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A question about Sling...

If I want to watch The Walking Dead on AMC for instance, do I have to tune in to watch it live or can I just choose it from a list of all AMC shows available?

Believe you have to watch live. You can't 'rewind' live shows on AMC via sling. If AMC has an app, maybe you can watch it on demand when they add the episode there.

Hmm, that's moving backwards for me. Watching live and recording are old school, IMO. I was hoping for an Amazon style interface for Sling. I'll keep an eye out for the AMC app (and other channels) instead.

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Any idea how to record ota? Only thing holding up from switching

Another reason I built an htpc. Almost unlimited storage/dvr.

I'm an idiot with computers. TiVo can't accept sling. So I'd have to have three devices. I guess I could use TiVo for those services. What benefit would roku add or any?

If you ran Plex or some similar server type, you could a Roku to access that media in another room. For example, I have my htpc/front end in one unit (until I build a dedicated server) in my main TV room and then run Plex server to my other rooms. In fact, my parents/brothers also use their Roku to access my media. They love it and it's free.

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Any idea how to record ota? Only thing holding up from switching

Tivo is really easy and you can get them fairly cheaply on ebay. I've never bothered with it. I really wish xbox would support this somehow.

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Any idea how to record ota? Only thing holding up from switching

Another reason I built an htpc. Almost unlimited storage/dvr.

I'm an idiot with computers. TiVo can't accept sling. So I'd have to have three devices. I guess I could use TiVo for those services. What benefit would roku add or any?

What would the 3rd device be? You can watch OTA thru your TIVO.

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Any idea how to record ota? Only thing holding up from switching

Another reason I built an htpc. Almost unlimited storage/dvr.

I'm an idiot with computers. TiVo can't accept sling. So I'd have to have three devices. I guess I could use TiVo for those services. What benefit would roku add or any?

What would the 3rd device be? You can watch OTA thru your TIVO.

I didn't know amazon fire stick could use sling, so that eliminates a device. Tivo for OTA. Fire stick for Netflix, prime, hulu, and sling tv

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hulu+....$8, Netflix...$8, Tivo...$15, Sling TV....$20....$51. Internet is $69 (will search around). Total is $120. Currently paying $223 for uverse.

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boy is the Roku 3 ever better than the Roku 2.

How? I thought it was just a faster processor and my Roku 2 has never been slow (it crashes occasionally though)

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hulu+....$8, Netflix...$8, Tivo...$15, Sling TV....$20....$51. Internet is $69 (will search around). Total is $120. Currently paying $223 for uverse.

If u get the tivo you can use the code plsr and get lifetime for 399 thru the website. Also u can access all amazon content thru the tivo

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Anybody heard of usenet?

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Anyone using Tablo with their OTA & Sling solution for recording?

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Anybody heard of usenet?

Newsgroups. It Was great for porn back in the day.

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Anyone using Tablo with their OTA & Sling solution for recording?

Maybe I'm interpreting it wrong, but it appears that only the app on a tablet can control what is shown. So, u would need a phone or tablet for each TV location. Seems like a big annoyance.

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Anyone using Tablo with their OTA & Sling solution for recording?

Maybe I'm interpreting it wrong, but it appears that only the app on a tablet can control what is shown. So, u would need a phone or tablet for each TV location. Seems like a big annoyance.
Hes talking about the Tablo DVR recorder

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Woot!!

HBO confirmed it will break away from cable before game of throne premiere. $15/month

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Anyone using Tablo with their OTA & Sling solution for recording?

Maybe I'm interpreting it wrong, but it appears that only the app on a tablet can control what is shown. So, u would need a phone or tablet for each TV location. Seems like a big annoyance.
Hes talking about the Tablo DVR recorder

I know.

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In reading further, there is not yet DVR compatability between the Tablo and SlingTV. Does not look like TiVo is compatible either. Tablo only ercords OTA antenna broadcasts.

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We looked in to Tablo and it looks like a great little service but I'm not sure the up front cost is worth it. Plus I don't like that there's not an HDMI pass through from the Tablo box to the TV.

We're going to roll without a DVR to see how it goes. I might give Tablo a roll if they come out with a 2.0 though.

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HBO Now launching in April for $14.99 a month - exclusive to Apple TV.

They said exclusive "at launch" so I'm guessing that means it'll be on Roku, Amazon etc in the future

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Any idea how to record ota? Only thing holding up from switching

I find Hulu to provide anything I might want from OTA content without recording.

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HBO Now launching in April for $14.99 a month - exclusive to Apple TV.

They said exclusive "at launch" so I'm guessing that means it'll be on Roku, Amazon etc in the future

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HBO Now launching in April for $14.99 a month - exclusive to Apple TV.

