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Dish Network announces Sling TV, an online cable alternative that will feature ESPN, ESPN2, Disney C

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  1. Uprising

    Uprising Contributing Member

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    Cool, I'm glad to see TV going this way.

    Honestly, I probably watch more TV on my tablet via the xfinity app than I actually do on the tv / projector.
     
  2. Mr. Clutch

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    Is Root Sports, TNT, and NBATV on it?
     
  3. TheRealist137

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    Get bAllstreams

    This + ballstreams is an invincible combo
     
  4. GanjaRocket

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    You can pay for it with bitcoin.

    Dish accepts bitcoin? Wtf?
     
  5. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    If you have any left after it tanks, that is.
     
  6. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Need to wait for an invite.
     
  7. shastarocket

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    Just another reason to get Sling TV:

    http://www.cordcuttersnews.com/sling-tv-announces-the-sports-extra-package-line-up/

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cufuBuv_mJs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  8. lue03

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    got my invite!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. BiGGieStuFF

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    Have you guys tried playing from PC and stream to Chromecast? Is it choppy?
     
  10. houstontexans

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    How to get sling TV?
     
  11. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Got it on my IPad, video is very smooth
     
  12. cebu

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    Bye uverse
     
  13. BiGGieStuFF

    BiGGieStuFF Contributing Member

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    So for sling, Netflix, and Hulu it comes out to roughly 36 bucks. Is that still considerably cheaper than cable or satellite? I haven't had either in years so I don't know.
     
  14. BiGGieStuFF

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    Tested it on my phone and you can mirror your screen to the Chromecast if your phone supports it. The navigation buttons don't go away so that's a bit annoying.
     
  15. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    I haven't gotten mine :mad:

    Wait I did get it. Check your promotions tab in gmail
     
  16. Two Sandwiches

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    I pay about $110 a month for a midgrade Dish package with HBO and Cinemax. Without the two, I'd pay about $90. I have one DVR, but it's not the top of the line versions... They'd cost me more.
     
  17. what

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    While this is COOL to have: let's just say this ain't really any cheaper than what you'd be paying for with a traditional cable or satellite subscription.

    I'm paying for:
    1. Hulu - 8.99
    2. Netflix + DVD - 20.00
    3. Internet - 40.00
    4. Sling - 20.00
    5. HBOtoGO - 15.00 (probably)
    6. League Pass - $150.00

    What is that like $104.00 Base. 254.00 with League Pass

    The biggest benefit for me is more the flexibility to watch things when I want to watch them. I also get MORE, like a dvd subscription. The internet. Etc. But it is still high dollar.
     
  18. shastarocket

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    How is internet even considered in the calculation? Its pretty much default in both scenarios. LP cost should be stated per month.

    8.99 + 20.00 + 20.00 + 15.00 + 12.50(LP) = 76.49

    I'd say that's cheaper than most providers
     
  19. Mr. Clutch

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    I pay $100 per month with Uverse. I subscribe to Netflix and Amazon Prime anyway.

    Sling- $20
    Ballstream- $8.33
    MLBTV maybe- $10.75

    Now how to watch NFL? Does the CBS and Fox streaming apps show the games?

    I'm looking at saving like $50 per month.

    I'll also have stuff I actually want (all nba games) and get rid of useless stuff (lifetime, oxygen, etc)
     
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  20. shastarocket

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    All you need for ota channels like CBS and fox is an attenna (maybe even bunny ears depending on where you live). That's like a one time cost of $25.
     

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