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      10-08-2018, 06:23 PM   #67
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I'd love to cut the cord but don't know if I can get the Bruins anywhere locally. I hate NESN.
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I'd love to cut the cord but don't know if I can get the Bruins anywhere locally. I hate NESN.
Did you check some of the sports packs? Some of the streaming providers offer it. Haven't checked on NESN.
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Wife and I cut cable 2 years ago
Using android box with Kodi and unlimited internet for 95% of "TV" programs and movies.
Sports are hit and miss but can usually get a decent stream for English Premier League and F1
I discovered Kodi about a year ago and man these things are purely awesome! I cut the cable and never looked back. As long as your internet connection is stable you can watch endless amounts of live streaming of channels from all over the world! Also endless movies, no waiting for shows to run just binge watch complete series in one sitting. Simply awesome.

Which Android box are you using? I'm using an older Beelink GT1(I think that's the name) and it's nice but I'm wanting something with more storage capacity.
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I bought multiple android boxes 2 years ago and used with Kodi and some others. I was completely disappointed. Video quality was shit, took forever for anything to stream to watch. The movie quality was terrible in the event that it even played. A few months back I bought a firestick and programmed it with Kodi again to see if perhaps I just had lackluster boxes, same experience. I'd prefer not to pay what I do for cable, but my interwebs are blazing fast and I have HD whatever I want to watch whenever I want to watch. Problems is, I rarely watch TV.
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I've tried to find a way to do it, but it doesn't make sense financially for me b/c I still need internet & by the time I subscribe to all the other junk I need to watch my shows, I'm almost at the same amount of $ as my FIOS bill.
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      10-10-2018, 10:16 AM   #72
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60$ for life for local internet here (centurylink) bought an antenna from amazon for 8$. Gets all the local channels and a little more in HD, real great quality. Was spending $180+ for the cable/internet bundle BS and fluctuating bills. Glad I cut the cord. Also use my PS4 for all other apps, Netflix, YouTube etc. if you’re tech savvy you can also get to live sports and newer movies via PS4
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I bought multiple android boxes 2 years ago and used with Kodi and some others. I was completely disappointed. Video quality was shit, took forever for anything to stream to watch. The movie quality was terrible in the event that it even played. A few months back I bought a firestick and programmed it with Kodi again to see if perhaps I just had lackluster boxes, same experience. I'd prefer not to pay what I do for cable, but my interwebs are blazing fast and I have HD whatever I want to watch whenever I want to watch. Problems is, I rarely watch TV.
This. Cannot fathom how people use these things, absolute shite.
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I bought multiple android boxes 2 years ago and used with Kodi and some others. I was completely disappointed. Video quality was shit, took forever for anything to stream to watch. The movie quality was terrible in the event that it even played. A few months back I bought a firestick and programmed it with Kodi again to see if perhaps I just had lackluster boxes, same experience. I'd prefer not to pay what I do for cable, but my interwebs are blazing fast and I have HD whatever I want to watch whenever I want to watch. Problems is, I rarely watch TV.
This. Cannot fathom how people use these things, absolute shite.
I tried them too, hated every minute.

Not to mention they're illegal too
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This. Cannot fathom how people use these things, absolute shite.
Exactly. Not to sound any kind of way, but when you have a massive TV that you well paid for, I don't want to look at an image that looks like it's less than 480i. I paid for a clear picture and if I have to pay to see a clear image it's worth not being frustrated when I watch something.
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      10-10-2018, 11:21 AM   #76
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Over here I have found providers beginning to make deals. i cut the cord a year or so ago and finding sport was a real pain in the arse.

Called up to "cancel" my internet with Bell (had no intention of doing so but gave me leverage) and they bent over backwards to accommodate me and included streaming TV (all sports channels, all basic channels and 5 pick n choose channels) for no extra cost. By streaming I mean it's an app on my TV (firestick) and phone, no box or PVR.

i'm happy with that, not paying a cent more and have the TV we need. Image quality isn't great, mrs can't see it but i can tell it's not proper HD sharp.
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      10-10-2018, 11:36 AM   #77
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I've tried to find a way to do it, but it doesn't make sense financially for me b/c I still need internet & by the time I subscribe to all the other junk I need to watch my shows, I'm almost at the same amount of $ as my FIOS bill.

This has been my experience as well.
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      10-10-2018, 04:23 PM   #78
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I saved ~$70/month by dumping Comcast and going with the following:

FIOS 100/100 download/upload is $40/month.

Basic DirecTV Now package w/ HBO is $45/month.

Aside from growing agitated at an ever increasing cable bill, getting a free Apple TV 4K certainly made cutting the cord much easier.

Out of all the available options (Playstation Vue, YouTube TV, Sling, etc.) there's most definitely a service out there for most everyone to save lots of monies every month.
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I bought multiple android boxes 2 years ago and used with Kodi and some others. I was completely disappointed. Video quality was shit, took forever for anything to stream to watch. The movie quality was terrible in the event that it even played. A few months back I bought a firestick and programmed it with Kodi again to see if perhaps I just had lackluster boxes, same experience. I'd prefer not to pay what I do for cable, but my interwebs are blazing fast and I have HD whatever I want to watch whenever I want to watch. Problems is, I rarely watch TV.
This. Cannot fathom how people use these things, absolute shite.
I tried them too, hated every minute.

Not to mention they're illegal too
Y'all are right, some of the quality is unBEARABLE but when it's right it's decent. My bestie pays like $180/month for Comcast cable and I just can't imagine letting that amount go every month on an intangible product. Movies and TV are important but I can't imagine paying that much to watch my personal faves of MSNBC, CNN, and ID Channel. If you're heavily vested in movies and series watching, the Android boxes are not the way to go.
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DirectTV now + Netflix.
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DirectTV now + Netflix.
LOL that's like going wi-fi and saying you cut the cord
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LOL that's like going wi-fi and saying you cut the cord
All I know is I'm saving a lot of $.
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LOL that's like going wi-fi and saying you cut the cord
Directv now is not satellite
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LOL that's like going wi-fi and saying you cut the cord
Directv now is not satellite
And your point is...
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And your point is...
You're confusing cord cutting with joining the Amish.
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And your point is...
You're confusing cord cutting with joining the Amish.
Am I?
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I'm ready to be done with DirecTV after 2 decades.
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