Adventures in cord-cutting, part one

Apologies for the lack of posting this weekend, but between power outages on Saturday and Sunday and retooling our home Internet service then, there wasn’t much of an opportunity for me to sit down at the computer and blog.

Anyway, I thought I’d share my initial thoughts on dumping my satellite TV provider and my first baby steps cutting the cord.  Technically speaking, I should probably say I’ve quasi-cord cut, as I’ve switched my Internet service to Comcast as part of a package that includes basic cable, as in local channels only.  I’ve supplemented that with Sling TV’s Orange package, which provides three ESPN channels.

Here’s what I’ve noticed in the first two days:

  • Cost.  I was spending $175/month on Dish and Earthlink.  I’ve cut that by $60/month, even with ESPN still on the roster.  Hard to see that as anything other than a plus.
  • Available product.  From Comcast, I have access to all the local stations, plus HBO.  From Sling, I’ve got ESPN, as I mentioned, plus about another 20 channels, several of which I watch.  Biggest loss on the Orange package is Fox, which means I’ve no longer can watch Fargo.  I’m not sure that’s the end of the world — although I would no doubt have a very different opinion if Justified were still on the air — but I’ll wait to see how much that matters.  What’s nice is that since Comcast tossed HBO into the package, I have access to HBO’s HBO Go streaming service.  Between that and Netflix, which we already had, there are plenty of entertainment options.  Much of what I’ve lost from giving up Dish is stuff I never watched anyway.  Overall, it’s a positive.
  • Flexibility.  This is perhaps the best part.  Netflix and Sling can be cancelled at any time.  More relevant is that I can add Sling’s sports package, which includes a couple more ESPN channels as well as the SEC Network, whenever I want for an additional $5/month.  I’ll add it in August and cancel it after the college football season ends in January.  Sweet!
  • Performance.  I went from a rated download speed of 1.5 Mbps with Earthlink to 300 Mbps on the new set up.  And while you never seem to get the full allotment of anything rated when it comes to computers (anyone ever notice that with hard drive memory?), it’s obvious I’m enjoying a huge uptick in speed.  In between the power outages, I streamed a decent amount of television and never suffered a single bout of buffering, even while my wife was on the family computer.  That’s a vast improvement.

After two days, then, I’m feeling good about this.  The only potential downside I can see from here is that the process of game surfing during commercials — if you’re a couch potato, it’s what couch potatoes do — is going to be a bit kludgier because in going from local channels on Comcast, like CBS, to streaming channels on Sling, like the SEC Network, I’ll have to jump from one input to another.  How much of a pain in the ass that’ll be I can’t say for sure, but I doubt it will make me regret the move.

One thing I would suggest from what I’ve experienced so far is that if you decide to go this route, don’t scrimp on the delivery speed.  Get the fastest service you can afford and make sure you have a Cable modem/Wifi router that can keep up.

I’ll update my progress come the start of the football season, after I’ve added the Sling sports package and possibly bought a big screen TV for my downstairs viewing (man cave!).  I have to say that 55″ LG OLED set I eyeballed last time I was in Costco was impressive, but kind of pricey.  Still, it be tempting…

If you have any questions or suggestions, lay them on me in the comments.

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111 responses to “Adventures in cord-cutting, part one

  1. Paul

    We’re just a few weeks into it ourselves. I hardwired the entire house so that my televisions aren’t hogging my wireless signal. Plus, with gigabit connections we’ve yet to have a buffering issue. We’re using a Roku box so that mitigates the issue of changing sources. I’m actually loving it so far. My biggest issue is live news. That’s been a little difficult. We started with Hulu and Amazon Prime and we’re just now starting to really navigate the streaming services. The process reminds me creating ‘stations’ on Pandora. You have to spend a bit of time upfront building what you want.

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    • I’ve used Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku 4 and by far the best one is the Roku. The ease of use is great. I haven’t played with the newest Apple TV, though.

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      • The other Doug

        One of the things I like about having chromecast is sometimes I can’t find what I want through roku, prime, etc, but I can pull it up on my laptop. From there it’s easy to chromecast to the tv.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Completely agree. I have 4 Rokus and 2 Amazon Fire’s. I hate the Fire with a passion — so much so that I plan on throwing the 2 Fire’s away and buying two new Roku soon enough.

