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NFT: Help me cut the cord !

TommytheElephant : 2/7/2018 7:15 pm
The wife is fine with prime Netflix Hulu (which we have)
What I want :
MSG
NFL Network
YES
ESPN ( as much as I hate it - they do occasionally show a game)
Red Zone (obviously A fall thing)

Having problems finding a solution here - thanks in advance
Tommy  
bigbluehoya : 2/7/2018 7:35 pm : link
Where do you live??
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Dodge : 2/7/2018 7:39 pm : link
Get an Nvidia shield tv and sub for PlayStation Vue with the added elite package.
_________  
I am Ninja : 2/7/2018 7:42 pm : link
who is your daddy and what does he do?
Westchester county  
TommytheElephant : 2/7/2018 7:45 pm : link
New York
I havenít cut the cord yet  
bigbluehoya : 2/7/2018 8:12 pm : link
But have researched some...

The trickiest part seems to be MSG. My understanding is that the only one of the (above board) streaming services that carries MSG is DirecTV Now (only for NY Metro area, so you should be covered).

I canít speak to any other ďnot-as-legalĒ methods, because I havenít really researched them.
The only  
mattyblue : 2/7/2018 9:27 pm : link
thing I donít understand about cutting the cord is how to get the Giants games without a lot of hassle? I am also in the metro area of NY currently and from what I understand is that the local games are not available through any legitimate service. Am I wrong? (Iíd love to be wrong)
You are not going to find a single solution here  
Knineteen : 2/7/2018 9:28 pm : link
other than cable or satellite.

You'll need a mix of multiple streaming services and/or illegal solutions.

Sports are a bitch for cord-cutting.
Tommy get Direct Now  
Dave on the UWS : 2/7/2018 9:29 pm : link
and get a decent antenna for local Chanelís. That will work great.
RE: The only  
Knineteen : 2/7/2018 9:30 pm : link
In comment 13825972 mattyblue said:
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thing I donít understand about cutting the cord is how to get the Giants games without a lot of hassle?

Most streaming services offer some level of local channels. Or you could always use an over-the-air antenna. They are super cheap.
Cutting the cord isnít a real thing unless...  
BigBlue2007 : 2/7/2018 9:52 pm : link
You get rid of internet and cable.

I know on Comcast if I cancel my cable my internet goes up to $89 or $99 depending on speed. Plus the modem/router fee if you rent. Then add in a direct tv now that could be another $30 plus dollars. Then add in a Netflix at $10. Then battle to get the antenna to work if youíre in a rural area. Youíre at $140-$180 (depending on your streaming plan). I pay $189 for tv, internet, phone, and home security. I have an intro deal on a 2 year contract. I just see does cutting as a hassle.
Some Resources  
jpennyva : 2/7/2018 10:03 pm : link
I started a thread on this a couple of weeks ago - http://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=563947. You probably live close enough to NYC for a good over-the-air antenna to be effective for you. I live just outside of Washington, DC, and we got 88 channels with our antenna (from Amazon: 1byone 85 Miles Digital Amplified Outdoor / Attic / Roof HDTV Antenna with VHF and UHF Band and Mounting Pole, Extremely High Performance - it was $50). One of the reasons I mention this is because CBS is often NOT offered as part of some services such as DirecTVNow, Sling, etc., and may compromise your ability to watch Giants games if they're shown on CBS. But if you get an over-the-air, there won't be a problem.

An interesting article, but not as helpful as I had hoped and also more for the DC area is this one on sports junkies cutting the cord but I figured I'd include it anyway: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/01/09/cord-cutting-i-pulled-the-plug-and-kept-my-live-sports-heres-how/?utm_term=.52999f279e72

One thing I struggled with is not being able to see Nationals games but I will be using a VPN with a MLB subscription this year and will see how that goes.

As someone else mentioned, some of the channels available from some services such as DirecTVNow vary depending on your geographical location. We did subscribe to DTVN ourselves and have been pretty happy with it in the month that we've had it. Unfortunately, I don't think there is one service that will provide all of the networks you list but things constantly change. While not holding my breath, I am hopeful that one day there may be a true way to select which networks you want ala carte and only the ones you want.
If you want more legit streaming options  
mattlawson : 2/7/2018 10:19 pm : link
Go to internet only. You vote where your wallet goes. Be a leader. Iíve save thousands of dollars without cable and spend that money on a gym membership and pool. We have Roku and amazon prime - kids watch whatever they want.

For sports gotta stream. Itís on the internet, easily found on reddit or a google search.
I have nvidia  
showmedaway : 2/7/2018 11:36 pm : link
Sheild with kodi...and i pay for a service called gearstv. 15 dollars, every channel, every game. I also have my antenna that gets me all local channels HD. Haven't paid for cable in a long while and im very happy with what i have.
RE: The only  
madgiantscow009 : 2/8/2018 12:30 am : link
In comment 13825972 mattyblue said:
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thing I donít understand about cutting the cord is how to get the Giants games without a lot of hassle? I am also in the metro area of NY currently and from what I understand is that the local games are not available through any legitimate service. Am I wrong? (Iíd love to be wrong)


