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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2013, 12:15:49 PM »
Terry, I bet if you search some private channels for the roku, you might just find what yer lookin for.....

I just recently went thru my roku and added a shit-ton of channels.....there's a LOT of stuff out there for it.....it's all on the "private" channels....

I say we make a friggin Phish channel.
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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2013, 12:58:26 PM »
Terry, I bet if you search some private channels for the roku, you might just find what yer lookin for.....

I just recently went thru my roku and added a shit-ton of channels.....there's a LOT of stuff out there for it.....it's all on the "private" channels....

I say we make a friggin Phish channel.

Yeah, I've added a few privates.  Nowhere TV is a really good one - it has a ton of Adult Swim on there...

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2014, 08:28:26 AM »
We are loving the chromecast so much, we're pulling the plug on the Cable today!  Based on current specials, it looks like we'll save about $110/month for the first year! 
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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2014, 08:34:07 AM »
We are loving the chromecast so much, we're pulling the plug on the Cable today!  Based on current specials, it looks like we'll save about $110/month for the first year!

Nice.  Chromecast, FTW!

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2014, 09:26:15 AM »
I like my chromecast, the hulu app for iOS kinda sucks imo as a remote (kinda buggy but prob with an update from them would fix).Anyway  I'm looking for a roku just to get some more channel verity, specifically sports.  Are the games on espn and mlb.tv live, do they blackout local games, can anyone comment?
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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2014, 09:31:40 AM »
The Watch ESPN app shows live games, yes, but you still need a cable subscription to use it.
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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2014, 09:43:24 AM »
The Watch ESPN app shows live games, yes, but you still need a cable subscription to use it.

should have figured as much.

giving up sports is really the only reason I haven't cut yet and going to be a hard decision come game time.
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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2014, 10:05:45 AM »
The Watch ESPN app shows live games, yes, but you still need a cable subscription to use it.

should have figured as much.

giving up sports is really the only reason I haven't cut yet and going to be a hard decision come game time.

I'm in the same boat along with HBO.

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2014, 10:24:47 AM »
I like my chromecast, the hulu app for iOS kinda sucks imo as a remote (kinda buggy but prob with an update from them would fix).Anyway  I'm looking for a roku just to get some more channel verity, specifically sports.  Are the games on espn and mlb.tv live, do they blackout local games, can anyone comment?

We have a Roku and its junk for sports.  Any of the Sports channels requires you to pay a substantial subscription, get cable access, or both.  If I have to get cable, why not just watch cable???

That being said, most local games are broadcast so we can watch that way...

My wife and I are slowly becoming dissatisfied with the whole experience...  We're thinking of switching to UVerse (now that they offer it to us) and ditching the Roku/Netflix in favor of Cable/DVR again...

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2014, 01:21:55 PM »

You can use a VPN service to get around local blackout rules on mlb.tv

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2014, 10:08:20 PM »
The Watch ESPN app shows live games, yes, but you still need a cable subscription to use it.

should have figured as much.

giving up sports is really the only reason I haven't cut yet and going to be a hard decision come game time.

I'm in the same boat along with HBO.

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2014, 01:09:49 PM »
I officially got rid of the cable the yesterday.  Feels good, and the bill feels even better.   :samurai:

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2014, 01:50:24 PM »
I officially got rid of the cable the yesterday.  Feels good, and the bill feels even better.   :samurai:

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2017, 10:44:23 AM »
using the free trial of youtube tv.  you can stream live tv, there are a couple handfuls of good stations.
the coolest part is it is also an unlimited dvr.
the app is clean and very user friendly.
at $35.00 a month i am not sure i will keep it, all my paid streaming services are adding up to what my cable bill would be.

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Re: Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2017, 11:32:03 AM »
using the free trial of youtube tv.  you can stream live tv, there are a couple handfuls of good stations.
the coolest part is it is also an unlimited dvr.
the app is clean and very user friendly.
at $35.00 a month i am not sure i will keep it, all my paid streaming services are adding up to what my cable bill would be.

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