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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    OK, so the last two years I've bought someone's season tickets and gone to 5-6 games per year (I'm not traveling 1200 miles round trip for Mercer, folks, I made sure they got used though). This year not gonna do it. I'm about to be totally debt free and trying to stockpile money for retirement as I'm now 48 so I will likely limit it to 1-2 games per year so long as I'm living in the Plex.

    My other decision this fall was to try the streaming service from SlingTV. I'm gonna be blunt - it sucked. Not that I didn't get plenty of games There were multiple problems.

    1) I was about 90-120 seconds behind everyone else. I had to go turn my phone off the night of the UGA game because I kept getting texts from folks right before something huge happened.

    2) Because of this, of course, my participation in our game threads here was nonexistent. After the FSU game - where I was both behind and reading comments - I knew what happened well before I saw it, which stunk.

    3) The other problem - limited by comparison - was that any game that had a LOT of people watching it kept sticking and losing the connection. I can say a LOT of bad things about cable, but I never lost a connection based on "oops, too many people are trying to watch the game."


    So.......since I have seven months to fix this and I'm likely only going to the Auburn (and possibly Mizzou) games next year....what do you use, what's the cost and is it any good?

    I'm cancelling my prescription (for madness) after today. No contract was the one redeeming feature. (Folks, I literally don't watch anything on TV but Tide football and some MLB regular season stuff and that only because my brother has the MLB package).

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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    We haven't cut the cord yet, but I did just get rid of two of my four boxes and DVR capabilities and the movie channels. Doing those things saved us about $55 per month. I use Roku on the other two TVs and have Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu. It provides more viewing opportunities than we could possibly ever use. I'm hoping once my wife gets used to using the streaming services that we can get rid of cable with her blessings, so I have read with interest the different options that you guys have used. A coworker said that he has had success with Hulu Live, but I don't have any personal experience with that.

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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Intl.Aperture View Post
    I've used Sling TV for 4 years and never had an issue. I pay for pretty snappy internet.

    There is a delay but all my friends know not to text me about the game or I'll cut their nads off.

    So, to be fair, Sling doesn't suck, your local bandwidth and provider sucks.

    Sling requires the data that it requires to stream live television at a consistent 60fps and 1080p. There is compression happening but you still need a healthy internet connection for it to work properly.

    For anyone with dicey internet or really bad peak hour usage sucking up all the bandwidth, I'd not recommend Sling.

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    I've literally never had a problem with anything Internet connection related until I got Sling.

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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    At some point I plan to use streaming with Hulu. Currently have cable. Since cable providers are losing customers they are bound to raise rates to compensate.


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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    I have DTV in my home in Atlanta and use a Slingbox 500 and stream, I've done this for over 6 years and have not missed a game, I also use a Majic Jack and talk to my friend during the games and I only have 5 to 10 second lag here in Abu Dhabi.
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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide&True View Post
    At some point I plan to use streaming with Hulu. Currently have cable. Since cable providers are losing customers they are bound to raise rates to compensate.


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    They didn't have what we needed last year or I would have done that.
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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Intl.Aperture View Post
    I've used Sling TV for 4 years and never had an issue. I pay for pretty snappy internet.

    There is a delay but all my friends know not to text me about the game or I'll cut their nads off.

    So, to be fair, Sling doesn't suck, your local bandwidth and provider sucks.

    Sling requires the data that it requires to stream live television at a consistent 60fps and 1080p. There is compression happening but you still need a healthy internet connection for it to work properly.

    For anyone with dicey internet or really bad peak hour usage sucking up all the bandwidth, I'd not recommend Sling.

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    When you say “snappy” for your internet do you mean higher speeds than the normal Comcast internet?


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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    Spectrum...

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    Still using cable here - I cannot stand visual compression artifacts and even with our fast internet connection, I always see data compression on the various streaming services I've tried.
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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by TideFan in AU View Post
    Cable. Until I stop hearing people talk about all the tradeoffs involved in "cutting the cord", I'm sticking with what works. It's worth it to me to not have the delays, the bad picture quality, and freezing streams involved in the alternatives. No one that I personally know has really been happy with the swap and they have experienced exactly what you have.
    This. I pay $160 for cable and 100MB internet right now and may swap the TV out for DTV sometime this year. I long for the day for true a-la-carte TV.
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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    ATTUVERSE.
    Not as cheap as some of the others, but it is dependable, with a great picture.
    I've thought about cutting the cord, but I'm not sold on doing so.
    Maybe in the future...

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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    This thread seems like a good spot to ask a technical question. I have Charter/Spectrum and have many Bama football games on DVR - including several national championship games. Does anyone know a way to transfer/copy those games to another media device? Is it even possible? These cable boxes are finicky and you're never more than a reset away from losing everything that has been recorded.
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    Re: How Do You Watch The Tide On TV? (Sling TV Was Awful This Year - Advice)

    Quote Originally Posted by edwd58 View Post
    This thread seems like a good spot to ask a technical question. I have Charter/Spectrum and have many Bama football games on DVR - including several national championship games. Does anyone know a way to transfer/copy those games to another media device? Is it even possible? These cable boxes are finicky and you're never more than a reset away from losing everything that has been recorded.
    They choose to make it very difficult, relying on copyright grounds...
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