Cutting Cable

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  1. Cheddar

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    They won't but the providers will come up with something like more download limits or throttling or something else to make it less appealing /convenient.
     
  2. Scott

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    but you're streaming from an app. All it takes is one person to upload it to the cloud, and its out there to be streamed. How is a provider going to tell if you're streaming from Netflix or Kodi through your android box?
     
  3. Cheddar

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    As more people pull away from regular cable they will either make sure that the Internet portion of a bill makes up for their lost cable revenues or penalize those who do not purchase their cable.
     
  4. clicker666

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    The whole Kodi thing interests me. I'll have to see how decent a local signal I can get with an antenna, because I may cut the cord. I currently use a VPN service for any downloading I do, so keeping that while canning all my services except say 100/50 fiber op would save big bucks.
     
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    I had my ATV2 broke with streaming apps and whatnot on it, but I just got tired of picking a movie/show then rifling through sources trying to find one that works. So these boxes still work that way as well?
     
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    From what I've seen of them, I'd rather pay and know things will just work :o
     
  8. Cheddar

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    You're getting an iPhone?
     
  9. Boots

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    I didn't say I wanted to pay five times more.
     
  10. Boots

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    I suspect that I'll go into work February 29th, and find out the details then :lol:
     
  12. TheOldskoo

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    Yep. Talking to video techs who are making some changes tonight (and throughout the week), neither me or him know. I suspect it will be a shit show.
     
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    Yes, just another device to run Kodi on
     
  14. TheOldskoo

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    Someone has posted slides for the Bell packages (I'd suspect Bell Aliant by proxy alone to be the same thing).

    A la carte = 4 bucks a channel? Yikes.

     
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    Yeah. I think I'm going to pick up an HDTV antenna and see what sort of reception I can get. I've noticed there are few units that allow you to PVR with an antenna or two, and coupled with Netflix and streaming I could really hack the hell out of my current pricey bundle.
     
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    $4/channel is ludicrous.
     
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    $4, $7, or $15 !!
     
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    LOL at Bell getting it wrong again.
     
  19. Stang

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    Pirate Bay > all these options

    Long live the Bay !! :elgranto:
     
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  20. TheOldskoo

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    Looks like it will only be CRTC mandated channels, locals, and a few other big carries. No children, sports, or special interest stuff. I still don't have any details though.. but expect it to be a similar basic pack as the Bell post, with better pick and pay pricing since Personal Picks is already heavily promoted.
     
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    We have a meeting Tuesday morning to find out about the new package. Talk about waiting until the last minute to inform the people that are actually installing it :lol:
     
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    I have a feeling if you have the basic they will rape you for the dvr/digital box rental. (Unless that's somehow regulated as well)
     
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    Sounds about right. Here's what they told the internal folks:
    "The new Entry Level Basic TV option is just that – basic - with just a few local and other CRTC mandated channels. Popular content like sports, children and family, lifestyle, history, science and movie oriented channels will not be available in this entry level package."

    And to check the website on the 1st.

    Nothing we didn't already know.

    For all of us that support the product.. :finger2: you'll find out when it's broken.
     
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    I don't know about Bell, but with Eastlink your first receiver is normally free. I imagine that won't be the case with the new basic package, but I can't see them charging more for a receiver than they would for any other customer.
     
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    Aliant now has theirs posted. Any of those channels that has worthy content is available OTA or on the net anyway.
     
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    Yeah definitely not worth the cost. Plus you need to rent a receiver starting at $5.95/month
     
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    They certainly made a la carte useless from a pricing standpoint.
     
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    I was excited for this





    Meh
     
  29. TheOldskoo

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    Eastlink's is now up. Basic package is identical, as I expected. Specific channels are a much better deal than Bell's, though.
     
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    My cheap antenna experiment sort of worked. I do live in a "valley" of sorts, between two hills with the roof of my home being below the tops of the hills. I managed to get CBC and CTV. The picture quality was amazingly clear, looked better than my normal HDTV from Bell. I did notice some macroblocks during the hockey game that was on - not sure if that was antenna related or not.

    That being said, not having Global is a deal breaker. I suppose if I had a roof mounted antenna it might pull in the third channel - but I'm not about to try that experiment. I'll give my kid (who doesn't have cable) the antenna and she can use it to pull in local channels. She's in North End Dartmouth, so has good elevation and is on the second floor, so she might even get Global.
     
  31. Stang

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    Global needs to up their game and get a real transmitter.
     
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    Kodi and paying for IPTVSUBS right now. Never once have I had an issue and it's full HD. For the best package that any cable company could offer all for 13 dollars? Yes please.
     
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    What kind of box are you running?
     
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    I got a trial of iptv subs last night and ran it on a Raspberry Pi. There was a little stuttering at the end of the raptors game, but overall it was the best stream that I've watched in a long time.
     
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    Never heard of IPTVSubs... I'm gonna have to look into it
     

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