Sling TV opens its doors to all cord-cutters

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Athlon646464, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    My observation has been that the higher speeds come with higher caps, if you go for 30MB service you get a 100GB cap, if you go with a 50MB service you get a 250GB cap and so forth (figures will vary).

    So, higher speed may have to be taken to accomplish the higher data cap needed to avoid overages, it is not just as simple as to speed or not to speed.
  2. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Seaside Oregon
    I don't think Charter here has a cap. I asked the installer and he said there wasn't one that he was aware of. I never use a huge amount anyway. I have no idea how much I stream on the Roku each month. I do know if I could measure it. Maybe on the Charter site?
  3. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    "I do know if I could measure it."

    I take it the word 'not' is missing from that?

    If your ISP doesn't have a way for you to see it in understandable terms, there are some third party bandwidth monitoring and measuring utilities out there.
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Which is another driving factor, in my opinion, to the "total cost" of cord-cutting... If you had to jump to a higher tier to get more cap room for your TV viewing that you otherwise didn't need for your computer/mobile device Internet usage... than that's an additional cost of the streaming that many would choose not to count even though it is real.

    Like... if you are in the market for a new car... but you have a family with several kids, some of whom still need to be in safety seats... so instead of being able to get a fuel-efficient car you are forced to get a less-efficient SUV to hold your entire family... so the cost of the car might be the same BUT your maintenance and fuel consumption costs are more on the SUV. You would absolutely take that into account when doing your family budget... you wouldn't say "I needed a car anyway".
  5. snowcat

    snowcat Legend

    May 29, 2007
    I have been a Tablo user since the first units shipped last April, and I highly recommend it. There is a guide data subscription (though you have the option of no guide with just manual recordings). The best choice is $150 lifetime, which covers your lifetime, not the device, so you could buy as many times as you want and pay just the one time fee.

  6. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Seaside Oregon
    As far as I know, the lowest speed Charter has here is 60 and I generally get 64-65. I believe there may be a faster speed for more money, but the 60 is more than I need, using Netflix streaming (by my son mostly), Roku, the computer, as well as the wifi radio I use at night. But it almost never drops below 60 or 62.
  7. Reaper

    Reaper Godfather

    Jul 30, 2008
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