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I cancelled Directv & Sunday ticket this year.  Not once did I pay full price for NFL Sunday ticket.  You can always get a deal.  Just depends on your negotiation skills and the personality on the other end of the phone.  We had Directv from 2008-2018.  Don't really miss it.

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3 hours ago, FlyEagles76 said:

I cancelled Directv & Sunday ticket this year.  Not once did I pay full price for NFL Sunday ticket.  You can always get a deal.  Just depends on your negotiation skills and the personality on the other end of the phone.  We had Directv from 2008-2018.  Don't really miss it.

Meh I don’t have time to haggle with people over the phone just to save a few bucks so they can continue to over charge people and raise the price

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Anyone that is using Windscribe - there is a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal for a one time lifetime license

https://stacksocial.com/sales/windscribe-vpn-lifetime-pro-subscription?rid=638027

 

Also use the promo code BFSAVE40 to save more money. So for $35.40 you get a lifetime license. And it stacks on top of a license that is already paid for. I just did it and it worked great.

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So Comcast just came around my neighborhood with a 2 year deal for their HD service plus DVR and (I think) 160mg download speed...of course there are tiers, I took the $99 package - with taxes, etc...it comes out to around $130/month.  Right now I'm paying 104/month for internet and another 45/55 (don't remember) for PSVue.  So I get to go back to cable for a ton less $ than I was paying before....worth it I think if Comcast is your provider.  

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12 minutes ago, Plache said:

So Comcast just came around my neighborhood with a 2 year deal for their HD service plus DVR and (I think) 160mg download speed...of course there are tiers, I took the $99 package - with taxes, etc...it comes out to around $130/month.  Right now I'm paying 104/month for internet and another 45/55 (don't remember) for PSVue.  So I get to go back to cable for a ton less $ than I was paying before....worth it I think if Comcast is your provider.  

Depends, I've known plenty of people who have taken those kinds of deals and still had to fight with them every month cause what they say you will be charged and what they actually charge is always a different story

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6 minutes ago, bwestbrook36 said:

Depends, I've known plenty of people who have taken those kinds of deals and still had to fight with them every month cause what they say you will be charged and what they actually charge is always a different story

I've had them before and never had a problem...if I do, I'll be sure to update in this thread.  For now, I'm so glad to have cable back....streaming is ok, but nothing beats cable -- especially the DVR capabilities.  Anyway....... 🙂

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16 hours ago, Plache said:

I've had them before and never had a problem...if I do, I'll be sure to update in this thread.  For now, I'm so glad to have cable back....streaming is ok, but nothing beats cable -- especially the DVR capabilities.  Anyway....... 🙂

I have DirecTV. I still lose the signal from time to time during storms, but to get the same sort of package through cable, would cost a lot more than what I currently pay. If DirecTV ever refuses to give me the discounts that they've been giving me each year for the past 10 or so years, I'll probably switch to cable. I also have PSVue, but only for the Philly channels.

So combine the PSVue bill with DirecTV and I'm paying what I would, without the discounts that DirecTV gives me, which is around $50 per month.

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(This is a long, semi technical type post, but maybe it'll help someone that wants to do the same)

I haven't used my PSVue with my Roku for a little while, but earlier in the season, I was using my Windscribe as a WiFi Hotspot and then connecting my Roku to the internet through that Hotspot.

That worked well for a couple of weeks, then I just couldn't get it to connect for some reason. So whenever I logged in with my Roku after that, it was through my real IP address and not the VPN.

That wasn't a real big deal because I was still able to get the Philly sports channels. I just couldn't get the network locals for Philly. That would suck, if I couldn't get the Eagles game of any particular week but I just logged in through a web browser for any non-national games (or games that weren't broadcast here, locally).

Well, 2 or 3 days ago, I tried to log in using my Roku for the first time in at least a month, and it wouldn't even give me ANY channels. Just a black screen with text telling me that I had been away from my 'local' area (Philly) and I'd have to log in from my 'local area' again, in order to be able to use the service.

I still can't log in using the Windscribe Hotspot method though. All I'd need to do, is be able to log in for a couple of seconds, to register as being in my 'local area' and then my Roku would work with PSVue again. But I just couldn't get it to work, no matter what I tried.

