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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2017, 08:04:11 PM »
You need to check your phone providers. I have century link for my internet connection,and have no trouble streaming tv programs.

Hmmm.  I might give them a call tomorrow.

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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2017, 09:48:40 PM »
Question.   Do you need both the aerial antenna AND the channel master?  If not, which is better?

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Yes,and no.

The Channel Master isn't really necessary unless you want to record shows and want TIVO ability. Given all the quality programming we all have to choose from these days,I can't picture anyone that doesn't need to record some shows for later viewing.

The Channel Master also has a connection for Wi-Fi,so you can also use it to record some streaming channels it gets. The Direct TV Streaming channel will soon be one of them.

The streaming of course is dependent on you having a ethernet or a Wi-Fi connection. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. It can and will tune in and record broadcast channels over  your antenna,and it will also record streaming channels coming from your internet connection.

If your money happens to be a little tight at this time,just go with the RCA antenna. You can always add the Channel Master later for the recording and TIVO ability.

BTW,you can stream Direct TV NOW ( https://directvnow.com/watch/live/29003 ) on your computer using IE 7 or higher. Works well with IE7 or above,but doesn't work with Firefox yet. Probably by the end of March,but not yet. Hook a ethernet cable from your computer to your tv,and watch it on your big screen.

If you are a Amazon Prime customer,there are a BUNCH of shows you can stream for free,and others you can buy/rent.

Sorry for rambling and maybe confusing you more. It is not that the antenna and the Channel Master compete with each other. They don't. The compliment each other. Without the antenna or streaming videos,the Channel Master is useless. Without a Channel Master or similar tuner,you don't have TIVO or the ability to record when you are not home and your computer is turned off.

In other words,the HD antenna is essential for broadcast tv. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. Without an antenna or/and a internet connection,it's useless.
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2017, 09:53:36 PM »

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We don't have the internet speed for streaming, or we would do something like that. 

BTW,forgot to mention,if you can stream at all,you can download shows to a recorder. Once they are recorded,you can watch them in what will seem like"real time" with no stalling out. You can store them on your computer to watch. You can do this even with a slow streaming speed.
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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2017, 10:50:52 PM »
https://www.roku.com/whats-on

Buy a ROKU Premier or more upscale version of the Premier,and get close to 1400 streaming channels. Netflix being one of them.

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Yeah,if you get it all at one time the initial outlay is a little steep,but unless you also get the Direct TV Streaming service you don't have a monthly bill other than the one from Netflix. BTW,within a month or two Direct TV streaming services will be a channel on ROKU.

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I have a Roku 3 (I think), and I can get Netflix, but it doesn't have Talking Dead or the current episodes.  I don't think the current episodes are available through any of the means you suggested, are they?
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2017, 11:02:30 PM »
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I have a Roku 3 (I think), and I can get Netflix, but it doesn't have Talking Dead or the current episodes.  I don't think the current episodes are available through any of the means you suggested, are they?

Good choice! I have the same one. Here is a link for season 7.

https://directvnow.com/watch/search/results/schedules/the%2520walking%2520dead
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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2017, 12:43:12 AM »
Omg, she's going to kill me.  @Victoria33 , I swear I meant to ping you!

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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2017, 12:44:59 AM »
Glad we finally got to catch up with Eugene.  I think he's scamming them like he did Abraham.

By the way, Rick getting the nail through his hand last week.  Seems like in the comics, which I don't read, he lost a hand.  Is this how he loses it?

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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2017, 03:35:24 AM »
Glad we finally got to catch up with Eugene.  I think he's scamming them like he did Abraham.

By the way, Rick getting the nail through his hand last week.  Seems like in the comics, which I don't read, he lost a hand.  Is this how he loses it?

Nope.  Eugene started talking, again, and Rick tried to hack his own ear off, but missed.

I don't want to ruin it for you, but in next week's episode Eugene starts blathering on, again, and while someone had the foresight to hit mute, the Closed Captioning was left on forcing Car Oil to shot his (own) other eye out.
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« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2017, 09:27:16 AM »
Nope.  Eugene started talking, again, and Rick tried to hack his own ear off, but missed.

I don't want to ruin it for you, but in next week's episode Eugene starts blathering on, again, and while someone had the foresight to hit mute, the Closed Captioning was left on forcing Car Oil to shot his (own) other eye out.

Haha, you didn't ruin anything for me.  I generally recognize the words you wrote as English, but they make no sense to me in the order that you wrote them. ;)

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« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2017, 09:32:09 AM »
@XenaLee

Yes,and no.

The Channel Master isn't really necessary unless you want to record shows and want TIVO ability. Given all the quality programming we all have to choose from these days,I can't picture anyone that doesn't need to record some shows for later viewing.

