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  1. #21
    T-Rigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVE_M View Post
    Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN.

    There is a ton of content between Disney+ and Hulu. ESPN provides me with access for all of my sportsball stuff.

    Then we have Netflix. I suppose you could consider Amazon to be a streaming service although it's included with Prime.

    Netflix is $18/mo
    Disney+ Bundle is $14/mo

    So $32/mo for streaming on four services as compared to $100+ per month for satellite.


    Thanks - great add-ons for cheap. Still learning.

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddle007 View Post
    I'm on the Northshore and my $100.00 Chanel Master antenna with a booster delivers Southshore broadcasted signals just fine. I recently purchased a Samsung smart tv and am enjoying the included internet included bonus channels. And don't forget you get Fox and News Max bundled in with Samsung. I watched the crazy Aussies racing semi's around a track today.

    Still learning -thanks for info. I did not know the TV brands included service bonuses. This adds impetus to researching the incentives before buying a new smart TV based mostly on cost.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman7925 View Post
    Every review Iíve seen of people in the beta is insane in terms of speed. Not sure about adverse weather affecting it though.
    Have not had trouble with antenna reception unless the weather is extremely bad - usually right before we lose power. Antenna problem? Maybe. I don't have an auto-transfer switch on my generator and don't usually start it until power is off for a couple hours and the weather clears a bit.

  4. #24
    Marksman

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    The options and the technology changes... that's about it. Stay up with it and you wouldn't pay for any subscriptions or TV service.

    I used to buy Project Free TV, which is a service for military and US citizens overseas.

    I will also say a few other things....

    1. There is NO SUCH THING as a Jailbroken Firestick.
    2. Don't buy a "Jailbroken" firestick... or an Android TV box... go buy a firestick on your own and do it all yourself. The resources are out there and they are E A S Y. The hardware is quality... every android box I have ever worked with just feels cheap... they never update... most of the time they are cloned from a great product a million times so the original isn't even made anymore. Oh, and the firestick is cheaper than all of them!
    3. VPN's are a scare tactic and overrated. I wouldn't be surprised if all of the VPN companies were owned by the streaming service companies... as a means for them to make money from their subscribers AND those who find other means.
    4. NOTHING is forever. Just like the old cable boxes... the cards for the satellite dishes... old XBMC on the modded XBOX's... what exists now, will change. Keep up with the technology.
    Last edited by kingfhb; June 11th, 2021 at 08:55 AM.

  5. #25
    Marksman

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    I used to have Amazon Firesticks. They were cheap and we had several, but they aged like all tech and just couldnít keep up with my expectations. Most of them went to eBay and I recouped a few bucks. I think I still have one somewhere ** If I do, Iíd be happy to drop it in the mail for someone in need.

    When it came time for an upgrade we went with the 4K 64GB model Apple TV. Weíve been very happy with the functionality of the Apple TV. Itís super easy to use and you can get tons of apps ó even Amazon Prime video. Our kids are homeschooled so I especially like the ability to easily send something wirelessly from the MacBook or iPad to the big screen. I ran an Ethernet line for the Apple TV for better streaming and so my WiFi wasnít impacted.

    I have a couple Smart TVs and Smart Blu-Ray player right now. Have used the Smart features on the TV and they work well. I havenít needed the Smart features on the Blu-Ray player yet, but anticipate relocating it soon and hooking it up via Ethernet also.


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  6. #26
    Marksman

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    I'm avoiding ethernet connections whenever possible. Recently a lightening strike took out everything except the indoor coax. TVs, extenders, router, modem, security DVR and cameras.
    I'm a pistol packing vegetarian. I believe in keeping my options open.

  7. #27
    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddle007 View Post
    I'm avoiding ethernet connections whenever possible. Recently a lightening strike took out everything except the indoor coax. TVs, extenders, router, modem, security DVR and cameras.
    Had the same thing happen to me a few years ago. It seems like it came in through the coax and got a lot of stuff but it was covered under homeowners policy. I went out and bought a surge protector for RJ45 from Amazon. I put it between the cable modem and my router. Hardwired is always better than wireless.

    https://www.amazon.com/APC-PNET1GB-P...00BKUSS8&psc=1

  8. #28
    Wealthy women wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Rigger View Post
    Have not had trouble with antenna reception unless the weather is extremely bad - usually right before we lose power. Antenna problem? Maybe. I don't have an auto-transfer switch on my generator and don't usually start it until power is off for a couple hours and the weather clears a bit.
    You have starlink? What kind of speeds you getting?

  9. #29
    Donít troll me bro!

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    I was just happy to completely ditch AT&T after a decade of high priced cable/phone/internet service and cell service since the Bell South Mobility/Cingular days. Man they really didn’t want me to cancel and made it as difficult as they could. They also tried to bill me for another cycle on both services and threatened to screw with my credit but somehow that never came to fruition. Nasty people them AT&T folks.
    Happy with cheap cable for internet/landline and their included TV package. The wife caught the Amazon Firesticks on sale and somehow recently got another smart TV for free. I have the 60+mile outdoor antenna for the free channels and find it to be the absolute best reception. We are in Hammond and get NOLA and BR with no problems but only to the primary TV. I’d likely have to add a preamp to route the coax for other TV’s in the house. The Smart TV’s offer more than people think and if you have basic cable you can add a ton of other stuff either free or close to it.
    Doesnít play well with TROLLS...

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddle007 View Post
    I'm avoiding ethernet connections whenever possible. Recently a lightening strike took out everything except the indoor coax. TVs, extenders, router, modem, security DVR and cameras.
    Are you grounded properly at your house box?

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