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RE: Who's a Cord Cutter?
I cut the cord before, then went back to DirecTV

My lady friend cut the cord so I help her set herself up. She has an antenna so she can watch all of her local channels. She has a roku stick, that I bought for her for $30 and she pays for her internet. She also has an amazon prime subscription. So she is paying about $45 per month or so with her internet and amazon prime subscription.
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(09-13-2017 01:54 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(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.

Yeah you could keep basic cable. Problem is that the channel lineup is horrible. Not good at all for college sports fans.
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Sling has a great channel lineup for about 25 bucks but streaming can still be a problem even with the best internet connection.
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(09-13-2017 02:19 PM)Hood-rich Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 01:54 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(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.

Yeah you could keep basic cable. Problem is that the channel lineup is horrible. Not good at all for college sports fans.

Yea, well, most of "my" teams aren't on real TV anyway. They seem to be on closed circuit from JMU or on espn3. So that's not too much of a concern. ha.
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I'm a soccer nut so I'm looking into fuboTV. Apparently it is expanding beyond sports so I'm going to keep my eye on it.
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I cut the cord back in May. Took a little time to adjust, but I am saving $100 per month.
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(09-13-2017 02:49 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  I cut the cord back in May. Took a little time to adjust, but I am saving $100 per month.

Nice!

I had DirecTV and Vonage (phone). That was $150 + $38 = $188 / month.

Switched to PS Vue for $35 / month and magicJack for $35 / year (breaks down to $2.92 / month).

So I went from $188 / month to $38 / month. That's my $150 / month savings!

I had to pay for internet either way, so that's a wash.
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(09-13-2017 03:09 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 02:49 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  I cut the cord back in May. Took a little time to adjust, but I am saving $100 per month.

Nice!

I had DirecTV and Vonage (phone). That was $150 + $38 = $188 / month.

Switched to PS Vue for $35 / month and magicJack for $35 / year (breaks down to $2.92 / month).

So I went from $188 / month to $38 / month. That's my $150 / month savings!

I had to pay for internet either way, so that's a wash.

We went with very basic cable (almost nothing but network TV), Amazon Prime (I don't count this since we get it anyway for free shipping), and Netflix. We still do get internet from Cox, but the bill went from $180 to $70. Add the Netflix and it is about $100 per month. We mostly watch old TV shows that we missed the first time around as well as various shows my 8-year old son likes (The Wonder Years, Fuller House, Malcolm in the Middle eg.). NFL games are on the networks and as an ODU fan, college games are mostly streamed from some crappy 5th tier network or school media anyway. College basketball season will probably be an adjustment as that is about all ESPN is good for anymore. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
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(09-13-2017 03:18 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 03:09 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 02:49 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  I cut the cord back in May. Took a little time to adjust, but I am saving $100 per month.

Nice!

I had DirecTV and Vonage (phone). That was $150 + $38 = $188 / month.

Switched to PS Vue for $35 / month and magicJack for $35 / year (breaks down to $2.92 / month).

So I went from $188 / month to $38 / month. That's my $150 / month savings!

I had to pay for internet either way, so that's a wash.

We went with very basic cable (almost nothing but network TV), Amazon Prime (I don't count this since we get it anyway for free shipping), and Netflix. We still do get internet from Cox, but the bill went from $180 to $70. Add the Netflix and it is about $100 per month.

Yeah, I have subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime. I didn't count those in the costs/savings because I had them prior to cutting the cord. Same with my internet service.
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JMU.... this tool will tell you exactly what you need.

https://www.suppose.tv/tv
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