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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2017, 03:20:45 AM »
I have cable it was in a package that came with internet and phone, but I never seem to watch it at all. Most of your cable bill goes to ESPN (ABC) which I hate, but it was part of the package.

I usually stream for free all my tv and movies from Primewire which is little sketchy but so far I have had little problems since I run a good ad-block program (Ublock Origin with a few extra 3rd party blocks subscribed)... but I watch it on my computer screen and it is not HD. But I don't care since I can't see that great anyway. Primewire (dot IS or dot AG or dot ORG) has most older shows and movies to keep me satisfied and it is ad-free. PM me if you want tricks how to view movies etc there.

I do know of one free stream of FOX NEWS. Again I would run an ad-block program like Ublock Origin. I have it on cable but often go there since they have a live chat.

https://vaughnlive.tv/newzviewz

Stream works most the time, but sometimes during peak viewing times you are kicked for not being a VIP member.
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2017, 03:31:09 PM »
I just got a letter today from ATT offering a 1000Mbps connection. I called 'em up and they're hooking me up Wednesday. No data cap.
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« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2017, 04:14:41 PM »
I just got a letter today from ATT offering a 1000Mbps connection. I called 'em up and they're hooking me up Wednesday. No data cap.

Watch yer bill.  Those ATT folk are shifty bastages when it comes to feeing you to death

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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
Watch yer bill.  Those ATT folk are shifty bastages when it comes to feeing you to death

They've been pushing their Direct TV on me a long time. The other day I tried to understand their offer. Most of the page was text so small I was using a jeweler's loupe to read it.
I had a headache before I could read it all. There was every extra charge listed known to man.
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2017, 05:17:48 PM »
Watch yer bill.  Those ATT folk are shifty bastages when it comes to feeing you to death

Who isn't these days?

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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2017, 07:25:40 PM »
Comcast loves to reel you in with the bundle -- tv, Internet and phone for $33.33 a month for 3 months, according to the current promotion. But they don't mention all the other charges, nor do they tell you (without some arm twisting) how much the package will be after the 3 month trial period is over.

I suppose the others are the same.   I told you all about my encounter with the Verizon Fios salesman.  This guy not only wouldn't tell me what I would be paying after the trial period was over, he wouldn't even acknowledge that there was a trial period.  Tried to make it seem like the deal was forever.  Uh...no, I'm not that dumb. 

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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2017, 08:25:46 PM »
I just got a letter today from ATT offering a 1000Mbps connection. I called 'em up and they're hooking me up Wednesday. No data cap.


AT&T called and said I could have a land line for $20. I thought, why not. Twenty bucks is doable. My first bill was 39.60. I called them and said, What are you doing? This is a $20 line! She said yes. It is $20. What!? My bill says $40. She says yes, that is your bill. So I say, because I am STUPID, how is a $20 line $40? She said, Oh, that. Those are fees and taxes. Your bill is only 20, the rest of that goes to the government.


I don't care. You told me it is $20 and it's not. In fact it's $40. That's not us, she says. I don't care.


Watch the fees, and don't believe what they tell you. They have a new and strange form of math over there, where $40 is really $20, in some alternate universe.
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2017, 08:52:28 PM »
VOIP (voice over internet provider)  is less than $50 per YEAR. Check Net Talk. You need internet.

Adding: The point is this: provided you have a mobile/cell phone it is only necessary to pay for the Internet portion, from Cable-phone-internet providers.

If you still want a land line, Net Talk mentioned above is just one of many choices, many ridiculously high in cost.

I "ported" my old home landline, to Net Talk. Our old friends and relatives can still reach us.

The downside to internet phone is this: Should electricity and power go down, it takes your internet service-router down, too.

A cell phone works in that instance. Longer time outage, perhaps requires a standby battery.
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2017, 09:20:11 PM »
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2017, 09:45:02 PM »
I don't know what Sling or Roku are, but if you can watch what you want on your tablet, and your tablet has an HDMI output, you can use an HDMI cable (need the right one, my tablet takes a mini HDMI) to take the video and sound from your tablet and run them through the TV.  Might not be the long term solution you're looking for, but the cables are cheap and nice to have around anyway.

