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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(10-09-2017 01:29 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  Could be wrong, but I think even new single family homes the fiber doesn’t come right into the home. Stops at a neighborhood box and then coax cable from there into the house, to a modem of some sorts.
Note that "Fiber To The Home" (FTTH) or "Fiber To The Premises" (FTTP) really does put a twisted pair optical fiber line into the home. The above scenario, fiber to a neighborhood box and then coax cable from there, would be a situation where an upgrade was done but not all the way to FTTH, to be able to re-use the last mile of coax. It's really a sunk cost problem, at least if the houses are close enough for passive optical, since in that case new FTTP would not cost more than new coax.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(10-15-2017 01:55 PM)TerpsNPhoenix Wrote:  Has anyone tried Hulu TV? I have loved the PS Vue but want to try Hulu and YouTube (thanks Mark for the info!). Any hints, tips, tricks or anything I should be aware of?

Hulu is cool but there seem to be more buffering issues than with SlingTV on a Roku. Hulu's interface is furthest from traditional TV (although there is a "Networks" option). On Saturdays you just click over to the heading "College Football" and click down the list and pick a game. You have to go out of your way to figure out what channel you are on! The Hulu web browser interface is also pretty slick. I do think Sling TV has better video quality than Hulu.

Sling TV is still my favorite interface on Roku, but Hulu is pretty nice save the buffering (which Sling also has at times).

FUBO was a limited interface and I don't remember much about PS Vue but Direct TV Now was way too slow for me.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
http://awfulannouncing.com/local-network...34-99.html

Blazers and NBC RSN offering a limited OTT service to those in Blazer territory. 15 games for $35

Sounds a little steep to me as a I think $5 to $10 a month would be a better business model but it's something
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
Update first post to now include the non-sports TV stream package called Philo.
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Added this as a non sports option. Might be an easy way to keep the wife/gf happy as you watch sports. HT: MWCtex

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/14/philo-...v-service/
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(12-12-2017 11:22 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  Added this as a non sports option. Might be an easy way to keep the wife/gf happy as you watch sports. HT: MWCtex

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/14/philo-...v-service/

First post has been updated with the info. Here is the direct link to get to Philo for consumers. https://try.philo.com/

There is another Philo site but it is specially for college campuses which is how these guys started.
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Thanks MWC... another pro for Philo

If you get your sports needs through Sling Orange...or similar which only allows 1 device it is a cheap way to add up to three devices for other household members/geographically separated offspring to watch TV without bumping you off WatchESPN.
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(06-17-2017 12:52 PM)solohawks Wrote:  One thing people need to be aware of with PS Vue...if you don't get local channels in your area you are classified as a slim package and pay $10 less. If/when local channels are added in the future I would expect to see a $10 increase and upgrade from the slim pack to include your noe available local channels. To some people it's worth the increase. To others it might not be
I had PS Vue and received one local CBS channel. They took away my slim package. They do count one station against you. Other than that, PS Vue is a great product for the price.
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Yeah PS Vue no longer offers the slim packages. You pay for the locals whether they are in your area or not
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
Gone Sling Orange + CBS All Access (Can't get CBS OTA in my area). $20 + $6 = $26/mo.

For sports, that gets me:

ESPN - NFL, MLB, NBA, CFP/NY6, NCAAF, NCAAB, ACC (Syracuse!)
ESPN2 - NCAAF, NCAAB, ACC (Syracuse!)
ESPN3 (which includes ESPN on ABC) - NBA, MLB, NCAAF, NCAAB, ACC (Syracuse!)
ACC Network Extra - ACC (Syracuse!)
TBS - MLB, NCAA Tournament
TNT - NBA, NCAA Tournament
CBS - NFL (Patriots!), SEC football, NCAAB, NCAA Tournament
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