Streaming TV is about to get very expensive

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. jr461

    jr461 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was doing but it's nice having "real" 5.1. I'll play around with things and see if anything helps. Thanks for all the advice.
     
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  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I bought my old Denon 4520 from them 5+ years ago. It crapped out on me 2.5 years later and I still haven't sent it in to get repaired yet, under the extended warranty. I made the mistake of buying that right before Atmos blew up. I spent way too much money on it even being a refurb. Now you can get something that is much better, brand new, for half the price.

    I also bought another Denon from them in 2009/2010, 380xx series. That one worked fine for the five years I had it.
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I'm on about 2 years on mine, and it's been pretty solid. Usually I can go 3-4 years before there's some new feature I want and I get something new. So if I do refurb and it lasts me that long, I'm happy. I had refurb speakers from Onkyo that lasted me about 10 years before I decided I wanted something a bit better. Only thing I could find wrong with them was a very minor blemish that nobody would notice unless you looked.
     
  4. MikeMar

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    Officially cut the cord (well TV cord) with Verizon

    Before - TV (Middle package, good amount of channels but not all) 100/100 internet, and phone
    Cost $180 a month

    Now - TV is YouTubeTV, internet got bumped for free to gig! (well 900/900), and ditching their router, got Eero, and phone (and an extra $10 discount for having mobile phones on unlimited)
    Cost $87 to Verizon and $50 to YTTV so $137 with a massive speed upgrade and only thing missing of note is DIY network

    Pretty happy with that
     
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  5. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "for free"? New customer Internet-only rates for Fios are $40 for 100/100, $80 for 940/880 (or whatever).
     
  6. MikeMar

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    I have phone too

    The cost was the exact same if I stayed with 100
    I asked like 20 times
     
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  8. longrider

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  9. Mikeguy

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    Company fraud is not a good thing.
     
  10. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    hey, the stock price is at a 52 week high (or close to it, IIRC)...so they're doing something right :p
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    That link doesn't work for some reason.
     
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  13. Allanon

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    If you cut and paste the article's title in to Google then click the link in the search results you should be able to read the entire article. The news sites don't want other sites benefiting from their stories so they ask you to register. They don't ask you to register if the link is from a search engine.

    In the Chrome Browser you can just highlight the title and right click and select search.
     
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  14. longrider

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    I fixed the link, the issue was the forum software added an extra http:// so the link was "http://https://outline..."
     
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  16. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Nice. I hope this means if you have HBO through AT&T then you get HBO Max, period. I have it now because I’m on unlimited choice but that plan no longer exists, replaced by unlimited more. Hopefully it’s not just for those on the unlimited more plan or whatever plan it is they have by the time Max rolls out.
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Isn't $15/month about what HBO currently charges for HBO Go? So basically this new service will replace the existing HBO streaming offering and provide more content for the same price. Seems like a no-brainer for people who already pay for HBO.
     
  18. realityboy

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    Yes, HBO Now is the standalone streaming service, and it’s $15. HBO Go comes with a subscription to HBO through cable or similar. I have HBO as part of my cable package so I’ll just have to wait and see how that works out.
     
  19. MikeMar

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    Heard on /filmdaily I think it was talking about who gets HBO MAX included in what package. Basically they have to negotiate with each provider (Verizon, Xfinity, Amazon, iTunes, etc) separately, so won't know the details for a while
     
  20. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Luckily for me, I recently switched my cable package on Comcast to one that doesn't include HBO and I then subscribed to HBO directly via HBO Now (and still saved money). I'm all set for HBO Max next spring...
     
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