They said exclusive "at launch" so I'm guessing that means it'll be on Roku, Amazon etc in the future

Per Vox, it's slightly different:

Starting in April, Apple will offer a new HBO Now service on Apple TV, iPhones, and iPads called HBO Now. The service will cost $14.99, with a free month for new subscribers. Unlike HBO Go, HBO Now won't require any sort of cable service — just the online subscription.

CNN's Brian Stelter reported that HBO Now is supposed to be exclusive to Apple for the first three months, but Re/code clarified that HBO's existing TV providers may offer it before then.

Apple will also cut the price of the Apple TV from $99 to $69.

So all iOS devices, not just Apple TV. And TV providers might offer HBO Now before Apple launches theirs.

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

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So I am running a roku 2 and built in wifi on my TV (vizio mid tier). Over all I have been happy however, the picture quality is terrible. I have the Verizon 25 mbps plan running through a one year old modem and Wifi ( netgear I think). When I run the speed test on my phone a rarely get to 10mbps in the upload and 4-5 on the download. Do I need to upgrade to the 50 Mbps or am I getting hosed by verizon.?

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So I am running a roku 2 and built in wifi on my TV (vizio mid tier). Over all I have been happy however, the picture quality is terrible. I have the Verizon 25 mbps plan running through a one year old modem and Wifi ( netgear I think). When I run the speed test on my phone a rarely get to 10mbps in the upload and 4-5 on the download. Do I need to upgrade to the 50 Mbps or am I getting hosed by verizon.?

You need to run a speedtest directly from your modem with a hardline. This will tell you if 25mbps is getting to your house. If it is then you need to add your router and run the speedtest again to see if the router is the same speed.

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HBO Now launching in April for $14.99 a month - exclusive to Apple TV.

They said exclusive "at launch" so I'm guessing that means it'll be on Roku, Amazon etc in the future

Per Vox, it's slightly different:

Starting in April, Apple will offer a new HBO Now service on Apple TV, iPhones, and iPads called HBO Now. The service will cost $14.99, with a free month for new subscribers. Unlike HBO Go, HBO Now won't require any sort of cable service — just the online subscription.

CNN's Brian Stelter reported that HBO Now is supposed to be exclusive to Apple for the first three months, but Re/code clarified that HBO's existing TV providers may offer it before then.

Apple will also cut the price of the Apple TV from $99 to $69.

So all iOS devices, not just Apple TV. And TV providers might offer HBO Now before Apple launches theirs.

This brings up three questions for me....

1) can I cast/sling/transfer it from my iphone to my TV somehow? (I don't have an apple TV)

2) what shows would this give me other than Game of Thrones that I don't already have with Amazon Prime getting a lot of HBO shows?

3) can I get through all of Game of Thrones in my one free month?!

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

Yeah I've had this issue from time to time.

Primarily just subscribed for the conference & NCAA tournaments along with NBA playoffs so probably won't re-up anyway. Watch ESPN app is great. Have basketball coverage all day/night.

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So I am running a roku 2 and built in wifi on my TV (vizio mid tier). Over all I have been happy however, the picture quality is terrible. I have the Verizon 25 mbps plan running through a one year old modem and Wifi ( netgear I think). When I run the speed test on my phone a rarely get to 10mbps in the upload and 4-5 on the download. Do I need to upgrade to the 50 Mbps or am I getting hosed by verizon.?

You need to run a speedtest directly from your modem with a hardline. This will tell you if 25mbps is getting to your house. If it is then you need to add your router and run the speedtest again to see if the router is the same speed.

the tv is hooked up directly to the modem - does that count?

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For those that use a DNS service, checkout different countries. Found Better Call Saul on Brazillian Netflix and the movies kickass over the US.

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Has anyone tested the Mohu Leaf against the AmazonBasics model?

Tested our Amazon antenna for about 2 mos before we switched and had zero problems. Contract ran out with DTV and our most watched station's signal has gone ape #####. Thinking about trying the higher distance Amazon model but figured I would ask about the Mohu.

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

I haven't had any trouble with either my Fire Stick or Fire TV. Might be an issue with the Roku, not your connection.

With the addition of AMC I don't need any cable channels besides what I'm getting with the basic package (NFL Network would be nice).

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Playstation Vue launching in two weeks. Many more channels, only works on PS3/4 and iPad, and will likely cost much more than Sling.

Aside from the pricier and limited devices it's available on, If the Vue monthly price is what's been rumored ($60-80/mo & particularly with no ESPN), this thing will flop.

They're going to have to give away PS3/PS4s to get this thing off the ground if $60-80/mo is the monthly cost. Haven' been with D-TV in a couple years, but was paying less than 70/mo for even more channels than Vue.