The Channel Master also has a connection for Wi-Fi,so you can also use it to record some streaming channels it gets. The Direct TV Streaming channel will soon be one of them.

The streaming of course is dependent on you having a ethernet or a Wi-Fi connection. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. It can and will tune in and record broadcast channels over  your antenna,and it will also record streaming channels coming from your internet connection.

If your money happens to be a little tight at this time,just go with the RCA antenna. You can always add the Channel Master later for the recording and TIVO ability.

BTW,you can stream Direct TV NOW ( https://directvnow.com/watch/live/29003 ) on your computer using IE 7 or higher. Works well with IE7 or above,but doesn't work with Firefox yet. Probably by the end of March,but not yet. Hook a ethernet cable from your computer to your tv,and watch it on your big screen.

If you are a Amazon Prime customer,there are a BUNCH of shows you can stream for free,and others you can buy/rent.

Sorry for rambling and maybe confusing you more. It is not that the antenna and the Channel Master compete with each other. They don't. The compliment each other. Without the antenna or streaming videos,the Channel Master is useless. Without a Channel Master or similar tuner,you don't have TIVO or the ability to record when you are not home and your computer is turned off.

In other words,the HD antenna is essential for broadcast tv. The Channel Master is a tuner and recorder. Without an antenna or/and a internet connection,it's useless.

Ok, thanks for the info.
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« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 09:35:04 AM »

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We don't have the internet speed for streaming, or we would do something like that.  We're not deep in the country---we're only a couple of minutes from a state highway, and fifteen minutes from a medium-sized city, but we just don't have options.  There's one cable company to serve the area, but they don't have AMC, so that ain't happening.

Meanwhile, since Verizon bought out Directv, TWD pixels out constantly.

Now I'm confused.  AT&T bought DirectTV.  Right?
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« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2017, 05:14:08 PM »
Glad we finally got to catch up with Eugene.  I think he's scamming them like he did Abraham.

By the way, Rick getting the nail through his hand last week.  Seems like in the comics, which I don't read, he lost a hand.  Is this how he loses it?

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Oh, man, I bet they DO use that to take his hand. 

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« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2017, 05:15:12 PM »
Now I'm confused.  AT&T bought DirectTV.  Right?

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I meant AT&T.

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« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2017, 05:17:25 PM »
@XenaLee

I meant AT&T.

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Lol!  Ok.  Thanks for that clarification.   :laugh:
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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2017, 06:51:45 PM »
Saturday.

That boring time 24 hours before the next Walking Dead.

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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2017, 06:59:20 PM »
Saturday.

That boring time 24 hours before the next Walking Dead.


Here's something for discussion, maybe:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/02/26/imdbs-ten-worst-the-walking-dead-episodes-contains-much-of-season-7/#5a913012551f


I actually agree with the number one pick---the Tara episode---but the hospital arc eps were right up there for me, too.  Hated them.

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« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2017, 07:05:58 PM »
Come to think of it, what happened to the wolves?

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« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2017, 07:09:28 PM »
Come to think of it, what happened to the wolves?

I guess they're far after all, lol!

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« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2017, 07:10:17 PM »
Btw, Christian Serratos is pregnant.  I hope she doesn't leave the show.

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« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2017, 11:29:07 AM »
Okay, I know the guys probably weren't thrilled with last night's episode, but as a Rick/Michonne shipper, I really enjoyed it.


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« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2017, 12:20:25 PM »
Okay, I know the guys probably weren't thrilled with last night's episode, but as a Rick/Michonne shipper, I really enjoyed it.


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I didn't mind it.

I think we may be seeing the women hiding in the woods by the coast again soon. I see from the sneak peek Ezekiel holding a gun. Also sounds like Carol is going to have it out with Morgan.

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« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2017, 12:27:46 PM »
I didn't mind it.

I think we may be seeing the women hiding in the woods by the coast again soon. I see from the sneak peek Ezekiel holding a gun. Also sounds like Carol is going to have it out with Morgan.

Yeah, I'm glad Tara finally decided to tell Rick about the women.  I don't see how she could do anything else.  And I like Ezekiel getting tough.

You think Morgan is going to tell Carol about Glenn and Abraham?

Rosita and Sasha should sit tight, but I know they won't, and I'm really interested in seeing what happens.

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« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2017, 12:30:33 PM »
Also, I agree with Chris Hardwick that the Carol/Daryl ship has sailed.  And I wish Yvette could be Chris's permanent co-host.  She's the best.
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« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2017, 12:34:33 PM »
She's got a show about Cosplay on SyFy I think.

She also used to be on a lot of the kids shows on Nickelodeon

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« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2017, 12:47:37 PM »
She's got a show about Cosplay on SyFy I think.

She also used to be on a lot of the kids shows on Nickelodeon

That's right, I forgot...they were talking about her SyFy show last night. 


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