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bleed husker red

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Spectrum has done pi$$ed me off for the last time.

Having a DVR is important. I'm leaning to youtube

Couple of questions for those that have used it

You get true local channels?

Can you start watching a show you are recording and fastforward through commercials while it is still recording?

How easy is to channel surf? Like between football games?
 

T...Chafes

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YTTV is your answer! Unlimited DVR (saves for 6 months), live local channels, pretty much every major channel now. No equipment needed with a smart TV. No contracts, something like $60-65/month.

You can try for free also for a week, at least you could recently. You'll never go back!
 
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T...Chafes

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Oops, never answered your last 2 questions.

Yes, you can record a show while live and fast forward through commercials (or rewind/pause at any time).

Flipping from channel to channel takes about 2 seconds, which takes some getting used to. Not instant like hard wired cable.
 

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I go through HULU live TV. I have unlimited devices, DVR, local channels, and sports package. Totals $69.69. Still use asshole spectrum for internet though. I also get 4K content through Hulu that was premium through spectrum
 

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I use Hulu live as well, and have been pretty pleased with it, and I think since YouTube’s recent price hike Hulu is cheaper, you also have the option to add in premium channels like HBO... I think at this point though it’s 6 one way half dozen the other, it’s all going to be what extra channels you hardly ever watch that you prefer to have.
 
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I use Hulu live as well, and have been pretty pleased with it, and I think since YouTube’s recent price hike Hulu is cheaper, you also have the option to add in premium channels like HBO... I think at this point though it’s 6 one way half dozen the other, it’s all going to be what extra channels you hardly ever watch that you prefer to have.
The delay in loading a live channel is due to the higher latency of the internet. You get used to it, but channel surfing sucks.
 

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I have used the spectrum tv app. I assume the interface and channel changing is similar
It's Spectum's streaming service. They started offering it after I dropped cable tv with them. Be prepared to be spammed heavily by them if you drop services. By heavily, you'll get it by mail and your email. It sucks, but I still have internet with them. Overpriced. Great reliability. I need to see if I can opt out of those emails. It feels so much better to unbundle.
 
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The channel surfing deal is definitely different with YTTV, takes a little getting used to. Basically there are no channel numbers, so that's a new concept. You press one button and it drops down and shows recent channels, you select the one you want. I love YTTV and at this point I wouldn't switch back to DTV if the price was the same.
 

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It's Spectum's streaming service. They started offering it after I dropped cable tv with them. Be prepared to be spammed heavily by them if you drop services. By heavily, you'll get it by mail and your email. It sucks, but I still have internet with them. Overpriced. Great reliability. I need to see if I can opt out of those emails. It feels so much better to unbundle.
I canceled cable, than they offered a free month of streaming. Than after I cancelled it, they tried to charge me for it a couple times. If you can get Allo, definitely do it.
 
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If the Royals are important you have to use HULU Live. YTTV does not carry FSKC in the Nebraska area...which sucks because YTTV is far better IMO.
 

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YTTV has been great. The price recently did make a huge jump, but there's not another service that can compete with it for it's channel selection right now. If they could add NFL RedZone for $5, I'll lock myself in for life.
 

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YTTV for me in AZ. My wife is addicted to independent local channel 3 for morning tv and Hulu Live doesn’t carry it. Check your locals carefully if they matter to you.
 

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YTTV has been great. The price recently did make a huge jump, but there's not another service that can compete with it for it's channel selection right now. If they could add NFL RedZone for $5, I'll lock myself in for life.
A few months ago YTTV settled with Sinclair re carriage of local sports channels but omitted LA and Chicago from the deal, I think. (Here in Phoenix we lost local sports channel — Suns and DBacks — on Dish Network over a year ago so Sinclair has had contract disputes elsewhere, too.) The nice thing about streaming is if they get into a carriage dispute and drop your must have channel, you can switch services the next month. No satellite provider two-year contracts to break!
 
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kakdawg

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Spectrum has done pi$$ed me off for the last time.

Having a DVR is important. I'm leaning to youtube

Couple of questions for those that have used it

You get true local channels?

Can you start watching a show you are recording and fastforward through commercials while it is still recording?

How easy is to channel surf? Like between football games?
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I've had them both. I liked YouTube live a little better. That said if there are no sports since the price hike I won't use either. I have IPTV and again without sports I'll stay with that.

I have YouTube paused until January. Again the only reason I would get it back is for the dvr so I can record Nebraska. Otherwise I'm done with all of them.

I have several apps on my firesticks that I use to watch movies and iptv has more shit than I could ever watch. So aside from football I'll hard pass on both.


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