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    2 months without cable or direct tv and we are loving it. We catch football on Hulu live and stream other local stations. We cannot stream ABC because they have some retarded licensing thing going on and only allow streaming live TV in about 20 markets like Des Moines and Cleveland but Hulu carries football games carried on ABC anyway.

    The antenna is a bust. It may pick up a couple channels one day, none the next and 20 the day after. Too hit or miss to be considered reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    I wasn't pissed, but just forgot. Tuned in tonight at the tail end of WereWolf.

    My antenna is UHF only, so I don't get 7/9 as they are VHF. Can't verify that for ya. But I have noticed that all channels have been a bit weak recently. Might be a change in the atmosphere as winter is approaching. Should get better soon.
    I think they did it because us East Coast people are the highest viewers.

    7 and 9 are back. It makes me wonder if PeakeNet's antennas could have been causing some issues as they get themselves set up. Our signal looks like it has increased on some channels but again, that could be the cooler temps.
    Please neuter and spay your pets.... and your weird friends and relatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    2 months without cable or direct tv and we are loving it. We catch football on Hulu live and stream other local stations. We cannot stream ABC because they have some retarded licensing thing going on and only allow streaming live TV in about 20 markets like Des Moines and Cleveland but Hulu carries football games carried on ABC anyway.

    The antenna is a bust. It may pick up a couple channels one day, none the next and 20 the day after. Too hit or miss to be considered reliable.
    2 months is great - the hard part is over.

    I love stream watching because it is better content. That mindless surfing is a huge time sucker.
    Please neuter and spay your pets.... and your weird friends and relatives.

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    We cut the cord today. We went with DirectTV last Oct when we moved to Olney. It was 100 a month, and they said that in a year, when time for renewal, there would be a promo. Well, our year is up, and our bill went up to 150; and we called; they said sorry no promo at this time. So bye. We were cut off tonight at midnight, have to pay 220 in early termination. Went with Hulu for 40 a month. So far we like it. And, as others have said, change gets some getting used to. We can put these monopolies out of biz, one customer at a time. I have lots of books I should have been reading, anyway. Also, it never took much to knock out our connection, as far as weather, and all. See ya, DTV!

    There are so many choices out there now. Legal and illegal. We went with legal. Illegal is cheaper, but you know how that goes. The initial investment for sticks and boxes cost us, but in 4 months we will break even, and then be paying 100 less a month. Hope this helps y'all to decide what to do.

    When we first moved to Calvert, there was no cable in our area. Comcast finally got there and it was great. Then, every Dec, their bill would show an increase for nothing changed in what we were getting. I fought them every year, and would get some reduction in price, but not great. When we moved, Comcast wanted to charge us the termination fee, also. My argument was we were loyal customers for 16 years; payments on time, etc. They should have never messed with me on that. I didn't back down, and they took the termination fee off. Small victories. Couldn't make that argument with DTV. Moving on, now, to more independence. Hub and I were talking tonight that we, obviously, were not the only people in America, today, that cut the cord. Good luck, monopolies. Your days are numbered.
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    So on Sling or NBC Sports app, can you watch hockey???
    Please neuter and spay your pets.... and your weird friends and relatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota View Post
    So on Sling or NBC Sports app, can you watch hockey???
    Depending on which sling package you have you will have either FS1, FS2 and local Fox affiliate or ESPN 1 & 2, with both you will get the NBC affiliate in the area and some NBC Sports channels.

    What channel carries the hockey games you want to watch is the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Depending on which sling package you have you will have either FS1, FS2 and local Fox affiliate or ESPN 1 & 2, with both you will get the NBC affiliate in the area and some NBC Sports channels.

    What channel carries the hockey games you want to watch is the question?

    At one time, Sling was going to get Comcast Sportsnet but it seemed like it was never going to happen so I was curious if they did get that channel and if people could watch the local caps play???

    I just don't want to sign back up and be disappointed.
    Please neuter and spay your pets.... and your weird friends and relatives.

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