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      • 81Dog

        agree about the Roku. It’s an awesome device. Great hardware, simple UI, and very easy to use. Much better than having a smart tv, IMO. Also easy to swap out for newer tech (I haven’t needed to do that yet, maybe some day if I get 4K or something).

        and also, 1.5 mbps? What. The. Hell. Did you have dial up? That speed boost will be like going from a Model T to a spaceship.

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  2. ASEF

    It’s kind of staggering how different the infrastructures are as you move around county to county. Our 3 options are Morris Broadband, which delivers a crap service at a premium rate, ATT Uverse (which went so well they keep trying to flip us to dish, which neighbors tell us drops out on them all the time given the geographic realities of WNC), or the other dish,

    I’d kill for a TWC or Comcast broadband service. Not that they have a cutting edge product or anything, but at least it’s not a heavily metered system with dozens of choke-points – and while Comcast and TWC are not renowned for their focus on the customer, outfits like Morris and ATT make them look great.

    Broadband these days seems sort of like that old saw about restaurants. You don’t have to be outstanding. You just have to be the least shitty operation in the neighborhood.

    I’m jealous of your setup.

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  3. Gravidy

    Thanks for the information. I wish I had the opportunity to do something similar, but I live in a rural area where my only source of television and internet service is via satellite. I love living in the country, and I don’t miss living in town at all – you know… except for the TV and internet stuff.

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    • Coweta Dawg

      Ditto. Country good. Satellite bad. Whenever I see a commercial for HughesNet on TV I immediately scan the room for heavy, blunt objects to throw.

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      • Gravidy

        I have Exede. I don’t know if it is any better or worse than HughesNet. I think they are both very expensive for their relatively tiny data allowances.

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  4. Normaltown Mike

    kludgy…thanks for the new vocab word Sen. I expected it be an archaic yiddish term.

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  5. saildawg

    Interested in seeing how this works out. I had one year with just internet, and it really made me watch TV “with a purpose”. I recently called to cancel charter here in Athens. They offered me ability to keep my DVR, all the local channels, + 10 of my choosing (ESPN,ESPN2, among others), and high speed internet for $80 plus tax. It was too good to give up for now, downside is no SEC network, but I go to all home games and assume they will all be noon kickoffs on SEC network :). I think Hulu TV may be a good option in the future as it has SEC network and local channels, I believe it is around $50 a month

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  6. Tim Rankine

    Wife?! You have a wife! 😉

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  7. Castleberry

    Does sling give you DVR features for the ESPN channels? Losing the DVR was the dealbreaker whenever I thought about this before. I only watch the Dawgs play live.

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    • Cloud DVR is an extra $5/month. I’ve signed up for it, but haven’t tried it yet.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Ahh, that’s new to me — didn’t have that when I was with Sling 2 years ago.

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      • Biggen

        Unless SlingTV changed their licensing recently with Disney, you can’t DVR any Disney or ESPN owned channel. You can’t have more than one stream either. This is the major problem with SlingTV compared to Playstation Vue. Useless for a household with kids and for those of us that like to DVR games to watch later.

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  8. Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick… that is all. 🙂

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    • dawgman3000

      Yes indeed! I purchased the firestick after my roku was fried during a storm back in January. I could not be happier with it.

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    • Yep – been running it since last October. Only unfortunate side is lack of subtitles for any foreign language scenes.

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    • BCDawg97

      How does everyone get locals and live sports on Kodi/Firestick?

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      • Kodi is an application that allows you to add-on open source streaming from other providers. It’s sort of like the Napster file-sharing process, but you never physically possess the source files. Just Google how to add live TV on whatever version of Kodi you are running and there are plenty of how-to’s out there. I’ve played around with it and some are good, some are bad. Just depends on what you’re looking for.

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      • dawgman3000

        A good ole digital converter box and rabbit ears does the trick for me.

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  9. Borodawg

    Save $720 a year………nice. Yes, I am a tightwad.

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  10. Walt

    300 Mbps! Wow! I signed up for U-Verse. and while I like the service, but it is 45 Mbps.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Yep. But there are places where Uverse has fiber optic cables and it is much better there. Sadly, it isn’t in my neighborhood yet. And 45 Mbps isn’t standard, that’s premium. But I’ll say this for ATT: it is reliable. In 7 years with them, I’ve never lost the internet. Even when the power is out the internet works here.

