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    The YouTube TV Thread

    No, you cannot only pick ‘new’ episodes, and you cannot even pick which channel. You pick a series and it will record and provide VOD for that series whenever and wherever they show up.
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    If sports were a big thing with me, I wouldn’t use Sling. As to PQ, looks the same to me as YTTV and other streamers though I haven’t actually looked at every channel I get on it, only the ones that interest me.
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    Hulu and CBS:AA is the way I watch all the shows on broadcast and some others too. I’ve got a Tivo that gets all the locals and could do them there just as easily. Besides just fiddling around with both YTTV and Sling, I’m more leaning towards Sling/Hulu/CBS:AA as the right solution for me...
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    I don’t ‘stay on top’ as you put it, and it isn’t about space as that’s never been a problem for me. It is about finding the stuff there is stuff I haven’t watched and nothing else. Just neater IMO. I will say that one advantage to the way YTTV does ‘recordings’ is that you can do a series that...
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    It almost works like a cable/sat box, though not quite. And it almost works like Netflix, etc, but most, if not all VOD having non-skippable ads. It biggest advantage is that it is almost all you might want to watch under one roof and is similar enough to the cable/sat boxes we’re used to, that...
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    I’ve still got YTTV for another month as well as using my SlingTV/Hulu/CBS combo. Lots to like in both methods, some to dislike too. YTTV’s biggest draw is that all I want is there and more. It all seems to work fairly well though the way they chose to do DVR/VOD intermixing is a bit of an...
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    Yep, if you like a bunch of stuff in your library that you haven’t watched and have no intention of watching, I suppose it is OK. I don’t. I don’t archive old shows/movies. I record, watch on my schedule, delete after watching. Keeps a nice, neat list of things I will watch and nothing else.
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    No, you can’t record a single episode, nor can you record a series on just a selected channel. For instance, Law & Order SVU. Many channels play incessant reruns of this show, if you pick the series to record you get it all. Just makes for a hell of a mess IMO. I want to see shows I haven’t yet...
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    I’m kind of still on the fence. Cut the TV cord and have gone streaming and OTA. Today I found that the Tivo decided it actually could get all the locals so the OTA part is fine. But in some ways I’m still tossed between YTTV or using the combo of Sling/Hulu/CBS All Access. There are definitely...
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    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    A little follow up. I ended up keeping YTTV too for another month. Now that they billed for it, I found that my Tivo has decided it likes ALL my local broadcast channels just fine. So paying the $15 extra for YTTV to gain the locals and a few more lesser cared about channels seems a bit...
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    SlingTV - Performance on different streaming boxes

    Did some research. DD 5.1 is not offered on any of the streamers for live TV or recordings. Some offer it on some VOD. One exception is ATT’s streamer, it supposedly has some live channels with DD 5.1 In my setup, if I use the Xbox One and the Dolby Experience app on it, I get faked ATMOS on...
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    SlingTV - Performance on different streaming boxes

    Doesn’t sound like it. Just on some VOD Edit: seems like that is the norm for streaming live channels. But I’ve just diddled a bit and found that sometimes, on some shows and channels, 5.1 seems to be there.
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    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    Except that isn’t what was said.
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    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    Ok, cable TV is cut off. Set Tivo for OTA. AppleTV for all else. Stayed with Sling Blue/Hulu no ads/CBS no adds. Cancelled Tivo guide service on the two Tivos that still had annual payments. I was surprised when I connected the Tivo and ran the setup. I had used a different one for a test, but...
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    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    LOL! Cable/sat replacement streamers are themselves a ‘new thing’.
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