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  1. lparsons21

    Regional sports channels

    Not necessarily. While sports fans represent a big chunk of viewers, they are not in the majority. Assuming they can’t come up with a deal, possibly they could shift a bit and make deals with some of those other channels they don’t have now. RSNs are in trouble, they cost too much and the only...
  2. lparsons21

    The YouTube TV Thread

    Assuming they go dark on YTTV as expected, this makes the 4th provider to drop Sinclair’s stuff. Dish, Sling and Fubo have already dropped them. From financial news, it seems YTTV and other streamers are losing money at current rates but feel pressure to hold the line on them.
  3. lparsons21

    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.
  4. lparsons21

    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.
  5. lparsons21

    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...
  6. lparsons21

    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...
  7. lparsons21

    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...
  8. lparsons21

    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...
  9. lparsons21

    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.
  10. lparsons21

    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...
  11. lparsons21

    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...
  12. lparsons21

    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...
  13. lparsons21

    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...
  14. lparsons21

    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.
  15. lparsons21

    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    Except that isn’t what was said.
  16. lparsons21

    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...
  17. lparsons21

    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    LOL! Cable/sat replacement streamers are themselves a ‘new thing’.
  18. lparsons21

    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    Not sure what you’re trying to say here. YTTV’s price already includes the cost for local channels and has since it came out.
  19. lparsons21

    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    Comcast must be horrible then! YTTV certainly isn’t a superior service compared to my Mediacom TV service using a Tivo box. It would save me money over Mediacom but at the expense of convenience and management. YTTV’s DVR is unlimited but with a few catches. For instance you can set it to...
  20. lparsons21

    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    Of course that is happening now, but is it because they are being proactive in creating a market for cord cutters/cord nevers? The movement towards streaming has been growing over a fair bit of time, not hard to imagine that content providers want a piece of that market. And if they didn’t...
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