I just don't see the demand there for this when the price is not much different than cable companies. :shrug:

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Playstation Vue launching in two weeks. Many more channels, only works on PS3/4 and iPad, and will likely cost much more than Sling.

Aside from the pricier and limited devices it's available on, If the Vue monthly price is what's been rumored ($60-80/mo & particularly with no ESPN), this thing will flop.

They're going to have to give away PS3/PS4s to get this thing off the ground if $60-80/mo is the monthly cost. Haven' been with D-TV in a couple years, but was paying less than 70/mo for even more channels than Vue.

I just don't see the demand there for this when the price is not much different than cable companies. :shrug:

Those prices are way too high considering it's the same price as cable. Maybe $50 and they give people a PS4 for a year long commitment.

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Playstation Vue launching in two weeks. Many more channels, only works on PS3/4 and iPad, and will likely cost much more than Sling.

Aside from the pricier and limited devices it's available on, If the Vue monthly price is what's been rumored ($60-80/mo & particularly with no ESPN), this thing will flop.

They're going to have to give away PS3/PS4s to get this thing off the ground if $60-80/mo is the monthly cost. Haven' been with D-TV in a couple years, but was paying less than 70/mo for even more channels than Vue.

I just don't see the demand there for this when the price is not much different than cable companies. :shrug:

Those prices are way too high considering it's the same price as cable. Maybe $50 and they give people a PS4 for a year long commitment.

That's a bit better. I still think until they add ESPN to the mix, it's going to be a tough sell to the younger audience that primarily own PS3/PS4 and to any family with sports fans. Having Fox Sports isn't a "robust sports offering" (as Sony wants you to believe). And isn't going to get any current Sling subscriber to even consider switching.

I just haven't been real impressed with much that I've read on Vue. If everything is close to what I've read, I'd bet money this venture doesn't last long. At the prices, I'm not real sure how this thing survives unless they plan on going ala carte. (which doesn't seem to be the plan) If it does to some extent, I might change my thinking.

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any of youse have the Roku (smart) TV?

Yes. I bought the 55" one about a month ago. I really like it. Eliminated one remote control for me and made it easier for my kids and mother-in-law to watch TV. We mainly watch Netflix, HBOGO and Sling. Works great.

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

I haven't had any trouble with either my Fire Stick or Fire TV. Might be an issue with the Roku, not your connection.

With the addition of AMC I don't need any cable channels besides what I'm getting with the basic package (NFL Network would be nice).

Is it the 8-18 error? I used to get that once a day but I would change the channel and change it back real quick and it would be gone. That happened maybe 4-5 times in the first week but hasnt happened since. Otherwise it's been flawless and we have it on Disney/Disney Jr almost all day for the kids while theyre playing.

For what its worth I have a Roku 3 and a 20 mbps connection.

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

I haven't had any trouble with either my Fire Stick or Fire TV. Might be an issue with the Roku, not your connection.

With the addition of AMC I don't need any cable channels besides what I'm getting with the basic package (NFL Network would be nice).

Is it the 8-18 error? I used to get that once a day but I would change the channel and change it back real quick and it would be gone. That happened maybe 4-5 times in the first week but hasnt happened since. Otherwise it's been flawless and we have it on Disney/Disney Jr almost all day for the kids while theyre playing.

For what its worth I have a Roku 3 and a 20 mbps connection.

I think that's the error usually. Although trying to watch ESPN yesterday it said something like, "the rental content you've requested is unavailable."

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

I haven't had any trouble with either my Fire Stick or Fire TV. Might be an issue with the Roku, not your connection.

With the addition of AMC I don't need any cable channels besides what I'm getting with the basic package (NFL Network would be nice).

Is it the 8-18 error? I used to get that once a day but I would change the channel and change it back real quick and it would be gone. That happened maybe 4-5 times in the first week but hasnt happened since. Otherwise it's been flawless and we have it on Disney/Disney Jr almost all day for the kids while theyre playing.

For what its worth I have a Roku 3 and a 20 mbps connection.

I think that's the error usually. Although trying to watch ESPN yesterday it said something like, "the rental content you've requested is unavailable."

I did have an issue where ESPN wouldn't come in the second day but I didn't get that error ... it just wouldn't come on when I switched to that channel. It turned out to be the Roku 3 (It worked on my Roku stick) so I did a factory reset on the Roku 3 and it went away. Hasn't done it since.

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Playstation Vue launching in two weeks. Many more channels, only works on PS3/4 and iPad, and will likely cost much more than Sling.

Aside from the pricier and limited devices it's available on, If the Vue monthly price is what's been rumored ($60-80/mo & particularly with no ESPN), this thing will flop.

They're going to have to give away PS3/PS4s to get this thing off the ground if $60-80/mo is the monthly cost. Haven' been with D-TV in a couple years, but was paying less than 70/mo for even more channels than Vue.

