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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2016, 12:34:45 PM »
This is interesting for sure.

Sick and tired of over priced flow tv.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2016, 12:57:16 PM »
Keep in mind that Slingtv still has ads, restricted viewing times, and no dvr options. BUT as the "last resort" option AND as part of a viewing system which also includes Roku and OTA channels via a big-a##-but-cheap antenna in the attic, it makes for a good ala carte  replacement for cable.  This W10 app just adds to the devices & portability which might be marginally handy for Louise on her travel laptop.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2016, 02:08:12 PM »
I am still very happy with my Sling TV/Roku set up. Sling keeps adding more and more channels which is great to see. I have a $40 a month package mostly for all the different sports channels and it has pretty much every channel I ever watched with my $140 a month cable package.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2016, 02:42:14 PM »
>still very happy with my Sling TV/Roku set up

Same here, but I'm speaking from my 'Tech Support' position. I truly don't watch tv of any sort (not trying to be elitist, but 90% of people don't believe me when I say that) but Louise watches every night we're home. AND she's an NFL addict.  She switches to the ChannelMaster DVR/antenna [recommended here by Brad. kudos] if the game is on broadcast but uses that option rarely for non-NFL viewing.

She likes the chef-cooking-challenge type shows on Sling and watches them a lot. Otherwise, it's Roku-supplied Netflix driven by Netflix's recommendation engine which is now **HIGHLY** tuned to her preferences. That dredges up series and movies that she would have never heard of otherwise.
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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2018, 02:44:41 AM »
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Dish disclosed that Sling TV expanded to more than 2.2 million users in the final three months of 2017

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-21/dish-earnings-squeeze-makes-deal-clock-tick-louder

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2018, 03:46:49 AM »
Related, I just signed up for youtube tv. 35 bucks hits a sweet spot for locals, news, sports and a couple other worthy channels.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 12:13:13 PM »

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 01:30:53 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, looks like we'll be grandfathered in. Otherwise I'd dump it.

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Re: SlingTV
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 01:46:25 PM »
Youtube TV; as per usual, only for the Yanks.. ermm 'Muericans.