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Anybody go exclusively to online streaming for TV?
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Post 1 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 08:53
benjh1028
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Seems like options are popping up like crazy - Sling, YouTube TV, Direct Now, etc.

I would love to save a few bucks at home. Watch mostly live sports and NatGeo, Discovery.

Any recommendations or experiences?
Post 2 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 08:59
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I use Sling, due in part to my remoteness to live TV and my reticence at paying the high cost of Directv.

Meets my needs...
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Post 3 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 10:55
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On December 22, 2017 at 08:59, Fred Harding said...
I use Sling, due in part to my remoteness to live TV and my reticence at paying the high cost of Directv.

Meets my needs...

How about local sports, like NBC Sports?
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston Churchill
Post 4 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 11:01
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I've been using Hulu Live for a couple months now. It's got some bugs, for sure. In fact, it's buggy enough that I'm seriously considering going back to DirecTV. By the time I added unlimited devices and HBO, I'm not saving much over DirecTV anyway, and with it basically being a live beta version at this point, I not only wouldn't recommend it for a customer, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they like paying to be a beta tester for a service that's nowhere near ready for mass delivery. Oh, and Hulu Live is still missing some networks that I really regret losing.
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Post 5 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 11:08
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I've been using playstation vue since it came out almost 2 years ago. I've tried every service and it's by far the best. Almost no issues. All the other services had picture cutouts.
Post 6 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 20:48
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I've been using Sling, Netflix, and CBS streaming for 6 months now. There are some things I miss, but I don't miss giving DirecTV any money anymore. It is a compromise, but I've learned to live with it. My girlfriend and her kids don't seem to mind either.

I am debating on giving Dish a shot next year, but some days I don't even turn on my TV until I lay down for the evening.
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Post 7 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 21:30
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On December 22, 2017 at 20:48, roddymcg said...
I've been using Sling, Netflix, and CBS streaming for 6 months now. There are some things I miss, but I don't miss giving DirecTV any money anymore. It is a compromise, but I've learned to live with it. My girlfriend and her kids don't seem to mind either.

I am debating on giving Dish a shot next year, but some days I don't even turn on my TV until I lay down for the evening.

Dish has a smoking integrator deal. As soon as my contract is up with Comcast I’m going to give it a try!
The Bitterness of Poor Quality is Remembered Long after the Sweetness of Price is Forgotten! - Benjamin Franklin
Post 8 made on Friday December 22, 2017 at 21:44
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I got rid of cable about 4 years ago now...I will never go back...Although I will admit it took some getting used to.

We stream everything. Have a Netflix subscription like everyone else.  We use the 4th Gen apple TV and an HD antenna so we can watch local channels.

I subscribe to the MLB package so I can watch baseball...

Other than that, that's it.

It's oddly liberating. 
Post 9 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 04:13
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Living in a rural area,my internet isn't fast enough at this point for streaming only!

At 12 mbps it's good for a couple of netflix streams but it's pushing it.

Fiber is ran but not activated from our provider at this time.
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Post 10 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 08:32
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Hell no. Can't stand all the options. Makes it so easy to view everything I watch on one box, one service and record.
I don't watch movies. I suppose those services are good for that.
I don't like to drop the phrase, hate giving provider money. Hate it when a customer wants to buy all equipment online.
Post 11 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 10:33
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We ditched cable 3-4 years ago. Kids (7 and 4 now) were not watching it, and we don't watch sports at home so it was a clean break.

I agree it's oddly liberating. To think we have saved almost 3k in TV over the years blows my mind.
Post 12 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 11:47
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On December 23, 2017 at 04:13, pilgram said...
Living in a rural area,my internet isn't fast enough at this point for streaming only!

At 12 mbps it's good for a couple of netflix streams but it's pushing it.

Fiber is ran but not activated from our provider at this time.

I am in the sticks as well. I pay for 11 meg, but rarely see 70% of that. I can see 14 teeners out my window so OTA is out of the question. With resolution throttled down we stream OK. It can get glitchy at times, but I live in the sticks to other things besides watch TV.
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Post 13 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 11:57
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Cut the cord a year ago. Saved over $1200 so far and not missing it.
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Post 14 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 13:02
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On December 23, 2017 at 11:47, roddymcg said...
I am in the sticks as well. I pay for 11 meg, but rarely see 70% of that. I can see 14 teeners out my window so OTA is out of the question. With resolution throttled down we stream OK. It can get glitchy at times, but I live in the sticks to other things besides watch TV.

14... teenagers huddled in your driveway?
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Post 15 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 13:08
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I have not had cable for 8 years or more now. Netflix, OTA with TiVo are our staples now. I had Sling for college football last season and tried Hulu live this season. Neither are fantastic. I buy walking dead on Xbox. So currently, OTA, Netflix, and Hulu on demand is what we have. ~$24/month is not terrible. I will probably pick Hulu live up again when F1 starts up in the spring. Too bad Hulu on TiVo does not currently support it. And watching on demand Hulu on TiVo is horrendous.
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