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Offline imref

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #275: March 04, 2020, 11:23:58 AM »
You roku guys are so touchy and protective about your choice. :crackup:

all I know is I've had the stick for about 3-4 years now with no issues, though I only use it to watch ESPN+ as there's no ESPN app on my LG Smart TV

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« Reply #276: March 04, 2020, 11:33:57 AM »
all I know is I've had the stick for about 3-4 years now with no issues, though I only use it to watch ESPN+ as there's no ESPN app on my LG Smart TV

smart tv's are the best argument for an Apple TV

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gyzjym/the-internet-of-things-is-still-a-privacy-dumpster-fire-study-finds

combined with

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/07/netflix-samsung-smart-tv-roku/


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« Reply #277: March 04, 2020, 11:46:02 AM »
You roku guys are so touchy and protective about your choice. :crackup:

That's what you took away from that?

I just happened to choose Roku when I was making the initial jump (mostly based on downstream factors like the cost of the plans that carried the channels I wanted and their availability on various devices).  I'm at the point in life where if it ain't broke, I'm not interested in trying to fix it.  Traditional able costs were to the breaking point for us, so a nice antenna and a cheap Roku seemed like a good move.  We've been extremely happy so far so it's unlikely I'll even look into anything else unless that changes. 

:clown:

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #278: March 04, 2020, 11:48:07 AM »
That's what you took away from that?

No question.

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« Reply #281: March 04, 2020, 11:55:44 AM »
Observant.

Clearly not.  You do you.  I got lucky on the first thing I tried and see no reason to shop around, but that doesn't mean I can't be curious what others enjoy about their choices, or that I have any reason to care that anyone else chose differently than me.

How strong are your daily meds?  ;)

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« Reply #282: March 04, 2020, 12:03:14 PM »
How strong are your daily meds?  ;)

We’ve got this killer Medicare prescription plan from AARP/Walgreens. ;)

Offline imref

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #283: October 29, 2020, 08:18:22 PM »
Netflix jacking up their prices again. $1.00 more for their basic plan, $2.00 for premium

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« Reply #284: October 30, 2020, 09:54:39 AM »
Netflix jacking up their prices again. $1.00 more for their basic plan, $2.00 for premium
Looked it up and my $8.99 non HD plan stays the same.

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« Reply #285: October 30, 2020, 11:30:12 AM »
Again, for those of you that are cord cutters and want locals (in this area), try locast.org. There is a Roku channel. $5 per month will get rid of the pleading every time you start it.

Local channels look great.

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« Reply #286: November 10, 2020, 04:23:57 PM »
Again, for those of you that are cord cutters and want locals (in this area), try locast.org. There is a Roku channel. $5 per month will get rid of the pleading every time you start it.

Local channels look great.

Nice tip, I'll have to check that out.

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #287: November 10, 2020, 09:02:27 PM »
Sling announced that it's hardware devices will no longer be supported in 2 years.

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« Reply #288: November 11, 2020, 10:57:56 AM »
The perils of software as a service.

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #289: November 11, 2020, 11:44:00 AM »
Depends entirely on the practical effects of the announcement. End of Life support for products isn't all that unusual in the computer world and the devices continue to work afterwards.  On the flip, you have something like a Barracuda Message Archiver which gets a little crippled and gimped without a current support contract.

From imref's announcement I can't tell if the box will be useless, or just not receive patching, updates, or tech support.


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« Reply #291: November 11, 2020, 12:57:25 PM »
Okay, yeah that's some varsity level BS there. They must have been taking notes from Sony. (Okay, probably a ton of companies, but Sony is the only one so far to make digital content I paid for unavailable)

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« Reply #292: November 11, 2020, 03:59:44 PM »
Okay, yeah that's some varsity level BS there. They must have been taking notes from Sony. (Okay, probably a ton of companies, but Sony is the only one so far to make digital content I paid for unavailable)
$39 Roku stick covers all those services. I suppose web-based DVR is slower?

Offline GburgNatsFan

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« Reply #293: November 11, 2020, 04:01:14 PM »
 Returned all my Xfinity stuff today. Feels good. Signed up for FIOS internet. My daughter has a YouTube subscription.

Charlie and Dave next summer unless I get MLB and spoof.

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #294: November 11, 2020, 04:54:22 PM »
Returned all my Xfinity stuff today. Feels good. Signed up for FIOS internet. My daughter has a YouTube subscription.

Charlie and Dave next summer unless I get MLB and spoof.

I got a FiOS upgrade from 75MB to 1 GB this week.  Install took about an hour, though I had to move my home router as I only had a Coax run to the existing FiOS router.  Anything above 200 MB requires an Ethernet connection from the router to the FiOS optical network box.

I posted a few weeks ago that the existing router was on the other side of the house.  So I just moved it to the room on the other side of the wall from the ONT.  Speeds are around 400/400 now via Wi-Fi.  At some point i'll upgrade the FiOS G1100 to something better.  I still need a FiOS router for TV, but if you don't use FiOS TV you can install whatever router you want.

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« Reply #295: November 11, 2020, 06:37:36 PM »
$39 Roku stick covers all those services. I suppose web-based DVR is slower?

I would imagine it varies by service, but Philo's DVR has been phenomenal for us.  Roku stick itself is far faster than our FiOS box ever was (not a very high bar to clear, but still)

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #296: November 11, 2020, 06:43:25 PM »
I would imagine it varies by service, but Philo's DVR has been phenomenal for us.  Roku stick itself is far faster than our FiOS box ever was (not a very high bar to clear, but still)

did you hear about the debacle that was the most recent re-do of the FiOS guide?

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« Reply #297: November 11, 2020, 07:08:02 PM »
did you hear about the debacle that was the most recent re-do of the FiOS guide?

I'm not sure how it could possibly have gotten worse but please tell me :lol:

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19 and beyond
« Reply #298: November 11, 2020, 08:28:37 PM »
YouTube TV experiencing an outage. Started right before Final Jeopardy. Couldn’t have had the decency to wait five more minutes.  :bang:

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« Reply #299: November 11, 2020, 10:10:23 PM »
I'm not sure how it could possibly have gotten worse but please tell me :lol:

Terribly slow and they replaced the channel icons with a generic “tv” icon so as you scroll through the guide you can’t tell the names of the channels.  There are 100 pages of complaints on the Verizon support forum https://forums.verizon.com/t5/Fios-TV-Technical-Assistance/Sept-2020-Fios-DVR-and-Guide-Update/td-p/901983