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EarlyCuyler3
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
This. Espn's app is basically worthless. You will want to throw your remote at your TV. It will freeze in the middle of a big play guaranteed.


LSUMANINVA
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I wonder why there are different performance issues with the app. Currently, while I'm still on the cord, when I watch games through the app via AppleTV Gen 1, I have no streaming issues at all.


drdoct
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I'm not sure why. I don't use the app but stream right off their site with chrome. Well I used to. It got so bad that I resorted to reddit cfb streams (grandma) most of the time.

The quality I'm experiencing with vaders now is on par with a premium cable or satellite. I'm pretty impressed with it.


EarlyCuyler3
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Yeah no idea either. I have had some buffering with Vader recently. Probably due to my cell connection though. Some on the Roku as well. I had to use a nbastreams link to watch on my phone last night. That's probably due to being straight talk though and being prioritized down.


drdoct
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I have to test the servers for speed every few days because they seem to change a lot. Lately I've not had any buffering even on VOD which seemed to be the worst of the lot. No telling if you're counting on cell service for internet though. I know my verizon is VERY intermittent. reddit streams has gotten me through a lot of wtf moments in every sport it seems.


LSU Wayne
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I've had DirecTV Now service for the past week and been fairly pleased with it.

So I called DirecTV to cancel my satellite service yesterday. The rep (who sounded like she was high) offered me three months of DirecTV Now service and a discount of the live a little plan down to $20/month or just right plan down to $35/month for an indefinite period of time. She indicated it didn't have an expiration date on the discount.

I take it this was a good deal?


mctiger1985
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I never thought I would give streaming a go, but after Cox Loyalty would only offer $10 off a month, I'm giving Hulu Live a go. It seemed to have all the channels I need with dvr.


SeeeeK
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Ok, i'm seriously debating cutting the cord.

Looks like sony vue has every channel the OL watches. And i can download the TVG app to watch horse racing(i would lose tvg and tvg2)

Have some questions:

1. What is best device to use? roku? fire stick,etc?

2. Do any allow dvr'ing, on a cloud, so you can tape and watch later, this is a huge sticking point with the OL.

3. If i would buy 3 roku's for the tv's, would i get the service on all 3 for the 1 price?

4. Do fire sticks get wild feeds like you can get for roku?

Gotta cut this $110 satellite bill, other than the dvr'ing, it just isn't worth it. I never watch it in my room, and bedroom is watched 5/8 hours a week, if that.



Jjdoc
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
1- Depends on what you really want to do with it. For me, I like buying an Android box. I know what's in it and can do what I want with the configuration.

The ones I have now (and have had for 2 years) handle Chrome browsing extremely well. I have a keyboard and a mouse that works it. You can also add a remote with mic.. etc

I will link to a one that I am looking at.

This is the search... and you will see a lot.

You see Nvidia shield. It's nice, but over priced. The specs for that:

nvidia shield


3 gigs ram..... and $200 bucks.


This one is $89 and it has 4 gigs of ram...



Again, for me, I like the ability to do what I want. A full ap store etc etc.

2- Kodi really eliminate the need for DVR for me. I can build a library and when the show airs, there will be a link.


3- no idea on the services.... If you are asking about Slintv (aps like that) it depends. SlingTV only allows one device (unless they have changed that). Not sure of the others.

4- Wild feeds?


5- I did that 10 years ago. And it was $220. With Kodi, and a simple thing like Sling.. You will never need a DVR. Being serious.



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WITNESS23
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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This. Espn's app is basically worthless. You will want to throw your remote at your TV. It will freeze in the middle of a big play guaranteed


The watch espn app is trash.

Viewing on YouTube TV has presented no problems at all.


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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
PS Vue was very solid for me when we had it. I have DirecTV Now because they had a promotion to get a free Apple TV. DTV Now has also be very good.

1. To me the Firestick is the best bang for your buck. AppleTV is great but pricey (which is why I went for the promotion).