So, after fiddling around for a few days, I finally found the method that allowed me to log in from my 'local area'. Since I'm using Windows 10 on my laptop, I went into the network settings and turned the Hotspot feature on and told it to share my WiFi connection. In order for that to work, I also had to have an Ethernet cable connected. So my Internet connection is coming in through the Ethernet, and my laptop's WiFi is enabled to be the 'Hotspot transmitter'.

Once I had that turned on, I went into the Adapter settings and set my Ethernet adapter to allow the Internet connection to be shared, and I set the WiFi as the one that could share it. I also turned on the Windscribe app and set it to be 'in' Philadelphia. So my Ethernet connection was 'in' Philadelphia and that's what will be shared with the Hotspot.

With all that set, I went to my Roku and told it to search for available networks, and my new Hotspot was there. I told it to use that network, and boom, I'm back 'in' Philadelphia on my Roku and PSVue worked perfectly.

Sounds like a lot, but it's actually pretty simple to do. The laptop just has to have an Ethernet port as well as WiFi, so that there's an Internet Connection coming in as well as another one that can be shared.

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Noticed that my bill had increased, and one of my DVR's is dying (needs to be reset 3 or 4 times a day), so I called DirecTV last night to get a new DVR sent out to me. Also threatened to switch to Vue if they didn't decrease my bill. So they gave me the usual $50 per month for 12 months ($600).

One of these days, I will actually drop DTV, but for now I'll just keep it as is.

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2 hours ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

Noticed that my bill had increased, and one of my DVR's is dying (needs to be reset 3 or 4 times a day), so I called DirecTV last night to get a new DVR sent out to me. Also threatened to switch to Vue if they didn't decrease my bill. So they gave me the usual $50 per month for 12 months ($600).

One of these days, I will actually drop DTV, but for now I'll just keep it as is.

I will have to dig around but, I was doing free trials on all the newer streaming services Fubo, YouTube TV and Hulu TV. One of them you can use a a VP address to trick it like ps Vue. 

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29 minutes ago, bwestbrook36 said:

I will have to dig around but, I was doing free trials on all the newer streaming services Fubo, YouTube TV and Hulu TV. One of them you can use a a VP address to trick it like ps Vue. 

It semi-worked on Hulu when I did the free trial last year, but it wouldn't let me watch live with the VPN on. If I remember right (and I may have mentioned it somewhere in here), I had to log in with the VPN, then allow them to see my location. Then block them from being able to see my location again, and turn the VPN off. Then I could watch stuff. But after a while, they would want to check my location again, and I'd have to jump through those hoops again.

Too much of a hassle to be worth it, and I made a mental note that I could do it, but only as a last resort if PSVue wouldn't work anymore.

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2 hours ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

It semi-worked on Hulu when I did the free trial last year, but it wouldn't let me watch live with the VPN on. If I remember right (and I may have mentioned it somewhere in here), I had to log in with the VPN, then allow them to see my location. Then block them from being able to see my location again, and turn the VPN off. Then I could watch stuff. But after a while, they would want to check my location again, and I'd have to jump through those hoops again.

Too much of a hassle to be worth it, and I made a mental note that I could do it, but only as a last resort if PSVue wouldn't work anymore.

Ok I got you that could of been the one. I live an hour and 45 minutes from Philly and it's nice to get their locals instead of Harrisburg. Which is what direct TV now has me on

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1 hour ago, bwestbrook36 said:

Ok I got you that could of been the one. I live an hour and 45 minutes from Philly and it's nice to get their locals instead of Harrisburg. Which is what direct TV now has me on

Vue definitely works with Windscribe VPN. It's just a matter of whether or not they have all the channels you want or if you want to pay the extra amount to have both Vue and DirecTV so that you get both. That's what I'm doing, so the $600 discount from DirecTV basically pays for Vue.

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9 minutes ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

Vue definitely works with Windscribe VPN. It's just a matter of whether or not they have all the channels you want or if you want to pay the extra amount to have both Vue and DirecTV so that you get both. That's what I'm doing, so the $600 discount from DirecTV basically pays for Vue.

I know all about your schemes... Lol. 

