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Old 01-22-2018, 09:11 AM   #61
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Here is my story.
1. I had Time Warner and dropped it because of price and poor wi-fi
2. Picked up DirectTV
3. Quickly dropped Direct because of customer service and billing problems
4. Back to Time Warner
5. Direct TV called back and wanted me to come back told them I would not pay more than $50 mo. Agreed and I am back with Windstream wi-fi. I know but my Windstrem service has been spot on. TW had buffering on Netflix, not with WS all good.
6. Calling both to see if I can get a better deal to stay with them (bluff). Happy with service of both paying a total of $110.00 mo.
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When the timing is right, I'm going with PS Vue. $45 a month for what I want plus DVR. I have a Roku TV now so I'm set with the apps I need for Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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thinking on trying this.....my oldest daughter really likes it at her house. Have Charter Spectrum now as a pkg deal.....phone/cable/internet...seems to keep inching upwards as far as price.....I've always gotten great advice on here on any questions that I have asked for advice for. Hoping ya'll can help me out once again.....just a few questions,and thanks for the replies.......

Which stick,streaming device will I need? am keeping internet (alot of ROKU devices to choose from)
as I understand, no monthly charges for ROKU?
Can I use multiple tv's,and if so will I need two devices and accounts?
What about live tv,especially sporting events?
If I sign up for more stuff off of ROKU will I end up as high as I am now?
Quality of pic as good as cable HD?
Thanks guys...........ya'll never steered me wrong before! Just wanna make sure Im gonna be happy with this before I do it! lol

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I asked a similar question about streaming sticks during the holiday season (thanks again everyone for your feedback), and I ended up with the Roku Streaming Stick+.

After a month+ of using this device, I wholeheartedly recommend it. Super fast, zero load times, and the remote is connected to the device so you can use the remote without needing to point it at the TV. Also it allows you to turn the tv off and on and control the volume with that same remote. The voice function works well, but I hardly use it.

I use my parents watchespn account (they will always have digital cable IMO), so I still have that access. I use it primarily for Netflix, ESPN, Hulu, and Youtube (main reason why I chose it over the Fire). Plugs into the back of the TV and is never seen.

It does require about 10 min of setup to begin with, and you'll need to login to your respective accounts either on the TV or through the Roku website.

For local channels (fox, abc, cbs, nbc, etc), I use a digital hd antenna, which is around $20 and gets me access to about 25 channels for free (it's the gov'ts over the air HD channels) and the quality is superb.

All in all, no issues and I am very happy with my $40 Roku streaming stick+ purchase
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haha listen to this.

Ok so I moved to a new place in piedmont/pelzer that hadnít had service before from at&t or charter. so I called both to see what could be done. I ended up getting at&t because charter said they had to come out and lay 1200 ft of cable and construction fees, which was gonna cost me like $2800. I immediately hung up. what in the actual ****?

but Iím gonna end up paying about 150 a month with att for everything

If you have the ability to just get Charter internet and some streaming service, thatís the cheapest option
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haha listen to this.

Ok so I moved to a new place in piedmont/pelzer that hadn’t had service before from at&t or charter. so I called both to see what could be done. I ended up getting at&t because charter said they had to come out and lay 1200 ft of cable and construction fees, which was gonna cost me like $2800. I immediately hung up. what in the actual ****?

but I’m gonna end up paying about 150 a month with att for everything

If you have the ability to just get Charter internet and some streaming service, that’s the cheapest option
Did you try and figure up how long it would take you to save $2800? If you were going to see significant savings over a year or two, it might offset that upfront cost.
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Did you try and figure up how long it would take you to save $2800? If you were going to see significant savings over a year or two, it might offset that upfront cost.
well considering that is half of what it takes to covert to solar, Iíd rather save the rest for that
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New DIRECTV NOW customers can get a Roku Streaming Stick for free when they prepay for a single month of DIRECTV NOW. Channel packages start at $35 per month, but this offer saves you $49.99 on the price of the Roku. When you combine the Roku with DIRECTV NOW, you'll have access to live TV and on-demand programming from any major channel's streaming service. Additional charges and fees may apply.

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I pulled the trigger on cutting the cord. Went with Hulu live. Been happy with it. TV bill decreased by 60/month
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I'll sell you directv now for $10.60 for the first month. I'm an AT&T salesman, I'll even do it over the phone. Lol
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I pulled the trigger on cutting the cord. Went with Hulu live. Been happy with it. TV bill decreased by 60/month
Do you put together channel packages like you do with sling?
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No. We purchased a roku tv and purchased a Hulu live account. It has 99% of what we were watching and it gives us the local channels.
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I'll sell you directv now for $10.60 for the first month. I'm an AT&T salesman, I'll even do it over the phone. Lol


How much for the 2nd month? 13th month?
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Spectrum is way too expensive, so I stream everything. Any recommendations on getting local channels? I have Sling TV (which I highly recommend btw) but I can't get Fox, CBS, ABC or NBC through them. I tried an indoor antenna but it was spotty at best, even after moving it around.

With the Panthers and just about every NFL game on those networks and with the SEC on CBS, this is a necessity.
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Spectrum is way too expensive, so I stream everything. Any recommendations on getting local channels? I have Sling TV (which I highly recommend btw) but I can't get Fox, CBS, ABC or NBC through them. I tried an indoor antenna but it was spotty at best, even after moving it around.

With the Panthers and just about every NFL game on those networks and with the SEC on CBS, this is a necessity.
$40 roof top antenna. About $20 parts mounting to chimney and cable. I receive all locals in HD. A total of 32 channels.
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I bought a Roku Express for myself after giving my mom one for her birthday several weeks ago.

I am just on a 6MB pipe and the picture is excellent with very little-to-no buffering.

Not on Sling or Hulu yet. So far I just hit CBSN when I get home from work to check the news and that is about it.

The Roku Channel movies are pretty decent and I don't mind the commercials.

I just watch the movies and TV shows I already have on media if I want to watch something else.

Best thing I have bought in a while.
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I am a big fan of Set TV. Been with them almost 2 years $20 a month for 500 HD Channels including all the movie channels. Click on this link I am pretty sure you can sign up for a free day to try it out without having to give a credit card. Has Has NBC, ABC, and CBS although it wont be local. Also has a ton of sports channels including all the SEC, FOX, ESPNs. You can watch on 3 TV's, has to be the same IP Address and you can watch on 1 phone - mobile. Been very pleased for $20 dollars. I don't really watch them but also has Playboy, Penthouse, and a few other Adult Channels. If you want to check it out for free here you go.

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Have never heard of Set TV. Not sure but sounds like one of those 'To good to be true' type deals. It's been working well for you I presume?


I recently signed up with DirectTVNow service for $35 / month. And they threw in an AppleTV if I committed to 3 months. Some thing I like, and other things need some work. Once the 3 months are done I may try some other services. I know a lot of folks use Sling or PSView. I will look some more into this SetTV. Nice thing with most of these services, they are easy to try and cancel and switch, without having to go through the traditional 'call the cable company and have a service rep try to talk you into not cancelling for 30 mionutes' spiel.
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Looks like Set TV is being sued by Netflix, Amazon, Disney, etc for piracy

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