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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by StylesGShmooth on Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:57 am

I'm just too lazy right now but it's coming soon.  I have Amazon Prime, Hulu & Netflix; OTA antenna would get me locals, the only real concern is sports.  I'm not above just torrenting any shows that I watch a few hours later.  I hardly watch any live non-sports TV as is.  I probably should run everything through my Xbox One anyway.


Although, I should probably one of these days look into if I can write off my cable bill as a work expense.
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Post by LooseGoose on Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:02 am

I just couldn't bring myself to give up the Tigers on FSD - so I called Dish to "terminate" my service tomorrow night when my bill was due. Customer retention gave me $20 off a month for 10 months to reconsider.

So I get to delay until at least baseball season is over.

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Post by Death Roe on Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:04 am

Dr. Strangelove wrote:DirecTV will have me as long as they have the Sunday Ticket

I remember Google was looking to try and share ST with them. Make it a "pay for your team" type of plan. That'd be a brilliant move.

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Where to start?
I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
Uh, I've had gelatinous, thick pea soup, it's TERRIBLE.
Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:19 am

MLB package got an app on the Xbox one?
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Post by LooseGoose on Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:22 am

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:MLB package got an app on the Xbox one?

If you're looking for any team other than the Rockies you're golden. MLB allows you to buy the season of any team except your home team. Although I've not played a video game since facing off with my sons on George Foreman's Punch Out 20+ years ago that Playstation Vue deal really wasn't bad.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:43 am

LooseGoose wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:MLB package got an app on the Xbox one?

If you're looking for any team other than the Rockies you're golden. MLB allows you to buy the season of any team except your home team. Although I've not played a video game since facing off with my sons on George Foreman's Punch Out 20+ years ago that Playstation Vue deal really wasn't bad.

The tigs, Goose. You think I'm a traitor or what?
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Post by kingstonlake on Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:46 am

FSD available via sling now? Anyone confirm?

http://help.sling.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/How-do-the-FOX-Regional-Sports-Networks-work

With the blue package it says its available.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by LooseGoose on Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:02 am

Cam Pepper® ‏@Cam_Pepper 26m26 minutes ago Saline, MI
ESPN lost 621,000 cable subscribers for November alone, the worst month in the network's history.

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by kingstonlake on Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:31 am

So far my fire stick is the shit. Contemplating cutting the cord but I just have this feeling the gravy train will get blocked somehow.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by GRR Spartan on Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:30 am

Based on ESPN's continuing losses I won't be surprised to see them loosen their stance about streaming even more.

Reading this thread and others ESPN along with the other sports networks may come to the conclusion they are better off going along with a stand alone sports streaming package for $10-$15 a month. Hell, direct TV is going to offer a streaming channel, Dish already has Sling since many of their customers already had an ISP.


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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by DWags on Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:51 am

LooseGoose wrote:Cam Pepper® ‏@Cam_Pepper 26m26 minutes ago Saline, MI
ESPN lost 621,000 cable subscribers for November alone, the worst month in the network's history.

So give America five hours of Uofm osu next Saturday. I wo t watch.

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by aualum06 on Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:30 pm

DWags wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Cam Pepper® ‏@Cam_Pepper 26m26 minutes ago Saline, MI
ESPN lost 621,000 cable subscribers for November alone, the worst month in the network's history.

So give America five hours of Uofm osu next Saturday. I wo t watch.

People watch game day? Hell dwags you know more about football than those guys
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by aualum06 on Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:01 am

How does Amazon fire stick work? Do I still have to have a cable log in for ESPN, big10, etc or does it come with the fire stick?
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by kingstonlake on Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:31 am

aualum06 wrote:How does Amazon fire stick work? Do I still have to have a cable log in for ESPN, big10, etc or does it come with the fire stick?

No.  You'll get it with whatever provider you $ubscribe to. (Sling, Playstation vue, fire TV, ec.).  But there are ways to ahem....bypass subscribing...cough...couch...kodi...cough...Mobdro....cough...).
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by Death Roe on Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:27 pm

Download Kodi. It's a little bit of a process but very easy if you follow the steps.

You'll need a Charter/DirecTV/etc. account to log in to ESPN and such, unless you can use a parent's or friend's.

