Derwood » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:55 pm

Wife is seriously considering YouTubeTV. We would be missing very little from what we currently watch on DirecTV. Right now we pay around $150/month for all of the DirecTV stuff, plus MLB.TV and Amazon Prime. We dont' currently subscribe to Netflix or Hulu, but we probably would add the former, along with Disney+ when it launches in November.
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Derwood » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:13 pm

Advice for affordable streaming devices to use with YouTube TV? We have three TV's in the house (none of them are "smart"). YTTV isn't compatible with PS4 (obviously). Don't want to shell out for 3 Apple Tv's. Don't need 4k.
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Postby Banedon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:39 pm

Derwood wrote:Advice for affordable streaming devices to use with YouTube TV? We have three TV's in the house (none of them are "smart"). YTTV isn't compatible with PS4 (obviously). Don't want to shell out for 3 Apple Tv's. Don't need 4k.


The roku express+ is for some reason $50 on Amazon, but only $35 at Walmart.

https://www.roku.com/products/roku-express-plus

LOL I just looked at the price of the apple tv...why on earth would anyone pay that much?
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Derwood » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:41 pm

Banedon wrote:
Derwood wrote:Advice for affordable streaming devices to use with YouTube TV? We have three TV's in the house (none of them are "smart"). YTTV isn't compatible with PS4 (obviously). Don't want to shell out for 3 Apple Tv's. Don't need 4k.


The roku express+ is for some reason $50 on Amazon, but only $35 at Walmart.

https://www.roku.com/products/roku-express-plus

LOL I just looked at the price of the apple tv...why on earth would anyone pay that much?


We have a ton of Apple products in our house, but yeah, I'm not popping ~$170 x 3 TV's
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Banedon wrote:
Derwood wrote:Advice for affordable streaming devices to use with YouTube TV? We have three TV's in the house (none of them are "smart"). YTTV isn't compatible with PS4 (obviously). Don't want to shell out for 3 Apple Tv's. Don't need 4k.


The roku express+ is for some reason $50 on Amazon, but only $35 at Walmart.

https://www.roku.com/products/roku-express-plus

LOL I just looked at the price of the apple tv...why on earth would anyone pay that much?

I got an Apple TV for free with a 3 month Sling TV subscription. They are super nice, but yeah, I use Roku for all my other screens because money ain’t free.
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Postby snoodmonger » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:23 pm

Derwood wrote:Advice for affordable streaming devices to use with YouTube TV? We have three TV's in the house (none of them are "smart"). YTTV isn't compatible with PS4 (obviously). Don't want to shell out for 3 Apple Tv's. Don't need 4k.


I have an Apple TV on my main TV, but we grabbed a Roku Premiere for the second one, and it's really good.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:59 pm

I have 5 Apple TVs, and you can't make me feel bad about that.
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Derwood » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:I have 5 Apple TVs, and you can't make me feel bad about that.


Slow down, SSR
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Postby Banedon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:48 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:I have 5 Apple TVs, and you can't make me feel bad about that.


Ok but...why? What does an apple tv do that provides $100 more value than a Roku? Really curious.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:25 pm

Banedon wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:I have 5 Apple TVs, and you can't make me feel bad about that.


Ok but...why? What does an apple tv do that provides $100 more value than a Roku? Really curious.

Well, it has a little bit of compute power and storage, syncs well with all the apple devices I have in the house, supports HDR and 4K at 60Hz, can work with bluetooth keyboards, layout looks nicer than alternatives, etc. If you are someone that has a lot of Apple devices and media in your house I think it makes sense, but otherwise for the price I think Roku Ultra would be the best 4k option.
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Derwood » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:36 pm

As I said previously, I have no 4K tv's, so don't need to spend more for that
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 pm

Derwood wrote:As I said previously, I have no 4K tv's, so don't need to spend more for that

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Just get a Roku stick like was previously said!
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Postby Sosa21MVP » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:20 pm

Derwood wrote:Wife is seriously considering YouTubeTV. We would be missing very little from what we currently watch on DirecTV. Right now we pay around $150/month for all of the DirecTV stuff, plus MLB.TV and Amazon Prime. We dont' currently subscribe to Netflix or Hulu, but we probably would add the former, along with Disney+ when it launches in November.


