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Postby wags83 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:05 am

Of course they are.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:08 am

I thought I read yesterday it would be the cost of a Cablecard NOT a cable box...but I can't find proof of that.
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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:08 am

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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:16 am

Plex has an update that allows the host to kill streams to clients and you can type a message for them to see. I punk'd Corey so hard on Friday night.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:58 pm

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/youtube-tv-skinny-bundle/

This seemed relevant to this thread...
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:35 am

ejhartman91 wrote:https://www.wired.com/2017/02/youtube-tv-skinny-bundle/

This seemed relevant to this thread...

That's actually very compelling with DVR and six accounts.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:50 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post That's actually very compelling with DVR and six accounts.

If the accounts don't need to be in the same region I vote we try a shared CPT account.

I read only 3 of the 6 accounts can be streaming at once. That still isn't bad.
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:00 am

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post That's actually very compelling with DVR and six accounts.

If the accounts don't need to be in the same region I vote we try a shared CPT account.

I read only 3 of the 6 accounts can be streaming at once. That still isn't bad.

Yeah way better than other web options. I'm always curious who gets priority for viewing. On sling if I start watching and Sarah was already watching it would kick her off. I prefer it to give priority to the person already watching.

I also wonder if watching DVR content counts as 1 of the people streaming?

Either way I'd be willing to give it a try.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:07 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Either way I'd be willing to give it a try.

Me too...but not people on Reddit. The comments are ripping this apart. Main complaint is it is bringing nothing new and killing cable, rather just putting cable over the internet. I would argue all the other services are the exact same though.

Also seeing tons of complaints about ads. Yes, ads suck, but these internet services still have to follow the cable broadcasts. People on reddit would complain that they don't need to, and it is time for change and to have everything VOD with no ads, but it is going to be a long time before channels hand over their new episodes for people to binge watch on a streaming service while those with basic cable have to wait every week for a new episode.
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Postby wags83 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am

This isn't that exciting but I saw someone post it yesterday and is kinda related:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talk ... /98516622/
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Postby Tyler » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:59 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post This isn't that exciting but I saw someone post it yesterday and is kinda related:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talk ... /98516622/

You're such a Comcast fan boy
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Postby wags83 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:05 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post This isn't that exciting but I saw someone post it yesterday and is kinda related:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talk ... /98516622/

You're such a Comcast fan boy

Dude! You can watch YouTube now! On your TV! You just have to pay a lot for a cable subscription, it's so easy!
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:04 am

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Either way I'd be willing to give it a try.

Me too...but not people on Reddit. The comments are ripping this apart. Main complaint is it is bringing nothing new and killing cable, rather just putting cable over the internet. I would argue all the other services are the exact same though.

Also seeing tons of complaints about ads. Yes, ads suck, but these internet services still have to follow the cable broadcasts. People on reddit would complain that they don't need to, and it is time for change and to have everything VOD with no ads, but it is going to be a long time before channels hand over their new episodes for people to binge watch on a streaming service while those with basic cable have to wait every week for a new episode.

Yeah people want instant perfection. I like these services because I can start and stop as often as I want. If I want to watch NCAA tournament I can sign up for a month then cancel. I also like being able to watch on any device at any location. Ads should be expected since it's live. All live broadcasts are supported by ads not cable subscriptions.
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 30, 2017 3:36 pm

DirecTV Now finally comes to the Roku today. I may be testing it out for my neighbor
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue May 30, 2017 6:37 pm

Tyler wrote:DirecTV Now finally comes to the Roku today. I may be testing it out for my neighbor

It's pretty decent, has by far the best channel selection. The price point is decent for what you get. The only downside when I tested it was stability, which I would hope is fixed by now.
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Postby Tyler » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:04 pm

You're right Brad, channel selection is huge compared to Sling. Works flawlessly on Roku
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:57 am

We are contemplating cutting our cable service and trying one of these new streaming services. Which one would be the best and satisfy these requirements below?

- Cost <= $40/month
- Work on Xbox One and chromecast
- Have HGTV & FX
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:07 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post - Cost <= $40/month
- Work on Xbox One and chromecast
- Have HGTV & FX

How big of a deal is Xbox One compatibility? A lot of these services offer free Fire TV or Rokus.

Sling, PS Vue, DTV Now - they all offer a free trial. I would suggest trying them all!
Here is a good comparison between them all
Cheapest PS Vue plan is $30 and has those channels. PS Vue also has Cloud DVR, something Sling does not
How many streams do you need at once?

Honestly, if you are only worried about those 2 channels you could bum a login from someone (family or friend) and just sign into the FX and HGTV apps directly.

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