2017 - My year of the "cord switch"

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  1. boukengreen

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    In the country in north Alabama with a long driveway charter will not come up on
     
  2. Gloria_Chavez

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    You may want to contact ATT in case they are about to begin a pilot program in your area

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    AT&T Launches First Wave of Fixed Wireless Internet Availability to Rural and Underserved Areas
    Dallas, Texas, Apr 24, 2017
    AT&T1 announced it completed a first wave of Fixed Wireless Internet2 availability for rural and underserved locations in Georgia. This is part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment to serve over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and over 1.1 million locations by 2020.

    The work in Georgia is expanding to 17 more states this year. Those additional 17 states are: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

    Our Fixed Wireless Internet delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers’ homes or businesses. This is a cost-effective way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in rural and underserved areas.
     
  3. boukengreen

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    Not in a position to do that right now as I'm moving in a couple months but will look into it if charter won't do service my new place of residence I have been keeping up with this
     
  4. Rich

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    Thanx, that makes your problem clearer.

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  5. boukengreen

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    Give you a better idea I live in Mo Brooks district which is AL 05
     
  6. Newshawk

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    I've had my TCL 55US57 4K Roku TV since December and I've been pleased with the PQ and the ease of use with it (with the exception of the Crunchyroll app, which I'm sure is their fault, not Roku's.) Maybe it's just that my eyes are getting bad but I can't see burning an HDMI input to replicate a device I have built-in to my TV.
     
  7. phrelin

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    I guess there is an advantage to being happy with 720p on my 2003 Pany Plasma all these years. Our Roku 3 puts out a better picture than I had before and even though it is down-converted it is certainly sharper than the broadcast TV standard.
     
  8. btedford

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    I just cancelled my TV service today. I'm now using Sling TV, Amazon, Netflix, HBO. By switching it will save me around $40 per month.
     
  9. Rich

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    A good friend of mine moved to Alabama a few years ago. He built a big A frame house and made so jealous; he could sit on his back deck and shoot his guns all day long if he wanted to. No neighbors, nothing but quiet...then his wife got bored and back to NJ he came.

    That's about the extent of my knowledge about Alabama. He was happy, the wife wasn't...long story short, happy wife (back in NJ), happy life.

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  10. Rich

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    I've looked at those TV sets. I have no idea if the same problems I had would show up on those sets. I can only talk about the boxes. I've bought many Rokus over the years and returned them, gave them away or threw them out. I just don't like them. Just my opinion, just me.

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  11. Rich

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    Yup, you got that right. I never saw the PQ difference between an ATV or an FTV or the smart TV apps and the Rokus until I got the 4K sets. When I recently purchased the Roku's most expensive box I thought the PQ would be superb, the thing was putting out 2160p, how could it be bad? I had been watching Flaked on NF. It's set in Venice, CA and that place is just bursting with color. I watched parts of the show and something bothered me. I switched from the Roku to the TV apps and the colors were...different. The greens (Venice kinda reminded me of Panama, so much green) were subdued on the Roku and jumped out on the TV apps. Switched to the Apple box and saw the same thing. The Roku went back.

    I doubt I would have noticed that difference on one of my plasmas. You really have to have one of these sets to appreciate what I mean.

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  12. Supramom2000

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    Crazy wife!! I love living in the boonies with no neighbours. We were just doing some shooting last night with no worries about bothering anyone or getting in trouble.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
  13. boukengreen

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    So it's you I hear every other night shooting their guns around 10pm lol
     
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    I worked for a small company in a small town for two years. Many workers took a personal day off the first day of hunting season. I moved back to the big city with no regrets at all. I'm much happier eight blocks from the beach, even if I don't go swimming any more.
     
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    I know his wife, nice person. What bothered her was the isolation. It was just the two of them and just going to a supermarket was an ordeal. I know my friend was disappointed, moving to Alabama was a dream come true for him. They lost money on the moves, a lot of money. Now they're in Florida and happy.

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    Cox has imposed a 1 TB data cap on all but their Gigablast tiers. Overages will be charged at $10 for 50 MB. It sucks, but I'm still going to cut my service way back, if not off completely.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    So after you hit 1tb it’s about $10 for what, say 5 hours of shows...
     
  18. Newshawk

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    I guess, although I do have a 4K TV. Even at that, it'd take about 350 GB of extra data to match what I'm paying now.
     
  19. phrelin

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    That's the Comcast/Xfinity policy also. So far we run under 250 GB per month and we stream about 20-25 hours of TV a week.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    Well what’s the base rate you pay for the first 1 tb?
     

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