2. PS Vue and DTV Now are the only streaming services that I know of that have a DVR function.

3. Yes you would. Each service has different limitations on how many simultaneous streams you can have. Standard for DTV Now is 2 (can purchase additional for $5/mo). I can’t remember PS Vue but I think it’s more (3 or 4?).

4. Not sure what that means.

Food for thought, I have noticed that the streaming services seem to work better on some devices than others. During high traffic times (football games and new GoT episodes) the stream on my firestick would buffer a lot but when I swapped to ATV, it would run pretty smoothly.

You can also look into setting up a Plex server with an OTA antenna to DVR local channels. I’m just starting this and waiting to convert the many movies I bought from iTunes so I can watch them all on my different devices. It’s pretty easy!


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redbean5
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Let me start by saying I am basically clueless when it comes to all this TV cable, satellite tv, and streaming service. I do know I am tired of cable and the cost. Was with Direct TV for 15 years before switching to cable a year ago. Got my rate increase bill, lol. I am ready to cut the cord but don’t which direction to go. I want to watch my LSU Football and record other games as well when watching live. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Geaux Tigers
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Hammond Tiger Fan
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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Let me start by saying I am basically clueless when it comes to all this TV cable, satellite tv, and streaming service. I do know I am tired of cable and the cost. Was with Direct TV for 15 years before switching to cable a year ago. Got my rate increase bill, lol. I am ready to cut the cord but don’t which direction to go. I want to watch my LSU Football and record other games as well when watching live.


I'm pretty much in the same boat as you, but from browsing through the posts in this thread it seems like you won't save much money in the grand scheme of things by cutting the cord and subscribing to streaming services (maybe about $30-$40/month at most) People are also complaining of buffering issues during high demand stream times. I'm tired of paying for cable too, but when I sit down and watch my sporting events on tv, I don't want to experience any issues. So, I'm still conflicted on which way to go.


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
1930 posts

re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
If you want the simplest, most dependable service, you still need cable. And you don't really save a ton of money unless you're willing to get dirty and use pirated streams, etc.


wareagle47
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I think it depends on what you are paying for your cable service. I called AT@T yesterday to cancel my cable because I was going to switch to YoutubeTV. My bill had just recently gone up to $220/month.

I wanted to keep AT@T internet, but that was still going to run me $80/month once I cancelled the cable. AT@T offered me cable and internet for $130/month for 12 months not to cancel.

I might have saved $10/ month to switch to YoutubeTV, but IMO the extra amount is worth the convience of cable. As long as you aren't paying an outrageous amount for cable, you won't save much money by switching to the streaming services.
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EarlyCuyler3
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Member since Nov 2017
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Yeah that's probably the better deal as long as you want to do it the legal route. Streaming legally even is still a pain in the arse sometimes.


CCTider
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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Yeah that's probably the better deal as long as you want to do it the legal route. Streaming legally even is still a pain in the arse sometimes.


Lol. I stopped using torrents once they started making quality streaming services. But with the way they've been fricking everything up lately, it makes you want to return to pirating. I'm still a power user at a couple private torrent sites. So I'll probably hang on to those accounts, just in case.


EarlyCuyler3
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Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
1930 posts

re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
I just discovered Real Debrid and Gaia on Kodi. Streaming 4k movies instead of downloading the torrents and dealing with all that shite. Just got invited to Iptorrents but now I'm thinking I don't need it and want to deal with the hassle of seeding, etc. (Sorry Cad.)


CCTider
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re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
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Just got invited to Iptorrents but now I'm thinking I don't need it and want to deal with the hassle of seeding, etc. (Sorry Cad.)



I've been over there for 12+ years. If I didn't have a couple extra tbs of credit, I would almost never use it. But it's insane how fast they have it available after a show airs.


EarlyCuyler3
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Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
1930 posts

re: Updated Cord Cutting Thread | Compilation of Set-ups posted in post after OP
Well I'm rethinking it already. The truly 2160p files really won't stream that well. I'm going to try a wired connection and see if that helps, but from speed tests, I don't think the issue is bandwidth.


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