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Cutting the cord

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:14 pm
by ejhartman91
Tyler wrote:Source of the post How big of a deal is Xbox One compatibility? A lot of these services offer free Fire TV or Rokus.
Pretty big deal. We run our living room TV through it. It controls the TV and audio (soundbar). I'd prefer not to have to add another streaming device (I already have Xbox and Chromecast). Plus, I'd like to be able to just have my xbox turn on my tv and go straight to whatever service I'm using (I think I can set it up that way).
Tyler wrote:Source of the post How many streams do you need at once?
Ideally at least 2 at once.
Tyler wrote:Source of the post 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
Yeah, we already use my in-laws' for some things. Still kinda like the idea of channel surfing though.

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:17 pm
by Tyler
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post Pretty big deal. We run our living room TV through it. It controls the TV and audio (soundbar). I'd prefer not to have to add another streaming device (I already have Xbox and Chromecast). Plus, I'd like to be able to just have my xbox turn on my tv and go straight to whatever service I'm using (I think I can set it up that way).

This will be the biggest issue if you're dead-set on keeping the Xbox One. That limits you to ONLY Sling. PS Vue will never come to Xbox and DTV Now is still working on it. Like I said in the 4K thread, I would ditch all Chromecasts and replace with Rokus.
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post Still kinda like the idea of channel surfing though.

I guess I'll save my breath and not tell you to look into Plex and Sonarr.

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:46 pm
by bmyoungs
Sling without ESPN allows for multiple streams with it only allows one, there is a combined option which I'm not sure if it allows multiple.

I pretty much default to sling when I need cable, but if I had to pick a permanent one it would be DTV Now. Sling is just so easy to start and stop and the app is easy to use.

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:51 pm
by ejhartman91
I called my cable company (Mediacom). I was able to get them to lower my bill by $20 (it went up $30 after our first year) without taking anything away. I'm okay with paying ~$100 for internet and cable so I won't cut the cord just yet. If I did drop cable, I'd want to bump my internet speed so I'd never have to worry about streaming performance, and that would end up costing me only $20 less than what I'm paying now. Add a streaming service on top of that and I'm paying more...

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:52 pm
by Tyler
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post I'm okay with paying ~$100 for internet and cable

What internet plan do you have?

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:55 pm
by ejhartman91
Tyler wrote:Source of the post
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post I'm okay with paying ~$100 for internet and cable

What internet plan do you have?

We have the cheapest one they offer. I think it's rated at 15mbps but any time I do a speed test I usually get around 25-30mbps down, which is plenty fast enough.

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:57 pm
by Tyler
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post We have the cheapest one they offer. I think its rated at 15mbps but any time I do a speed test I usually get around 25-30mbps down

Better call back. Haha. The lowest plan they have now is 60Mb with a 400GB data cap. You may have been grandfathered into the old data plan on the new plan price.
https://mediacomcable.com/products/internet

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:12 pm
by ejhartman91
So it looks like I'm on the 60 but my data cap is still showing as 250GB. I'm not sure if the changes they told me about today have gone through yet though.

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:23 pm
by Tyler
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post So it looks like I'm on the 60 but my data cap is still showing as 250GB. I'm not sure if the changes they told me about today have gone through yet though.

Speed increases are pretty much instant, but data cap can take a few weeks/next billing cycle.

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Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:35 am
by TheJose1972
I tried and in the long run it cheaper for me to keep cable.

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Re: RE: Cutting the cord

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:55 am
by Tyler
TheJose1972 wrote:I tried and in the long run it cheaper for me to keep cable.

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Every situation is for sure different. It doesn't cost my parents very much to bundle cable/internet together so they might as well keep it vs doing Hulu+Netflix+Sling TV, plus their internet speed is pretty slow.

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Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:06 am
by TheJose1972
I pay$60 for internet and $20 for channels and I got Tivo.

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Re: Cutting the cord

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:26 am
by Tyler
That's cheap! You're right, not worth cutting it off at that price. We were once paying $100+ just for DirecTV, that was not worth it.

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Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:29 pm
by TheJose1972
Sling was ok but I hardly used it so I deleted it from my roku.

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:47 am
by Blue Jackets
Relevant because of the Disney stuff
Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable