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« Reply #75 on: July 01, 2017, 05:35:04 PM »
Sling has a lot of sports channels.  I won't know how well football is covered until this fall though.


Just as good... However, right now they don't carry CBS stations..
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« Reply #77 on: July 01, 2017, 05:38:20 PM »
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.


I'm thinking of going to Hulu Live.
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« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2017, 10:58:40 AM »
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« Reply #80 on: August 02, 2017, 09:32:23 PM »
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« Reply #82 on: August 10, 2017, 08:33:30 PM »
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« Reply #83 on: August 10, 2017, 10:02:42 PM »
I also saw an article this week that said amazon now had 80 million prime subscribers in the US.


I'm not surprised..
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« Reply #84 on: August 10, 2017, 10:40:56 PM »
Direct TV still doesn't get it.  It has been 3 months since I cut the cable and their offers come weekly to resubscribe....Every one is/are  Bullshit.... with heavy fees and costs and a 2 year commitment.   

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« Reply #85 on: August 10, 2017, 10:45:12 PM »
I took a look at DirectTVNow, but no, I ain't going for it.
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« Reply #86 on: August 10, 2017, 10:52:16 PM »
I took a look at DirectTVNow, but no, I ain't going for it.

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« Reply #87 on: August 11, 2017, 03:17:55 AM »
Just ordered an ota antenna from amazon. Curious to see what I'll pick up.

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« Reply #88 on: August 11, 2017, 06:38:50 AM »
Just ordered an ota antenna from amazon. Curious to see what I'll pick up.

Hopefully some really hot chicks.

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« Reply #90 on: August 14, 2017, 07:37:09 AM »
So my HD antenna arrived. I attached it to the window, plugged in the amplifier, changed input type to "antenna" on my TV, and scanned for channels. It picked up 30 channels, all HD!

I talked to my wife, I think we'll slowly swap out cable boxes for antennas and see if she misses it. If she doesn't, that's about $100 a month I can save.

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« Reply #91 on: August 14, 2017, 09:24:26 AM »
That's great @Weird Tolkienish Figure    May I ask what brand of antenna you purchased? 

I'm still not sure if I want an antenna or not.  I don't watch local channels much anymore except for local news/weather and I can get that by app or online. 

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« Reply #92 on: August 14, 2017, 09:33:56 AM »
That's great @Weird Tolkienish Figure    May I ask what brand of antenna you purchased? 

I'm still not sure if I want an antenna or not.  I don't watch local channels much anymore except for local news/weather and I can get that by app or online.

$30 with Amazon Prime:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0711BRKLR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comes with a pre-amp, which is why it's able to pick up so many channels most likely, just being from your window.

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« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2017, 09:38:01 AM »
Thank you very much.  I will look into it.  I just gotta get rid of cable.

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« Reply #94 on: August 14, 2017, 12:36:41 PM »
That's great @Weird Tolkienish Figure    May I ask what brand of antenna you purchased? 

I'm still not sure if I want an antenna or not.  I don't watch local channels much anymore except for local news/weather and I can get that by app or online.

It'd be worth it for emergencies. My phone and internet are all provided by the cable company... we had a storm come through and it took out cable service, and there I was, dead in the water... Cell towers were overloaded, and I was quite suddenly down to radio only.

I will only get maybe 2 or 3 channels with an ant, but it's on my list now. And I don't even care about the cost - I am saving 70-100 bucks a month for a couple years now, since I dumped cable, so a fifty dollar one-time cost is pretty negligible to me.

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« Reply #95 on: August 14, 2017, 02:14:34 PM »
Mine just came today.  What a waist of money.  I got even less channels than with my 15 dollar Walmart bought one I was using.    I don't want to return it to Amazon so I hooked it up to a TV in the "Lets put everything that doesn't match anything room".

If you see this one.  Don't buy it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X9WM8XR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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« Reply #98 on: August 17, 2017, 08:47:39 PM »
Mine just came today.  What a waist of money.  I got even less channels than with my 15 dollar Walmart bought one I was using.    I don't want to return it to Amazon so I hooked it up to a TV in the "Lets put everything that doesn't match anything room".

If you see this one.  Don't buy it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X9WM8XR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I'm looking for a new indoor antenna.. Got any recommendations??
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Re: Cordcutting Thread
« Reply #99 on: August 17, 2017, 08:55:34 PM »

I'm looking for a new indoor antenna.. Got any recommendations??
I wish.  But no Kevin. 


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