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CSURamFan

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Cut the cord


I finally got sick enough of seeing $200 Comcast bills that I decided to cut the cord as they say. Sports viewing was probably the biggest thing that delayed my doing this, I was kind of putting it off until after football season. Of course I did the same thing last fall.

I went into this thinking I'd need an antenna to pick up network TV over the air and Sling TV.
Over Thanksgiving weekend I signed up for a free trial to Sling TV but was unsatisfied with performance of the interface on my Roku box. Asking here and with some other research I came across YouTube TV and Hulu Live TV. Both were rated much better than Sling. I went with Hulu Live TV due to a couple channels they carried that YouTube didn't.

To my surprise Hulu Live TV has all the local network TV and nearly all my sports needs covered. ESPN, ESPN 2,ESPN News, ESPN U, FS1, FS2, BigTen Network, SEC Network, CBSSN, and NBSSN. Plus a handful I'm less familiar with.

The network TV means I could take my antenna back to BestBuy. I exchanged it for a new Roku box as my old one (probably 8-10 years old) didn't handle the Live TV part of Hulu.

Next step is to buy my own modem and stop paying Comcast a rental fee. I waited there as I thought about CenturyLink for Internet though for now have stuck with Comcast. If I keep Comcast the new modem will be coming though.

It's been almost a week now and I haven't missed Comcast TV at all. Why didn't I do this before?

Posted: 12/04/2018 at 2:19PM



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Cut the cord -- CSURamFan 12/04/2018 2:19PM
  I've wanted to....but three concerns -- Buffalo1 12/06/2018 1:02PM
  I have 35-40 MBPS in the house and it's PLENTY fast enough. -- Phi Slamma Ramma 12/05/2018 1:53PM
  Good to hear regarding reliability -- CSURamFan 12/05/2018 2:03PM
  Nice work! Once you go, you can't ever go back. -- Phi Slamma Ramma 12/05/2018 11:10AM
  Ugh. I need to do this. It feels overwhelming. ** -- State Stubble 12/05/2018 12:17PM
  I get them in Fort Collins. -- CSURamFan 12/05/2018 12:31PM
  I did it about 3 years ago. -- Big Country Ram 12/05/2018 08:54AM
  I've been kicking the tires on this for a while -- nateDiggsCSU 12/04/2018 8:25PM
  RamsHot mentioned this yesteday, thanks -- CSURamFan 12/05/2018 1:17PM
  Interesting - will check it out ** -- nateDiggsCSU 12/05/2018 1:12PM
  Thanks man! Been fun so far ** -- nateDiggsCSU 12/05/2018 3:22PM
  How many TV's in your house? -- TD Elvis 12/04/2018 7:06PM
  Geezus!! ** -- Phi Slamma Ramma 12/05/2018 11:13AM
  Judgy, are we? ** -- TD Elvis 12/05/2018 11:19AM
  Just 2, ** -- CSURamFan 12/05/2018 02:40AM
  Damn, neither of them carry Nick Jr. ** -- Cam's Chorizo 12/04/2018 4:54PM
  LMAO... Sesame St. on demand? -- AnotherEastCoastDBag 12/04/2018 7:58PM
  More like Paw Patrol ** -- Peanuts the Bulldog 12/04/2018 10:50PM
  Mostly Peppa Pig with some Paw Patrol in the mix ** -- Cam's Chorizo 12/05/2018 1:15PM
  Damn, neither of them carry Nick Jr. ** -- Cam's Chorizo 12/04/2018 4:54PM
  Get rid of the Comcast modem ASAP! -- Peanuts the Bulldog 12/04/2018 3:09PM
  This is correct -- nateDiggsCSU 12/04/2018 4:13PM
  Agreed -- CSURamFan 12/04/2018 3:25PM
  Do you get Golf Channel? Altitude? -- jcl508 12/04/2018 2:44PM
  I hear ya -- SappBVP 12/04/2018 2:40PM
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