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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. Mr. Clutch

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    Good point.
     
  2. what

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    It is cheaper, and more flexible. But not by much. And you really actually don't have to have the internet FOR cable or satellite.

    So the way I look at it, I'm probably paying the same but I'm getting MORE. I get internet + dvd + lp + on demand for maybe $40.00 less.
     
  3. GanjaRocket

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    Ppl just love trolling something they understand nothing about :rolleyes:
     
  4. houstontexans

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    How long until you get the invitation? When is the launch date?
     
  5. Scionxa

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    Got Sling, it's pretty cool but I only really care for TNT.

    Btw, stop paying for Hulu Plus monthly. Find yourself a reputable seller on eBay who has the 12 month codes for like $30.

    $9 a month for Netflix
    $ 2.50 a month for Hulu (Payed $30 on ebay for the 12 month code)
    $ 0 - OTA Antenna (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX26, CW39) (gets me a good amount of nfl football, barclays premier league on the weekends, and college basketball)
    $10 a month for Ballstreams (60 dollars for 6 months)

    Total= $21.50

    Including internet (35.00 promo for 105mbps and no modem lease fee as i use my own) that is 76.50 a month.

    Plus if you have a friend or family member with cable, using the cable log-in gets you more channels.

    On my roku, i have ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN NEWS, and ESPN Deportes due to a cable log-in I use. Showtime (including Showtime Live), A&E, History/H2, FoxNow, etc
     
  6. Space Ghost

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    The issue with the bolded part is now you are pirating. Im not judging :) Im on a couple of very large plex servers. Anything else I miss, I simply torrent to my local plex server. All I miss is HD sports broadcasts. I didn't miss the superbowl since it was on NBC in HD. All for a big $0.
    That said, I dont watch that much TV as it is. I wouldn't mind paying $20.00 a month for royalty fees for the few shows I do watch. I would even pay $1.50 for each Red Box blu-ray streaming if they had that service.
     
  7. Scionxa

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    Is sling down for anyone else on roku? Wants me to log in as if I hadn't already and gets stuck at the sign in screen when you hit enter
     
  8. H-Town Info

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    Watching on my Roku 3 with no problems
     
  9. tinman

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    what kind of roku do people have? does it run fast on all rokus? roku 1, 2, 3 and stick?
     
  10. BiGGieStuFF

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    Runs pretty well on my roku 2. Ironic that as soon as I sign up for sling, the two nba games are on espn3 which sling doesn't carry.
     
  11. Scionxa

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    It's on abc via antenna in hd
     
  12. HR Dept

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    Isn't ESPN 3 based off of who your Internet provider is? You don't need to have a cable subscription IIRC.
     
  13. BiGGieStuFF

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    Haha thanks, I'm an idiot then. Watched it on the Chromecast the entire time without realizing it.
     
  14. BiGGieStuFF

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    Yeah you don't need one. I just felt cheated because I started a new subscription to watch more NBA games on sling and turns out the games weren't even on ESPN channel today. It will work out in the long run. I just haven't watched much on sling as of yet. It would have been nice to have during the NFL season for Monday night football.
     
  15. lue03

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    I don't think it works with Monday night football because Verizon has some kind of exclusive rights.
     
  16. BiGGieStuFF

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    AMC is being added to the line-up. That'd be great if it's video on demand. Man when did I get so lazy to download TV episodes.
     
  17. Scionxa

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    No worries. Luckily for you, espn3 will now be available via sling. Well, technically not through Sling but you'll be able to use the WatchESPN app and use your sling tv credentials
     
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    http://www.cordcuttersnews.com/amc-will-be-added-to-the-20-sling-tv-plan/
     
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    Couldn't come at a better time. Next summer, my service for DirecTV expires and my bill with premium lineup without HBO channels will skyrocket to the $100s!!!!!! The only channel I watch is El Rey because I'm the King motherfukka! Plus Hulu and Netflix acct, it's like I never missed any of services.
     
  20. Haymitch

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    Really seems like this is only a good deal for a one-person (or at least one-TV) household. Shucks.
     

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