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      • CLT Dawg

        We have 1GB with fiber to the home (FTTH) for $70/month. Use the latest AppleTV to put the apps I want on it, and wouldn’t consider going back to DirectTV even if they were paying me. Currently have DirectTV Now, Sling (probably for another month) Netflix, HBO Now. Don’t need anything else.

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  11. Geezus

    PlayStation Vue streaming. 34.99 pkg includes SEC Network + ESPN’s and it includes the cloud-based DVR.

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  12. illini84

    I dumped Charter in Athens and went with Dish. I love the 2tb DVR, the Joey that allows me to just unplug it and move it around the house to several TV and, most of all, Dish Anywhere. I watched the Dawgs-Mizzou in Midway Airport with nothing but a 3g connection from my iPhone to my iPad.

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  13. 3rdandGrantham

    As someone mentioned above, I’d strongly recommend doing a wired/ethernet connection between your streaming device and router — definitely stay away from wireless connections if at all possible. If you do have to go the wireless route for any TV’s, depending on where you modem/router are located and the size of your home, you might want to add a wifi extender. The two I use — one in the finished basement and another upstairs, only cost around $25 each but have greatly improved my signal strength in these far reaching areas for basement/upstairs tv’s that we use for streaming only via Roku.

    I previously was a Sling TV subscriber for approx. 8 months before switching back to regular cable about two years ago. In my case, the approx. $40-50 in monthly savings simply wasn’t worth it in the end, particularly since we DVR almost all games (and most programming) to avoid the 23 minutes of garbage filler per hour for most shows, and approx. 70-90 minutes of filler for a typical CFB game. Plus, as noted it became a bit of a hassle to switch between games/sources throughout the day as well.

    With all that said, my wife has mentioned several times lately that we should look at going back to Sling TV from Dec-August, with a traditional cable plan during the season, as she hates wasting money on cable packages in which we literally watch 2% of the total channels in our package. But the hassle of starting/stopping Sling service and picking up/returning cable equipment, etc. has prevented us from doing as such so far.

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    • I’ve got an extender upstairs, which seems to help. I didn’t have an issue streaming there this weekend.

      As I mentioned, Sling offers a Cloud DVR feature for $5/month.

      You are right about returning equipment being a pain. Dish actually makes me disconnect a part of the satellite dish and return it, else I pay a penalty.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Cool — I’m interested in hearing your overall experience moving forward. I’ve used quite a number of wifi repeaters/extenders, many of which have been quite crappy (particularly Tp-link), but this one has been the best of the bunch for me https://www.amazon.com/RUTH-Extender-300Mbps-Covering-Increase/dp/B01N3S30FP/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1495459994&sr=1-4&keywords=wifi+repeater

        For extenders, you want to do a speed test and notice both the upload/download speeds, along with any lag. Oh yea — totally forgot to mention and perhaps most important of all– if you are in a metro area and/or within 50 miles of broadcast antennas, I’d strongly recommend going the antenna route for your local stations, as the picture quality is far superior than the compressed garbage the cable companies feed you, which mostly are borderline HDTV at best. I have Comcast yet still use an antenna on our main 60 inch tv for sporting events broadcast on local stations, and the picture quality is vastly better when I switch over to my antenna feed compared to cable.

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        • WarD Eagle

          Mesh network instead?

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            As mentioned I have a traditional setup with 2 extenders, and I have great whole-house coverage overall (even quite a distance into my backyard). My total cost (router + 2 extenders was round $150, which is quite a bit less than some of the higher rated home wifi systems out there. With that said, if/when these fail, I probably will most to a mesh system myself.

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            • WarD Eagle

              I just bought a refurb apple router, because I’m lazy. I think my modem needs and upgrade too.

              There are some decent looking no frills, crowd sourced looking mesh routers on Amazon. I almost went there.

              …but lazy.

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        • illini84

          I ordered that unit just now, I had high hopes for my Netgear range extender but it’s not too hot.

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            Great — I hope you have good success as I’ve had. Both of mine really make a substantial difference on their given floor of the house. The one in the basement is near outside wall to our backyard, and we now have great coverage at least 75 feet or more back there, whereas previously the signal dropped off to almost nothing as soon as you stepped off the back deck.

