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  1. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    Aaron has been in the TV install/home entertainment business for 35-years. He wired our house and installed our first HD in 2004. He's a good guy. Competent. And trustworthy.
     
  2. Urbandale2013

    Urbandale2013 Active Member

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    What the heck took him an hour and a half. Did he log you into every service?
     
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  3. jdcyclone19

    jdcyclone19 Well-Known Member

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    and clearly a capitalist. $110 for a 10 minute job of hooking up a roku.
     
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  4. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    10 minutes is being kind...unless you are including travel time! Yikes!
     
  5. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    TIL it takes an hour and a half and a specialist to plug a Roku into an hdmi port :confused:
     
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  6. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^This

    Call the cops on Aaron
     
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  7. dawgpound

    dawgpound Active Member

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    Even if he signed into every service available, maybe 20 minutes tops.
     
  8. Hoggins

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    Holy ****, you’re dumb
     
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  9. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    Is there an itemized bill? We're here to help.
     
  10. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Would you like to compare resumes? It's pretty clear that you guys have never set up a Roku system. It takes 30-mins or so just to download the software.
     
  11. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    I'll give you mine for the small fee of $75.

    Put it in a laminated folder and everything
     
  12. jdcyclone19

    jdcyclone19 Well-Known Member

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    #232 jdcyclone19, Oct 4, 2019
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    I have many roku devices on my TVs. Downloading software? How slow is your internet? I can have a brand new roku plugged in and set up within 10-15 minutes taking my time. If it takes you 30 minutes to update the software, your internet connection is the issue, not the roku or espn+. (granted espn+ does have flaws but your internet is the biggest one if this is the case.)

    Plug in, power on (1 minute)
    Sign into roku account (2 minutes)
    Update (3-5 minutes)
    Download channels and re-orgnize (5 minutes)
    Scan for tv channels (if roku tv) (3 minutes)
    Done
     
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  13. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of the name-callling...but I have 4 in my home...and each was set up in well less than 10 minutes. We have decent internet...but still. I would argue it took me as long to remove the bloatware channels that came preinstalled (which wasn't very long) than it did to set the rest of it up!
     
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  14. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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  16. jdcyclone19

    jdcyclone19 Well-Known Member

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  17. aeroclone

    aeroclone Well-Known Member

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    Call me next time. I'll get you up and running for $95. You're welcome.
     
  18. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    The point here is not that I'm stupid, I'll give you that, the point is that the ESPN strategy is in full play and working.
     
  19. Jmarsh13

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    ESPN has a rough road ahead. Disney with the introduction of Disney+ and acquisition of Hulu has forced ESPN to spend money on ESPN+ without premium content as part of their goal to challenge Netflix with the Disney+/ Hulu / ESPN+ bundle.

    ESPN / ESPN2 have 80+ million cable subscribers at $9/month ($8.64B/yr) and losing 3+ million subscribers per yr to cord cutting. ESPN+ has only 2+ million subscribers at $5/mo ($0.12B/yr) and higher churn since it is a month to month service.

    If they put their premium content from ESPN / ESPN2 on ESPN+ they would need to raise the price to $25-30/month to recoup the loss of cable subscribers as every cable operator would drop them off the base tier in order to lower their cost / prices. Right now their current contracts prevent them from moving the premium content over to a direct to consumer offering. Evidently the BigXII must have offered some better content in order to get more money from ESPN when they announced the start of the BigXII streaming channel.

    Only the true die-hard sports fans will pick it up for that price and most would only keep if for the minimum time necessary to watch the teams / leagues that we are interested in.

    They are up to renew their MNF / highlight video package with the NFL within the next yr+. They currently pay $1.9B/yr for those rights. Don't see how they can even extend at current cost let alone pay more like the NFL is going to want / demand. This will be the 1st domino to fall in the next round of sports broadcast rights fees for all the different leagues. Sports leagues have gotten bloated on excessive TV contracts on the average cable subscriber when most don't even watch. The only hope for the sports leagues is that internet companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc... step up to the plate and keep the gravy train going...
     
  20. 1UNI2ISU

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    Monday Night Football is headed to Turner and probably reduced to an 8 or 10 game schedule.
     

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