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« Reply #180 on: December 23, 2016, 01:20:09 pm »


Im giving a couple Mohu Leaf Metros away for Christmas.  The prices vary on Amazon depending on when you visit and how you navigate to the page with the product, but they sofar bring in the channels that I want.  Im thinking ahead to tornado season when satellite and cable falter.

Combining my DirecTV bill with my Uverse bill seemed logical (now that they are one big happy mega media corporation) but I discovered at&t was now billing me rental for DirecTV equipment I have owned since 2001.  ...and I was on some sort of new contract.  I "fixed" it but watch your bill closely.

Cox cable is still not that competitive; they just keep offering "introductory" prices on everything to conceal how big the bill will really be.
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« Reply #181 on: December 23, 2016, 03:29:37 pm »

Cox cable is still not that competitive; they just keep offering "introductory" prices on everything to conceal how big the bill will really be.

I think the approx $80/month was too much for expanded basic.  Then, they claimed we would all need the magic box at each TV for additional cost because they were going "digital".  My TVs have digital receivers, they were going encrypted digital.  I voted for Antenna TV.

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« Reply #182 on: December 23, 2016, 03:33:57 pm »

Happy as a Clam with SlingTV.....
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« Reply #183 on: January 01, 2017, 05:08:53 pm »

Happy as a Clam with SlingTV.....


Be sure to call DirecTV and U-verse to complain that they havent raised their rates to pay for the higher cost of channels you can get free with an antenna.
http://hothardware.com/news/fox-abc-wsb-network-affiliates-outraged-attdirecttv-remove-them

Seriously, dont.  Get some rabbit ears if you cant live without Judge Judy.

Dish network as well....  Dish, which on Thursday lost the Bonneville-owned NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City due to a fee fight, last night lost two CBS affiliates, in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, due to a separate fee fight with their owner, Griffin Communications.
http://www.tvpredictions.com/fee120117.htm

Their ratings went up and they got greedy. 
Let them stew.
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« Reply #184 on: January 01, 2017, 06:28:07 pm »


Be sure to call DirecTV and U-verse to complain that they havent raised their rates to pay for the higher cost of channels you can get free with an antenna.
http://hothardware.com/news/fox-abc-wsb-network-affiliates-outraged-attdirecttv-remove-them

Seriously, dont.  Get some rabbit ears if you cant live without Judge Judy.

Dish network as well....  Dish, which on Thursday lost the Bonneville-owned NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City due to a fee fight, last night lost two CBS affiliates, in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, due to a separate fee fight with their owner, Griffin Communications.
http://www.tvpredictions.com/fee120117.htm

Their ratings went up and they got greedy. 
Let them stew.

What I heard is that they increased the carriage fees by 300 percent.
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« Reply #185 on: April 03, 2017, 01:48:14 pm »

What I heard is that they increased the carriage fees by 300 percent.

I see on my DirecTV bill from at&t that a new "Federal Cost Recovery Charge" has been added.

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« Reply #186 on: April 03, 2017, 05:12:33 pm »

I broke down and ordered DirecTV for our personal quarters in our B & B last week.  I immediately regretted it as soon as I went through the channel guide and suddenly remembered you end up paying for 200 channels of infomercials to get 30 channels you might watch "some day" and 5 or 10 you end up getting the bulk of your programming from.  MC and I are too busy to even watch any TV except in the late evening and Albuquerque's news may be even more depressing than Tulsa's.  Streaming is a bit limited on a 7mb pipe.  Looks like I will be relying on Kindle for evening entertainment until we start having guests in late May/early June.

We will add a separate DTV account for the guest side of the B & B but I will probably end up cancelling our DTV subscription in our quarters as soon as we can.
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« Reply #187 on: April 03, 2017, 07:45:45 pm »

I play around with various streaming services, but still living just fine without cable/satellite.
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« Reply #188 on: April 04, 2017, 06:56:03 am »

I play around with various streaming services, but still living just fine without cable/satellite.

Same.

Except now my gripes come in the form of complaints about internet connectivity. The local cartel provides blazing service (intermittent at best) but outlandishly low data caps. 100 Mbps is entry level. 300 Gig data cap. So we have stuck with AT&T, which is somewhat more consistent, but has a habit of raising prices every 6 months by about $5. So now I'm paying primo money for plain jane DSL service. I have noticed the communications carriers seem to price things to make it as inconvenient as possible to have just internet. Every "good deal" involved television. I still resist.
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« Reply #189 on: April 04, 2017, 08:47:17 am »

Gonna try some of these....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P69KuHum7wQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlShMxSCZJ0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmKjjlS2Vi0


Especially this one...he sounds like most of us (in OK) !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX_wBmLQv5k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FovEdu9BaWI


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« Reply #190 on: April 04, 2017, 03:13:05 pm »

Same.

Except now my gripes come in the form of complaints about internet connectivity. The local cartel provides blazing service (intermittent at best) but outlandishly low data caps. 100 Mbps is entry level. 300 Gig data cap. So we have stuck with AT&T, which is somewhat more consistent, but has a habit of raising prices every 6 months by about $5. So now I'm paying primo money for plain jane DSL service. I have noticed the communications carriers seem to price things to make it as inconvenient as possible to have just internet. Every "good deal" involved television. I still resist.

who is doing data caps?
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« Reply #191 on: April 04, 2017, 04:36:28 pm »

who is doing data caps?

I thought most providers do data caps, at least in theory:

http://www.cox.com/residential/support/internet/article.cox?articleId=%7B2fd6ccb0-b13a-11df-4be3-000000000000%7D


Per AT&T:
https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/u-verse-high-speed-internet/KM1010099
http://time.com/money/4353512/att-home-internet-data-caps/
https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/29/atandt-is-raising-data-caps-to-1tb-for-u-verse-subscribers-only/
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« Reply #192 on: April 04, 2017, 08:29:27 pm »


I believe Cox has said their caps are more advise than limit.

Also, 1TB is pretty dang high. that is like streaming 30 movies a day.
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« Reply #193 on: April 04, 2017, 10:15:49 pm »

I believe Cox has said their caps are more advise than limit.

Also, 1TB is pretty dang high. that is like streaming 30 movies a day.

In some areas for Cox, that is true, however they are starting to adopt the cap and overage model.  All of their plans now currently (except for the very lowest) have a cap of 1TB.  The difference being that Cox is miles faster than any offering AT&T can provide at both company's highest tiers.

The most I've ever used in a month is about 200gb (that would be about 20 percent of the cap) and that was during a month I binge watched two series on Netflix.  I use Netflix a little.  I have my own media server at the house however, which I have copied many of my own blu-rays to (mainly because I HATE waiting through trailers and the BD live stuff and navigating menus) and am using a program called Kodi (or SPMC) using an Nvidia Shield TV.  This little rig may make me cut the cord for good.
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« Reply #194 on: April 05, 2017, 06:35:41 am »


One more step closer.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-nfl-sign-50-million-streaming-deal-for-thursday-games-2017-04-04
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