I am not in NYC, but a digital antenna works where I live for all the local fox, cbs games, etc....It costs about $15 at Target and you can return it if it doesn't work. About 40 channels.
Start here  
Jeever : 2/8/2018 11:00 am : link
Cord Cutters News website
Cord Cutters news - ( New Window )
RE: Some Resources  
GMENGianni : 2/9/2018 9:07 am : link
In comment 13826025 jpennyva said:
Quote:
I started a thread on this a couple of weeks ago - http://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=563947. You probably live close enough to NYC for a good over-the-air antenna to be effective for you. I live just outside of Washington, DC, and we got 88 channels with our antenna (from Amazon: 1byone 85 Miles Digital Amplified Outdoor / Attic / Roof HDTV Antenna with VHF and UHF Band and Mounting Pole, Extremely High Performance - it was $50). One of the reasons I mention this is because CBS is often NOT offered as part of some services such as DirecTVNow, Sling, etc., and may compromise your ability to watch Giants games if they're shown on CBS. But if you get an over-the-air, there won't be a problem.

An interesting article, but not as helpful as I had hoped and also more for the DC area is this one on sports junkies cutting the cord but I figured I'd include it anyway: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/01/09/cord-cutting-i-pulled-the-plug-and-kept-my-live-sports-heres-how/?utm_term=.52999f279e72

One thing I struggled with is not being able to see Nationals games but I will be using a VPN with a MLB subscription this year and will see how that goes.

As someone else mentioned, some of the channels available from some services such as DirecTVNow vary depending on your geographical location. We did subscribe to DTVN ourselves and have been pretty happy with it in the month that we've had it. Unfortunately, I don't think there is one service that will provide all of the networks you list but things constantly change. While not holding my breath, I am hopeful that one day there may be a true way to select which networks you want ala carte and only the ones you want.
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How difficult is this antenna to install? I'm really considering it, mainly for when my parents visit and they enjoy the news.
cutting the cord comes with it sacrifces  
djm : 2/9/2018 11:14 am : link
if you can accept that you will have less, you will be fine with it. I can't do it because I will lose too much sport coverage.

It just seems like you're saving a few bucks but also missing out on some shit.

Best thing to do in my view it eliminate as much of the premium shit that the cable companies offer in their packages and purchase netflix. Keep cable and internet, ditch the premium channels and add Netflix. Done.
RE: cutting the cord comes with it sacrifces  
Knineteen : 2/9/2018 12:15 pm : link
In comment 13827538 djm said:
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It just seems like you're saving a few bucks but also missing out on some shit.

But "a few bucks" can actually be a lot since most subscribers willingly accept rate increases as the years go on. Cord cutters actually keep cable companies in check.

The same process is seen in oil contractors where new subscribers usually get a great rate for the first years. It's the subsequent years where the customer stops paying attention to the bill; that's when rates go up.

Cutting the cord for a single month has yielded me a $600/year discount offer from my cable company. A lot of money for not a lot of sacrifice.
RE: RE: Some Resources  
jpennyva : 2/9/2018 1:37 pm : link
In comment 13827377 GMENGianni said:
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In comment 13826025 jpennyva said:


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I started a thread on this a couple of weeks ago - http://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=563947. You probably live close enough to NYC for a good over-the-air antenna to be effective for you. I live just outside of Washington, DC, and we got 88 channels with our antenna (from Amazon: 1byone 85 Miles Digital Amplified Outdoor / Attic / Roof HDTV Antenna with VHF and UHF Band and Mounting Pole, Extremely High Performance - it was $50). One of the reasons I mention this is because CBS is often NOT offered as part of some services such as DirecTVNow, Sling, etc., and may compromise your ability to watch Giants games if they're shown on CBS. But if you get an over-the-air, there won't be a problem.

An interesting article, but not as helpful as I had hoped and also more for the DC area is this one on sports junkies cutting the cord but I figured I'd include it anyway: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/01/09/cord-cutting-i-pulled-the-plug-and-kept-my-live-sports-heres-how/?utm_term=.52999f279e72

One thing I struggled with is not being able to see Nationals games but I will be using a VPN with a MLB subscription this year and will see how that goes.

As someone else mentioned, some of the channels available from some services such as DirecTVNow vary depending on your geographical location. We did subscribe to DTVN ourselves and have been pretty happy with it in the month that we've had it. Unfortunately, I don't think there is one service that will provide all of the networks you list but things constantly change. While not holding my breath, I am hopeful that one day there may be a true way to select which networks you want ala carte and only the ones you want.

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How difficult is this antenna to install? I'm really considering it, mainly for when my parents visit and they enjoy the news.


The specific one I reference above came with the mounting bracket so that definitely helped because there was no guessing with respect to what to use to mount it. The hardest part, according to my husband, was borrowing a ladder long enough to get up to the roof but he was able to borrow one (it's long enough that he had to have someone hold the ladder while he was up there - I was out of town at the time) and get up there to do it. He ran the cord down the side of the house (using brackets to secure the cable) and we ordered a flat coax cable (Ghost Wire Flat RG6 Coax Jumper Cable Extreme Slim Flat Window Cable,1ft) to be able to run it through our sliding glass door (or, for others, a window). We did need to get quite a bit of coax cable to run the connection from our roof to our basement family room but we have definitely felt it was worth it. I would definitely recommend checking out some of the links in my original post to get an idea of about how many channels you can expect to pick up with an antenna and in which direction to point it for maximum effectiveness. Good luck!
Try YouTube TV  
SHO'NUFF : 2/9/2018 3:01 pm : link
for free
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