Cord Cutters

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  1. AZ Native

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    If that is not the same as Fox Sports Arizona (channel 686 on Directv) where can I get it? Sorry for my ignorance.
     
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    You're the only good review I heard from using the cube.
     
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    I have the cube and haven’t had any problems.
     
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    Does the Alexa part lack compared to a dot?
     
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    How are you enjoying Playstation Vue?

    I've looked at the channel line up and I think I can get by with Core ($50) and Redzone also. The only local I don't see that I sometimes watch is Channel 3. I'm in the middle of a two year contract with DirecTV so I won't cancel until after football season, but Playstation Vue looks appealing to me because I can get Redzone and locals as well as the other channels I watch.

    One more question: on Sony's website, it lists Channel 12 as "12 News". Can you confirm it's the real channel 12 (NBC) or is does it only show news?
     
  6. Bada0Bing

    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    I do Core + HBO (thinking about canceling ($15/mo)) + sports pack ($10/mo). Sports pack includes red zone, which is perfect because I like to watch that 10am-1pm and then the cards typically in the afternoon. With DTV I was forced to pay for the full sunday ticket to get red zone and I don't want to watch entire games if the cards aren't playing. Sports pack also includes some fringe sports like triathlon and the outdoor channel, so I love it.

    Make sure you have a good internet plan with cox. I came close to maxing out my bandwidth a few times.

    I miss history channel, but that's about it. My wife misses channel 3 news and my daughter had to give up Nickelodeon I think. Other than that, we get all the channels we used to watch.

    The DVR blows away DTV. That's all I really use. Anything you want to watch, just set to record. No limits except it's only available for 28 days (unless it's on demand).

    I don't really watch network tv, but I think channel 12 is the normal channel. I'll take a look though next time I'm watching tv.
     
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    Have you tried rabbit ears for channel 3 news?
     
  8. Kel Varnsen

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    I strongly recommend LocalBTV (https://www.localbtv.com/). You can watch online or on a device. It gets all the local channels live for free and you can record, as well (including Channel 3 News).

    It's not like those old crappy apps that had popups, terrible service, and a tiny selection of channels. It's really just like turning on a tv with an antenna.
     
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    Interesting. The website is blocked here at work but I did get to the Wiki page. Are you stating that if I registered for this service, I could have it DVR the cardinals game for me and just watch it when I get home? Free of charge?
     
  10. jbeecham

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    I'm not seeing the main stations like Fox, CBS, NBC or ABC listed at all on localbtv.com so I don't see how it'll work for football.

    Their FAQ does say that they expect to have major networks available in the future, but it gives no ETA & may have said that for months or years :)
     
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  11. Kel Varnsen

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    I think they’ve been focused on the app and neglecting the site. The local channels should be a big selling point.

    They’re all there, though. Here’s Channel 12 right now.

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    Looks like you can!

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    Yes, this whole thing is free. It’s basically just rerouting stuff from over the air through the internet. Seems like broadcasters would want the extra eyeballs.
     
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    jbeecham Registered User

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    That's weird, I don't see those channels using their web app... are you using the the web app or one of the other ones like FireTV?

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    Just set it up on my FireTV & I'm getting the same limited channels without the major networks.

    Sent from my moto g(6) (XT1925DL) using Tapatalk
     
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    Hmm. I’m using the iPhone app now, but just started using the web app yesterday.

    If it doesn’t work for you, let me know.
     

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