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BigPapi21
USA Fan
United States
Member since Dec 2013
641 posts

I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
My cable bill has been around $220/month for the past several months, perhaps years.

I got so damn sick and tired of paying for it. My internet is $49.00/month for up to 50MBPS with COX.

I discovered DirectTV NOW and was very impressed with their $50.00/month line up. I don't watch TV all day but I thought that this would be a great way to save a few bucks. $100.00/month for Cable and Internet? Perfect!

I have never had problems streaming shite with Cox on my Roku. It has always streamed everything great.

For the $50.00/month Live Streaming Package from DirectTV NOW... Here's the lineup - Not too shabby for $50.00/month

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A Wealth of Entertainment
A&E
ABC*
AMC
American Heroes
Animal Planet
Audience
AXS TV
Baby First
BBC America
BBC World News
BET
BET Her
Bloomberg TV
Boomerang
Bravo
BTN
C-SPAN
C-SPAN2
Cartoon Network
CBS*
CBS Sports Network
CMT
CNBC
CNBC World
CNN
Comedy Central
Comedy TV
Cooking Channel
CW*
Destination America
Discovery
Discovery Family Channel
Discovery Life
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
DIY Network
E!
El Rey
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNEWS
ESPNU
FM
Food Network
Fox*
Fox Business Network
Fox News Channel
FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 2
Freeform
Fuse
Fusion
FX
FX Movie Channel
FXX
fyi,
Galavision
Golf Channel
GSN
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HGTV
HISTORY
HLN
IFC
Investigation Discovery
Justice Central
Lifetime
LMN
Logo
MLB Network
MSNBC
MTV
MTV2
MTV Classic
Nat Geo WILD
National Geographic Channel
NBA TV
NBC*
NBCSN
NHL Network
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
Nicktoons
Olympic Channel
One American News
OWN
Oxygen
Paramount Network
Pop
REELZ
Revolt
RFD-TV
Science
SEC Network
Sportsman Channel
SundanceTV
SYFY
TBS
TCM
TeenNick
Telemundo
Tennis Channel
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
TruTV
TV Land
TVG
TV One
UniMás
Universo
Univision
Universal Kids
Univision Deportes Network
USA Network
Velocity
VH1
Viceland
WE tv
Weather Channel
WeatherNation


I tested it out on my Roku and Firestick (in other rooms) and at first it was fricking awesome. I LOVED it and was so excited to finally be able to Cut the Cord. Then, after about 3 hours into it, the buffering began. I called Cocks and they said everything looked strong on my internet signal.

I rebooted Roku and tried again and BOOM, God Damn Buffering again. I have never had issues ever streaming on Roku.

I am so pissed off by now that I left and went up to Publix. I got back about 30 minutes later (by the way, I LOVE living across the street from Publix. It's like from here and there and I can walk there) but anyways, I put all of my groceries up, turned on the oven to pre heat some bad as chicken I was about to make and I tried again..

The fricking DirectTV Now app won't even fricking load. I rebooted Roku again... NOTHING.

I run into my office and check my computers... BOOM. Internet up and running. I ran a speed test on my office computer - 56MBPS

I go back to the living room and made sure that my Roku was 100% updated. It was. I don't have a Roku Stick, I have a Roku little (i don't know what the frick it is called but it is suppose to be the latest and greatest from Roku)

After making sure everything was up to date with Roku, I tried opening DirectTV NOW app... decided to watch a channel and the damn thing is unwatchable.

This is BULL shite. Cox is Cock Blocking Me from Cutting the Cord.
This post was edited on 2/3 at 10:32 pm


msutiger
Houston Astros Fan
Houston
Member since Jul 2008
60629 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
I have been using DIRECTV Now since the day it launched. I've had a few issues here and there but nothing like you are describing. I couldn't be more thrilled with them


Robin Masters
Alabama Fan
Birmingham
Member since Jul 2010
12547 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
Just say no to drugs.


