Cutting the Cable

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  1. Brandon Chicken

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    Yeah, similar here. Not ideal for a Saturday.
     
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  2. Baron

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    I turned my TV on about 8:45 and no issues. Been working fine for the last hour.
     
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  3. Brandon Chicken

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    I haven’t tried on my TCLs yet. So far I’ve noticed it on the Roku stick and the Ultra. Started last night.
     
  4. Baron

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    I’m on an LG with YTTV app, just FYI.
     
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  5. Brandon Chicken

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    I think it’s a roku issue. No problems for the last hour so maybe they fixed jt.
     
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  6. laxjoe

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    Price it out. I’m guessing you’re still way below for the comparative package. I recently moved and even with the deals, if I wanted something close to ytttv I was paying an additional $100
     
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  7. TDintheCorner

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    Way to jinx it. Just happened again.
     
  8. Baron

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    We were playing close to $200 a month before with internet and Directv. Even with YTTV upping price we are still way below what we paid. Plus the portability to move a tv outside, garage, etc is awesome. I had the DTV wireless box, but this is easier (and I’m not paying for the box).
     
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  9. racer

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    Moving to a neighborhood with fiber and going from 100m cable to gig fiber for $4 more per month, without the 1tb cap I currently have. Cord cutting about to get so lit.
     
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  10. NoNatty

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    well I’m not in contract with Comcast, so I pay $80 for internet. I could get the same internet and 140 channels for $80/month promo. Again though, fuck Comcast.
     
  11. Connor Norman

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    I split YTTV with Degausser . He lives in Columbus about 150 miles from me. I occasionally have to login for him with his email from my location but other than that it hasn’t been an issue and we’ve been doing this for over two years.
     
  12. Willpépé

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    This is what I alluded to with the other apps I share with my friend. We are about 100 miles apart.
     
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  13. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Yeah good point.

    I guess I omitted that part > if you share passwords to your own unique profiles, you can defeat that check.
     
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  14. gilstein21

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    My tcl roku tv has had no yttv issues since I turned it on at noon.
     
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  15. NoNatty

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    I live in Oregon and added a friend in AZ under my YTTV. Works perfectly fine so far.
     
  16. $P1

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    Just hooked up a Roku Streambar ...it's the Ultra and a soundbar combined. The audio is really fucking good. Live in an apartment so I can't really have a legit audio setup, but this sounds a ton better than my old Vizio soundbar
     
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  17. racer

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    Serious question to you and anyone else who cares to weigh in - if you live alone or watch a lot of stuff alone would you consider getting a headphone setup now that the wireless technology has evolved to allow a high-end sound experience?
     
  18. 1

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    Have never thought about that but I wouldn't just because I already have too much invested in my full Sonos setup.
     
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  19. Willpépé

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    No because I’d be worried someone would sneak up behind me and tickle scare the shit out of me.
     
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    I know I would also constantly wonder..."was someone just knocking on my door?!?" and that would bug the shit out of me.
     
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  21. THF

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    Along the lines of cutting the cord; Google is now advertising Google Fiber to me in my Gmail app...

    Yet Google knows pretty much exactly where I live, and Google Fiber isn’t available to me based on their website.

    Fingers crossed it’s coming but I don’t have high hopes.
     
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  22. Nandor the Relentless

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    Well Comcast going to be putting a 1.2 TB cap in Virginia in March. We’ve been going close to that or over it every month since switching to YouTube TV. God damnit
     
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    That sucks. Fuck Comcast. How much /month to get an extra TB or whatever?
     
  24. Nandor the Relentless

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    Only option is to pay an extra $30 a month for unlimited data
     
  25. Nandor the Relentless

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    Attempted to watch MNF in 480p to see how it goes to see if we can save data and avoid having to get unlimited data. Nah this 480p shit ain’t happening.
     
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  26. infected donkey

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    May need to see how much it costs to go over the data cap and pay vs paying for unlimited for a year and see which is less.
     
  27. Nandor the Relentless

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    They charge $10 for every 50 GB over the cap, with a max of $100 charged for going over. So it doesn't make much sense to pay to go over the cap every month.
     
  28. Kevintensity

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    Just checked my usage, I've only gone near 1tb once in the past year, but usual only have 1 stream going at a time on YouTube tv
     
  29. infected donkey

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    Paying an extra $10 is less than $30.
     
  30. Nandor the Relentless

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    50GB ain't much. We were at 1380 in July, 1405 in August, 1841 in September, 1232 in October.
     
  31. Houndster

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    Make sure you’re watching NFL/College games that are on network TV via antenna (it’s a better picture anyway)
     
  32. 1

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    That doesn't work for everyone. Just depends on where your windows are in relation to the direction the towers are.

    When I lived downtown I couldn't get ABC, NBC, or CBS over the air because the apartments windows I lived in faced east and south and those 3 stations towers are NW of downtown at 72nd & Crown Point.

    Not sure of his situation of course.
     
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  33. Nandor the Relentless

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    Well the person in the room beside where I have my TV tried an antenna and it worked fairly mediocrely.
     
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  34. Bo Pelinis

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    You should have been able to get signal without a unidirectional antenna considering how close you were. 60 blocks of whatever is nothing.
     
  35. Baron

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    Person? Like roommate?
     
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  36. racer

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    This is a rabbit hole we need to go down.
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  37. racer

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    Back when I was in high school we had a farm. We got our first HD tv and dish network didn’t carry locals so I became a master of the digital HD antenna. Short antennas and one tilt direction for fox and WB. Extend the antennas and go the other way for ABC, CBS, and NBC stations.
     
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  38. $P1

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    You would think. Alas, no luck back then trying all different types of antennas.
     
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  40. Willpépé

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    Same my dad lived on an old farm property that was a mile off the road where they didn’t run cable. Had an electric antenna with all the directions to get channels next to it. So we could pick up Philadelphia. NY and Harrisburg affiliates. It was also weird which affiliate came in clear and why. Long story short there was a little circular knob that would direct the antenna and you might need to turn that like an 1/8 inch to bring the signal in clearer. I forgot about that until you posted.
     
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  41. Nandor the Relentless

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    Depends on if you want to call a brother a roommate or not.
     
  42. Truman

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    Referring to your brother as "the person in the room beside where I have my TV " lol

    Shawn youre so fascinating. Also stop slacking on the candyCORN vids. Have your brother / person in the room beside where I have my TV can do a cameo
     
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  43. Baron

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    [​IMG]
     
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  44. racer

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    Do you guys happen to have two other “people” in the house that are say 20-30 years older than you? A couple, perhaps?
     
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  45. Nandor the Relentless

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    Nope
     
  46. infected donkey

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    Had the same, but it was a pipe wrench at the base of the antenna and you’d open up the doors to hear someone yell “It’s good there or Move it back a little , more more more STOPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!”
     
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  47. racer

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    I made a sweet antenna out of 2x4s, cattle panel, and some kind of amplifier thing from RadioShack. It worked well, but my mom didn’t want it in the living room or hung on the house. I used it in the basement.
     
  48. THF

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    A lot of amateurs in here never having had the thrill of connecting 20-30 paperclips together, and then unbending the last one and trying to plug it into the coax input of the TV in your school classroom while the teacher is out of the room and trying to get anything close to a signal in order to watch some random show at 2 oclock in the afternoon.
     
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  49. racer

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    I’d pay $1.99/mo for a YTTV +3 minute skip.
     
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  50. Baron

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    Y'all ever have that one kid in class with the remote control watch?
     
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