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thatguy
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Looking into cord cutting - Questions
yes, i've read many threads on here, especially the pinned one at top.

but i'm dumb when it comes to all of this. directv contract is up next month and i have some questions for my specific situation.

1) What is best for sports? would need espn, fox, secn for sure (i have a ps4 fyi)

2) What does everyone do for internet? (i'm in denham so i assume it is stick with att or switch to cox). I get unlimited usage now and hate to lose that but i know att won't allow that if i drop directv

3) im not a big movie watcher so wouldn't need all that. we watch the basic cable type channels. i know i can get a hd antenna for abc, cbs, nbc, etc but what option has the most variety for the cost (firestick, vue, etc.)

appreciate the help


oreeg
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2006
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
Look into PSVue or YouTubeTV. They have the sports channels you mentioned for $50/month.

I would not use your PS4 to stream it. You're better off getting an Apple TV , Fire TV or Roku.


fallguy_1978
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
We have YouTubeTV. It's good for sports and we get all of the local channels.


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thatguy
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
so with roku, from my limited reading on it, it basically stores your downloads and you can access from any tv? What if I want to run the roku on tvs throughout the house, do i need multiple rokus?

how does roku work with live tv?

do i even need a roku if i go the psvue route? psvue seems most appealing for the dvr aspect.
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Korkstand
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so with roku, from my limited reading on it, it basically stores your downloads and you can access from any tv?
No, none of the streaming sticks/boxes store downloads on the device. Basically the only thing they store is the apps you install on them, and you use the various apps to stream from the different services. Ex. if you get YouTubeTV, you will launch the YouTubeTV app on your roku and start streaming.
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What if I want to run the roku on tvs throughout the house, do i need multiple rokus?
Yes.
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how does roku work with live tv?
Same as all the streaming devices - launch app, watch tv.
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do i even need a roku if i go the psvue route?
Not if you use your ps4 for it. But you can also use PSVue on roku, firetv, etc.
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psvue seems most appealing for the dvr aspect.
YouTubeTV also has DVR. Both use "cloud DVR" though, which means the recordings aren't stored on your local devices. Rather, they "record" the show for you and save it on their servers so you can watch it later. Whether watching live TV or a recorded show, the video is streaming as you watch.


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FLObserver
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Jacksonville
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
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Look into PSVue or YouTubeTV. They have the sports channels you mentioned for $50/month.


HULU live is really good as well.


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thatguy
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Member since Aug 2006
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
since i have att internet now (unlimited usage), once i drop directv i know they wont give me unlimited for the price i get it now.

if i go with hulu or psvue, how many gigs or whatever would i need in the package i get?


barbapapa
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Member since Mar 2018
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
are you talking about speeds or a data cap?


Korkstand
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
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if i go with hulu or psvue, how many gigs or whatever would i need in the package i get?
You're going to use probably 2-3 gigs per hour of streaming, so figure from there. Of course that's in addition to whatever else you're doing online.


It really is a sad state we're in, though, where so many people are either convinced that it's ok or simply don't care that these ISPs are engaging in this type of monopolistic behavior. To me this is a very clear abuse of their local and regional monopoly positions around the country, essentially forcing customers to sign up for pay TV with them where they are the only choice for internet.


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thatguy
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
Data cap


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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
IPTV is the only real answer


MickeyLikesDags21
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
If you have a ps4, I've been using Vue for a year and a half now. No issues & come NFL you can add redzone a la carte for $10/mo.

I've gotten close to the data cap but haven't gone over yet. You have to stream a ton to get close to the cap


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TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
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if i go with hulu or psvue, how many gigs or whatever would i need in the package i get?



Most ISPs provide a 1tb data cap per month. Unless you stream an inordinate amount or you have a family of kids that will be on youtube all hours, you won't likely reach it. You can monitor the amount of data you have used anytime through the company's website. If you go over the 1tb, they charge you by the gig or something. Bottom line: You likely won't go over the 1tb data cap unless you have a family of streamers or you are unemployed and watch tv all day.


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Korkstand
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Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
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IPTV is the only real answer

Has anyone integrated an IPTV service with Plex? I did a little bit of reading and I think it's possible, but not straightforward.

I really, really need to get a few cable channels to show up right there in my channel grid along with my local OTAs in Plex Live TV.

I was very excited waiting for HDHomerun's service to get the kinks worked out, but that got shut down. That would have been perfect for me.


Anonymous95
Member since Sep 2014
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
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if i go with hulu or psvue, how many gigs or whatever would i need in the package i get?


We stream exclusively...we use on average 800GB per month. That’s usually 2 TVs going and a whole bunch of YouTube (kid).


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List Eater
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Htown
Member since Apr 2005
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
May be a question for 21jump or Zappa. I just use mine as is, and now Trakt for over easy add-on


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saintsfan1977
West Monroe, from Cajun country
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
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IPTV is the only real answer

This. You will get every sports channel there is. NBA, NFL package and red zone, MLB package, SEC Network, every local channel in the USA, multiple ESPNs etc. You wont miss a sporting event. You can watch a ping pong match in Cambodia if it's being aired.


thatguy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2006
6554 posts

re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
Can someone explain what IPTV is?


saintsfan1977
West Monroe, from Cajun country
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
It's a paid TV service that streams all channels from anywhere around $5 to $20 a month. Gears tv is $20 a month in HD. I can vouch that you get everything you want and more. It only has about 3 porn channels but I'm sure there is another service that offers everything. Gears tv will definitely get you every sport you desire though. Even has a TV guide like DTV.

You install the apk on a firestick or fire TV and you are good to go.

This link will show you what I have but there are others. Just google IPTV

gearstv
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bayou choupique
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the banks of bayou choupique
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Looking into cord cutting - Questions
Those who have iptv service like gears and or expedite tv, is it legal and do you think it will be around for awhile? I bought a fire stick today and wondering what is the best thing to try out.


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