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Old 03-10-2015, 04:52 PM   #21
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When ESPN starts an app that will be the end of cable.

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Old 03-10-2015, 08:10 PM   #22
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Both companies could be equally dragging their feet. You never know.
True. This is something we'll never know.

I was on Amazon looking at the FireStick and noticed that there's a promotion with SlingTV. If you prepay for 3 months of SlingTV ($60), then you get a free FireStick, effectively buying 3 months for $20. Not a bad deal, especially if you want to try out SlingTV.

The Roku Stick could also be an interesting alternative. It's great to have choices.

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Old 03-10-2015, 09:40 PM   #23
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I'd drop DirecTV but need NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, ESPN, & Fox Sports.

If & When I can get those streamed directly via PS3/4, Apple TV, etc... I will drop it
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:48 AM   #24
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The Long, Slow Death of Cable Just Reached a Tipping Point

Make no mistake, the scales have tipped. Even old school media heads have ceded that streaming is the future of video. “Clearly the bundle is changing. The days of the 500-channel universe are over,” CBS chief Les Moonves said Wednesday at an investor conference. “The days of the 150-channel universe in the home are not necessarily over but they’re changing rapidly. People are slicing it and dicing it in different ways.” - See more at: The Long, Slow Death of Cable Just Reached a Tipping Point | The Fiscal Times
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HBO now available without Cable TV!
Old 03-12-2015, 01:21 PM   #25
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HBO now available without Cable TV!

I have one more year of my Direct TV contract. My 1year credits just expired so that made my monthly rate increase about $30 a month. Just read that the FCC is investigating Direct TV's advertising practices, so hopefully I'll get some credits at some point.

I kept my original invoice that listed the length of each credit, so I was aware those discounts would end, however, it was very confusing when I signed up in figuring out the cost before I received that first invoice.

After that I may drop "cable" too.

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I just received a notification from the Apple app store that HBO Now is available to download, the email says it has a 30 day free trial.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:48 AM   #27
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That's right. Coincides with the start of the new Game Of Thrones season.

Binge watcher alert - you could go watch the prior seasons during the 30 day free trial.

Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
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