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Old 11-14-19, 10:38 PM
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I am disappointed I didn't realize YouTube TV doesn't have DD 5.1 sound. What the hell is this, 1995?
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Re: Rant: Finding a streaming TV service is such a PITA

I also only have a set of powerful cerwin vega home speakers that I've been using for the last 16 years (2 channel setup only obviously) so I'm good to go there as well - I just cancelled it though, I just don't use tv apps that much and it's not worth paying the monthly amount for the limited amount of channels I do watch - I'm an ESPN plus subscriber to get my UFC\MMA fix and I can watch all MMA broadcasts through the app instead of needing the ESPN channels.

I will miss the Yankees YES network but I'll live.
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I know this is like a year bump. I "re-negotiated" my comcast bill today. Bill dropped $45 and lost HBO, Shotime, Epix, HITZ. Now that they dropped STARZ and Cinemax in the past two years regardless if I watched them or not.

So here I am wondering if I should cut the cord and look into a streaming service. I watch sports, but not as much as I used to. What I keep finding is by the time I add a streaming service I'm back to where I am just about. Just internet is nearly $100/mo for 250 down.

Any updates on services since a year ago?

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Originally Posted by kantonburg
I know this is like a year bump. I "re-negotiated" my comcast bill today. Bill dropped $45 and lost HBO, Shotime, Epix, HITZ. Now that they dropped STARZ and Cinemax in the past two years regardless if I watched them or not.

So here I am wondering if I should cut the cord and look into a streaming service. I watch sports, but not as much as I used to. What I keep finding is by the time I add a streaming service I'm back to where I am just about. Just internet is nearly $100/mo for 250 down.

Any updates on services since a year ago?
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Pluto TV offers over 100 channels for free. If possible, install an antenna to get your sports fix. Just not a real big believer in paying subscription fees for mediocre entertainment offerings.


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Re: Rant: Finding a streaming TV service is such a PITA

And 3-5 of those channels are worth watching.

Sling has some decent packages, and it looks like Fubo is trying to beef up their offerings as well. Or just go with Hulu and get pretty much everything.
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And 3-5 of those channels are worth watching.

Sling has some decent packages, and it looks like Fubo is trying to beef up their offerings as well. Or just go with Hulu and get pretty much everything.
That is my delima. it's $64.99/mo for nothing extra I have now. I'm trying to figure out where this would all be cheaper. Am I missing something?
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Not at all. We’re in the middle of networks and studios trying to figure out how to sell their properties for maximum profit. The latest is the Discovery Networks now starting their own service. No word on what will happen with their live channels on existing streaming services like Hulu and Sling. This won’t stabilize for a few years I’m sure.
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Not at all. Were in the middle of networks and studios trying to figure out how to maximize and sell their properties for maximum profit. The latest is the Discovery Networks now starting their own service. No word on what will happen with their live channels on existing streaming services like Hulu and Sling. This wont stabilize for a few years Im sure.
Thanks. It looks like I'll stick around with cable for awhile. My neighbor has had YouTube TV for awhile with DSL. He didn't know his speeds. We were watching college football earlier today and it looked smooth.
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Re: Rant: Finding a streaming TV service is such a PITA

Honestly, there isnt a ton of savings, if any, in cutting the cord vs a cable package (assuming you are still wanting to keep a similar suite of traditional channels).

The biggest benefit is the freedom to try services and not be tied to a single sub.
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Choosing Hulu Live over Wave Broadband cable was very beneficial for me. I was a Wave cable subscriber from 2010-2019. Made the switch to Hulu Live in August 2019 and never regretted it. The best value for me is the Hulu on-demand library and included DVR. Wave on-demand is horrible and I cannot fathom paying for a DVR ever again.

I only truly lost MTV and Comedy Central, but I only watched Jersey Shore and Tosh.0 on those channels. And I wouldn't really call that must-see TV, so I was willing to give those up.

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Originally Posted by MLBFan24
I only truly lost MTV and Comedy Central, but I only watched Jersey Shore and Tosh.0 on those channels. And I wouldn't really call that must-see TV, so I was willing to give those up.
If you use a Roku, the Roku live channels have MTV channels and Comedy Central.
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If you use a Roku, the Roku live channels have MTV channels and Comedy Central.
I use Firestick, but that is still some helpful info. Thanks!
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Re: Rant: Finding a streaming TV service is such a PITA

Originally Posted by thematahara
Honestly, there isnt a ton of savings, if any, in cutting the cord vs a cable package (assuming you are still wanting to keep a similar suite of traditional channels).

The biggest benefit is the freedom to try services and not be tied to a single sub.
I would argue there is a cost savings if you "share" services.

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