A cord cutting experiment

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  1. Sep 14, 2019 #21 of 168
    lparsons21

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    Not special, just on the service that allows it. That’s not always the case as has been commented on in quite a few threads. Sling is hit or miss, some channels/shows allow for trick play, others not. Live watching, at least on the channels I checked doesn’t even allow for pausing.


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  2. Sep 14, 2019 #22 of 168
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    Yeah, that’s one of the main reasons we went with PSVue. Any service that doesn’t allow me to FF thru commercials would be a non-starter for us. It also allows pausing of live tv although you are limited to how long you can pause.
     
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    I tried PSVue back when they first came out and thought at the time that if I cut the cord, it would be the service I would get. Before I started this experiment I evaluated which cable type channels were must have. Sling had all of them and was the cheapest. PSVue had most as I remember but cost was higher than cable.


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  4. Sep 15, 2019 #24 of 168
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    I would like to know how you reached 700GB of data usage in 12 days.

    Can you explain?
     
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    Not difficult streaming TV at the highest bit rate
     
  6. Sep 15, 2019 #26 of 168
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    A few 4K videos and most of the rest at least 720p, doesn't help that the TV is on something pretty much from 10AM-10PM
     
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    Live TV is almost all 720p so not very high bit rate. That said, if you have 1 or more TV's on all the time for background noise like some people do I'm guessing that would do it. My wife and I only have any of our TV's on when we are actually watching something, normally evenings. That plus typically a couple of 4k movies per month and we rarely get above 500GB per month. Our ISP doesn't have data caps but I do check the stats on my router every so often. In the 2 + years we have been all streaming we have never even come close to 1TB in any month. I think 700GB is as close as we have ever come and that was during football season. This is one of those things that is very much based on how you watch TV, or if you have other things that use lots of data (gamers, work from home, etc.).
     
  8. Sep 15, 2019 #28 of 168
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    We are all creatures of habit to some extent. I live alone and have always had the TV on even if not actively watching for noise in the house. I could just stream music and reduce the useage and might at some point in time.
    Or I could have it on an OTA channel since they have plenty of daytime shows that are easy to ignore too! :)


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    How's the puppy doing?

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    Just fine. She’s such an attention hog though. Unless I’m actually doing something she figures I’m supposed to play with her!


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  11. Sep 15, 2019 #31 of 168
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    Get her Dog TV. :D
     
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    Please tell me that’s not really a thing...:eek:
     
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    Sure is, DIRECTV channel 562.
     
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    Just because it may be 720p doesn’t mean the bit rate can’t be high. Plus ATT TV and I believe YTTV use 1080p streams at higher bit rates
     
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    James Long

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    Sample videos ... DOGTV

    The video is designed for dogs range of vision!
     
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    Glad to see she's working out well. I just got a puppy a month ago. I'd provide a picture but he's totally black and not photogenic, all we see when we take a picture is black blob. Gotta get him groomed and I'll try to get a decent picture.

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    Yet another channel I don't get. Not about to upgrade...but the wife keeps harping at me about the "other" Hallmark channels that we don't get on our plan. If I upgrade for that I'd get the dog channel. Not sure how the puppy feels about watching TV...maybe we should stop this, let me start a thread about dogs...done. Here's a link: Dogs

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  18. Sep 15, 2019 #38 of 168
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    As opposed to 4K streams is what I meant. I should have been more specific.
     
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    LOL...too funny.
     
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    Recently there was a free preview of DOGTV. During the free view we played it for our dog. It held his interest for only a few minutes. He and our cats prefer watching wildlife (especially marine life) on Nat Geo Wild and Smithsonian Channel.
     

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