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Disney is apparently looking into acquiring Sunday Ticket to stream with ESPN+ after AT&T's contract expires

https://awfulannouncing.com/nfl/disney-has-explored-acquiring-the-rights-to-nfl-sunday-ticket-for-espn-when-directv-deal-expires.html

As long as the price doesn't change I would be fine with switching over but I have no doubt that it would go up if they get Sunday Ticket.

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1 hour ago, metalhead0043 said:

Disney is apparently looking into acquiring Sunday Ticket to stream with ESPN+ after AT&T's contract expires

https://awfulannouncing.com/nfl/disney-has-explored-acquiring-the-rights-to-nfl-sunday-ticket-for-espn-when-directv-deal-expires.html

As long as the price doesn't change I would be fine with switching over but I have no doubt that it would go up if they get Sunday Ticket.

I just recently called DirecTV and threatened to cancel because of the monthly cost. I do this annually and make them give me a $50 per month off ($600 annually). I used to make them give me Sunday Ticket for free, but I would rather have the money than the Sunday Ticket.

In turn, I use that money that I got off from DirecTV, to pay for PSVue. With that (and some trickery on my part), I get local Philly TV and all Eagles games. That's really all I care about. Plus, if there's another game in another city that I want to see, I can just switch my IP address to that city and watch their game. No need for Sunday Ticket.

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10 hours ago, metalhead0043 said:

Disney is apparently looking into acquiring Sunday Ticket to stream with ESPN+ after AT&T's contract expires

https://awfulannouncing.com/nfl/disney-has-explored-acquiring-the-rights-to-nfl-sunday-ticket-for-espn-when-directv-deal-expires.html

As long as the price doesn't change I would be fine with switching over but I have no doubt that it would go up if they get Sunday Ticket.

I doubt the NFL would give it's rights to another company. The reason the NFL won't renew their contract with at&t is because they want the Sunday ticket to be available on more platforms 

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So an update on Vue.

Downloaded Windscribe from the Amazon APP Store and it looks like they updated it. I was able to start it up, select a city (which you could not do before) and then connect. Once connected Vue saw that I was in that city. This makes it a lot easier to run now. I dont have Roku but I do have the Nvidia shield, which I will try it out on later on today.

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Firestick

YouTube jailbreak

40 dollars per tv and 15 minutes of youtube videos and everything was free. 

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1 hour ago, Bacarty2 said:

Firestick

YouTube jailbreak

40 dollars per tv and 15 minutes of youtube videos and everything was free. 

I don't believe YouTube gets NBC Sports Philadelphia, does it? For me, that's a deal breaker.

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5 hours ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

I don't believe YouTube gets NBC Sports Philadelphia, does it? For me, that's a deal breaker.

He is saying he jailbroke his firestick watching YouTube videos. 

And YouTube tv does get nbc sports Philly. They all do except direct TV now. 

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On 9/7/2016 at 4:21 PM, MR-CYN said:

I can't have DIrectv anymore now that a bunch of huge trees have grown in my woods. Because I had it before they have me listed as being able to have it and won't let me just buy Sunday Ticket online. I've wasted hours with them. I'm going to try this. So the basic package gets you FOX then?

go chop those trees down, brah.  and be sure to park your truck nearby!    

 

 

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2 hours ago, bwestbrook36 said:

He is saying he jailbroke his firestick watching YouTube videos. 

And YouTube tv does get nbc sports Philly. They all do except direct TV now. 

Oh ok, I was thinking he was talking about YouTube TV. There was something about their service that made me turn away from it. Maybe it was their operation via a VPN, or quality or something along those lines.

As it is, I'm satisfied with Vue. They've gone up a bit since I first started, but it's working well so I'll leave it as is.

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1 hour ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

Oh ok, I was thinking he was talking about YouTube TV. There was something about their service that made me turn away from it. Maybe it was their operation via a VPN, or quality or something along those lines.

As it is, I'm satisfied with Vue. They've gone up a bit since I first started, but it's working well so I'll leave it as is.

I still have direct TV now. I'm holding on by a thread though. At&t wants nothing to do with it and I'm not gonna give a company my money if they don't care about their customers

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