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Old 05-08-2015, 03:55 AM
 
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SLING is a channel offered on roku that has many Cable type channels. A&E H1 and H2 and HGTV are just a few along with Disney too, 20.00 a month and you can get 5.00 add ons The only thing I hate is that it doesn't have OWN.
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:08 AM
 
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SLING is a channel offered on roku that has many Cable type channels. A&E H1 and H2 and HGTV are just a few along with Disney too, 20.00 a month and you can get 5.00 add ons The only thing I hate is that it doesn't have OWN.


I own 3 RoKu get one on ebay
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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I have owned a Slingbox since they were first introduced. I am able to get my NY suite of channels on a computer/tablet/smartphone where ever I happen to be (as long as there is a good wifi/internet connection). I wish my Roku boxes would allow me to view and control my Slingbox via the Roku. That way I could view via my flat screen TV instead of my computer.....
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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I have owned a Slingbox since they were first introduced. I am able to get my NY suite of channels on a computer/tablet/smartphone where ever I happen to be (as long as there is a good wifi/internet connection). I wish my Roku boxes would allow me to view and control my Slingbox via the Roku. That way I could view via my flat screen TV instead of my computer.....
Try Western Digital WDTV Live (If you have the first, second or third generation of slingbox). It has a great remote.

Or the Kindle Fire TV (If you have the fourth or later generation of slingbox).
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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For me $20 a month is about the difference between what my internet would be without the cable bundle. Boo!
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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I purchased Sling TV for one month so I could watch the NFL draft, then I cancelled it before the month was over. The base package for $20 only has a couple of stations I'd watch, ESPN occasionally, ESPN 2 to watch Mike & Mike, and The History Channel. Not worth it to me to pay that much for a couple of channels. One of the reasons I gave up cable was because I couldn't stomach giving ESPN about $6.50/month which would have gone up to over $7/month within a year or two. Most of the year I didn't even watch that channel.

They have package offerings you can add to the base package for an extra $5/each. I paid for the news package and it was a waste of money. Their news offerings are worse than their base package. No thanks.

For those that like HBO they either have or are about to add that for $15/month. That was the price an article I read mentioned, so not positive that'll be the price.

Sling TV has a lot of technical issues. It's bad enough they shouldn't have rolled the product out yet.

Others will like the channel lineup in the base package, so I'm obviously only commenting on my tastes. Just beware that some channels block certain shows on Sling TV. Not sure which ones.
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