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Anybody go exclusively to online streaming for TV?
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Post 16 made on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 14:42
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On December 23, 2017 at 13:02, Ernie Gilman said...
14... teenagers huddled in your driveway?

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Post 17 made on Sunday December 24, 2017 at 12:21
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I am not a sports fanatic, so it was perfect for me to cut the cord years ago. I use OTA antenna and streaming from amazon, netflix and Hulu.
I have access to dozens of tivo remote DVRs, but I don't use them.
I only keep Netflix for my kids and my parents.
I rarely watch TV anymore, but enjoy some old shows on TV
from Comet, Grit and reruns of Mystery Science 3000. Youtube has taken over my
time for most watched.
I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.
Post 18 made on Sunday December 24, 2017 at 12:42
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So my question remains, what about local cable sports channels to watch your favorite team? Canít watch your local baseball team on MLB.
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Post 19 made on Sunday December 24, 2017 at 12:57
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I'm pretty sure you can do this on playstation vue. It depends upon your location. They have most sports channels.
Post 20 made on Sunday December 24, 2017 at 14:19
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On December 24, 2017 at 12:42, tomciara said...
So my question remains, what about local cable sports channels to watch your favorite team? Canít watch your local baseball team on MLB.

Yes you can.. You get the MLB subscription, then you get an AdFree time subscription ($1.99 month).  That'll prevent the blackouts.  You put the server information into your router or media server (in my case apple tv).  and voila!..No more blackouts.
Post 21 made on Sunday December 24, 2017 at 23:44
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Ditched cable 2 years ago. Already had Netflix, added Hulu and later an OTA antenna. I don't watch sports so that was not an issue. Thought I would miss it but after a couple of months I had no plans on ever going back. I only had the basic package and my bill still dropped $80 per month. Total services went from $90 per month to $20 per month.
Post 22 made on Monday December 25, 2017 at 01:21
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After a lengthy approval process, I got approved for Dish CI program.
We are lucky in this industry that we have this option.
For what it costs, it's a no brainer for me.
Mind you that my internet access is not as unlimited as you folks. I get 300GB/month. If I want to pay extra $40-50/mo I can get 600GB/mo.

Dish will allow me to not relay on streaming services, which are all paid anyways. I will be saving money.
Post 23 made on Monday December 25, 2017 at 09:34
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On December 24, 2017 at 14:19, Hasbeen said...
Yes you can.. You get the MLB subscription, then you get an AdFree time subscription ($1.99 month).† That'll prevent the blackouts.† You put the server information into your router or media server (in my case apple tv).† and voila!..No more blackouts.

So one subscription for each tv in the house?
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Post 24 made on Monday December 25, 2017 at 10:10
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On December 25, 2017 at 09:34, tomciara said...
So one subscription for each tv in the house?

No.  Just one subscription to AdFree time..You're just creating a proxy so that the MLB/NETFLIX/ etc.  can't locate you.  You can insert the ip settings into your router or your actual device...

An added benefit is you don't get hit with ads either...because again they can't locate you...On the downside of it, when I go to homedepot or bestbuy website...It always thinks I'm in Chicago, so when I'm checking whether or not something is in stock, I have to make sure I change the store to something local every time.
Post 25 made on Tuesday December 26, 2017 at 13:01
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Bought house about 16 years ago. Little old lady that owned it never had cable so it was never run to the house. Big old antenna was there.
I used sat dishes for awhile, both paid and FTA.
For about the last 10 years we have used an antenna and some form of streaming / downloading service. Yes some of it was in a grey area.
Now streaming services are well established, and most are also available on this side of the border without having to use some IP blocking service it is much easier.
Netflix, Crave TV, Amazon Prime and antenna with Channel Master DVR seem to give us plenty to enjoy.
Roku and Apple TV boxes work great, plus there are also a lot of other "apps" that offer older programming or unique channels.
Not like it is totally free, the monthly subscription fees start to add up but it is a better way to watch TV programming. Only OTA programming has you tied to a schedule and the DVR can take care of that. Everything else can be watched at your leisure.
Even Channel Master is coming out with a streaming box that looks like it will combine your OTA with your streaming services.
Post 26 made on Thursday December 28, 2017 at 18:27
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Does Adtime slow down internet speed at all, or just block your location? Is it similar to a VPN? Is it legal? This is the first I have heard of it.
Post 27 made on Thursday December 28, 2017 at 20:36
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On December 24, 2017 at 23:44, Munson said...
Ditched cable 2 years ago. Already had Netflix, added Hulu and later an OTA antenna. I don't watch sports so that was not an issue. Thought I would miss it but after a couple of months I had no plans on ever going back. I only had the basic package and my bill still dropped $80 per month. Total services went from $90 per month to $20 per month.

Still paying what for internet, so you can do all the streaming?
Post 28 made on Thursday December 28, 2017 at 20:53
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On December 28, 2017 at 20:36, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
Still paying what for internet, so you can do all the streaming?

Don't we all pay for some sort of Internet service no matter what our TV viewing habits may be?

Except those living in mom's basement.
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Post 29 made on Thursday December 28, 2017 at 21:07
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On December 28, 2017 at 18:27, tca said...
Does Adtime slow down internet speed at all, or just block your location? Is it similar to a VPN? Is it legal? This is the first I have heard of it.

No.  ADFree Time has no effects on your internet speed.
Post 30 made on Thursday December 28, 2017 at 21:09
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On December 28, 2017 at 20:53, roddymcg said...
Don't we all pay for some sort of Internet service no matter what our TV viewing habits may be?

Except those living in mom's basement.

Of course.  I still have to pay for internet, but the $60 per month I'm paying for it, is a far cry form the $170 I was paying Comcast. 

Gone are the days when you could count on a neighbor to have his WIFI unlocked. :(
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