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Old 03-17-2015, 12:22 PM   #81
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Anyone use the Amazon Fire Stick? We're thinking about dropping the cable once we move into our retirement home next month. We use a PS3 for Netflix and Amazon Prime on our living room TV. Was thinking about getting a Fire Stick for the bedroom (that sounds naughtier than it should ) and man cave. So if anyone uses it I'd appreciate their thoughts on it,
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We have FireTV. I use the phone app for it from time to time, which is the only way to use the stick I believe. I find the phone app good but a little sensitive for moving around the GUI. I'd give the nod to the firetv because you get a remote.
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I ended up getting the Sling for the wife as I watch only Netflix and MLB.tv. Came with a free Roku stick. Good to go, not paying close to $100 a month for Directv stuff I never watch!
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:05 PM   #84
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Anyone use the Amazon Fire Stick? We're thinking about dropping the cable once we move into our retirement home next month. We use a PS3 for Netflix and Amazon Prime on our living room TV. Was thinking about getting a Fire Stick for the bedroom (that sounds naughtier than it should ) and man cave. So if anyone uses it I'd appreciate their thoughts on it,
I have a firestick and I really like it. A big thing for me is having the remote instead of having to use my computer or phone like for my chromecast. It also has dual band wifi which the chromecast doesn't. The Firestick UI is really nice. Go for it!
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We have FireTV. I use the phone app for it from time to time, which is the only way to use the stick I believe. I find the phone app good but a little sensitive for moving around the GUI. I'd give the nod to the firetv because you get a remote.
I looked at the Amazon site and the Stick comes with a remote now.
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I looked at the Amazon site and the Stick comes with a remote now.
It does indeed come with a remote. It's a very basic one but it's all you need. You can upgrade to a fancier remote, which I think comes with the Fire TV.
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Sling TV app lands on Xbox One today for a free 30 month trial
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One step closer to cutting the cord. Got my new HDTV antenna in and connected. Problem I'm having now is getting my tv remote to do the audio lock. I run all my sound they my a/v receiver. It won't lock in, so in order to change the volume, I need to switch back/forth between tv and audio. So, what's a good remote I can use to replace all my remotes?
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Boom! Getting better and better...Sling Tv now gonna offer HBO GO before the season premiere of Game Of Thrones....it's an extra $15 on top of the $20 Sling Tv fee, but it beats $180 still

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Well I cut the cord yesterday all I have now is internet with Comcast for $80 a month......starting to have regrets.....
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Well I cut the cord yesterday all I have now is internet with Comcast for $80 a month......starting to have regrets.....
Regrets in having Comcast? I would too....
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Regrets in having Comcast? I would too....
Ha, no just that the Internet is going to be $90 a month + Netflix $8 then was thinking of adding Sling TV which is $20 a month & HBO Now another $15 a month, but can cancel at anytime, so after Game Of Thrones it's gone.

Just didn't seem like I was getting a break really.

**update* wife just text me and said she got them down to $60 a month for the internet, so def getting Sling TV with HBO now
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Yea, that's my fear too Mickey. Once you start subscribing to all the different streaming systems, you end up near or at what you had with cable.

I just signed up for HBO Now yesterday. That along with my Fire TV and my new HDTV antenna, has me at the point of cutting the cord. Problem is getting good sound out of my TV when OTA, through my receiver. I have an older TV with only Digital Audio out.
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ANyone here do Sling TV? We just started it and it's pretty cool. We have Netflix, an antenna, amazon prime and now Sling TV.

We paid for 3 months upfront for sling tv and they sent us a Roku. We get 12 tv channels for only $20/month. it has espn, espn 2, food network, history channel, history 2, travel channel, disney, and a few others. the cool thing with the sling tv is that on some of the channels you can go back as far as 4 days and watch tv shows you missed. My wife and I love it.
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Have Sling mainly for mama as I watch primarily Netflix and sports on ESPN or MLB.TV on Roku.
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How's that hdtv antenna working for you, Bob? How far are you from the transmission towers? Everything I've been looking at says most are good in the 35-40 mile range and I'm probably closer to 50.
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How's that hdtv antenna working for you, Bob? How far are you from the transmission towers? Everything I've been looking at says most are good in the 35-40 mile range and I'm probably closer to 50.
So far so good. I'll have to look it up to see how far away I am. I've yet to really test it out, to see how good of a signal I'm getting. I just put it up on the one location the wall and did a channel scan.

BTW, I bought the non amplified Amazon version antenna. Was like $25-30.
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