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(09-13-2017 12:10 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 11:04 AM)VA49er Wrote:  After each bill I pay I swear to myself I'm cutting the cord.


Yup, would sure as hell like to. Problem is, wife and I have very different tv interests.

And I'm not real good with the whole sling/Roku/Netflix thing.

Not entirely sure what to switch to?!?

Yeah, there isn't yet a no brainer/perfect solution (everyone has different tastes), but the good news is that the market is trending in favor of the consumer. If the savings are worth it to you, you just have to put in the time to research the alternatives and go through some trial and error.
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If DirectTV was more than 10 bucks a month I'd get rid of them. Being a retired AT&T employee has a couple of advantages I guess.
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Who's a Cord Cutter?
(09-13-2017 12:42 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:38 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:10 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 11:04 AM)VA49er Wrote:  After each bill I pay I swear to myself I'm cutting the cord.


Yup, would sure as hell like to. Problem is, wife and I have very different tv interests.

And I'm not real good with the whole sling/Roku/Netflix thing.

Not entirely sure what to switch to?!?


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The channels I like are so random that it's too time consuming to figure out which service offers what. In the end, I just stick with what I have. Not the smartest financial move but it is what it is.

Which channels do you like? I also loaded to youtube app to Roku, amazing how much programming is in youtube for free.


I'll answer, maybe this will give me some direction...

I watch next to No local stuff. Not local news, weekly tv shows or any of that. I'll watch the local affiliate for college ftball game once in a while if it's a "big" game.

Otherwise it's usually news (Fox, fox bus more lately and the others periodically) Nat geo, sci chan, travel, history, Smithsonian, food net, some specific events on msespn (None of the daily stuff anymore), NFL and Red Zone, some golf channel, and that's about all I can come up with.

It does look like that PSVue thing @44.99 could well work, esp if you can then add onesie twosie other channels ala carte.

Is that run through a play station I presume? Will an older PS3. work?

Anyone?
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(09-13-2017 12:26 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  I cut the cord, then re-corded.

It's just easier to flip through cable channels and I can afford it. In fact, I just added another package to get all the sport channels.

PS Vue has a program guide - similar to the grid you see on cable/sat.

But instead of channels on the Y axis and time on the X...

[Image: ID1013__UsingTheOnScreenGuide_002.jpg]

it's reversed. Time is on the Y and channels are on the X.

[Image: playstationvuegrid-100655575-orig.jpg]


There's really a lot of cool stuff on that screen.

1. Some networks have a heart icon next to them. Those are channels you select as your favorite. They get thrown to the front of the guide so you don't have to continually scroll.

2. The red horizontal line shows you where you are time-wise in any given show.

3. Blue outline box. That highlights the show you're currently watching.

4. Catch up. Notice some shows have a blue tab that says Catch UP. Even though it's live TV you can start from the beginning (or rewind). You didn't have to DVR it. It just gives you DVR features anyway.
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(09-13-2017 01:02 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:42 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:38 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:10 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 11:04 AM)VA49er Wrote:  After each bill I pay I swear to myself I'm cutting the cord.


Yup, would sure as hell like to. Problem is, wife and I have very different tv interests.

And I'm not real good with the whole sling/Roku/Netflix thing.

Not entirely sure what to switch to?!?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

The channels I like are so random that it's too time consuming to figure out which service offers what. In the end, I just stick with what I have. Not the smartest financial move but it is what it is.

Which channels do you like? I also loaded to youtube app to Roku, amazing how much programming is in youtube for free.


I'll answer, maybe this will give me some direction...

I watch next to No local stuff. Not local news, weekly tv shows or any of that. I'll watch the local affiliate for college ftball game once in a while if it's a "big" game.

Otherwise it's usually news (Fox, fox bus more lately and the others periodically) Nat geo, sci chan, travel, history, Smithsonian, food net, some specific events on msespn (None of the daily stuff anymore), NFL and Red Zone, some golf channel, and that's about all I can come up with.

It does look like that PSVue thing @44.99 could well work, esp if you can then add onesie twosome other channels ala carte.

Is that run through a play station I presume? Will an older PS3. work?

Anyone?

I think I get all of that on the Sling $25 package, maybe not Smithsonian but I have that App on Roku so you can stream some Smithsonian shows. I watch Fox News on youtube for free.
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(09-13-2017 01:02 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:42 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:38 PM)VA49er Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 12:10 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 11:04 AM)VA49er Wrote:  After each bill I pay I swear to myself I'm cutting the cord.


Yup, would sure as hell like to. Problem is, wife and I have very different tv interests.

And I'm not real good with the whole sling/Roku/Netflix thing.

Not entirely sure what to switch to?!?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

The channels I like are so random that it's too time consuming to figure out which service offers what. In the end, I just stick with what I have. Not the smartest financial move but it is what it is.

Which channels do you like? I also loaded to youtube app to Roku, amazing how much programming is in youtube for free.


I'll answer, maybe this will give me some direction...

I watch next to No local stuff. Not local news, weekly tv shows or any of that. I'll watch the local affiliate for college ftball game once in a while if it's a "big" game.

Otherwise it's usually news (Fox, fox bus more lately and the others periodically) Nat geo, sci chan, travel, history, Smithsonian, food net, some specific events on msespn (None of the daily stuff anymore), NFL and Red Zone, some golf channel, and that's about all I can come up with.

