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  1. Rich

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    Thanx. We will watch it for sure.

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    Thanx. I will keep Philo in mind. That's exactly what she is looking for.

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    I can get the sports other places. Not all the games I want but enough. I have to give up the idea that I have to see every inning of every game the Yankees play. I am struggling with this, I'll admit that.

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    I have a hard time getting off NetFlix. So much content, so easy to access it. And something new every week. An easy addiction to deal with.

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    I can get the sports other places. Not all the games I want but enough. I have to give up the idea that I have to see every inning of every game the Yankees play. I am struggling with this, I'll admit that.

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    Not sure what the issue is with the Yankees games. I know you mentioned that YouTube TV was blocking YES. Have you trialled the other services? I think with the exception of Philo they all offer YES. If you have WPIX from OTA you should be all set. You just need ESPN for the few Sunday games where the Yankees are on ESPN.
     
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    I wouldn't consider Philo a primary source, it doesn't include locals or sports channels. However, paired with another channel like Youtube TV, although there is now some overlap, the packages do compliment each other. Both include DVRs with no time limit.

    I got a 12 month offer to retain DirecTV, but I'm giving serious thought to cancelling it anyways. I'm just not watching it.
     
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    With the addition of some channels to You Tube TV and the price hike to $49.95 it is no longer a great match with Philo. Now there is a channel overlap which negates a lot of the value in going with this combination.
     
  8. dreadlk

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    I think on average I watch at least one show a day on Netflix.
    On Directv I watch maybe three shows a week. I am so tempted to get rid of DTV but I like having the option of watching it.

    It makes very little sense to me to keep it but for some reason I cannot convince myself to dump it even though logically I am wasting my money. I guess it's the fear of having all my TV relying on an Internet connection that worries me.
     
  9. Rich

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    I took my antennas down sometime in the '90s. I'd like to find a way that doesn't involve antennas. Which would also involve using a DVR on the antenna. Not gonna watch ball games live. But I'm in no hurry, I can wait for things to shake out. One other reason I have for not hurrying is the HRs that I put SSDs on. I really want to see what happens with them and that's gonna take a couple years. I just bought a dock, I want to put a 2TB SSD on one of my 24-100s. If this interests you there's a link to a thread about that in my Signature below.

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    Have an Internet problem? Ours is so stable now I've kinda forgotten what it's like to lose the Net. I gotta stop saying things like that I'm gonna jinx myself. But it's true, we haven't had an outage in a long time. Like you, we rarely use D* for our viewing needs. I know I'm wasting money on it but...hell, habits are hard to break. I'm having a hard time imagining life without DVRs. Spent so much time and money on them and to give them up completely boggles my mind.

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    I have had a few outages including one that lasted about four days.
     
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    Spectrum is my internet service provider. I get 120 Mbps and use Cat6 cables. While outages are rare freeze ups and buffering occur weekly.
     
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    Last year on Cox Gigablast, my internet was up and down for about 2 months before they resolved the problem. When I first signed up for cable internet in '97, it was also up and down for months since it was new at the time. Other then those 2 periods, it's been pretty stable.

    Whether I ever get anything close to 1Gbps is a whole other story.
     
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    Never had one that long. Since Altice bought Cablevision/Optimum we haven't had one outage that I noticed. They have been upgrading an old inefficient system and it seems to be much more stable.

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    Spectrum throttling the Net? You shouldn't be having problems with that speed.

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    Can't really say anything bad about Altice. We haven't had them for very long but no problems since they arrived a couple years ago. Just have them for the Net. They're another company that nickels and dimes subscribers. We are supposed to get 300 down, when I run speed tests it always varies a bit but it's close.

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    I live in a very rural area. The cities that Spectrum services in my area are high priority and have state of the art cabling and utilities. The rural areas are not a priority and are ignored. We don't have access to all the services Spectrum offers because of the antiquated cabling and utilities in our area. In all the years I've lived here they've only done repairs to the area cabling and utilities. We were never upgraded like the cities were. Same with our phone service provider. We're in a dead zone and have to use a landline. If I want to use my cell phone I have to go 100 feet behind my house to get a signal.
     
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    We always had problems with our system. After Sandy hit installers from Montana or Wyoming were called in and they were shocked by how antiquated the system was. Since Altice showed up they've upgraded the system in many ways. We are waiting for the fiber optic cable laying to be finished and then we go to Gigabyte Internet speeds. Think about that: Guys from what have to be two of the least populated states coming here to this very crowded area and were bothered by how crappy our cable system was.

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    I usually get around 800 - 900 if there is no other traffic in the house and I'm using Google Fiber Speed Test. I've noticed that SpeedTest.net can't handle gigabit speed tests properly. That shows something closer to 300 - 500 or less. I'd call 900 "close", but 800 not so much. I'm not expecting to get 1000Mbps down as there is overhead on ethernet and it can't actually do 1000Mbps at the app layer.
     
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    Is your area on poles? Mine area is all buried. If you're buried, I'm surprised you're getting upgraded. AT&T is also in my area and they can only get 100Mbps to my house on DSL and I think uverse would come over DSL as well. In 2019. SAD! ;). Whenever I call DirecTV, they try to convert me to AT&T internet and I laugh at the low speed. Some areas of my city have fiber, but its the newer areas. I'm surprised anybody is still deploying FTTH. Seems very expensive and DOCSIS 3.1 is "good enough" as they say for 99% of folks. Google fiber was also supposed to come here. Both fiber installs are mostly in new developments only. Not sure why... my neighborhood seems like its got underground conduits, but I guess they're owned by T and Cox. Pretty ridiculous that T hasn't upgraded my area. It's pretty much Cox or DirecTV.
     

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