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      • The other Doug

        I know this is obvious, but I need to mention that when you return the equipment you must have a written record of your return. When I dropped my stuff off at the cable company they tried hard not to sign something. Sure enough 2 months later I received a bill for the receivers. Luckily I made them sign on the back of my last bill that I returned the equipment. They still tried to turn me over to collection, but the wife is a lawyer and loves to make people cry.

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        • Dish doesn’t let you drop stuff off. Have to ship it back at my expense.

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          I had this exact experience on two separate occasions with Comcast over the past 5 years, in which they claimed I never returned the HDDVR box and thus wanted something like $400 from me. The ironic thing in my cases is they always seem to have record of me returning the cheap little cable boxes/tuners, but its the big ticket items like DVR boxes that magically they somehow can’t account for.

          On another occasion they tried to claim I had two HDDVR boxes even though I had just 1 for years, and of course its something like a $10 monthly charge for DVR box rental/Dvr service. So I simply asked them why all these years they only charged me for 1 DVR box/service…I even provided a current receipt and old one stating as such. Naturally they had no answer, yet the collection calls continued for another month or so.

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  14. Snoop Dawgy Dawg

    all these people are missing the giant nugget you dropped. 1.5Mbps download? that was it? Where do you live? I’ve always assumed a metro atlanta suburb. 1.5??? holy crap. 1.5 to 300Mbps is like going from a model T to your cayman.

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  15. Cut the cord three-four years ago. The quality of options today compared to 2014/2015 is light years better. One piece of advice for watching live sports… stay off of twitter. The 90-second delay leads to several buzzkills/game if you second screen like I do. But other than that it’s not bad. If I’m watching movies I like the HDR/4k/Blu Ray concept for quality, for live streaming today is close to legit HD, so it works.

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  16. Yes, switching between sources does become a pain in the ass. As you probably already know, Comcast will eventually jack the prices up on you, and they are famous for mystery charges. When I had my cable deal with them, I would call and threaten to cancel everytime they increased my rate. They only play ball once they think you are serious. This became a ritual every 6 months, but eventually they would not give me a deal that was worth the product, so I cut back to internet only. Their customer service is beyond bad…like…. “I am going to come down there and hurt somebody if I don’t get satisfaction” bad. I stay with them because they are the only semi-reliable option for me.

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    • Paul

      We forced the telephone company to share their lines. We forced the gas company to share their pipes. We’ve been allowing companies to install fiber optic along public right of ways for years now. Why can’t we force the cable companies to share these networks and generate some real competition? Why do they continue to enjoy a virtual monopoly?

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  17. Otto

    Can you stream to 2 devices on Sling at the same time? Some of us set up a 2nd screen in the living room on Fall Saturdays.

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  18. ChunkyA

    If you are losing Fox with the switch…and easy solution is to spend about $20 on an antenna. The local channels are in HD, it plugs straight in to where your cable did previously, and it makes channel surfing during commercials a bit easier when going between an ABC game, a Fox game, a CBS game and then simply switching “SOURCES” only to get back to ESPN.

    I made this switch over 2 years ago and have never regretted it. I pay Comcast about $65 a month for the internet….and get my local channels from the antenna. Saves you another nice sum each month from what you have already dropped.

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    • The Dawg abides

      I’m pretty sure the Senator meant Fx by the shows he mentioned.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        Either way, if he gets a Roku, almost all the cable TV stations have streaming channels, and many of them are free. Plus, you don’t actually have to record it. Just go to the channel, select the program and play it. I don’t think you get to see it until it has been aired live, but these days there isn’t much reason to miss something because you don’t have a cable plan.

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  19. Kobbyberr

    I third the hardwire recommendations. The streaming services deliver the basic channels fine but you’re going to want a dedicated line if you’re watching sports. No one wants a lull in your wifi to hit at a big moment in a game.

    I’ve also tried Sling, DirectvNow, and PlayStation Vue. PlaystationVue delivered the highest sports quality by far and as someone mentioned has SEC network in the package. You don’t need a PlayStation to sign up as its available on roku and some other streaming apps. It streamed March madness games for me at 98% of the quality as cable or over the air.