My base bill for DirecTV is right at $150/month as well. Then I have Sunday Ticket which jacks that bill up around $60 for 6 months each year. I really don't watch much other than sports ever on my dish. Keep thinking about cutting it out for other options but I'm too lazy to do it. Meh.
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Postby Derwood » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:01 pm

Sosa21MVP wrote:
Derwood wrote:Wife is seriously considering YouTubeTV. We would be missing very little from what we currently watch on DirecTV. Right now we pay around $150/month for all of the DirecTV stuff, plus MLB.TV and Amazon Prime. We dont' currently subscribe to Netflix or Hulu, but we probably would add the former, along with Disney+ when it launches in November.


My base bill for DirecTV is right at $150/month as well. Then I have Sunday Ticket which jacks that bill up around $60 for 6 months each year. I really don't watch much other than sports ever on my dish. Keep thinking about cutting it out for other options but I'm too lazy to do it. Meh.


It's tough. I've had DirecTV for 15 years, and I don't know why I feel so loyal to a horsefeathering corporation
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Re: Cord Cutting advice

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:37 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Banedon wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:I have 5 Apple TVs, and you can't make me feel bad about that.


Ok but...why? What does an apple tv do that provides $100 more value than a Roku? Really curious.

Well, it has a little bit of compute power and storage, syncs well with all the apple devices I have in the house, supports HDR and 4K at 60Hz, can work with bluetooth keyboards, layout looks nicer than alternatives, etc. If you are someone that has a lot of Apple devices and media in your house I think it makes sense, but otherwise for the price I think Roku Ultra would be the best 4k option.

Yeah, all of this stuff.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:39 am

Derwood wrote:
Sosa21MVP wrote:
Derwood wrote:Wife is seriously considering YouTubeTV. We would be missing very little from what we currently watch on DirecTV. Right now we pay around $150/month for all of the DirecTV stuff, plus MLB.TV and Amazon Prime. We dont' currently subscribe to Netflix or Hulu, but we probably would add the former, along with Disney+ when it launches in November.


My base bill for DirecTV is right at $150/month as well. Then I have Sunday Ticket which jacks that bill up around $60 for 6 months each year. I really don't watch much other than sports ever on my dish. Keep thinking about cutting it out for other options but I'm too lazy to do it. Meh.


It's tough. I've had DirecTV for 15 years, and I don't know why I feel so loyal to a horsefeathering corporation

I had it at least 15 years too. I don’t miss it at all.
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Postby NOLA » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:47 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:
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My base bill for DirecTV is right at $150/month as well. Then I have Sunday Ticket which jacks that bill up around $60 for 6 months each year. I really don't watch much other than sports ever on my dish. Keep thinking about cutting it out for other options but I'm too lazy to do it. Meh.


It's tough. I've had DirecTV for 15 years, and I don't know why I feel so loyal to a horsefeathering corporation

I had it at least 15 years too. I don’t miss it at all.

Had DirectTV 10 years and now YouTubeTV. Don’t miss it either.
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Postby Banedon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:29 am

We're switching once the Cubs season is over off of Directv to YoutubeTV. We did a trial of YoutubeTV and my wife is whining that she doesn't like the guide as much. She said the same thing when we switched from cable to Dish, and from Dish to Directv....so she'll get over it.
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Postby Derwood » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:29 pm

Banedon wrote:We're switching once the Cubs season is over off of Directv to YoutubeTV. We did a trial of YoutubeTV and my wife is whining that she doesn't like the guide as much. She said the same thing when we switched from cable to Dish, and from Dish to Directv....so she'll get over it.


Or every time DirecTV changes their guide, which is every few years...
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Postby Banedon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:33 pm

Derwood wrote:
Banedon wrote:We're switching once the Cubs season is over off of Directv to YoutubeTV. We did a trial of YoutubeTV and my wife is whining that she doesn't like the guide as much. She said the same thing when we switched from cable to Dish, and from Dish to Directv....so she'll get over it.


Or every time DirecTV changes their guide, which is every few years...


Yep. She complains about each of those too lol.
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