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    cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Since the Sling post on Football forum has drifted to a general dump cable/satellite discussion, thought it might be appropriate here. Plus, i have almost reached my limit with Charter/Bham, so considering some version of streaming via a high speed internet connection.

    Which method(s0 allow for recording or on-demand, and which get local stations? Hope to figure this out before August. Gotta be ready for kickoffs of college football.

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Only one I know that gets all the local channels is youtubetv. The others vary from market to market

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    depending on where you are, you can get local channels with an hd antenna.
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    hd antenna.
    You can just use regular ole rabbit ears and get HD.

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    I stand by YouTube TV. During my trial period, it greatly outperformed Sling and Hulu -- note that PS Vue and DirectTV Now don't have apps for the Xbox, so these were non-starters.

    If you're considering one of these services, I'd recommend starting a few 7-day trials and deciding based on your experience.

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    I'll be cutting my cord next week and going with HighSpeedData only so interested in this subject as well. I have an Amazon Firebox ready to use and was going to try the PSVue but will also look now at the YouTubeTv - thanks, Charmin...

    https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Amazon doesnít support YouTube tv

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 2003TIDE View Post
    You can just use regular ole rabbit ears and get HD.
    I put a $50 antenna in my attic and get a ridiculous amount of channels.
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I put a $50 antenna in my attic and get a ridiculous amount of channels.
    Is there a semi-simple way to record over-air television?

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bama579 View Post
    Is there a semi-simple way to record over-air television?
    my RokuTV's let me pause and play up to 90 mins which is super easy. You can also buy a device that will take the antenna signal and put in on your home network and set up a Plex server as a dvr. Not hard if you are computer savy
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    I can get two locals on Direct TV now. I recently switched to it from Sling. So far Iím liking it better. No delay on sports (had it during the SECT and NCAA tourney). A bit more expensive but a wider variety of channels & multistream.


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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    I hope we can do this one day. We pay $150 for charter. Problem is we have a lot of tvs with HD/DVR boxes. Used to be more when we had internet with them, but their internet sucks. We now have AT&T fiber internet (which is awesome).

    I just haven’t really looked into cutting the cord yet.
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