Sling TV is a service offering some of the most watched cable channels. With add on packages and others add ons like HBO, STARZ, etc--Ala Carte TV.

A Roku is a wifi streaming device. We have ours hooked to a couple of tvs. Through it (our internet) we watch Netflix and Amazon. There a are a ton of channels you can add to it. Free channels. Paid channels. porn channels. whatever.

Look at this link.

http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/


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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2017, 06:58:12 PM »
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2017, 08:18:02 PM »
Anyone know anything about these?

https://www.freeseetv.com/tvfrog/index.html?Affid=285&s1=11410&s2=2584&s3=&s4=3315&s5=81047295

I don't Is it like an OTT box or Kodi? With those you can stream whatever is on the internet. New movies before they are or are presently in the theatres. See what I am getting at? Some content you can stream may violate copyrights.

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« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2017, 08:29:00 PM »
I don't Is it like an OTT box or Kodi? With those you can stream whatever is on the internet. New movies before they are or are presently in the theatres. See what I am getting at? Some content you can stream may violate copyrights.
I don't know, Fred. That's why I am asking all you guys who know more than I do about this stuff.
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2017, 08:38:32 PM »
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2017, 09:24:49 PM »
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #66 on: June 16, 2017, 11:40:32 PM »
Thanks, @Elderberry !
Thanks, @bigheadfred !
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2017, 08:11:45 PM »
Keep an eye on Hulu:



Why Hulu is best positioned to win OTT vs. pay TV subscriber race
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,268568.0.html
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2017, 05:14:25 PM »
Well I got a Chormecast and I love it.. So I think my Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast is suitable enough for me.  I think..
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2017, 10:31:30 AM »
Just curious if anyone can give me an approximate estimate of what it would cost for me to get a combination of Amazon Prime, Hulu etc that would match anything I can get on premium cable/sat minus movie channels?

Basically I want to be able to watch Detroit Tiger games, NASCAR, The SyFy channel, Walking dead etc without paying $200 per month.

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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2017, 11:10:13 AM »
Just curious if anyone can give me an approximate estimate of what it would cost for me to get a combination of Amazon Prime, Hulu etc that would match anything I can get on premium cable/sat minus movie channels?

Basically I want to be able to watch Detroit Tiger games, NASCAR, The SyFy channel, Walking dead etc without paying $200 per month.

Sports is the hard part. I can't tell you about anything other than NASCAR, and that only historically... I despise most sports and always have, But I used to be an avid NASCAR guy (too boring and too many jangley things on the screen nowadays... I am a fan no longer).

BUT a couple things in that regard.

Probably foremost in reliability is a digital antenna. Depending on your area and what channels you can receive, it may well solve the sports problem for free , after the initial investment into the antenna.  It is probably a good idea anyway, as if the cable is down in some emergency, you can still get local channels and local news and such.

At the time, when I was still a fan, the Nascar contract was bouncing between NBC and FOX, both of which broadcasted locally, so my viewership remained, uncontested and free.

Another trick is to find a local station somewhere that is streaming their broadcast - No doubt local Detroit is broadcasting Detroit sports, as an instance.

Lastly, often times one can find European stations that stream American sports.

As for syfy and other cable offerings, you can't think in 'channels'. You must think in individual series.  I just recently signed up for Netflix, and really haven't subscribed at all, but all of it is almost immediately available online for free.

That is why I like the flexibility of having a pooter hooked to the tv rather than a digital box. I can surf around with my laptop and find new sources... And if my laptop can get to it, so can my tv.

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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2017, 11:22:31 AM »
Sling has a lot of sports channels.  I won't know how well football is covered until this fall though.
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2017, 11:51:53 AM »
Sling has a lot of sports channels.  I won't know how well football is covered until this fall though.

Sling Blue looks pretty good for a $25 starter. I could probably add Hulu and individual series from Amazon prime for under $100 per month and get more than I'm getting from Direct TV.

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