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  1. Rich

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    Afraid of that, I was. Thanks.

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    Sounds like this is very well thought out. Should solve a lot of problems. Thanks.

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    My son activated Hulu + yesterday. That looks decent. Now we have YTTV, Hulu + D*'s sat service. Chaos.

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    You might want to try a Fire TV Cube. Everything you want.

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    I can live with a 15 second click forward. Not thrilled with it but...

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    Only one I noticed was YES. Only one I care about. I can look for them, just tell me what you need.

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    You should have SNY. Could come in handy if the Yankees are playing the Mets and you no longer have WPIX.
     
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    True, but I'd still lose a lot of games. I think PIX does about 20 games a year.

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    Jeez, I'm so focused on the Yankees and YES I forgot about SNY. I do watch a lot of Mets games.

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    Well if you watch a lot of Mets games that's about another 20 games on WPIX. Locast is not ideal if you want to DVR the games and the picture quality is not stellar compared to D* or YTTV. I know you are not fond of OTA antennas but they have the advantage of integrating with a DVR. An attic antenna should work provided it has large VHF elements for WPIX. A quality indoor VHF antenna might even do the trick. It takes trial and error to find the ideal antenna but if you are only looking to receive a single high VHF signal it simplifies things. I reused my D* cabling for an antenna to get WPIX and the other channels not offered by YTTV.
     
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    I know the Mets games are on PIX. I think the Mets are gonna be a lot better than folks expect next year and I'd lose those 20 games too. Sounds like you live in an area near me but I have always had pretty terrible antenna reception here and don't want to go back to antennas. I do have 20-700s and could activate them and use them with an antenna but staying with D* seems like the path of least resistance for me/us. Yeah, costs a bit more to keep D* but I'm big on the whole "Devil you know" thing.

    When we moved into this house the first thing I did about TV was put up two rotary antennas and still had problems with some channels. Had huge antennas, biggest Radio Shack had at the time and still had problems. Gave up and went to Cablevision and from that to D*.

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    I'm in the North Bronx. Waited years for Cablevision to offer service so I could see the Yankees and within a few years they dropped the Yankees when YES started. As soon as the 2002 season started I went to D*. When I called Cablevison to disconnect they wanted to know why I was leaving. I told them you are missing YES. Their response was that's only 1 channel. My response was that Yankee games were why I got cable. Since the digital transition VHF reception is a little trickier probably due to reduced power. WPIX is still using the Empire State Building for their transmitter so if you had issues in the past with their signal chances are you will still have issues. Might be worth a try to borrow a decent rabbit ears on the off chance that you can get the WPIX signal. For $5 a month Locast is a decent option for the subset of games on WPIX. If you have the Locast app installed you can take a look at the picture quality for 15 minutes before they ask for a donation. Fitzy seems to be gone based on another thread in this forum so being able to DVR it seems a no go.

    The Mets are going to be hamstrung by payroll issues again. They don't spend enough to fill the holes they have. If they had a decent bullpen last year they would probably have made the playoffs.
     
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    YTTV has added OWN nationwide along with PBS and PBS Kids in 100 markets. Some markets have multiple stations. NYC has WNET from Newark NJ, WLIW from Garden City, NY and Connecticut Public Broadcasting. If you've customized your lineup, check it. They showed up at the very bottom for me and were hidden.
     
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    As far as I can tell, the only streaming service that has live TV in 5.1 is ATT TV Now / DirecTV Now. If anyone knows differently, please speak up.
     
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    Huh. I left Cablevision for the same reason at the same time. Dolan screwed that up royally. We get crappy antenna reception here, I've tried it so many times in three locations and the same thing happens each time. Don't want to go down that path again.

    Yes, the Mets would have gone a lot farther this year with a better bullpen. Can't expect elite relievers to have great seasons every year. Diaz should be in for a better season next year, couldn't be much worse. Why they signed Familia again baffled me. Brodie has a year under his belt, let's see if he can change things there. Not liking the whole Beltran being the manager thing but I was wrong about Boone. I think they have a helluva of team, just bad management. Kinda like the Jets.

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    When Amazon came out with the Prime app 5.1 content was scarce, they fixed that. I'd think the same thing would happen in these apps. Patience.

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