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Cutting the Cable... Advice sought on getting rid of Cable TV

Started by twatts, May 05, 2013, 08:58:04 PM

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Marmar

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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twatts

Quote from: Marmar on July 11, 2013, 08:15:49 AM
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...

Terry
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antelope19

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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mbw

Quote from: antelope19 on January 17, 2014, 04:28:26 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!

Nice.  Chromecast, FTW!

justjezmund

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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Quote from: rowjimmy on May 13, 2013, 05:36:00 AM
I use records for that and don't have to justify it to my friends.

VDB

The Watch ESPN app shows live games, yes, but you still need a cable subscription to use it.
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justjezmund

Quote from: V00D00BR3W on January 23, 2014, 05:31:40 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.
Quote from: Augustus on September 29, 2013, 05:26:46 AM
It's like BJ Galore over here!


Quote from: rowjimmy on May 13, 2013, 05:36:00 AM
I use records for that and don't have to justify it to my friends.

Buffalo Budd

Quote from: justjezmund on January 23, 2014, 05:43:24 AM
Quote from: V00D00BR3W on January 23, 2014, 05:31:40 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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twatts

Quote from: justjezmund on January 23, 2014, 05:26:15 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?

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...

Terry
Oh! That! No, no, no, you're not ready to step into The Court of the Crimson King. At this stage in your training an album like that could turn you into an evil scientist.

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I want super-human will
I want better than average skill
I want a million dollar bill
And I want it all in a Pill

mattstick


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

VDB

Quote from: Buffalo Budd on January 23, 2014, 06:05:45 AM
Quote from: justjezmund on January 23, 2014, 05:43:24 AM
Quote from: V00D00BR3W on January 23, 2014, 05:31:40 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.

Ditto.
Is this still Wombat?

mbw

I officially got rid of the cable the yesterday.  Feels good, and the bill feels even better.   :samurai:

antelope19

Quote from: mbw on July 03, 2014, 09:09:49 AM
I officially got rid of the cable the yesterday.  Feels good, and the bill feels even better.   :samurai:

Nice!   :clap:
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mbw

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.

tv.youtube.com

PIE-GUY

Quote from: mbw on October 04, 2017, 06:44:23 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.

tv.youtube.com

$35 a month is nuts. I bought a TiVo OTA box for $300 and an antenna for $40ish. That's 10 months of YouTube and I have a dvr capturing HD broadcasts of every local channel. What's on YouTube that's not on my local networks, hulu, or Netflix?
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