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Old 04-09-2015, 01:18 PM   #101
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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.
Wow! That's a nice deal, they send you a Roku? Wonder why they did that? I can use it on my Xbox One.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:28 PM   #102
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I don't have an xbox and it was just one of the options. if you paid for 3 months up front they sent it to you
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:49 AM   #103
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I don't have an xbox and it was just one of the options. if you paid for 3 months up front they sent it to you
Interesting....thanks......doing this today since GOT starts Sunday
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:06 PM   #104
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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.
Did a bit of moving the antenna around. Looks like I'll need an extension to the cord that comes on the one I bought. Found putting it in a window increases the signal level a lot.

Looking online, I'm anywhere from 15-18 miles from most of the stations. My guess is you'd want either an amplified indoor, or an external.
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:11 PM   #105
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Did a bit of moving the antenna around. Looks like I'll need an extension to the cord that comes on the one I bought. Found putting it in a window increases the signal level a lot.

Looking online, I'm anywhere from 15-18 miles from most of the stations. My guess is you'd want either an amplified indoor, or an external.
Yeah, definately an external for me. I'd guess the most powerful one I can find to cover my 50-60 mile range. Everything I see so far states most ranges advertised are exaggerated, so I'll probably need something close to 80-100 mile range.
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:46 PM   #106
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It's amazing how much the cable companies compress the signal. Colors more vibrant OTA.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:01 PM   #107
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So I've been without cable for three days now. A lot less surfing, more actual watching. I'm still getting some basic cable thru the line, including local hd channels. I'm still trying to find the best spot to put my hd antenna. Where it is now, anytime a car drives by, I lose signal for a couple seconds.

Best part of all of this, my bill will only be $20/month for the next year.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:29 AM   #108
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After two months, I threw in the towel and got DirecTv. I was missing hockey too much.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:12 AM   #109
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After two months, I threw in the towel and got DirecTv. I was missing hockey too much.
Why not do this if you are missing hockey..

https://gamecenter.nhl.com/nhlgc/sec...xbox-landingpg

I am thinking of getting it just so I can get into hockey more.
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Cancelling Sling today.....not impressed with it & GOT is now over.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:06 PM   #111
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What internet speeds do you guys have for all the streaming? I just got 50mbps and initial usage looks good. I'm just thinking if there is multiple people streaming and using the internet that it would slow down too much. Upgrade to 100mbps?
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:05 PM   #112
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Im still on 15mbps. Works well enough for me, even at peak times, with only the occassional lag. But them I"m the only one in the house.
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My speed is 75 at the router, 25 at my computer. You lose and INCREDIBLE amount of speed- per inch of distance it seems!
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Anyone here use the PlaystationVue streaming service?

How do you like it? Does thier "cloud DVR" functionality work to your satisfaction?

I'm getting ready to cut the cord and PlaystationVue is the frontrunner. I will be taking advantage of the 7-day free trial in January.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:17 PM   #115
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Anyone here use the PlaystationVue streaming service?

How do you like it? Does thier "cloud DVR" functionality work to your satisfaction?

I'm getting ready to cut the cord and PlaystationVue is the frontrunner. I will be taking advantage of the 7-day free trial in January.
Started the free trial the day before yesterday.
Looks like all systems are go.

I actually prefer the UI on the Amazon Fire Stick over the AppleTV. But they only launched PSV for the AppleTV in November, so I am hoping improvements are on the way soon.

Gonna dump AT&T for TV and as an ISP.
Switching to PlayStation Vue and back to Time Warner/Spectrum for Internet. Internet speed going from 24Mbps to 100Mbps!
I'll be saving $100/month the first year and $80/month after that.

Onetime hardware outlay of $220. AppleTV ($150) and 2 Amazon Fire Sticks ($70).

Cutting the cord rocks!
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:33 PM   #116
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I'm loving my new internet throughput.

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Antenna for local. Amazon fire stick and kodi gets me all I need. Ongoing cost is $99 per year for Amazon Prime.
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Forgot to add that I am currently using Playstation Vue because it gives me NESN so I can watch the Bruins via a better quality stream than I'm getting through Kodi. I don't like the Red Sox so I will cancel it once hockey is over which for the Bruins should be soon.
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