Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

InsideTheParker

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750k is gonna be rough for live TV. I'm surprised Netflix even works at that speed.

According to YouTube tv, they recommend 3mbps for SD content and 7mbps for HD.

Edit: just looked up Netflix and they require 5mbps for HD.
Thanks. We don't care about HD but are now looking into getting a better internet service, which probably means satellite. Put the cost of that together with the cost of YTTV, and it's almost as much as we pay for DirecTV, especially after the initial "deal" runs out. But we might do it anyway, once we lock down the details.
 

burstnbloom

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Do you guys have trouble when there are more than two people watching something different? Our dsl is a little over 750 kbps. We know that's very slow, but it's good enough for Netflix and a lot of pre-taped stuff. That's not going to cut it for live TV, is it?
No. But I have 400 mbps internet to mitigate any lag. I would imagine your experience at that speed would be different.
 

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Thanks. We don't care about HD but are now looking into getting a better internet service, which probably means satellite. Put the cost of that together with the cost of YTTV, and it's almost as much as we pay for DirecTV, especially after the initial "deal" runs out. But we might do it anyway, once we lock down the details.
Satellite internet usually has pretty low data caps before they slow the connection down to slower than your DSL. A 3 Mbps SD video is about 1.3 GB/h. A 7 Mbps HD video is about 3.1 GB/h. Live TV will quickly burn through satellite data caps.
 

TimNJsoxfan

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Voice synch has been an issue for me with Playstation Vue.... We have anywhere from 75-100mbs wifi and with some shows the voices are still off.
Is this something I might not experience with YTTV or is it internet speed issue?
 

Red Sox Physicist

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Voice synch has been an issue for me with Playstation Vue.... We have anywhere from 75-100mbs wifi and with some shows the voices are still off.
Is this something I might not experience with YTTV or is it internet speed issue?
Voice sync issues aren't related to internet speed. The audio streams interleaved with the video, not as a separate network channel. What kind of TV do you have, and do you use a soundbar or receiver? If so, how is it connected to the TV? What device are you using to stream PS Vue?
 

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I'm new to the "cord cutting" world. We're ready to cancel Xfinity and switch. There are a lot of options out there (Hulu, Vue, YouTube, etc.) and I've tried reading through this thread, but there is a lot of info here. One basic question - to get NESN, are the only options YouTube TV or Fubo TV? And if YouTube TV doesn't have some channels my wife and kids want, do we get both YouTube TV and a second option that does have those channels (like Philo)?

Even both of those plus a high speed internet provider would be less than we're paying now.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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Has anyone cut the cable on Optimum (ex-cablevision)? If so, any pointers?
I am looking for a compatible modem and router that will provide up to 1gb/s.
Also, is there any streaming option that provides Celtics games out of market? I am in New Haven county and get all Boston teams except them.
 

TimNJsoxfan

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Voice sync issues aren't related to internet speed. The audio streams interleaved with the video, not as a separate network channel. What kind of TV do you have, and do you use a soundbar or receiver? If so, how is it connected to the TV? What device are you using to stream PS Vue?
Its a Samsung 4k tv, no soundbar or receiver and I am using a Fire Stick.

It happens on some channels and if I change to a different station it is fine. Usually when its out of synch, its only by a second or so but sometimes its so bad I cant deal with it and change the channel.
 

johnmd20

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Has anyone cut the cable on Optimum (ex-cablevision)? If so, any pointers?
I am looking for a compatible modem and router that will provide up to 1gb/s.
Also, is there any streaming option that provides Celtics games out of market? I am in New Haven county and get all Boston teams except them.
I think you can get NBA League Pass online, which will allow you to watch every Celtic game that isn't nationally televised, assuming you're out of market.

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luckiestman

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I think you can get NBA League Pass online, which will allow you to watch every Celtic game that isn't nationally televised, assuming you're out of market.

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I get the Cs thru league pass in FFC.

Which reminds me. I like to watch Gorman and hate NBA TV broadcast. Do any of you use a relatives account out of market. I can get a RI Comcast (or whatever is in NPT) login.
 

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I get the Cs thru league pass in FFC.

Which reminds me. I like to watch Gorman and hate NBA TV broadcast. Do any of you use a relatives account out of market. I can get a RI Comcast (or whatever is in NPT) login.
I would give anything for NBA TV to not flatten the picture and screw up the aspect ratio just to fit the score ticker at the bottom. Drives me crazy.
 

Ale Xander

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FYI, Fubo no longer accepts prepaid cc's (giftcards).

Only VUE is left to my knowledge for those that do.