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Where to start?
I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
Uh, I've had gelatinous, thick pea soup, it's TERRIBLE.
Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by xsanguine on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:43 pm

So I just bought a couple of fire tv boxes today, put kodi on 'em. Yeah, pretty sure I'll be cancelling everything but internet through Charter here in the next day or so. The wife has been the one hanging on but after showing it to her she's convinced. Plus I still got ESPN and FSD logins (as well as all the other little channel apps) from the in-laws.

What are you guys doing about BTN? Anyone figure that out yet? Anyone successfully side load it?

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by AnomanderRake on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:46 pm

xsanguine wrote:So I just bought a couple of fire tv boxes today, put kodi on 'em. Yeah, pretty sure I'll be cancelling everything but internet through Charter here in the next day or so. The wife has been the one hanging on but after showing it to her she's convinced. Plus I still got ESPN and FSD logins (as well as all the other little channel apps) from the in-laws.

What are you guys doing about BTN? Anyone figure that out yet? Anyone successfully side load it?

I just made a big change and I think I cracked the code. I have a PS4 but you can do this through AppleTV or any platform that can run the Playstation Vue app.

Basically I have:

Comcast/Xfinity internet: $39.99/mo + $10 for the router rental. If you have your own router this can be eliminated.

Playstation Vue Live TV streaming: $34.99/mo package includes basic stations + sports with ESPN, ESPN2, FSD, BTN all included.

Everything I want or need, very few fluff channels in the Playstation Vue TV package. No contract on either plan so I can cancel the Playstation Vue TV subscription between the NCAA Tournament and the start of football season. All for $85/mo.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by xsanguine on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:50 pm

PS Vue is what I'm leaning towards since I can't figure out getting BTN app. I'm trying to get away from everything except an internet bill. Might just have to do what you're saying and subscribe to PS Vue from Sept through the end of Feb.

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:06 am

Cable sports networks again lose subscribers in December estimates

For the bundle of ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, the Disney networks lost 542,000, 552,000 and 608,000 homes respectively. ESPN is now in 87,859,000 million homes after a peak of 100 million five years ago. ESPN2 is in 87.730 million and ESPNU has dropped to 69.2 million. And it means that ESPN/ESPN2 has fallen to covering under 75% of the television households.

  past the graveyard.
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Post by Death Roe on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:31 am

As long as there is a LeBatard show I am keeping ESPN.

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Where to start?
I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
Uh, I've had gelatinous, thick pea soup, it's TERRIBLE.
Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by xsanguine on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:39 am

I haven't missed anything. I'm going to keep this gravy train going until someone figures out how to stop it.

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:35 am

Comcast lets you watch YouTube like a cable channel now, too

If this is what Comcast thinks is going to stem the cord-cutting tide, they don't understand their customers very well. Shocking revelation, I guess.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by LooseGoose on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:13 am

Mental Floss‏Verified account @mental_floss 2h2 hours ago
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YouTube's New $35 Streaming TV Service Will Bring 40 Channels to Cord-Cutters — bit.ly 2mI8DPB

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed May 03, 2017 10:55 am

YouTube may have just completely changed the college football economy

The Internet’s official home for cat videos announced the creation of YouTubeTV, a streaming service includes nearly every channel on which college football is played — ABC, CBS, FOX, CBS, the ESPN family of networks, Fox Sports 1 and BTN. The best part for consumers? YouTube TV will cost only $35 a month, with personalization options for up to six members on each account.

The full offering:


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Post by Three_Putt_Par on Wed May 03, 2017 11:31 am

LooseGoose wrote:YouTube may have just completely changed the college football economy

The Internet’s official home for cat videos announced the creation of YouTubeTV, a streaming service includes nearly every channel on which college football is played — ABC, CBS, FOX, CBS, the ESPN family of networks, Fox Sports 1 and BTN. The best part for consumers? YouTube TV will cost only $35 a month, with personalization options for up to six members on each account.

The full offering:


OK, I might actually try this.
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Post by The Pantry on Wed May 03, 2017 5:16 pm

I'd try it if I had not got WOW to knock about $35 off my monthly bill last week. One year contract :(
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Post by Nordic on Wed May 03, 2017 11:13 pm

This is intriguing. Sling TV is cheaper, but it doesn't have BTN.

