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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
yea, thanks. velocity won't install on my old TVMC build, and i've been putting off wiping it clean and starting over.


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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TVMC build


most of these builds work well when they first come out then the developers quit updating them and you find yourself having to start over again.


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
What was your method of putting kodi on your firestick? sideload or through es file and downloading it through kodi website directly through the stick?

i went the es route.


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I side loaded it


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LSU5803
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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I side loaded it


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I am a mooch & use my family's slingbox, HBOGO, plex server, Hulu, and Netflix.


Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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I am a mooch & use my family's slingbox, HBOGO, plex server, Hulu, and Netflix






For those with SlingTV..I see there's an ability to go back and watch things that just aired, within the last coupe of days right from the channel options...does that work for every channel?

Doing a little reading it looks like WatchESPN is the only "watch" app you can use sling credentials to sign in with.

Looks like if you get the HBO add on, that won't work. But that's an easy fix with just going back to HBONow.

shite. Just realized if I went this route I wouldn't have FX anymore.

Actually just realized most FX material is on Hulu. So that should round everything out.
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MoreOrLes
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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VermilionTiger


Solid work

I had been meaning to consolidate my original thread and never got around to it.

Honestly, you probably did a better job than i could have as you seem more knowledgeable about how to actually cord cut.



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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Thanks for making a compilation of posts. Very much appreciated.

How is SlingTV for you guys? Someone at work said he cancelled because it was always buffering and had potato quality for high traffic channels during peak times.
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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How is SlingTV for you guys? Someone at work said he cancelled because it was always buffering and had potato quality for high traffic channels during peak times.



I've watched an LSU bball game on it with no problem.
I watched all of All-star Saturday night with it with not a single problem.
Last night for about 2 minutes i had issues right when the all star game started.

There are times where it just won't play and sort of freezes, and i have to close it and reopen it and then it's fine.
I'm hardwired into my Roku for it.
I've been using it for about 2 weeks now, have had a few issues, but like i said, once i close it and reopen it, everything is fine. That's fine and dandy for regular tv, but for an LSU football game, that wouldn't fly with me.


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I've been using SlingTv for about 6-8 months. I have very few issues similar to Teddy mentioned above. I will say that if you plan on watching a sporting event, if possible, use your Sling credentials to watch the game on WatchESPN. Or get yourself a HD antenna for CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC.

My future MIL and FIL have Sling TV on a Roku 4, but have more issues than i do. I have 100MB hardwired. They have 20MB Wireless. So IMO, Sling issues have a lot to do with bandwidth and connection.


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I'm hardwired into my Roku3 for Sling with 100MB.

I go to watchESPN app to watch ESPN as opposed to Slingtv as well.

I'm not trying to say it isn't reliable, b/c it is for the most part, but if i'm watching an LSU football game, i don't want to miss 1 second, literally, and i'm not taking the chance.

Only reason i have slingtv was to get the free Roku. I'll use it for another 3 months to get another free Roku and then i'll probably cancel it after that.
I'd prefer to use the MIL login for watchESPN, don't care what anyone thinks about "stealing". Slingtv is only good for ESPN/AMC/TNT/TBS/IFC, and i can get ESPN through my MIL, so i'm not paying $20/month for AMC/TNT/TBS/IFC live tv only. My wife can buy the Walking Dead episodes online for cheaper a month, and she can watch it on Kodi.


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Baers Foot
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Hmmm, thanks. I think I'm going to see if they have a trial and give it a shot. Apparently Microsoft is supposed to offer DVR capabilities through Xbox One this year, so I can either bank on that and pay for basic cable through Cox. Or go HD TV Antenna + SlingTV + XB1 dvr capabilities.

Cox's TV packages + DVR services are getting pricey relative to the little cable content we actually consume.


DzNtz
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Can I use the same cables that the direct tv guy ran all through my attic to the tv's for an ota antenna? Also what's the best antenna (n Baton Rouge if that makes a difference)? Will one antenna serve several tv's?

Finally convinced my wife that $150/month for tv we barely watch is ridiculous. Just getting started. Thanks!


TeddyPadillac
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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Can I use the same cables that the direct tv guy ran all through my attic to the tv's for an ota antenna? Also what's the best antenna (n Baton Rouge if that makes a difference)? Will one antenna serve several tv's?



I used the same cable for my antenna without problem.
I did not want to split the antenna, and the only tvs that watch local channels are in the living room and kitchen. I put the $100 antenna in the attic for the living room, and a $30 mohu leaf which is in a window right by the kitchen tv, so mine are separate. Not sure on the negatives of splitting the cables and going to every room, but i'm pretty sure i read that its' not that big of a deal as long as you're not watching them all at the same time. I remember reading that splitting it and watching say 2 tvs at the same time can give you some interference though.

First off, i live in BR around airline/highland.
I bought the Mohu first and put it behind my living room tv. ABC/CW didn't come in and Fox and NBC were pixelated sometimes. When i put it in the kitchen window facing west, i catch all the channels clearly.
So i then bought this Clearstream antenna

It's smaller than you think.
I put it right next to the living room tv to test it facing west and caught all the channels clearly. Then went install it in the attic and everything came in good.
There's a good bit of websites that show you exactly where the signals are relative to your address.

I might not have needed to get a $100 antenna, but when it comes to an LSU football game on CBS, i'm not taking any chances with losing a signal. It's best to put the antenna outside, but if you're lucky like i was, i was able to put the antenna in my attic which has a window facing west, so there's hardly any interference from my house for the antenna. Despite the antenna being 6 inches from the window, you still can't really see it unless you're really looking for it and you're in my driveway.
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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I might not have needed to get a $100 antenna, but when it comes to an LSU football game on CBS, i'm not taking any chances with losing a signal


CBS has streamed for free every SEC game they have broadcast for years. Since 2010 maybe.


Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Looks like the only Internet provider in my neighborhood will be Uverse which I have zero experience, have not heard good things, and no nothing about. im use to Cox 100MBs and am dreading the downgrade. Couple questions for anyone who may have it.

Don't they use something besides coax cable? With Cox I just had them run a separate cable line for the modem..but not sure if that's even what they use
What speeds do they have? I'm only seeing up to a 45MBs option.


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Don't have and never had uverse, but...

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Don't they use something besides coax cable?
Yes, they use regular phone lines, which have nowhere near the capacity of coax. I think they are in the process of running fiber all over the country, but it's going to be years (decades?) before that's done.
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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Oh


My


God



This will be horrible. What do they use as input to a modem? And I'm guess if not coax, my current modem and router are useless. Although I may end up needing to get a router with more ports anyway if I want to run ethernet to every room. But then again, they use phone lines anyway. So what the hell do I do here?

Man I'm dreading this


Korkstand
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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What do they use as input to a modem?
I'm not really sure, they can possibly use different input cables (including coax) inside the home.
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my current modem and router are useless. 

Modem probably useless, but your router should be fine.
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Although I may end up needing to get a router with more ports anyway if I want to run ethernet to every room.

How many rooms are you talking about? I ask because it's hard to find a router with lots of ports, and the ones I've seen are expensive. You will probably be better off keeping your router and getting a 16 port switch.
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Man I'm dreading this
It's not going to be that bad. You'll live.
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