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3down10
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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Here’s the deal for both of you. I did the same thing and got the orange and blue sling package 45 a month. BUT now that you’re streaming you have limited data usage. I’m in Cox cable here in BR so we’d run out they’d charge an extra 10 for so many added bytes or whatever of data so I ended up having to upgrade my cable service to unlimited which now means I pay 160 plus for internet service and 45 for sling. My bill went from 260-275 a month to 205. The internet companies like COX have adjusted to losing cable customers so they go up on internet service as well as limiting amount of data similar to cell service.


Yeah, when I had Cox(might have been Charter) they also charged me for bandwidth.

But, their packages came with faster download speeds + higher data limits. Since I work on the internet I wanted the faster speeds anyway and I ended up with way more data than I ever used even with 4 people streaming all month.

I've been on DSL the past few years which is slow and has no data usage limits. Only 7.5mbps download. Not worth it, I'm looking forward to getting back on cable internet next month.


westide
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Bamala
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
I get 6.6 Mbps with AT&T. I guess I will give streaming a try and if there is a problem I will switch to Mediacom. I should save about $50.00/month.


3down10
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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Well, it is a bit different than Hulu+. It's strictly cable, so, it doesn't have a large catalog of stuff like Hulu or Netflix.

However, if the old show is syndicated somewhere, all you have to do is hit the "+" button on it and it will record every time that show comes on and then categorize it under the show.........and in 3-4 weeks you'll have the entire series laid out by season and episode.

Example - Wife and I have wanted to watch Modern Family for years, but it was never on Netflix/Hulu and I wasn't buying season of it. We got YouTubeTV and I added it as one of my shows. Within about 2 months we had the entire series (plus new eiposes that came on) neatly show up under the show in our shows and we watched it all the way through, all because it is syndicated and 3-4 episodes of it come on a night on USA. It was incredibly easy.

The stuff that is current and you want to watch later is easy - you just add the show to your shows like on Comcast or something, it automatically DVRs it and you can watch whenever you want. And, like Comcast, it's just a recording (not OnDemand), so you can fast forward through the commercials.


Thanks, I'll have to consider that. Makes sense why I didn't see that kind of functionality. I saw the DVR, but then thought - with Hulu I never need to DVR anything. But I also don't get sporting events saved like that either and didn't think about it that way.

Always a trade off I guess.
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The Spleen
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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I get 6.6 Mbps with AT&T. I guess I will give streaming a try and if there is a problem I will switch to Mediacom.



You are going to have problems streaming at 6.6mbps. One stream where no other devices are using internet may be fine, but any other devices hop on, or another stream is started, it's going to buffer and pixelate really badly.


JordonfortheJ
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Madison, AL
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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CBS games or SEC network


I'm pretty sure I just watched cbs games on CBS app...googled sec network games


Commander Data
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Member since Dec 2016
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
What do you mean CBS app? Do you have to have a cable or satellite subscription to use the app? There is a CBS all access app on my roku. Will that work?


The Spleen
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
All of the SEC Games on CBS during football season are available to stream on the CBS Sports website. No subscription or anything needed.


3down10
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Member since Sep 2014
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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I get 6.6 Mbps with AT&T. I guess I will give streaming a try and if there is a problem I will switch to Mediacom. I should save about $50.00/month.




You should be able to get a free trial for any and all the services to make sure it works.


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3down10
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You are going to have problems streaming at 6.6mbps. One stream where no other devices are using internet may be fine, but any other devices hop on, or another stream is started, it's going to buffer and pixelate really badly.


I'm at 7.5 and don't have issues.

It will depend on the stream. Netflix and Hulu(non live) for example are usually compressed pretty good, so they require only like 2.5mbps based on my tests. I can run multiple of those no problem, and basically do all the time.

Live TV isn't compressed usually and will take 5 or 6mbps. So if he tried to watch 2 Live TV streams at once, he would probably run into issues.

If you want to run 4k TV, that runs about 20-25mbps in my experience.


3down10
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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All of the SEC Games on CBS during football season are available to stream on the CBS Sports website. No subscription or anything needed.


That's cool, it was $5 a month and you still had to watch commercials.

Antenna is always better when there is a choice in my experience though.


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CrimsonBoz
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
I use a fire stick and the Kodi application. I pay for internet only and watch everything I want in 1080 for free. Plenty of videos out there to set one up. Super easy.


crimsontater
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
after spending most of the day looking at different packages, prices and devices, i turned on my tv to no cable. internet working fine, not a single channel on tv. i called spectrum, got the tech dept. he tried everything he could, nothing worked. after scheduling the service tech, he asked if there was anything else he could do. i nonchalantly said sure, lower my bill. he chuckled and transferred me to the promotional dept. where within a few minutes my bill was $30 dollars less. i'm a happy camper. thank you Lord for your great timing!


prevatt33
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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I use a fire stick and the Kodi application. I pay for internet only and watch everything I want in 1080 for free. Plenty of videos out there to set one up. Super easy.


Boz, if you'd chime in on the other streaming thread with your Kodi addons of choice, I'd appreciate it. I'll include it in the Kodi section.


CrimsonBoz
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
10-4 headed over there now.


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3down10
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Member since Sep 2014
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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after spending most of the day looking at different packages, prices and devices, i turned on my tv to no cable. internet working fine, not a single channel on tv. i called spectrum, got the tech dept. he tried everything he could, nothing worked. after scheduling the service tech, he asked if there was anything else he could do. i nonchalantly said sure, lower my bill. he chuckled and transferred me to the promotional dept. where within a few minutes my bill was $30 dollars less. i'm a happy camper. thank you Lord for your great timing!


Nice, grats on that.


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tidalmouse
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
The SEC network will be included in the ESPN package.

CBS is a little trickier.



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CrimsonBoz
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Florida
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
Yeah CBS app, Fox Sports are free to stream games.


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JustGetItRight
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
Add another vote for Youtube TV. Since they added the main Discovery family channels back in April (TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery channel) they've got everything we want to watch plus locals for a price that is actually reasonable.

The multi-platform is also great. Virtually exactly the same experience no matter the device - and you still get access to WatchEspn and the other network apps. I just can't say enough good things about it.

Also, as others have said, the reddit and Kodi streams are all pirated. Putting aside any moral issues you might or might not have about using them, the simple fact is that you're going to always be at risk of losing the feed at any second.


Commander Data
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Member since Dec 2016
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
Ok, so I am gonna try YouTube. My living room tv has a built in app so I am good but in my bedroom I have a roku. Can you download the app to roku?


biclops
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: So I cut the cord on cable and need help.
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Ok, so I am gonna try YouTube. My living room tv has a built in app so I am good but in my bedroom I have a roku. Can you download the app to roku?


youtube TV is a different app than youtube. Yes, roku has youtube TV app (and a plain Youtube app). I used Youtube TV on a roku all season last year. I think I am going back to sling this year though. A good bit cheaper and has all the channels I want/need (supplemented with an antenna for local channels of course)
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