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  • theMileHighGuy
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    I'm confused I thought we were talking about download speed not upload speed. My upload is only like 10MB/Sec.

    I do the higher package for gaming. I was tired of dealing with major lag on TitanFall and Madden. After I upgraded I never had any lag on Titanfall again. It's also rare on madden unless the other user is very laggy and that's on them.

    I also was getting horrible video streaming from apps like Netflix and hbo go. Now they all run in HD smoothly.
    Nah that's my bad, poor wording. I meant downstream. You barely need a 15mbit connection to stream in HD, but if that's all you pay for that kind of connection that's awesome. I'll never get that at that price living out here in the woods.

    Originally posted by armedequation View Post
    what packages do you run with comcast or others?
    cost?

    we have amazon prime and was thinking that and netflix. sports though would be a big thing.

    we are probably gonna pick up an xbox 1 to run it through..

    and thanks for the thoughts!
    With my triple play package I get the 230+ channel package with the starz and hbo bundles, 105 mbit internet, and nationwide homephone calling for $119/mo.

    That's the promotional price, so naturally after 2 years or whatever it goes up, but that's when you call and tell them you want to cancel and then they'll make you a deal.

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  • armedequation
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    yeah see we have the tv on all the time but its still a toss up on what we want to do. i def dont want 300 bill for both phone and internets

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  • HUMCALC
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    I have Directv and have had it for 16 years. For me it's because of the sports packages. You'll hear horror stories for each provider, but I have never had an issue with Directv, I get good discounts on programming and equipment so I am not leaving them any time soon.
    I got DirectTV for both the NFL & NCAAF programs, and they are great programs. However it is quite expensive

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  • Bronco51
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    I have Directv and have had it for 16 years. For me it's because of the sports packages. You'll hear horror stories for each provider, but I have never had an issue with Directv, I get good discounts on programming and equipment so I am not leaving them any time soon.

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  • baphamet
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    Originally posted by HUMCALC View Post
    I'm just the opposite. I watch TV 14 (or so) hours a day
    well then, obviously it's more worth it for you to pay for cable or whatever you want to watch.

    it really comes down to what fits your life style.

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  • TH3JUICEMAN
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    I cut the cord in August 2014 (Directv for 4 years and cable before that). I haven't missed it one bit. We hardly ever watched live tv anyways so Netflix and HuluPlus have been more than enough. We have the local channels through an antenna and a little standalone box I bought of amazon that actually works great with the Xbox One (voice commands, OneGuide, etc).

    I do Bing Rewards so don't even pay for HuluPlus, just doing searches every morning has got me paid up on HuluPlus until November 2015. And that is something I just started doing 6 months ago. If anyone is interested they can use my referral link which gives me like 50 points for every person who reaches silver (420 points for a month of huluplus)

    Bing Link

    I've also been really lucky with ESPN. Since my internet is through ATT Uverse I just plugged my account info into the ESPN app on the Xbox One and can watch live ESPN streamed through the Xbox. I don't think it is supposed to work but did and watched the few Broncos games on ESPN last year.

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  • DenverBlood
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    My Directv package is $117 a month with Showtime added. Severely overpriced for the amount and channels we watch. Which is why I plan to cut in August. They also don't offer AT&T internet in our area so a combined package is not an option.

    I pay $60 a month for the premium internet package through Mediacom. And it's light years better than Wow where I paid $33 a month for the base package.

    So combined it's $175 a month.

    When I cut the cord and go to online streaming it will be under $90 a month. Huge difference.

    I would be cautious on the Xbox 1 for Sunday ticket though. Unless you meant for streaming in which it's great for that. But for Sunday ticket I was looking at my X1 as a possible replacement. However I was reading this week that supposedly if Directv is an option in your area which for me it obviously is then the Sunday Ticket app won't work on the X1. They want you to subscribe to Directv. I'm going to have to look into that more before I cut the service.

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  • armedequation
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    what packages do you run with comcast or others?
    cost?

    we have amazon prime and was thinking that and netflix. sports though would be a big thing.

    we are probably gonna pick up an xbox 1 to run it through..

    and thanks for the thoughts!