Any cord cutters have any issues with data limits? I know Matty did with Xfinity. I checked my useage and use about 1/3 the allotment (which I think is 100gb). We stream movies and stuff on the weekends. But cord cutting would obviously increase our data useage drastically. Internet outages are also a concern.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu May 04, 2017 5:59 am

Nordic wrote:This is intriguing. Sling TV is cheaper, but it doesn't have BTN.

Any cord cutters have any issues with data limits? I know Matty did with Xfinity. I checked my useage and use about 1/3 the allotment (which I think is 100gb). We stream movies and stuff on the weekends. But cord cutting would obviously increase our data useage drastically. Internet outages are also a concern.

The weakness for me is no FSD and the Tigers. I know there are ways around that but wish it were simpler.

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:12 am

This might be kind of B1G, though the article does nothing to explain the Hulu and YouTube deals.

Awful Announcing‏ @awfulannouncing 1m1 minute ago
The Big Ten Network joins Hulu and YouTube TV’s streaming bundles, boosting distribution http://dlvr.it/PYN8yZ
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Post by InTenSity on Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:48 am

I'm trying the cord cutting. Gotta get a Fire TV next, and a buddy will give me his login info for ESPN and BTN.

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:12 am

I truly have no idea what you guys are talking about. I just switch the TV on and start flipping channels.
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:15 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:I truly have no idea what you guys are talking about. I just switch the TV on and start flipping channels.

Not all of us have people that take care of all our basic needs for us.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:31 am

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I truly have no idea what you guys are talking about. I just switch the TV on and start flipping channels.

Not all of us have people that take care of all our basic needs for us.
hey, I mow the lawn and shovel snow.



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Post by DWags on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:31 am

Music sharing pretty much changed the music industry. I wonder where this will take us as far as live sports goes?

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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by InTenSity on Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:21 pm

Still setting things up, but I now have a Fire TV, Fire Stick and Roku. With Roku I can log onto Xfinity to get the channels that I'm supposed to be able to stream, and I get BTN. I'm set with having everything for now. Next is figuring out what else I can do with the Fire. I've heard of a new add-on for Kodi, but I'm not sure the name. I guess I got spoiled quickly when I found a version of Logan at 1080p.
The antenna's I have get a great picture for local. The only thing I sort of have to figure out is how to record shows, but it may not matter with OnDemand options.
Anyone have any more advice?

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Post by GRR Spartan on Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:55 pm

InTenSity,

Here's a link to Mohu explaining their new antenna. It is supposed to work with your wifi and allow you to use one for multiple screens. Since it's wifi You may be able to address a dvr if you have one.
Unfortunately it's going to be exclusive through Best Buy for I'm guessing a year. That way they get volume but don't get crushed by Amazon and Walmart.

http://www.gomohu.com/blog/mohu-news/mohu-airwave/

I have had Roku with a Mohu Leaf (50 mile model) for almost 3 years. Get all 4 major networks. PBS comes in on its streaming channel. Have Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by gHost Spartan on Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:38 am

I saw a streaming service called Fubo TV which looks great but it's $35 a month. Seems like when you add everything up you're better off just having cable. We cut the cord but with all the services we have I don't think we're really saving much money.
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Re: Cord Cutting or not?

Post by LooseGoose on Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:07 pm

A million people cut the cord in the last 3 months, and cable companies are worried

“Only five of the seven biggest pay TV providers have released their third quarter subscriber data, but collectively these companies saw a net loss of 632,000 pay TV subscribers during the period (385,000 for AT&T and DirecTV, 125,000 for Comcast, 104,000 for Charter, 18.000 for Verizon FiOS TV),” DSL wrote. When you add in the un-reported numbers from Dish and Altice, that number will be near-as-makes-no-different 1 million.

To put that in perspective, a survey suggested last year that there were around 16 million cord-cutters in the US. Adding another million to that in Q3 alone shows just how fast the industry is changing.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:18 pm

About time. Fuck them. Hopefully the streaming “market” doesn’t go down the same road, but we all know how that kinda goes here. Capitalism, baby.
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Post by DWags on Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:24 pm

I think if I hang on my cable prices are gonna be cut way down

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