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    Iím thinking about getting rid of Directv. I find myself rarely watching TV, other than the news, and the NFL. Most of the shows I watch are on HBO & Showtime.. or on Netflix.

    Iím trying YouTube TV for the Vikings game today. The resolution seems slightly better than my Directv feed.

    Iím using an Apple TV 4K. Which has a better picture than the Nvidia Shield 4K it replaces.

    Any thoughts, or experiences anyone can share?


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    Re: Cord Cutting Options

    The cable providers have a tendency to bundle their services. For example, Verizon gives you a "triple play": phone, internet, and cable for a bundled price. The thing is that if you only want one or two of those services, they change the price so that you end up saving very little.
    In my particular case, internet speed drives my selection. I don't care for cable but I do care about streaming (Netflix, AppleTV, Amazon, etc.) and for that the faster internet speed the better.
    I had DirectTV years ago,but as soon as FIOS internet became available in my area, I cancelled.
    The only one thing that I use cable for is for recording certain shows that I can watch later. However, many channels now allow you to stream those shows provided that... You have a cable account. Go figure!

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    Re: Cord Cutting Options

    Quote Originally Posted by Phishphan View Post
    I’m thinking about getting rid of Directv. I find myself rarely watching TV, other than the news, and the NFL. Most of the shows I watch are on HBO & Showtime.. or on Netflix.

    I’m trying YouTube TV for the Vikings game today. The resolution seems slightly better than my Directv feed.

    I’m using an Apple TV 4K. Which has a better picture than the Nvidia Shield 4K it replaces.

    Any thoughts, or experiences anyone can share?


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    I got rid of Directv as well. I auditioned Hulu, Sling, Atnt, and YouTube TV. Selected YouTube TV. Has all the local channels and enough of a variety of other channels to keep me interested. Also got the basic Hulu package, so for 60.00 a month between YouTube TV and Hulu I have my basic video needs met. Also have Netflix and Prime, so am good to go for the foreseeable future. I use ROKU to control my various streaming options.

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    i'm a sports junkie, got to have them all, so i have to be wired. just the way it is....at this point in time.

    otherwise it would be an easy move to cut the cord. on line + 4K discs have all the other content i need. don't watch commercial TV at all other than sports.

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    Re: Cord Cutting Options

    In a metro area you can get all your local channels and a host of other digital channels with an antenna. (reception may vary)

    HBO has their own streaming service, not sure where to subscribe.

    I haven't cut the cord yet, although I rarely watch TV, prefer my audio rig. I'd be satisfied with an antenna so I can watch the news. My wife likes the DVR thing. I know there's probably options for that, but, creatures of habit. I do have at least 100 mbps but the less draw on that the better since I'm sometimes streaming music
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    I wish it was broken up into channels. I donít need packages.

    Local News and Weather
    National and World News and Weather
    NFL, MLB, NBA
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    I was just thinking of this earlier. I pay Comcast $140/month (Internet and TV), while rarely watching TV. Now that I am retired I am getting into the Ďevery penny countsí mode of thinking.
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    We canceled our directv yesterday. I hooked up a Apple TV 4K on each of my TVs. Subscribed to YouTube TV for $50 a month. Also signed up for HBO Now and Showtime Anytime. Total cost is $75 a month. I already have Netflix and Prime, so I was spending that already.

    It has all of my local channels, and everything I like to watch. The interface is great, far better than directv. My wife and I think the picture quality is better as well.

    Super easy to set up after the first TV. Just kept my iPad next to the Apple TV on the other setups and it mirrors the settings and apps of the first one.

    Canít believe I didnít do this sooner. Better all around and Iíll save $800 a year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phishphan View Post
    We canceled our directv yesterday. I hooked up a Apple TV 4K on each of my TVs. Subscribed to YouTube TV for $50 a month. Also signed up for HBO Now and Showtime Anytime. Total cost is $75 a month. I already have Netflix and Prime, so I was spending that already.

    It has all of my local channels, and everything I like to watch. The interface is great, far better than directv. My wife and I think the picture quality is better as well.

    Super easy to set up after the first TV. Just kept my iPad next to the Apple TV on the other setups and it mirrors the settings and apps of the first one.

    Canít believe I didnít do this sooner. Better all around and Iíll save $800 a year.


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    The Apple TV has local channels?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The Apple TV has local channels?


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    I believe the You Tube subscription gives you all the local channels.

 

 
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