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SlingTV
« on: March 05, 2015, 05:27:01 PM »
This is the most comprehensive review:
http://www.cnet.com/products/sling-tv/

To explain the big deal to the eurotrash, basically you are looking at the collapse of our cable networks as far as it relates to how they package/group the premium content.   SlingTV is presenting us with a sort of ala carte system.  In short, all hell is about to break loose in entertainment distribution.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 05:41:04 PM »
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The average cable package w/ sports is around $135/mo.  Internet access alone (from the same cable company) probably averages $65.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 05:47:24 PM »
>collapse

Besides ESPN, the other big content provider for premium cable was HBO

http://www.ibtimes.com/hbo-talks-apple-be-launch-partner-coming-web-service-hbo-now-exclusive-1835882

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 06:05:02 PM »
I am very interested in the SlingTV option. There are still a few channels they don't have that would like to see but having ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, and AMC are some of the biggies for me. Fox Sports and NBCSN are two I would like to see primarily for NHL and EPL coverage. And the lack of DVR makes it a tough sell but this is definitely a step in the right direction. If Comcast and Time Warner were smart they should show up at these guys door with an armored car and a few billion and nip them in the bud.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 06:38:23 PM »
Louise figured that at $20 with no contract she wasn't risking much to try it. One feature that really isn't touted enough is that since this is multi-device, you aren't tied to the cable box.  Louise has it on her Ipad2, smartphone, and roku. If she can get on a wifi, she can watch NFL.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 06:41:16 PM »
>wi-fi

You'd have to be careful with a cell data plan. Reports say that even on medium quality setting it's about 1G/hr.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 07:13:18 PM »
I'm wondering if and how the cable companies will respond. Will they be like the music industry and ignore it and try to carry on with their old tiered model or will they come out with their own ala carte menu?  They had to see this coming, but they won't be the first big dinosaur industry that could not or would not adapt as the world changed rapidly around them.

I can see Sling TV pushing a lot of people who were on the fence about cutting the cord to taking the plunge.  Heck even people with basic cable would come out ahead.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 08:32:30 PM »
>cable

If it holds up in court, Net Neutrality classifying internet as a utility kinda boxes them in.  On the one hand, cities and towns have been federally liberated from state laws (written -literally- by TWC lobbyists here in NC and some other states) from developing their own broadband.  Wilson, NC had a city broadband that was killing TWC so TWC bribed the state legislature.  Chattanooga, TN is often held up as an example of how a city can push 21st century business recruiting with its great bb service. 

OTOH, the cable companies are not supposed to throttle me now (I suspect they will anyway).

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 10:42:44 AM »
There are lots of rumours that Apple will be releasing a new Apple TV this autumn and as part of it, will be a cable replacement, including a non cable subscription to HBO etc.

Cable / Sat dropping, is becoming mainstream

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2015, 12:10:40 PM »

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2015, 04:46:52 PM »
I think the only way forward for the cable companies is to get heavily into the content business, perhaps buying up companies like HBO and the like.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2015, 06:07:19 PM »
With all this talk about streaming here-there-everywhere I keep reminding myself about a thread here, not that many years ago, where all I wanted to do was throw the media center's TV video/audio across the room to the Ipad.  The consensus was that the data load was simply too large for that to be readily viable.  Now look at what we can do.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 09:01:06 PM »
"Dish wasn't prepared for the flood of new customers, and had to juggle the load across its networking partners to get things back to normal."

Sling TV is sorry for messing up your Final Four basketball stream

http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/06/sling-tv-final-four-troubles/

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 12:44:49 AM »
About damn time.  The f###ing cable company has screwed people ever since its inception.  They deserve a screwing back.

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Re: SlingTV
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