Cutting the cord to cable tv, Sony Vue may be your answer

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  1. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    UPDATE: I have the Amazon Fire TV and a subscription to Sony Vue and both are fantastic.

    With Vue I get all of the ESPNs (2, U, News), SEC Network, Golf Channel, and any channels I need for college football in addition to NFL Network. The local channels come through in HD on the antennae.

    Cable companies are SO fucked.
     
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  2. locoguano

    locoguano You sweat, you die...

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    Same setup I have... Also using Netflix and Amazon Prime. I have Kodi to play movies I have on my PC.
     
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Do you use kodi for sports. That shit is hard to manage.
     
  4. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Do you like the control best using Amazon tv ?

    I still use the PS3 only because I bought a remote for it that controls my tv and surround sound. I do have the Amazon Fire tv in the bedroom, I just hardly use it.

    I just wished the PS3 used IR instead of Bluetooth so I could buy a really good learning remote to assign buttons that make sense. My remote has all the PS3 buttons like the triangular start key that is what is used to bring up the guide. And I don't think the Bluetooth reacts nearly as smoothly as an IR remote.

    If anyone knows of a remote that learns Bluetooth as well as IR, let me know. I don't think one exists.
     
  5. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Yes, I also have Netflix, Prime and Kodi.
     
  6. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    I use the controller for the Amazon Fire TV. It has Alexa (think Siri), so you can say "watch SEC Network" and it will just switch the channel to SEC Network. It's really cool. You can also download the app to turn your phone or tablet into a remote as well.
     
  7. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    Holy shit, how did I not know about Sony Vue. I've been looking at Sling TV but the one stream was a deal killer for me. @Cajun Sensation, are you having any problem with data usage from your internet provider?
     
  8. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    So far, so good.

    I pay roughly $65 a month for the first year with Cox Communications. I have had little to no buffering, etc.

    I don't know about sling, but the user interface for Vue is easy and very user friendly.
     
  9. mobius481

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    Do you know what your internet speed is. I"m talking about what Cox says it is on your plan? Also, do you know how much data you use? Trying to figure out if 350 gb is enough on 100mbps or if I need to go unlimited at 200 mbps.
     
  10. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    ^^^^^^^This is my plan exactly.

    I have the 2nd highest plan. The highest is for gamers. My plan is for streamers, is the way that they market it.
     

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