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Old 04-01-2015, 08:12 AM
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Default Cord Cutting just got better with SlingTV

So I cut the cord about 6 months ago. I have an OTA antenna (a Mohu Sky antenna), TabloTV DVR and a subscription to Netflix. All using a Roku box. I love it! But one of the things we were missing was some sports other than the NFL and some of our favorite cable channels. Not any more though. I just subscribed to https://www.sling.com/package last night. For $20/mo. I get several of the channels streaming over the internet right to my TV that I have been missing! If you don't have a streaming device you can pre-pay for 3 months of SlingTV and get a free or discounted one. Check the offer at the bottom of the page under "Get Deals"

For any of you cord cutters out there that are missing some of these channels I highly suggest you check this option out.

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So I cut the cord about 6 months ago. I have an OTA antenna (a Mohu Sky antenna), TabloTV DVR and a subscription to Netflix. All using a Roku box. I love it! But one of the things we were missing was some sports other than the NFL and some of our favorite cable channels. Not any more though. I just subscribed to https://www.sling.com/package last night. For $20/mo. I get several of the channels streaming over the internet right to my TV that I have been missing! If you don't have a streaming device you can pre-pay for 3 months of SlingTV and get a free or discounted one. Check the offer at the bottom of the page under "Get Deals"

For any of you cord cutters out there that are missing some of these channels I highly suggest you check this option out.

I just paid my Direct TV bill this morning. I pay $105. for the "bag lady" package. I also have a Netflix account. I'm not really much into watching sports but I am a news junkie. How do you think your set-up would fit me. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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I just paid my Direct TV bill this morning. I pay $105. for the "bag lady" package. I also have a Netflix account. I'm not really much into watching sports but I am a news junkie. How do you think your set-up would fit me. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Paper1 - I guess it depends on what your main source of news is on TV. If it is local channels sourced news then no problem. I have seen many on TOTV that live in TV that get their local stations over the air. If it is cable news, then depending on your political persuasions you may not get what you are looking for with SlingTV as they only have CNN on the basic package and Bloomberg on the news package along with some other international news choices. But no Fox or MSNBC news channels as of yet.

TabloTV for your "Whole House" DVR will absolutely work for $4.99/mo. (You will need a USB external Hard Drive to plug into it though)

So let's see, maybe $100-$200 for a quality antenna/installation. $200-$300 for a TabloTV 2 or 4 tuner + USB External HD for another $100. You're looking at $400-$600 in upfront costs. Bottom line if you go with the most expensive of devices, you should break even in 6 months.

Cutting the cord is NOT for everyone, but if paying over $100/mo. for TV boils your blood like it did mine, then it is a very gratifying little project.

Best of luck, let us all know how you make out if you decide to move forward.

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