It does look like that PSVue thing @44.99 could well work, esp if you can then add onesie twosome other channels ala carte.

Is that run through a play station I presume? Will an older PS3. work?

Anyone?

PS Vue originally came out for the PS3 and then PS4.

Since then they've added all popular streaming devices -- even phones and tablets.

Something to think about re: Roku devices. Roku came out before live streaming TV. It shows movies and shows using a TILE design. It never had a reason to display things is a CHANNEL GRID.

Given that, if you use a streaming TV service on a Roku device, you won't have a channel guide. Live TV shows will show up as tiles.

However, Roku is working on updating its interface to provide channel guide layouts. I believe it's already available on Roku TVs, but I don't think it's available on streaming boxes yet.

I have a PS4. Though the remote is great for gaming, it kind of sux for TV. I don't want to use 2 hands when I'm trying to watch TV.

But, there are PS4 TV remotes. The blue buttons on the 2nd row from the top let you program other devices.

[Image: ps4-universal-media-remote-two-column-02...Image$]
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JMU... read this thread. This is the collection of your options for cutting / shaving the cord.

http://csnbbs.com/thread-820296.html

In a nutshell. IDK much about the PS Vue but it does appear to work on PS3.

Other Delivery Devices = Roku and Amazon Fire have the best reviews / widest variety of apps. There's some "off brand" things you could use too. Personally I'm not comfortable with those.

Hulu ($8/mo) = Best app for TV shows. Has some movies and some original programming.

Netflix ($8/mo) = Best app for movies. Has some tv shows and original programming. Add one dollar for additional screens.

Amazon Prime ($8.25/mo) = Kind of a mixed bag app similar to Hulu and Netflix. Not as good as either Hulu or Netflix but does have some originals + you get free shipping for Amazon orders.

SlingTV ($25 basic + $5 add ons) = App that simulates traditional cable. Different "skinny" packages available. Basic package is basic.
https://www.sling.com/

YoutubeTV ($35 / mo) = Like Sling but has ALL the sports networks. By far the best option for sports. In limited markets to start.
https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/?gaiachoi...swodx6gNDg

Personally, I have Netflix, Hulu and Amazon for entertainment (ie, my wife's crap) and a strong antenna. I have plenty of options over the air for me. PBS has 3 or 4 separate channels now - one for kids, one that's similar to NatGeo, etc. Same with most of the networks. CBS here is on channel 3.1... well, channel 3.2 might be some other specialty network that shows just oldies for example. I'd look into what you can pick up over the air before making any decisions.

I use the ESPN app on the Roku but use my sister's cable login. There are stand alone apps for a bunch of different networks (ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, Nickelodeon, etc). To log into those you either need your own cable subscription or you need to use somebody else's login info.
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@umbluegray correct, interface for Roku is this,
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I would like to eventually get rid of dish/cable but live in a new neighborhood with no internet options. Literally, there are none that have run to the neighborhood yet. Suddenlink and Century Link are the only two around and neither one of them can tell us when they would. I signed up for Dish and Hughes Net. No other options really.

I haven't even tried to stream Netflix since I've been in the new house, I don't want to disappoint myself too bad with Hughes Net but so far it isn't that bad really. A little slower but still streams YouTube fine.
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(09-13-2017 01:18 PM)Hood-rich Wrote:  JMU... read this thread. This is the collection of your options for cutting / shaving the cord.

http://csnbbs.com/thread-820296.html

In a nutshell. IDK much about the PS Vue but it does appear to work on PS3.

Other Delivery Devices = Roku and Amazon Fire have the best reviews / widest variety of apps. There's some "off brand" things you could use too. Personally I'm not comfortable with those.

Hulu ($8/mo) = Best app for TV shows. Has some movies and some original programming.

Netflix ($8/mo) = Best app for movies. Has some tv shows and original programming. Add one dollar for additional screens.

Amazon Prime ($8.25/mo) = Kind of a mixed bag app similar to Hulu and Netflix. Not as good as either Hulu or Netflix but does have some originals + you get free shipping for Amazon orders.

SlingTV ($25 basic + $5 add ons) = App that simulates traditional cable. Different "skinny" packages available. Basic package is basic.
https://www.sling.com/

YoutubeTV ($35 / mo) = Like Sling but has ALL the sports networks. By far the best option for sports. In limited markets to start.
https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/?gaiachoi...swodx6gNDg

Personally, I have Netflix, Hulu and Amazon for entertainment (ie, my wife's crap) and a strong antenna. I have plenty of options over the air for me. PBS has 3 or 4 separate channels now - one for kids, one that's similar to NatGeo, etc. Same with most of the networks. CBS here is on channel 3.1... well, channel 3.2 might be some other specialty network that shows just oldies for example. I'd look into what you can pick up over the air before making any decisions.

I use the ESPN app on the Roku but use my sister's cable login. There are stand alone apps for a bunch of different networks (ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, Nickelodeon, etc). To log into those you either need your own cable subscription or you need to use somebody else's login info.


Thanks, I'm gonna look into this.

Can't you keep "basic" cable for pretty cheap too?

Other issue is our email is and has been through Comcast since it was called @Home.com Haha.
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