Cutting the Cable

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  1. Tarpon Nole

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    But honestly, my family watches almost 0 live TV outside of sports. Every once in a while I'll throw on local news to see weather or if something happened locally I want to see.

    I'd pay $100 a month for a Hulu type experience for everything, with live sports only. I don't watch ESPN or anything during the day so only give me when an actual game is on.

    This would include your local sports as well

    Edit - but no commercial shit tht Hulu pulls
     
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  2. laxjoe

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    Bally sports not bring in yttv is a Bally issue, not a yttv issue. Fuck Bally I hope they fold bc they suck and they want to destroy America
     
  3. ono

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    It's mostly Bally but I also blame MLB a bit and their antiquated blackout rules. I'd totally buy MLB.tv if those didn't exist.

    I know, it's to allow teams to maximize revenue, blah blah, but MLB really doesn't seem like they want fans.
     
  4. GoodForAnother

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    for 25 a month I can buy tickets to like three royals games
     
  5. DirtBall

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    In KC they constantly fuck up and play Bally MidWest (StL’s channel) on Ballys KC. So Royals opening day played the first 3 innings of the Cardinals game and Sporting KC playoff games they showed a replay of an old Blues game the entire first half.
     
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  6. Tarpon Nole

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    Yes, but again it's not just the MLB

    Imagine in 2021 (basically 2022) you try to argue that it's in the best interest of your franchises to limit local TV exposure

    It's just an ass backwards idea
     
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  7. Tarpon Nole

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    In what world does it make sense tht someone can pay a premium to get all MLB games, but not get their local team
     
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  8. ono

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    Baseball is more regional than any other sport. So I get why teams want to hold as much leverage as they can when getting their local TV deals. It makes sense on paper.

    But Jesus it's shitty for fans.
     
  9. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Bally's app is dog shit as well. Got way worse once it's switched from fox sports go
     
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  10. TableKnight

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    Just canceled my fubo.tv trial
     
  11. dblplay1212

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    Don't all sports have similar blackout rules?
     
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  12. Goose

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    The NFL sure does. When I had Sunday ticket I had to watch Bengals games on the actual local channel

    I’d imagine the NHL and NBA are the same
     
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  13. dblplay1212

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    Yea knew the NFL does. We had Sunday Ticket with DirecTV forever and if we ever out running errands we couldn't watch the Jags.
     
  14. Jimmy the Saint

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    NHL.tv also blacks out local games.
     
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  15. ned's head

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    Just noticed my sub isn't getting a signal on YTTV via the firestick 4k. Sure enough, it's outputting 2.0. Feels like I'm back in the 90s. Anyone know if this is going to change anytime soon?
     
  16. Tarpon Nole

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    have a 4K stick and working fine
     
  17. ndpat3130

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    I don't have an issue with the basic premise of the MLB blackout rules (I live in Chicago and can't watch the Sox or Cubs on MLB.tv, that's fine), but when they black out like six teams in the middle of Iowa or the California teams in Hawaii it makes no damn sense.
     
  18. dblplay1212

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    I live in Jax and any game in Tampa or Miami is blacked out. That's 4-5 hours away from me.
     
  19. GoodForAnother

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    my guess is it’s something with your tv or audio system cuz I don’t have that
     
  20. Zebbie

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    you can usually watch any game shown on your local broadcast channels on the NFL app for free
     
  21. dblplay1212

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    I have YTTV now so it's not an issue. Never tried it that way before when I had DirecTV. Always used the Sunday Ticket app and it blocked them there.
     
  22. MA

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    Not sure you can really say YTTV is worth the price anymore.
     
  23. Nandor the Relentless

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    Didn't even know those channels existed
     
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  24. NothingIsOT

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    Is that all cnbc? If so, I’m out.
     
  25. MA

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    No it's just a one-off channel that apparently covers global financial markets.
     
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  26. THF

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    In case you weren’t being sarcastic….

    I was paying around $150 a month for cable due to price increases and probably watching around the same amount of channels.

    I pay $65 or so now and get a better DVR, better access to watch on multiple devices easier than I ever could watch tv. I can stop live tv and go outside; turn on a tv and resume easier than ever.

    YTTV is worth every penny for me.
     
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  27. gilstein21

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    And isn’t nbcsn, the only channel on that list worth watching, disappearing from all providers?
     
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  28. Jimmy the Saint

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    It's shuttered at midnight. Sorry to all of the Mecum auto auction fans.
     
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  29. gilstein21

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    Shifting most of their programming to USA network, which I think is where a lot of the nbcsn stuff used to be.
     
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  30. Jimmy the Saint

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    That's where EPL is going. I don't care about any of their other content (probably why the channel is going away).

    "The Lights" was great about 8 years ago. All highlights and no bullshit.
     
  31. DeToxRox

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    Crazy considering all those cable nerds came out of the woodwork to chirp during the 36 hour Disney/YTTV fracas
     
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  32. Det. Frank Bullitt

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  34. Willpépé

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    Just catching up on the thread. Shit like this makes me better understand why Sony just decided to bow out. Slowly but surely this shit will all be in a similar price range with the cable companies we all learned to hate.
     
  35. laxjoe

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  36. racer

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    Fubo multiview does not work on Roku from what I’ve gathered. Anyone tried recently that can confirm?
     
  37. Jimmy the Saint

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    It's only on Apple TV.
     
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  38. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Another 4k channel now added on YTTV.

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  39. NP13

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    Great, Lebron's bald spot in glorious 4K
     
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    For the DirectTV Stream subscribers on here (if there are any?)

     
  41. jbr

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    Cut my cable probably 3 months ago and am saving $90 per month. Been rocking an antenna, just about every streaming service (HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and Apple+ are free), and my parent’s cable credentials for ESPN.

    I still mostly watch DDD at night. Discovery+ is the best $6 I spend each month.
     
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  42. honestlee

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    WTF they just increased the price a couple of months ago. They better add unlimited DVR and a increase the number of streams you can have at the very least.
     
  43. construxboy

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    Does anyone know the deal with LG TVs not having ESPN Plus? Any real reason?
     
  44. Bankz

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    What is the ideal internet speed to cut the cable?

    I plan on going to Xfinity store this weekend and go to an internet only package and cut all other services.
     
  45. racer

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    I had no issues clocking in at like 50mbps on average at my old place.
     
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    I have 100mbps down and I think 20mbps up and never have an issue with a couple TVs streaming plus browsing internet. I could probably get away with even slower. Just depends on how many devices you are using simultaneously. Also, one major factor is if you do a lot of 4k streaming or not. That stuff can eat up bandwidth pretty quick.
     
  47. Bankz

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    Is the 4k option from YouTube TV worth the 19.99 a month? If not I likely won’t be do much of any 4k streaming.
     
  48. Goose

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    I did the free trial during football season and either I didn’t set the channels up right or there would be 1 football game a week broadcasted in 4K