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    How much longer until cable companies and Directv are obsolete?

    So many options to get content through an app and most TV's are capable of downloading apps now, and if not you have options like Apple TV, Firestick, etc...

    I'm real close to not needing Directv anymore. If I could get my local sports without them or a cable company I could cut the cord 100% at this point. I watch so few channels and with Youtube TV and ESPN+ it's getting to the point I'm tired of paying for a package that I only watch 5 channels.

    It's gonna be soon.

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    Do it… I invested some time researching last summer. I bought a good quality HD antenna which gets all local stations in Boston and Providence crystal clear all 1080. Then with Kodi Solutions (five dollars a month), you can get every channel you could ever imagine. All major league tickets/red zone/P per view all included. Only issue is you still need to pay for Wi-Fi, of course should be able to get it for around 50 or 60 bucks a month. Still one third of what my cable bill used to be.
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    This antenna in my attic split to three different TVs perfect reception on every channel available over the air to
    me in my area.
    https://www.amazon.com/ANTOP-Multi-D...p+hdtv+antenna
    Last edited by shamrock; 08-14-2018 at 08:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penguinfan View Post
    So many options to get content through an app and most TV's are capable of downloading apps now, and if not you have options like Apple TV, Firestick, etc...

    I'm real close to not needing Directv anymore. If I could get my local sports without them or a cable company I could cut the cord 100% at this point. I watch so few channels and with Youtube TV and ESPN+ it's getting to the point I'm tired of paying for a package that I only watch 5 channels.

    It's gonna be soon.

    Was thinking about this very thing..

    My kids watch Netflix only.. And if I can get the sports I dont need cable.. We have every pay channel and its a complete waste

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    Do a search on Gears TV. It's unreal.

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    What's the best box to get? I'm about done with Comcast BS. Tell me what to get and I'll be ordering right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devil dave View Post
    Do a search on Gears TV. It's unreal.
    Dave do you use it? This is amazing! I need a local antenna for HD and I'm done. 4 more months of Dish @ 101.00 and bye bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    What's the best box to get? I'm about done with Comcast BS. Tell me what to get and I'll be ordering right away.

    list what anyone in the house absolutely must see..

    including live daily programing if any..........

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    4 wins 3 to go 7 games left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    list what anyone in the house absolutely must see..

    including live daily programing if any..........
    I only watch sports I bet. I watch American greed and shark tank when I go to bed if it’s on. I don’t do tv but my wife....She needs cnn, bravo, truetv, whatever station those housewives shows are on, travel, amc, food network. That kind of stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    I only watch sports I bet. I watch American greed and shark tank when I go to bed if it’s on. I don’t do tv but my wife....She needs cnn, bravo, truetv, whatever station those housewives shows are on, travel, amc, food network. That kind of stuff.


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    the cut the cable guys and girls can better help you now..


    what killed the deal for the wife was she would not be bothered to search for shows #1

    #2 ...she couldn't record 5 shows at one time as she can now..actually more but will not bore you with the details. she must have live tv in the morning with pause ,record,ff,reverse etc...

    we have a firestick loaded and use it for movies ........

    Directv gave me NFL Supermax for $105.00 this year so I can watch 8 games at one time and NO CONTRACT 53.00 a month Choice Package 3 rooms to get me to stay another ..which is year 23........

    and ..........Vikings games can be recorded for playback as well............

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    4 wins 3 to go 7 games left

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    Thanks OS. I think I’ll get one for my office and mess with it before I get one for the wife and quit Comcast. It sounds like Shamrock might have the answers I’m looking for, I hope he replies. Or I’ll email him. I have no clue about these things. I was never interested in reading the threads about it because I don’t watch tv but I’m sick of Comcast sticking it to me. Wife will have to learn a new way. I’m paying $225 a month for internet and cable and pretty basic tv too. Total ripoff.


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    I had to call Comcast yesterday to add NFL Network so I could watch my so called team stink up the joint. Harbaugh has to go, along with the rest of the staff. They’re going nowhere under him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    the cut the cable guys and girls can better help you now..


    what killed the deal for the wife was she would not be bothered to search for shows #1

    #2 ...she couldn't record 5 shows at one time as she can now..actually more but will not bore you with the details. she must have live tv in the morning with pause ,record,ff,reverse etc...

    we have a firestick loaded and use it for movies ........

    Directv gave me NFL Supermax for $105.00 this year so I can watch 8 games at one time and NO CONTRACT 53.00 a month Choice Package 3 rooms to get me to stay another ..which is year 23........

    and ..........Vikings games can be recorded for playback as well............
    Similar situation here. I could be done with cable today but my wife loves Bravo, TLC, etc. and the ability to tape that crap so she can binge watch it on the weekends. I already bought the antenna but no point in using it if we don't cut cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    Harbaugh has to go, along with the rest of the staff. They’re going nowhere under him.


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    You say this every year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Joker View Post
    You say this every year.



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    Maybe. I don't remember.

    So what should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    Maybe. I don't remember.

    So what should I get?
    I don't know, but I had never heard of Gear TV until today. I am looking at that.

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    Now I see I answered the wrong thing. I do remember saying that about Harbaugh. I have said that all week long, every week, for at least 3 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    I do remember saying that about Harbaugh. I have said that all week long, every week, for at least 3 years.

    It happens.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsaholic View Post
    It happens.....
    A lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    A lot.
    It's ok....I selected 5 teams in the select FOUR Ncaa contest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betone View Post
    It's ok....I selected 5 teams in the select FOUR Ncaa contest













































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    [QUOTE=MadJack;4268621]











































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    I know, Jesus man
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    Now you fucked up the quote feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    Now you fucked up the quote feature.
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    Believe me guys, I cut the cord ($250) comcast a gear ago. This gears tv is the shit. I get every channel, sports package that's out there. All you need is internet and $15 per connection. Not to mention you can watch the shit on your phone too. Pm me if you guys need any help. I have 3 extra boxes with the gears build on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devil dave View Post
    Believe me guys, I cut the cord ($250) comcast a gear ago. This gears tv is the shit. I get every channel, sports package that's out there. All you need is internet and $15 per connection. Not to mention you can watch the shit on your phone too. Pm me if you guys need any help. I have 3 extra boxes with the gears build on them.
    Dave - which boxes? I tried to install it on my amazon fire stick and it was glitching out last night.
    Can you give us direction on what is the best way. I agree it's amazing. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devil dave View Post
    Believe me guys, I cut the cord ($250) comcast a gear ago. This gears tv is the shit. I get every channel, sports package that's out there. All you need is internet and $15 per connection. Not to mention you can watch the shit on your phone too. Pm me if you guys need any help. I have 3 extra boxes with the gears build on them.
    What boxes, I want to do this as soon as possible. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadJack View Post
    What boxes, I want to do this as soon as possible. Thanks.
    Im guessing kodi / android boxes
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    Quote Originally Posted by REFLOG View Post
    Im guessing kodi / android boxes
    Yes. Then you have to do a gears tv build, which I finally figured out.

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