OT: Cord cutting questions

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by dahliaclone, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. JH4ISU

    JH4ISU Member

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    Using the phone can be a pain in the butt. It does work really well with Google Home though, I usually just tell it what channel to turn to and rarely pull up anything on the phone. Even when the receiver and TV are off the chromecast can turn them on/off via hdmi and the Google Home voice commands.
     
  2. cychhosis

    cychhosis Well-Known Member

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    So as an old guy (not super techie, but not an idiot), planning to cut: buying 65” TCL, Roku stick for other TVs & YTTV. From this thread I conclude I will get most Cyclone events & a decent line-up. Change my mind.
     
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  3. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much, with the exception of needing ESPN+ for some Cyclone events, which I have no experience with yet, but is $5/mo and I believe like other streaming services can be ordered/canceled as needed.
     
  4. mapnerd

    mapnerd Well-Known Member

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    Dumb question...do you think this code will work when the stick goes on sale for $25 for Black Friday? :) Or do you think $25 is the cheapest you can get it?
     
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  5. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    I believe so yes. We just bought a 65 inch LG a month ago and next was cutting the cable cord after realizing our bill was now up to over $200 a month. But my main concern was being able to find a device that had as many ISU games as possible. YTTV seems to fit the bill since they have all the ESPN channels, Fox Sports Channels, etc.

    We are the same only that we went with Fire Stick because we have several Alexa enabled devices already in the home.
     
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  6. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    I doubt they go any below $25 but you never know
     
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  7. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    Probably not until Prime Day 2020 if ever.
     
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  8. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    New question. We were watching YouTube TV through the LG TV app (since the Fire Stick doesn't come until tomorrow). We were watching a show from our library and 23 minutes in it just stopped and after about 30 seconds just started playing an entirely different show.

    WTF is that about?
     
  9. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone got the code to work? Wife tried and it didnt work and she has Prime.
     
  10. KHoing07

    KHoing07 Active Member

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    $25 and I get every channel I want
     
  11. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Used it today.
     
  12. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    It worked for me as well...mine is arriving today at $25 (came with 1 day shipping as well). The "black November" sales or whatever event "black Friday" has turned into is supposedly starting Nov 22 so if the code doesn't work you might want to wait until Friday to purchase one.
     
  13. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    Got Firestick today and messing around. Watching live tv through the YouTube TV app through the Firstick and there is still a lag time over a minute with the other tv that's still set up through Comcast until we cancel.

    I thought getting a device like a Firestick or Roku was supposed to limit this kind of lag time. What are we doing wrong?
     
  14. Acylum

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    Not singling you out, but why is this such a big issue for so many people?
     
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  15. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    What aspect? Lag time?
     
  16. JP4CY

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    I think a lot of people follow Twitter/get texts during live games.
     
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  17. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    This. If it's 10 seconds, fine. I can deal and understand. But I text a ton with friends and family during ISU games. Being a full two minutes behind of them is insane.
     
  18. Acylum

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    Ah okay. For some reason I thought the post I quoted was referring specifically to non sports programming. I've noticed at times some "live" programs are ending at like 1 or 2 minutes past the hour sometimes.
     
  19. chadly82

    chadly82 Well-Known Member

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    I need to do this, I paid 190 last month for DTV because of NFL Sunday ticket
     
  20. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

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    Someone should come up with an app for this kind of thing, where you can set it to "delay" your apps by whatever time you choose (30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, etc.) and then your texts coming in and social media feeds sync with whatever game you're streaming. And then when the game is over you can turn it off.
     
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