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  20. Faulkner

    Be careful with all the new gigabyte speeds be offered. Most older TVs and laptops don’t see the 5ghz signal which is what the faster speed runs on. They run on 2.4ghz. I think all the new stuff being made should be gigabyte ready. I got the 100mbps from AT&T fiber and only my cell and tablet run on the new speed.

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  21. AusDawg85

    Focus on your next TV purchase. I’m too lazy to cord cut, but Austin was one of the first with Uverse Giga speed internet service…crazy fast. Our Samsung smart TV’s are loaded with apps for various streaming content (some you pay a subscription for, like HULU). So a smart TV and biggest screen you can handle is my advice. The FX app should have Fargo available (free if with ATT), even current season if I’m not mistaken.

    Amazon Prime gives you their app which has tons of good content, including some pretty good original series. If you’ve not seen “Patriot” you really should try…as good or better than Justified.

    So, with a smart TV and basic cable plus DVR, you can grab a ton of content and switch fairly easily between sources (including different apps) with just your TV remote. I have Apple TV, but have found the newer smart TV’s pretty much do everything that does. Also, recording games is a good option vs. channel surfing. Eliminate all commercials and you don’t miss anything you might want to catch if trying to watch live.

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  22. Dawgfaithful

    Just bought a 55 inch Samsung LED 4K 2160P UHD tv at Walmart for $498 plus tax. They still have more

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  23. BigD

    A 55″ TV pricey to a man with a Porsche?

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  24. Biggen

    I replied up top Senator, but in case you don’t see it, I wanted to add it here.

    Did license agreements change with Disney. Last I checked (March 2017) you couldn’t DVR any Disney or ESPN owned content with Sling no matter if you pay for the cloud DVR or not. You also can’t multi-stream anything on the Orange Package. So you won’t be able to DVR and replay ANY games this fall that are broadcast on those channels.

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  25. C. Z. Marks

    So, you can buy access to individual seasons of Fargo or some other cable series you might be missing on Amazon Video or Apple iTunes. Season 3 of Fargo is $25.

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  26. We cut the cord last year and the only problem with football season, as someone mentioned, was staying off of social media due to the delay. Very small price to pay when we’re saving so much money month to month.

    In addition to Netflix we added Hulu which carries many TV shows we regularly watched after a couple days. I mention that because Hulu has Fargo S1 and S2. Can’t watch S3 as it unfolds, but I’ll binge it later.

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  27. Mayor

    Thank you Senator and all the rest of you guys. I have been thinking about cutting the cord for over a year now. I am saving this thread for future reference and will try to figure out which option(s) to use when I actually do it. Kudos to all of you for your innovative approaches. 🙂

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  28. WarD Eagle

    A programmable remote can solve some of your concerns.

    I’ve learned to care less and watch less.

    🙂

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  29. Joe Schmoe

    Curious what your experience is while watching Sling. Does it look like TV, or does it look like you’re watching a streamed show?

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    • It looks like TV to me.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Some, if not most of the streaming content these days looks better than the horribly compressed cable feed. Not sure about some of you, but more and more I find myself switching to the streaming feed to improve the picture quality.

        The nerds at AVSForm and such have actually done studies on this — they’ve found that most cable signals (especially from the big players) are barely HD quality if at all, with most being below the official threshold to be considered a true HD picture.

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        • A/V Dawg

          And with an antenna you get the full uncompressed picture. I just recently put the antenna on the roof. My attic is lined with foil insulation board and I had trouble picking up ABC sometimes. Man, I went from picking up about 50 channels, some that were too pixelated to watch, to over 100 and most had 100% signal strength and quality. About 35 of them are good channels with good content. I have a Channel Master ULTRAtenna 60. It took some time to research doing it right, just make sure you have a lightening arrestor and it’s properly grounded and bonded. I also have the cable line that feeds my internet and the antenna line on surge protectors.

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  30. PTC DAWG

    All this sounds like a pain in the ass, especially for multiple tv’s..just send me ALL the HiDef and a bill…much simpler.

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  31. Russ

    Data caps? I know they supposedly don’t exist, but they seem to keep coming back up every so often. I’d be pissed if we suddenly ran into some throttling or extra charges.