I just don't see the demand there for this when the price is not much different than cable companies. :shrug:

Those prices are way too high considering it's the same price as cable. Maybe $50 and they give people a PS4 for a year long commitment.

That's a bit better. I still think until they add ESPN to the mix, it's going to be a tough sell to the younger audience that primarily own PS3/PS4 and to any family with sports fans. Having Fox Sports isn't a "robust sports offering" (as Sony wants you to believe). And isn't going to get any current Sling subscriber to even consider switching.

I just haven't been real impressed with much that I've read on Vue. If everything is close to what I've read, I'd bet money this venture doesn't last long. At the prices, I'm not real sure how this thing survives unless they plan on going ala carte. (which doesn't seem to be the plan) If it does to some extent, I might change my thinking.

They have the fox sports affiliates. That's the first service with those, right?

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FWIW xbox1 sling is supposed to get you a month free when it launches. I'll for sure try it for a month.

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

I haven't had any trouble with either my Fire Stick or Fire TV. Might be an issue with the Roku, not your connection.

With the addition of AMC I don't need any cable channels besides what I'm getting with the basic package (NFL Network would be nice).

Is it the 8-18 error? I used to get that once a day but I would change the channel and change it back real quick and it would be gone. That happened maybe 4-5 times in the first week but hasnt happened since. Otherwise it's been flawless and we have it on Disney/Disney Jr almost all day for the kids while theyre playing.

For what its worth I have a Roku 3 and a 20 mbps connection.

I think that's the error usually. Although trying to watch ESPN yesterday it said something like, "the rental content you've requested is unavailable."

I did have an issue where ESPN wouldn't come in the second day but I didn't get that error ... it just wouldn't come on when I switched to that channel. It turned out to be the Roku 3 (It worked on my Roku stick) so I did a factory reset on the Roku 3 and it went away. Hasn't done it since.

Not sure if an update went wrong or what, but my Roku 3 is having all kinds of issues dropping Sling and NBA LeaguePass programming. Laptop, tablets and Fire TV all working fine at the exact same time Roku 3 loses streams or downgrades picture quality to a blurry abstract painting.

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Finishing up my 7-day free trial of Sling, and I don't think I'll be keeping it. Have it running through a Roku 3 with 50 mbps Internet speed and it just isn't reliable. At least once a day, I'll get an error message saying one channel or another isn't working temporarily.

I haven't had any trouble with either my Fire Stick or Fire TV. Might be an issue with the Roku, not your connection.

With the addition of AMC I don't need any cable channels besides what I'm getting with the basic package (NFL Network would be nice).

Is it the 8-18 error? I used to get that once a day but I would change the channel and change it back real quick and it would be gone. That happened maybe 4-5 times in the first week but hasnt happened since. Otherwise it's been flawless and we have it on Disney/Disney Jr almost all day for the kids while theyre playing.

For what its worth I have a Roku 3 and a 20 mbps connection.

I think that's the error usually. Although trying to watch ESPN yesterday it said something like, "the rental content you've requested is unavailable."

I did have an issue where ESPN wouldn't come in the second day but I didn't get that error ... it just wouldn't come on when I switched to that channel. It turned out to be the Roku 3 (It worked on my Roku stick) so I did a factory reset on the Roku 3 and it went away. Hasn't done it since.

Not sure if an update went wrong or what, but my Roku 3 is having all kinds of issues dropping Sling and NBA LeaguePass programming. Laptop, tablets and Fire TV all working fine at the exact same time Roku 3 loses streams or downgrades picture quality to a blurry abstract painting.

For what its worth I did the Roku 3 software update before I had the issue and didn't do it after I did the factory reset. That could be it.

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FWIW xbox1 sling is supposed to get you a month free when it launches. I'll for sure try it for a month.

Not as good as $50 off Fire TV or a free Fire Stick, especially if you have Prime.

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FWIW xbox1 sling is supposed to get you a month free when it launches. I'll for sure try it for a month.

Not as good as $50 off Fire TV or a free Fire Stick, especially if you have Prime.

How so? I already have a xbox1. I don't need another gadget.

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FWIW xbox1 sling is supposed to get you a month free when it launches. I'll for sure try it for a month.

Not as good as $50 off Fire TV or a free Fire Stick, especially if you have Prime.

How so? I already have a xbox1. I don't need another gadget.

But you get three months of Sling with the Fire TV/Fire stick/Roku deal.

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Having trouble getting antenna reception in one room because the TV isn't that close to the window. The same antenna works fine in other rooms though.

Using a 25 mi antenna now, would a 35 mile (or higher) antenna help get reception in a situation like this or wouldn't it matter if it's not near a window?

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