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Old 05-20-2019, 08:39 AM
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Yes, it is 60mps and no it doesn't buffer.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:18 PM
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I have Comcast 25MBPS internet service, and don’t have problem with buffering....
and we have 2 Roku TV’s, 2 laptops, Simplisafe doorbell, 2 Smart phones and a couple of IPads connected.
Plus a Nexia wifi controlled thermostat.
And many operating at same time.
A good up to date router is very important!
We have been using Comcast 25Mbps internet for around $20 per month for the last few years. We stream with Roku and Fire TV and have had no issues with buffering through YouTube TV or Playstation Vue. No need to spend big bucks on "high speed" internet. Netflix only requires around 3Mbps to stream in hi-def. Overpaying for high speed internet is like buying size 13 running shoes when you only need size 10. You won't run any faster or better.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:56 PM
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Call Tom Grooms villager AV can answer your questions. There is a Cutting the Cord club in the villages that started in Dec 2018 and now has over 1,000 members.
I canceled Comcast cable,Kept their internet for $59 a month for 150mps.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:52 PM
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I could live with cable and YouTube TV
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:15 PM
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Does anyone know if one YouTube account will work in two locations? We have a house in NH and one on TV, both with DirecTv for services. When we leave one for a few months, we still have to pay a vacation rate to temporarily suspend services until we return. We were told we could not have just one account and swap service back and forth. (We are, however, able do this with Serius Radio in our cars because we leave one in TV).
We have Rokus in both houses for live streaming, but record most of the television programs we watch because we hate having to endure those endless commercials. This would require a lot of recording with whatever service we go with, which I believe, after reading about several, would be YouTube TV.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:52 AM
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Does anyone know if one YouTube account will work in two locations? We have a house in NH and one on TV, both with DirecTv for services. When we leave one for a few months, we still have to pay a vacation rate to temporarily suspend services until we return. We were told we could not have just one account and swap service back and forth. (We are, however, able do this with Serius Radio in our cars because we leave one in TV).
We have Rokus in both houses for live streaming, but record most of the television programs we watch because we hate having to endure those endless commercials. This would require a lot of recording with whatever service we go with, which I believe, after reading about several, would be YouTube TV.
Anyone with the same issue?


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We are in R.I. and the Villages and at different times we have used youtube tv and directv now in both locations. Sometimes, for directv now for example, they will compare your actual physical location with your credit card address to determine which local channels you get. When we are in Florida we switch our credit card for directv now to the one that has a florida address. In that way we get the Orlando local stations. When we are back in R.I. we switch to the R.I. addressed credit card to get the R.I. local stations. I don’t think they’ve changed this. If you do not have a physical location matched with a credit card address, they may lock you out of the local channels. Other channels will be fine however. We find that streaming tv is especially great when you have two houses.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:57 AM
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We actually like YouTube tv better than directv now but only recently switched as there was a special of $20 off per month for three months and we want to watch the final season of Game of Thrones. HBO is included in the base directv now package. I expect at some point, probably after the 3 months, we’ll switch back to YouTube tv.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:58 AM
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Does anyone know if one YouTube account will work in two locations? We have a house in NH and one on TV, both with DirecTv for services. When we leave one for a few months, we still have to pay a vacation rate to temporarily suspend services until we return. We were told we could not have just one account and swap service back and forth. (We are, however, able do this with Serius Radio in our cars because we leave one in TV).
We have Rokus in both houses for live streaming, but record most of the television programs we watch because we hate having to endure those endless commercials. This would require a lot of recording with whatever service we go with, which I believe, after reading about several, would be YouTube TV.
Anyone with the same issue?


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We have homes in TV and Kansas City and have had YouTube TV for a year now. We had directTV for twenty years then Spectrum for a year, and stopping and starting from one location to another was troublesome. With youtube tv we get the channels we want (HGTV was recently added) and easy squeezy switching, along with lower cost. Another thing we like is when we are in The Villages we continue to get our local Kansas City channels which we like to keep up on news from home. I should add that we have never lost the youtube tv signal as opposed to direct tv, which went out often during stormy weather.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:11 AM
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We have homes in TV and Kansas City and have had YouTube TV for a year now. We had directTV for twenty years then Spectrum for a year, and stopping and starting from one location to another was troublesome. With youtube tv we get the channels we want (HGTV was recently added) and easy squeezy switching, along with lower cost. Another thing we like is when we are in The Villages we continue to get our local Kansas City channels which we like to keep up on news from home. I should add that we have never lost the youtube tv signal as opposed to direct tv, which went out often during stormy weather.


Thanks so much for the information. I’m going to start the free trial this weekend.....and I look forward to saving $$$$$$.


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Old 05-26-2019, 11:02 AM
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Well, I finally had enough of my cable service. With an internet speed of 20 Mbps and basic cable for ~$180/month, I was tired of being fleeced. So, Century Link is now my ISP at 80 Mbps for $45/month. I am also a subscriber of Netflix and Amazon Prime for a couple of years and that won't change for the near future. It only made since to go with Amazon Fire Sticks since I was a subscriber already. So I purchased 4 Fire Sticks. Two for 4K TVs and 2 for TVs that have lower resolutions. Along with that I subscribed to Hulu Live at $44.95 not counting taxes and fees. I couldn't be happier. All of those coaxial cables are gone and so is the company that abused me for so long. OH, one last tidbit. I still work from home as a DBA and must connect to my servers over VPN. It works great. The cable companies equipment that is used for bundling TV, Phone and Internet has crippled firmware, making a VPN connection impossible. The bottom line is: I have more to watch (or cruise when I am bored) plus internet that is 4 times faster and essentially 1/2 the price. It felt really good kicking cable to the curb.
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