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  32. Thatguy

    I’ve got PS Vue, and I love it. No issues DVRing games, either, and the channel switching is about as easy as regular TV. It might be worth picking up a base model PS4 to run Vue through, if you dislike Sling at some point, as you can also run all manner of other streaming media through it (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc).

    As for televisions, go to Woot.com, and thank me later – http://www.woot.com/category/electronics/televisions-projectors?ref=w_cnt_cdet_elec_7 – I’ve got several TVs and other electronic bits I’ve picked up from Woot over the years, with nary a complaint about any of them.

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  33. A/V Dawg

    I use Sling Aug-Jan with the ESPN add-on and have found the ESPN app to be more reliable on game day, with no buffering, although I hate the annoying music it plays when they cut to commercials. I access it through one of four Apple TVs. I also have a Roku, Chromecast & Netflix.

    One absolutely awesome product I haven’t seen mentioned is the ChannelMaster DVR+. It has Sling built in, and it has a guide like a normal cable box, and it allows DVRing two channels off the antenna.

    I was similarly paying 180 for cable/internet plus 10 for Netflix two years ago, and now I only pay 60 for 50Mbs internet in the off season, plus Netflix. I add 25 for Sling during football season. The DVR+ and antenna costs were easily absorbed with the 100+ savings over a few months.

    I don’t mind getting up in the attic and fishing wire and kind of created a sports bar in my house. I have 10 TVs and a 120 inch projector screen with two 12 way HDMI splitters that feed all screens. One of the HDMI’s has a 5 way switch for Antenna, DVD, Apple TV, Karaoke, and an HDMI jack to plug into a computer or any hdmi device. I use an RF20 Universal Remote Control with IR Blasters to operate the switch and all the equipment in the media cabinet. The second HDMI splitter runs another Apple TV. All TVs are wired to the antenna with RG6 to independently use their own internal tuners. Have 3 Bose Systems integrated with NUVO whole home audio, 4 wireless mics, and disco lights in my Bulldog room.

    AirPlay is awesome. So is Showbox. It’s like Netflix for movies in the theater and yes it’s like Napster but I give plenty to Hollywood to justify any moral dilemma. It only runs on Android so I got a Samsung tab for that and use Allcast to AirPlay it. Xmovies8.ru is a movie website that will Airplay in your browser, but I would only use it with the security of iOS. It throws up about 3 new windows and ads initially but just keep closing them and clicking on the movie and it works great. Enjoy.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Wow, outstanding setup, and great info. The only thing that made me shudder a bit were your Bose speakers, but everybody makes mistakes sometime.

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      • A/V Dawg

        Ha ha! I like the way they sound and look and their RF remotes. But yeah, to each his own.

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          Bose, which stands for — Buy Other Sound Equipment. In all seriousness, they make a decent speaker, but IMO you far overpay for the price and can get a much better built/sounding speaker for much less.

          With that said, my favorite speaker brand, Paradigm, is becoming absurdly expensive due to continued popularity…but damn do they make world-class speakers. FWIW, my favorite budget brand speakers/setup are NHT, paired with an Outlaw sub. $700 total investment (a fraction of my Paradigm investment) that sounds outstanding.

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          • A/V Dawg

            Man my ears have been ringing since Motley Crue, Savannah, ’87 so just about any speaker sounds better than silence.

            One more incredible cord cutter product is the Obi200. It’s a small voice over ip box that is integrated with Google Voice, which offers free telephone numbers and voice mail. I’ve got two free numbers for office and fax. Check it out if you need a land line.

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      • Paul

        I’m partial to Polk Audio speakers but I know they’re not everybody’s favorite.

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    • Paul

      A/V Dawg, where exactly do you live? We might need to come check this out.

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      • A/V Dawg

        Dallas, TX. Come on by! I might make a video as I’m getting into vlogging so I’ll let you guys know.

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  34. Doggoned

    I cut cord a year ago and saw every UGA game thanks to $25 a month for Sling and a local CBS affiliate I pick up free via a smallHD antenna. Has anyone tried the new cloud dvr service? Regarding Fox, I believe you can get both that and ESPN for the $45 combo package.

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  35. Former Fan

    Spring for a 2nd TV in the mancave. Make’s channel surfing a little easier. With another firestick, you can watch 2 channels at once and have one on broadcast channels to surf and the other on sling to surf.

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