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by theMileHighGuy View Post
    Is that like a 400 mbit connection? That seems rather unnecessary unless you work from home sending lots of data

    Most people I know don't like Comcast either, idk. Really the only thing that sets them apart for me is that they're the only company I've been with that has uncapped monthly usage, I sometimes go through 500gb/mo, I'd die if I had to pay an overage.

    I also kind of live in the boonies, and my only other option would be lolVerizon lolDSL. So I guess it worked out ok.

    I'm probably wasting a lot of money, because I barely ever use my landline, and only watch TV on TV a couple times a week.
    I'm confused I thought we were talking about download speed not upload speed. My upload is only like 10MB/Sec.

    I do the higher package for gaming. I was tired of dealing with major lag on TitanFall and Madden. After I upgraded I never had any lag on Titanfall again. It's also rare on madden unless the other user is very laggy and that's on them.

    I also was getting horrible video streaming from apps like Netflix and hbo go. Now they all run in HD smoothly.

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  • HUMCALC
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    Originally posted by baphamet View Post
    i haven't had cable/dish for almost 10 years. my computer is connected to my TV and surround sound so between watching streams on the internet and netflix, i don't need anything.

    i don't watch a lot of TV to begin with anyways (an hour or two per day at most) and if its football i either go to a friends house, go to the bar, or find a stream on the internet as last resort.

    thats what i do and it works for me.
    I'm just the opposite. I watch TV 14 (or so) hours a day

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  • baphamet
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    i haven't had cable/dish for almost 10 years. my computer is connected to my TV and surround sound so between watching streams on the internet and netflix, i don't need anything.

    i don't watch a lot of TV to begin with anyways (an hour or two per day at most) and if its football i either go to a friends house, go to the bar, or find a stream on the internet as last resort.

    thats what i do and it works for me.

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  • theMileHighGuy
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    I get 50MB/sec with Mediacom though I pay for a premium package.

    Most people I know hate Comcast. So you and Humcalc are a rare breed from what I've heard.

    But I've never had them so can't say one way or the other.
    Is that like a 400 mbit connection? That seems rather unnecessary unless you work from home sending lots of data

    Most people I know don't like Comcast either, idk. Really the only thing that sets them apart for me is that they're the only company I've been with that has uncapped monthly usage, I sometimes go through 500gb/mo, I'd die if I had to pay an overage.

    I also kind of live in the boonies, and my only other option would be lolVerizon lolDSL. So I guess it worked out ok.

    I'm probably wasting a lot of money, because I barely ever use my landline, and only watch TV on TV a couple times a week.
    Last edited by theMileHighGuy; 02-26-2015, 03:10 PM.

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  • #87Birdman
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    I currently do the Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix. Hulu mostly for me and my wife and Netflix for the kids and Prime because we usually order from Amazon.

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by theMileHighGuy View Post
    I have Comcast, have had it for some time, and I absolutely love it. It's not cheap, but if you're already going to have Comcast for internet, I really see no benefit to not getting the Triple Play. My internet is sooo fast, and it seems every year or so they bump it up a little bit. I can download about 10MB/sec, so it's very hard to tap out even when you're streaming a few things at once.

    I've seen Comcast get a lot of heat from some other people on different forums, though, so the service could be better in my area than others.
    I get 50MB/sec with Mediacom though I pay for a premium package.

    Most people I know hate Comcast. So you and Humcalc are a rare breed from what I've heard.

    But I've never had them so can't say one way or the other.

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  • theMileHighGuy
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    I have Comcast, have had it for some time, and I absolutely love it. It's not cheap, but if you're already going to have Comcast for internet, I really see no benefit to not getting the Triple Play. My internet is sooo fast, and it seems every year or so they bump it up a little bit. I can download about 10MB/sec, so it's very hard to tap out even when you're streaming a few things at once.

    I've seen Comcast get a lot of heat from some other people on different forums, though, so the service could be better in my area than others.

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