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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:02 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post That's a good deal for the tv

I know Westinghouse is bottom of the barrel, but picture seems nice and it gets way louder than I need. I have the sound on like 10% for normal usage.

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I might reactivate sling soon, when I do I week be trying to get the free roku 2 again. Then we would have 3 with 2 TVs

Sounds like you will need another TV
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:21 pm

Our living room is a 32 Westinghouse. Yes dirt cheap but it works.

I'm not buying a bigger TV until I start watching TV on something other than my 8 inch tablet
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Postby wags83 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:45 pm

We have two 42" (one for upstairs, one for downstairs) and a smaller one (I think 32") for the bedroom. I would like something larger for downstairs but they all work fine so no sense in buying anything new right now.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:48 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post We have two 42" (one for upstairs, one for downstairs) and a smaller one (I think 32") for the bedroom. I would like something larger for downstairs but they all work fine so no sense in buying anything new right now.

That's dumb logic. If we followed that we never would have bought a 60".
This Black Friday, you can probably do 70" 4k for a grand.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:54 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post We have two 42" (one for upstairs, one for downstairs) and a smaller one (I think 32") for the bedroom. I would like something larger for downstairs but they all work fine so no sense in buying anything new right now.

That's dumb logic. If we followed that we never would have bought a 60".
This Black Friday, you can probably do 70" 4k for a grand.

Yeah, I see deals on slickdeals for TVs all the time and strongly consider it, but I don't need to spend that much money on something I don't really need. Although, 70" would look really nice in the basement.......
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Postby DannyFanny » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:10 pm

I've been looking at new tvs for a while now. Even is something is a ridiculous deal, I'll probably still buy a tv I want through work. I can split the payments up and have them taken directly out my paycheck. Looking at a 43" sony with 4k HDR.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:51 pm

DannyFanny wrote:Source of the post Looking at a 43" sony with 4k HDR

43"?! They make phones bigger than that. 60" < * !!!
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Postby DannyFanny » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:36 pm

I'll price out a 60" 4K HDR tv and you can cover the difference
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Postby wags83 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:03 pm

The next TV I buy will be at least 60"
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Postby Tyler » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:46 pm

I'm not saying it's legal, but if your parents are still using HTC in Sheldon they now offer a lot of channels online. You can have your parent call HTC and ask for their "Watch Everywhere" ID and then created an account and use it on set top boxes to get a lot of channels.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:15 pm

Direct TV announced direct TV now streaming service starting at $35/Month. Supposed to be 60 channels but full line up has not been listed. Soon all cable will just be web based it seems.

I'd still prefer more control over the exact content rather than paying $35 for 59 channels I don't want and 1 that I do want.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:32 pm

Not a bad price for the amount of channels. IPS are going to have to start raising data caps with all of these streaming services. Any word on how many devices can use it at once?

Sling at the $25 price is a sweet spot I think. Anymore than that you might as well bundle cable/internet.
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Postby Corey » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:56 pm

You can get the 100 channel pack for $35/month if you sign up initially. Also if you sign up for 3 months you get a free Apple TV which is a great deal
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:59 pm

You doing it Corey?

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Postby Corey » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:04 pm

Tyler wrote:You doing it Corey?

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Nah
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Postby wags83 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:22 pm

I'm actually pretty happy with the package deal I have right now with Comcast (not super happy that there has been 2 outages within the last 10 days). I have a deal where I get the standard cable package (around 120ish channels) and 170 mbps internet for $70. Of course there's about $30 worth of equipment on top of that which kinda sucks, but that's our choice to have 3 TVs hooked up with anyroom DVR. I do still need to go get a new modem/router since I'm currently using a Comcast one and paying for it.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:41 pm

wags83 wrote:I'm actually pretty happy with the package deal I have right now with Comcast (not super happy that there has been 2 outages within the last 10 days). I have a deal where I get the standard cable package (around 120ish channels) and 170 mbps internet for $70. Of course there's about $30 worth of equipment on top of that which kinda sucks, but that's our choice to have 3 TVs hooked up with anyroom DVR. I do still need to go get a new modem/router since I'm currently using a Comcast one and paying for it.

That's a damn steal!

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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:59 pm

Great deal. What happens to that price after 1 year?
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Postby wags83 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:22 pm

Tyler wrote:Great deal. What happens to that price after 1 year?

The package price is the same for 2 years but my dvr goes up in price next year. It's free for 12 months.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:26 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post IPS are going to have to start raising data caps with all of these streaming services.

AT&T's new streaming TV service is testing the limits of fair competition rules
AT&T, which owns large broadband and wireless networks, is an internet service provider, or ISP. As a result, it can leverage its infrastructure to help promote its other ventures. And so, as promised, the carrier announced that users of its internet services will be able to stream much of DirecTV Now without it counting against their data caps.

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