FiddleHead
Houston Astros Fan
North Carolina
Member since Aug 2011
9875 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
I have the brand new apple tv with Direct TV now and I haven't buffered yet


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BigPapi21
USA Fan
United States
Member since Dec 2013
641 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
Says the creepy Alabama fan with The President's Daughter as his Avatar


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jdeval1
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
7525 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
I have Cox internet, a Roku 3 and stream all of our TV and have for several years. I have never had any major issues other than SlingTV being unreliable the first month or 2 it was out.


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jdeval1
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
7525 posts

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Are you running it wireless? My suggestions (1) try it wired if possible to see if you are in a bad spot for your wireless (2) try it on your computer and see if you have a similar performance. (3) Reboot router and modem (4) check wireless speed near your Roku or with it.
Streaming non 4k content only requires a few Mbps so they'd have to be severely throttling it for you to notice.


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arse
LSU Fan
'Merica
Member since Apr 2014
1942 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
Just get PSVue for $45 a month. Problem solved.


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TheOcean
Florida State Fan
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Member since Aug 2004
38914 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
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My cable bill has been around $220/month


Jesus


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dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
654 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
People are going to think I'm a rep for DirecTV, because I keep posting it in these threads, but you can get that same lineup right now with DirecTV and uverse internet for around $90 a month. You also get a $300 Visa gift card and the price is locked for the entirety of the 2 year agreement.

I was a cord cutter for 4 years, and had ps Vue since it's release, but once they went up on price, and DirecTV dropped, it made sense to go back to satellite.



TigerDat
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
3427 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
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DirecTV and uverse internet for around $90 a month


Screw directv, I don't know about the streaming but we habe the sat. Service and if a mosquito pisses on it we lose service.

Have had them out multiple times to reposition and change components.

Then our bill is diff every damn month. When the woman told us "it's complicated but I'll try to explain it to you" yea thats when we said frick this.



GatorReb
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2009
7087 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
My roku can run it pretty shitty. But my Apple TV runs it great (hard wired connection) and I have now for $10 a month (lowest package and get $25 credit from ATT.


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40 Rouge
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Feb 2009
2154 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
Is your modem a 4x4, 8x4, or 16x4?

I cut the cord and buffered a lot. I had an old Zoom 5350 4x4 modem. I then switched to one of the new Arris Surfboards with 8x4 and have not buffered a single time for a month now.
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dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
654 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
I was worried about both of those, but so far, 4 months in, and we haven't had any signal loss, and our bill has been exactly the same every month. I had an issue with the original install, the guy said he couldn't do DirecTV because of my roof height, so he tried to install uverse. They wouldn't give me the same price with the uverse, but sent a different installer out a week later and he got the DirecTV up and running.


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Byrdybyrd05
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re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
When it comes to live streaming Apple TV is the best out of roku and fire stick. I never had a problem with it.


dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
654 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
When I was a cord cutter, I had a couple of rokus and a fire tv. We had ps Vue, and it was pretty reliable, except when it wasn't if that makes sense. It would work great the majority of the time, but always seemed to have trouble on Saturdays watching football.

And the watch ESPN app was always pretty terrible. We have an attic antenna, it worked well, but our local NBC affiliate stayed on vhf when everything else switched to uhf, and it has alot of trouble picking up NBC


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OSoBad
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2016
244 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
I have AT&T fiber and could not use Directv Now. The service would buffer so bad it was terrible. I switched to PS VUE and have not looked back.


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Bmath
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Aug 2010
15993 posts
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re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
The DirecTV now app is terrible. I rarely use it. Just use your log in for each networks’ app.


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wizziko
New Jersey Nets Fan
Member since Jan 2006
33780 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
The Roku app for DirecTV Now is garbage. I use it on a Fire Stick and Chromecast and they both work pretty good


glorymanutdtiger
LSU Fan
denver
Member since Jun 2012
1375 posts

re: I Tried To Cut The Cable Cord Today
If you are going to use Direct TV now, your better option is to switch your internet to Uverse. They give you unlimited internet for DirectTV Now as they are owned by ATT and give buffering speed too


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