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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    The downside is there is still no app for my main TV, a Samsung, still has no app for Peacock Premium
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I did not need a service call. Service on the 'old' account was cut off around 6 AM yesterday morning (internet in the house stopped working), when I got home I set up the new modem and within 15 minutes I was live. No house visit, no phone call. Self install kit came with a free 'Flex' box...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    you shouldn't even have to schedule a service call; they are sending me a self install kit, although I'm not sure what is in it since I'm using my own modem. FYI I purchased this one, which was rated highly and works with Xfinity and the 300mbps plan I'm switching to: View...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I just found a way to game Xfinity; used this trick a few years ago and forgot about it. My intro price for the Choice Double Play (100mbps internet and TV channels I don't use) expired a month ago and went from 75/month to 104/month. Best available plans for existing customers were pricing...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I don't mind paying if I'm going to get the content I want. But now I'm paying $115/month for YTTV, Hulu no ads, Netflix, Disney+ and HBOMax. Then another $75 for my cable internet. But every service has some kind of exclusive content I enjoy having access to. At least in the old days of...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Yeah, I love YTTV...but their price jump policy sucks. I was early (fall 2017 I believe) and grandfathered in for my first year or so...then BAM it went up $15. Now, another $15. Count me in on the exploring alternatives. EDIT: I didn't get any such email, nor a popup on the webpage when I...
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    Redsox.com Showing Pedro's 17K game in 1999

    Honestly, I think there were plenty of Yanks fans who recognized what was happening and were actually cheering for strikeouts.
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    Redsox.com Showing Pedro's 17K game in 1999

    I was at this game. We had a large group going from CT and I rented a van. Raining hard all day, several people bailed and I had to round up a few last minute replacements. Cleared up on the drive down, and the rest was history. Wish I was smart enough to have saved my stub...
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    Connecticut, Leading The Nation In Bad Minor League Team Names

    Is there a worst collective group of mascot names than the NESCAC? Contintentals (of which I am one) Camels Lord Jeffs (I know they changed, but whatever) Jumbos Ephs Bantams (truly a bunch of cocks) Polar Bears White Mules
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Service is very good in CT, and better than it was a couple of years ago. There were some spots in the boonies towards the shore where I would ALWAYS lose service, and that hasn't happened in a while. Could be a combination of the newer phone as well as improved T-Mobile/Sprint service.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I usually stay one Pixel behind, got the 2 XL last fall. I couldn't pass this up (I have been on Fi since the beginning), although all that was left when I pulled was a pink 128 GB for $499. But they are still giving me $100 for my Pixel XL, and I'll pass the 2 on to my girlfriend. $400 for...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    That is a kick in the pants, as I'm still at $35/month
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    Celebrating What Is

    Did you post this on Deadspin today? If not, there is some dude over there using your avatar!
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    The world’s greatest sports trivia question is intact for another year

    My favorite sports trivia question used to be "Only 2 players in MLB history have hit a HR in their teens and in their 40s" Except now it is 4 players.
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    2016 NFL Coaching Carousel

    I'm hoping my buddy who just got promoted to QB coach shares the playcalling duties and it helps him get an OC job in the future.