General Need Tech Advice Re: Cord Cutting

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  1. Judobill

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    I finally did it. Got a new, smart tv, unhooked Dish, and am off to the races. I hooked up the HD antenna. Everything seems to be working at a basic level. We have our Netflix, Amazon, and ESPN+ going. My question is with what do I need to do now to get regular ESPN and some other channels without paying much, or any. My wife is also asking about a DVR. Also, I normaly stream some stuff from my laptop, is there a way to watch those (fights) directly on my tv. I have a Best Buy down the street.
     
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    Oh, and another thing, we have pretty good wifi in the house, but the router is upstairs on the other side of the house. Is there a booster or amplifier I could use to make it even better?
     
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    Look into a mesh system for your wifi. Best thing going now. Can’t help with the TV apps. I know there are a few options out there. There are pay streaming services. I am sure someone here is more knowledgeable about them.
     
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    now that hulu has hbo,cinemax and showtime. my cable companies days are numbered i'm only waiting on that google internet service to cancel because I get my internet from my cable company.
     
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    Amazon fire stick, pre-load a bunch of apps & you're off to the races.
    PlutoTV is another decent app.
     
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    We have YouTube TV.
     
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    Get a buddy to tape events, then watch them the next day on your new tv using a VCR
     
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    Put this on your phone and then use a chromecast to cast to TV

    TvTap Pro (Android)

    I can also hook you up with all worldwide channels as long as your TV can download a smart IPTV app
     
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    My set up is Spectrum Internet w/ Linksys high speed router

    fire sticks on all TV’s

    We pay for Hulu, buddy pays for Netflix - share accounts

    Cinema HD app for movies and series like GOT, True Detective, etc.

    r/mmastreams & our ongoing PM’s for MMA

    PS Vue Core package from Oct thru April (football & basketball seasons) for all sports channels + access to WatchESPN app.

    About $115/mo all-in
     
  12. Judobill

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    So for the fights, I just connected my Chromebook to the TV via a HDMI cord, it worked great! I might get a Chromecast, but for now, this works great! Honestly, it’s all we need. My kids don’t even watch tv. Everything they watch is on Youtube and Netflix. I don’t watch any sports besides MMA, and my wife just likes to get baked and watch PBS and Netflix. We’re pretty much covered. We went from paying $120.00 per month for Dish, to about $100.00 per month for stuff we we paying for already, Wifi,Netflix, ESPN+, and Amazon Prime, saving $1400.00 per year. I also got a new Mesh System and our wifi is awesome throughout our house now. We’re good.
     
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