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I want to screw the cable company

Discussion in 'Tech Forum' started by SJ76, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. jvett77

    jvett77 Well-Known Member

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    Glad you're happy! But aren't there some sports channels you would like to access that are owned by your local cable company?

    For example, in Philly, I can only get Phillies games via NBC Sports Philadelphia (old CSN) which is owned by Comcast and licensed to Verizon, my cable company. So, I am locked to Verizon, unless I want to view games at a bar. Millions of people have the same problem. Cutting the cord just doesn't work for most people who need certain channels.
     



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  2. Ojb81

    Ojb81 I'm better than you Supporting Member Level 3

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    Nitro Tv. Just started it yesterday. $20 a month, best IPTV service I've used, yet. Make sure you have a solid VPN
     
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  3. SJ76

    SJ76 I'll slap you with my member Supporting Member Level 1

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    Sling has ESPN. If I have to watch a game on BTN or NBC sports, golf channel... I can log in to FUBO for a week trial and watch, then cancel. Haha. I’m bending everyone over I can.
     
  4. SJ76

    SJ76 I'll slap you with my member Supporting Member Level 1

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    Crazy. They have this as a channel on Pluto TV which is free.
     
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  5. jvett77

    jvett77 Well-Known Member

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    Unlimited free trials? Then you may run into the ole blackout rule for home games. I prefer total availability even if it ain't free.
     
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    Why are you using a VPN for IPTV service???
     
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    Ahh, because Nitro TV is shady and being sued among other things.

    Ill stick with my Youtube TV and Philo, i get everything i can possibly want between those 2 and both have great DVR function as well as On Demand content.
     
  8. gobucks0409

    gobucks0409 Sucking on my titties like you wanted me

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    May not be the most convenient, but I use my brother's Netflix, have Hulu and Amazon, use Reddit for sports, and Kodi for HBO.
     
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    Ojb81 I'm better than you Supporting Member Level 3

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    yeah, Nitro isn't exactly "legal" lol.
     
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    Ojb81 I'm better than you Supporting Member Level 3

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    what is "philo"?
     
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    a cheap IPTV i hadnt heard of it til i bought a roku tv for the bedroom and it advertised it so i tried it out. They are my source of Viacom and was for TLC HGTV Discovery etc til Youtube got those channels. Wife and i still decided it is worth keeping both :D i like falling to sleep to TV Land or Nick at nite

    its like 16 bucks for a bunch of channels
     
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  12. Old Lion

    Old Lion Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

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    Well no way for you to know if they have the required licenses. They may have some agreement with a service outside the US. There are over 100 IPTV services now. New ones coming out all over the place. Heck there are still free Apks out there still that have most of the cable channels.

    The bigger problem is that you are infringing on the ISPs monopoly of said services and they will shut you off. That all changes soon. Between 5G and Amazon's low flying Satellites, Cable will be a thing for just the elderly and will most likely become extremely cheap if they want to stay in business.
     
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  13. Old Lion

    Old Lion Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

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    Get an HD antenna. If the channel is not on it then use Reddit or one of the sports websites like 720streams and hook up your device (or cast) to the TV.
     
  14. jvett77

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    Not available on HD antenna. For the streaming websites, I assume I would need an unlimited data plan from my provider. I streamed on MLB.com last year in Arizona using an iPad and had to upgrade. Also, there are the usual horror stories about some streaming websites - you may need a VPN to avoid the nefarious and to avoid blackouts. I'll explore.
     
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    Better safe then sorry thats for sure. Opera browser has a built in VPN. VPNs will slow you down though so if your plan speed is marginal your results could be less then desirable. You may want to make sure you have a good anti-virus too. Be prepared to be peppered with ads except for on Reddit.

    I agree if you watch a ton of games then your data will slow tremendously by the end of the service month.
     
  16. SJ76

    SJ76 I'll slap you with my member Supporting Member Level 1

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    I look back on this post and this thread I laugh.

    Fuck these commie cable bastards. I knew I was on to something
     
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  17. SJ76

    SJ76 I'll slap you with my member Supporting Member Level 1

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    It’s been almost 4 years since I’ve had cable TV now. Today had an antenna guy put this in my attic so I upgraded my antenna basically. Get 83 channels most importantly all major networks in HD and should have no issues for football season coming up. Along with streaming I’ll have more channels and football that I care to watch.

    Most importantly I don’t have to call the cable company hardly at all. That’s worth 1 beeelion dollars in my book.

    Onward and upward!! Fuck the cable companies!



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  18. SJ76

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    This is me smacking the cable company


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    I am still slinging. Will never go back to cable/sat.
     
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  20. HaroldSeattle

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    Might have to give that antenna a try. Cut the cable right after the SB. The antenna I have works, but has random break up due to interference. Maybe this antenna can correct that.
     
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