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Khan   

So, Mama Khan and I have "cut the cord," so to speak, and subscribed to Sling.  We have the Blue package, I believe, along with that "4 Extras" deal where you get four extra packages of channels for the price of two.

 

I have to say that I'm liking what I'm seeing thus far.  Most, if not all, the cable channels that I watch regularly are part of our deal; and the reception is as clear as it was on our old AT&T U-Verse TV.

 

Only downsides?  We don't have local channels; we don't live in a market that is available to Sling; and we live so far out in the sticks that even a high-range antenna (which we bought for one of our TVs) gives us trouble.

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Soapsuds   
12 minutes ago, Khan said:

So, Mama Khan and I have "cut the cord," so to speak, and subscribed to Sling.  We have the Blue package, I believe, along with that "4 Extras" deal where you get four extra packages of channels for the price of two.

 

I have to say that I'm liking what I'm seeing thus far.  Most, if not all, the cable channels that I watch regularly are part of our deal; and the reception is as clear as it was on our old AT&T U-Verse TV.

 

Only downsides?  We don't have local channels; we don't live in a market that is available to Sling; and we live so far out in the sticks that even a high-range antenna (which we bought for one of our TVs) gives us trouble.

I am sure you bugged the hell out of your mom to switch.:lol:  I joke!;):)

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Sling has a special for something called "Air TV", it is supposed to give you local channels if you have the air tv box

 

https://www.sling.com/devices/airtv

18 minutes ago, Khan said:

So, Mama Khan and I have "cut the cord," so to speak, and subscribed to Sling.  We have the Blue package, I believe, along with that "4 Extras" deal where you get four extra packages of channels for the price of two.

 

I have to say that I'm liking what I'm seeing thus far.  Most, if not all, the cable channels that I watch regularly are part of our deal; and the reception is as clear as it was on our old AT&T U-Verse TV.

 

Only downsides?  We don't have local channels; we don't live in a market that is available to Sling; and we live so far out in the sticks that even a high-range antenna (which we bought for one of our TVs) gives us trouble.

Yay! I also love that with Sling you can downgrade your package anytime you want. I'm so addicted to GSN thanks to Sling, they have that channel almost on demanda, I can go back and watch Match Game & other shows that aired previously.  The cloud DVR is so worth $5 a month.

I have trouble getting local channels too, but I get ME TV pretty clearly so I'm happy.

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Khan   

Sounds good.  Unfortunately, it still requires an antenna, which aren't the most reliable where I live, lol.

14 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

 

I have trouble getting local channels too, but I get ME TV pretty clearly so I'm happy.

 

I receive most local OTA channels, including Antenna TV and ME-TV.  However, with each one, I get a lot of pixilating images, "digital channel strength is low" messages, etc.

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3 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

3 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

Andrea @ChitHappens it's just an app you download and get channels you get on cable but for a better price, they have MTV, VH1, GSN, Logo and so on

 

Oh wow!  I have to look into this. Thanks!  

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Khan   

You're welcome! :)

 

Like I said, most of the cable channels that I watch - Hallmark, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, WEtv, etc. - are available on the Sling Blue and "4 Extras" packages, which together costs us $34.99 + tax.  Which is way better than paying $170 and up for AT&T U-Verse TV and the dozens of channels we never, ever watch.

 

2 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

It kind of is tv porn :P

 

No, that would be SLUNG TV. ;)

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Khan   
34 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

I am sure you bugged the hell out of your mom to switch.:lol:  I joke!;):)

 

Actually, Mama Khan wanted to switch L-O-N-G before I did.  I resisted, largely because I still watch some local programming, especially for news and weather.  That's why we compromised (sort of) and bought the high-range HDTV indoor antenna for my bedroom.  I mean, it's Wednesday, and I am NOT about to not watch "SVU."

2 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

Plus equipment fees and whatnot that cable co's charge

 

Actually, the $170 includes equipment fees and other stuff.  But, you know, when you have five TVs in one house, you expect to rack up SOME costs.

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Yeah that's so true. I have two tv's and I have fire stick on one and roku stick on the other and paid $40 for each, so overall I got a good deal given it's a one time cost.

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