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Old 01-10-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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We had the Charter Streaming package originally. It was awful. We switched to Sling with no problems whatsoever. Sling offers ESPN and you can try them 7 days for free. Packages start out at $20/mo. They also give you a free Roku if you subscribe for at least 2 months. https://www.sling.com/ Now you can cut the cord like we did!
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:46 AM
 
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I didn't watch it. Listened to some of it on the internet radio, but got really sleepy and went to bed. Why are these games so late? Alcohol advertisers and pizza advertisers trying to keep people up late?

I am glad I don't pay $1200 a year anymore just to watch maybe 2-3 ball games and stay up late to do it. I guess I am not their target audience.

Thanks for the info about the streaming service not working or being poor quality.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:28 AM
 
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I'm actually on the free trial of YouTube TV right now.

I've seen charter's slow as can be streaming.. I got a Chromecast Ultra (Figured I'd get the ultra just in case as I do have a 4K TV)..

Youtube TV allows you to 'record' and play back later any show.. You get all four major local networks (No CW) plus most of the NBC and Fox cable channels.. So, USA network.. AMC.. 3 or more ESPNs.. BBC

$35/mo

It's fast and responsive.. You actually control it through your phone and 'cast' to the Chromecast (hence the name) to view on your TV.

So far.. I'd recommend it. I watched the football game on it last night and it was perfect.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville
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Default We Cut the Cable!!

Okay! It was for me, a laborious process but it is a learning curve, well worth the time spent! We bought a LG 55" Smart TV and being that we had Apple products, bought an Apple TV. Also, had to buy a New WiFi router, due to our router being obsolete. What you don't find out during the process! Part of the frustration, is upgrading! After the initial setup process, we opted for Netflix and Direct TV Now. Still in the process of considering both applications but so far so good. The only thing we are missing at the moment, is the capability of recording, DVR style.The search for this has been somewhat frustrating as well,with different applications, such as TiVo, Tablo and such. Anyone using these? And, if so, how do you rate either one? Other DVR applications we should consider? Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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Okay! It was for me, a laborious process but it is a learning curve, well worth the time spent! We bought a LG 55" Smart TV and being that we had Apple products, bought an Apple TV. Also, had to buy a New WiFi router, due to our router being obsolete. What you don't find out during the process! Part of the frustration, is upgrading! After the initial setup process, we opted for Netflix and Direct TV Now. Still in the process of considering both applications but so far so good. The only thing we are missing at the moment, is the capability of recording, DVR style.The search for this has been somewhat frustrating as well,with different applications, such as TiVo, Tablo and such. Anyone using these? And, if so, how do you rate either one? Other DVR applications we should consider? Thanks.
I was an early TiVo adopter, but I have no idea how they work with non-cable/satellite.

I am sticking with YouTubeTV. they added a few new channels recently..

Still for the $35/mo you get..

WYFF, WHNS, WSPA, WLOS, TBS, TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPNNews, FS1, FS2, Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Carolinas, NBCSN, Big Ten Network, CBSSN, NBCGolf, Tennis Channel, Olympic Channel, Disney, Disney Jr, Disney XD, Universal HD, Cartoon Network, AMC, BBC America, FreeForm, FX, FXX, FXMovies, IFC, WMYA, POP, SundanceTV, Turner Classic Movies, TruTV, USA, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Smithsonian Channel, SyFy, E!, Oxygen, WeTV, BBC World News, CNN, Fox News, Headline News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business, Universo and Comet.

You can record shows and play them back when you want.. I mean, for $35/mo.. Watch from any device just about.. With a Chromecast, cast to your TV.. That have every channel I would want with the exception of Comedy Central.. So.. I'll be watching South Park a day late on Hulu the 10 weeks a year it's on.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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Okay! It was for me, a laborious process but it is a learning curve, well worth the time spent! We bought a LG 55" Smart TV and being that we had Apple products, bought an Apple TV. Also, had to buy a New WiFi router, due to our router being obsolete. What you don't find out during the process! Part of the frustration, is upgrading! After the initial setup process, we opted for Netflix and Direct TV Now. Still in the process of considering both applications but so far so good. The only thing we are missing at the moment, is the capability of recording, DVR style.The search for this has been somewhat frustrating as well,with different applications, such as TiVo, Tablo and such. Anyone using these? And, if so, how do you rate either one? Other DVR applications we should consider? Thanks.
I thought DirectTV now had dvr service now...Maybe its still in beta its coming I know I read something last week about it being tested.
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