New HDTV, Roku 3, and U-verse Wireless (no more cable tv) a good idea?

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    May 29, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    I'm hoping this is a good idea. What do you think? How much will I miss cable tv?
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    May 29, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    It might be a good idea now, but now that net neutrality is virtually dead, expect prices for those services, as well as from your internet provider, to increase over the next two years.
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    May 29, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    i dont see how Roku 3 or U-verse Wireless are functionally any different from cable tv.

    what if you want to see something live, sports or the movie music awards? Maybe a usb Elgato EyeTV thing?

    I tossed out all the tv's in the house about 2009. Partner and I like to cuddle with the portable to watch anything.
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    May 30, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    pellaz saidi dont see how Roku 3 or U-verse Wireless are functionally any different from cable tv.

    what if you want to see something live, sports or the movie music awards? Maybe a usb Elgato EyeTV thing?

    I tossed out all the tv's in the house about 2009. Partner and I like to cuddle with the portable to watch anything.


    Pellaz, AT&T wanted more than $50/month for local channels, Bloomberg, and C-SPAN. No MTV, no HBO, just local channels, Bloomberg, and Book TV (all I watched on C-SPAN).

    I'm hoping I can save about $40 / month. I might get more things to watch via Roku than local channels only for $40 / month.
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    May 30, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidIt might be a good idea now, but now that net neutrality is virtually dead, expect prices for those services, as well as from your internet provider, to increase over the next two years.


    Yea, I asked the guy at Micro Center (Richardson/Dallas, TX) about that.
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    May 30, 2014 2:48 PM GMT
    local channels:
    not all as good as they once were but you might try an antenna on the balcony and a usb Elgato EyeTV thing?

    the local news is streamed on the net and watch it every week day morning getting ready but get very little information off it.
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    May 31, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
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    Jun 03, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    I'm currently watching the Wil / Lim women's tennis match (Wil is for Serena Williams). I'm watching it on an ESPN free channel--not through Target.

    I couldn't be more satisfied with this playback. The picture is awesome.

    Let me tell you what I had to do.

    1) Get an HDTV for $69
    2) Get Roku 3 for $99
    3) Get an HDMI cable for about $29
    4) Get an ethernet cable for about $10

    (I'll double check the details on 3 and 4 at a later time.)

    I was telling my mom, tonight, that Roku isn't yet the first thing I want to turn on just to have the TV on. On second thought, I guess, once I become familiar with the live streaming channels or something, I'll get over this.

    Gotta write a former tennis friend of mine and tell her she's GOT to get this.