Cutting the cord?

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  1. ufgator812

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    I'm smack dab in the middle of Tampa and Orlando and still no issues.
     
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    We have Dish and will keep it for the foreseeable future. We are watching Netflix a lot more and just started with Amazon Prime, but live sports and SECN will keep us tethered. We also get the NFL Red Zone, which is football crack and the wife likes the NFL above all.

    Also, we like Fixer Upper & other HGTV-type shows.
     
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    almost all of the streaming tv services cater to the sports.
    Most of them also have hgtv, and even diy, though there are a some that don't, you would have to check the line up of each.
     
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    i'm in Clearwater, and the only issues I have had in the past year was either issues with the internet feed or self induced (fire stick too far from router).
     
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    Dropping Cumblast tomorrow for ATT bundle with Dish-----cutting the monthly bill by $95- unfortunately we will never be able to speak with "Brian" from Bombay in the customer service dept again
     
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    Cordcutternews is suggesting that ABC and NBC may have just gone live in Orlando and Tampa on PS Vue. This would make all 4 major networks live.
     
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    I can confirm that ABC is live, joining FOX and CBS. NBC is not showing as live just yet on my lineup.
     
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    who is your typical nbc affiliate?

    According to cordcutternews WESH was added in Orlando, just wasn't clear on ABC yet, and sense our first game is on ABC, that is really what I am waiting on.

    Two people have commented on it so sounds like they have both WFTV and WESH
     
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    WFLA 8 from Tampa is the closest.
     
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    ABC 28 was added yesterday in Tampa/St. Pete... according to Cordcutters, the Orlando/tampa area could be getting NBC in the next 48 hours.
     
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    I got to cut the cord on both my children. It's perty kewl.
     
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    No, but it is affliated with the NBC affiliate if I remember right, so when they got NBC you got MyTV
     
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    I'm going to do the free trial starting this weekend, and see how it looks. Will get two of the Amazon Fire Sticks and see how they do, if we really need to get the Fire Box for one tv, we'll get it later.

    Hopefully it works out well, saving almost 70 dollars a month is quite a bit.
     
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    Initial impressions on PS VUE.

    Pretty damn good.
    The initial start up od the app is a little slow (30 seconds maybe), but after that, no real issues at all.
    Each channel starts in standard definition to get the stream going and after about 10 seconds it jumps to HD pretty seamlessly.
    There does seem to be up to about a 30 second delay as compared to cable, which from testing I did previously is delayed from OTA signals by 8 seconds, give or take. I suppose I can live with that if it is saving me nearly $70 a month. Fully expect spectrum to offer a deal in a few months to try to get me back, so the luxury of PS Vue right now in my location is I don't have extra equipment to buy really, so it will be easy to switch back and forth later on should spectrum offer a deal I can't refuse.
    No buffering issues to note otherwise, but I also just started it, so we will see how it goes through the next few days when I can watch some of the more regular programming that we watch and also when it is during prime time hours.
    The guide is great once you get used to the channels and times being flipped from the way it is on cable guides. Still have to get used to the other ways to pull up channels since I am not used to them.
    The multi channel play is great. Easy to swap channels to the main and/or make the channel full screen and go back as well.
    It has most of the channels we want, except a couple, but we aren't lost without them.

    So far I am only using it pn PS4 and laptop. Definitely like PS4 over laptop, but laptop is usable.
    If we keep it, and right now it looks like we will, then I will have to see how the Amazon Fire Sticks/Box do, though I have heard it is not unlike the PS4.

    Really like it so far...will update later in the week.
     
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    Check out the DVR function , that's where half of the complaints are coming from.
     
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    That I havent messed with yet, but I will. Some of the complaints I saw were not being able to extend a show by a minute or two, but that can easily be overcome.

    I'll make sure it is actually recording and playback is not an issue.
     
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    So what are the specific complaints on the DVR that you have seen? I will try to test them as much as I can.

    Doesn't seem as much a DVR as it is simply a tag for a library of on demand streaming.
     

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