[olug] Cutting the cord
rob.townley at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 18:34:08 UTC 2013
We never had Cable TV. Nothing special here ... a seven year old
laptop outputting s-video to an older tv. Amazon Prime, wimp.com,
several PBS channels over-the-air from a good antenna. Plan on a hd
homerun after putting a single antenna into the attic.
Would like to try Netflix Desktop, but not a priority.
On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Jon Larsen <jon at jonlarsen.us> wrote:
> We use a Winegard HD1080 antenna for Over the Air TV broadcasts. We only
> have Cox internet at home (no CATV).
> We are using two Roku 2s and two Chromcasts in addition to our MythTV DVR.
> We primarily use Amazon Prime Instant Video for on demand programming and
> trying out Netflilx via our free period we got with the Chromecasts.
> A few years ago, we had Hulu Plus, but the content restrictions really made
> it not worth it - wanted to watch a show on the Roku, but that show was
> restricted to the web only. The same show could be watched via Hulu on a
> computer, so we use the MythTV box for that (which is not that often) and
> cancelled our subscription. Hulu Plus only let's you play it on
> non-computer devices - you still get the ads. if I'm paying, you can drop
> the ads.
> The only sports item I gave up when we dropped cable was Formula 1. There
> hasn't been as much innovation in F1 in recent years which is why I've
> switched to endurance racing and listening many of the races via
> Radiolemans.com. The FIA World Endurance Championship streams their races
> lives on the web, with the Radio Le Mans commentary. So, if you're
> interested, the next race is in Austin this weekend and I heard it will not
> be blacked out to the US. http://fiawec.com
> Jon L.
> On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Joseph Gulizia <joseph.gulizia at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Recently got a Chromecast device ($42 with shipping) plays YouTube and
>> anything (web pages, facebook, and gmail using Chrome Browser). Embedded
>> video works from cbs.com...not from abc.com or nbc.com -- different
>> it appears. Chromecast tested from 3 linux (Ubuntu) desktops, Windows 7,
>> ubuntu laptop, ubuntu netbook, iPhone 4, android tablet (ICS 4.0)....not
>> tested on windows vista laptop. not working from old iMac G4 (doesn't
>> support chrome) or android 2.1 tablet. Chromecast needs to be plugged in
>> to outlet or USB for power...easy three or four steps to set up. Had to
>> re-boot twice in roughly three weeks.
>> Also have Roku 3.0 ($99) with Hulu Plus and Netflix. $8 each per month --
>> (plus Amazon Prime $79/yearly plus free 2 day shipping on many items).
>> NOTE: still have DirecTV but I'm trying to wean family off of it....need a
>> better HD antenna.
>> Cox high speed internet roughly $62/month
>> Between Roku and Chromecast I get the TV and internet content I
>> want..family hasn't come around to TV/Video on demand
>> Hope this helps.
>> On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Shannon <ridgid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > we just have roku box. it works ok. wish we could get at web content
>> > station websites and the like with it.
>> > I have thought about getting an android box. but haven't researched it
>> > netflix just put out viewing *profiles* which looks great but it doesnt
>> > work on roku yet that i know of.
>> > at any rate we haven't had cable or dish now for about 2 years and I
>> > wouldn't go back. I really should look into a new tv though mines about
>> > years old.
>> > Shannon
>> > On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Matthew Botts <mbotts00 at gmail.com>
>> > > I really don't care for sports much. Between myth, plex and a lifetime
>> > > subscription to PlayOn, I'm covered pretty well. With 10+TB of storage
>> > > home, we can watch, record anything of interest to watch there, or
>> > > remotely. At home, we have two Roku boxes, and a Google tv. With what
>> > > have, it's been more than enough for the content were interested in.
>> > > On Sep 14, 2013 1:00 PM, "T. J. Brumfield" <enderandrew at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Have any of you cut the cord to cable/satellite?
>> > > >
>> > > > What did you go with? Roku? Apple TV? Custom Myth boxes?
>> > > >
>> > > > What are you paying in monthly fees currently?
>> > > >
>> > > > -- T. J.
>> > > > "I'm questioning my education
>> > > > Rewind and what does it show?
>> > > > Could be, the truth it becomes you
>> > > > I'm a seed, wondering why it grows"
>> > > > -- Pearl Jam, Education
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