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Has anyone subscribed? I did the trial, and thought it was pretty solid, and I don't think the $45 "Core" price point is that bad for 75 channels including ones that are "premium" on Comcrap like FX, FXX, and local sports like Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Hoping someone can help shed some light on it, thanks!

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Can you copy/paste the 55 channels that are now in the Core for $30 (for the people in the new nationwide targets?) No sites actually list them all and "playstation" sites are blocked at work.
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Can you copy/paste the 55 channels that are now in the Core for $30 (for the people in the new nationwide targets?) No sites actually list them all and "playstation" sites are blocked at work.
I checked a random Detroit zip code (a new market), and came up with these channels as the Access Slim channels. HTH! Note that local channels are on-demand only.

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I signed up for the trial and am loving it. I cut the cord this month and had SlingTV ($20/mo) and ad-free Hulu ($13/mo). I was able to drop Sling and Hulu for Playstation Vue ($29.99 package). It's a game-changer!

The picture quality has been great with no interruptions or issues ( I have 40 meg internet). I was able to setup separate profiles for everyone in the house. Everyone added their favorite shows and now they automatically DVR and save for 28 days without me having to spend $$ on extra hardware or have us worry about space. Access to all the on-demand content along with access to tv network apps is amazing.
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Has anyone subscribed? I did the trial, and thought it was pretty solid, and I don't think the $45 "Core" price point is that bad for 75 channels including ones that are "premium" on Comcrap like FX, FXX, and local sports like Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Hoping someone can help shed some light on it, thanks!
$45/month? EEK!

Ya, no thanks.
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Can you copy/paste the 55 channels that are now in the Core for $30 (for the people in the new nationwide targets?) No sites actually list them all and "playstation" sites are blocked at work.
Here's a sorta list view of the channels via Gizmodo:

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$45/month?

Ya, no thanks.
The lowest Comcrap package that includes Comcast SportsNet (local sports, ie Phillies, Sixers and Flyers games) is $49.99, and that's before the $5 broadcast fee, $3 local sports fee, and other extraneous fees and installations bits and bobs pushes it well past $60.

Bundling internet just gets me crappy internet. I'd rather pay for great solo internet and have Vue than bundle and be subject to all these fees and promo pricing and other cable bullshit.
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The lowest Comcrap package that includes Comcast SportsNet (local sports, ie Phillies, Sixers and Flyers games) is $49.99, and that's before the $5 broadcast fee, $3 local sports fee, and other extraneous fees and installations bits and bobs pushes it well past $60.

Bundling internet just gets me crappy internet. I'd rather pay for great solo internet and have Vue than bundle and be subject to all these fees and promo pricing and other cable bullshit.
But the gizmodo slide you just showed didn't list any sports, and was $50/month? In any case, I'm not interested in saving a $5 a month if it means I have to hear my wife complain about using the PS4 to watch TV instead of a cable box. The savings, for my situation, would have to be more on the $15-$20 level before I consider adopting these types of services.
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But the gizmodo slide you just showed didn't list any sports, and was $50/month? In any case, I'm not interested in saving a $5 a month if it means I have to hear my wife complain about using the PS4 to watch TV instead of a cable box. The savings, for my situation, would have to be more on the $15-$20 level before I consider adopting these types of services.

I've been struggling with 'convenience vs savings' on cable/internet for a while now. Still cant manage to cut the cord. Mostly cuz of a 10 yr old daughter and a 65 yr old mom that can hardly operate the Comcast remote much less using my FTV for Kodi stream stuffs.
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But the gizmodo slide you just showed didn't list any sports, and was $50/month? In any case, I'm not interested in saving a $5 a month if it means I have to hear my wife complain about using the PS4 to watch TV instead of a cable box. The savings, for my situation, would have to be more on the $15-$20 level before I consider adopting these types of services.
The Gizmodo slide was just for channel references; those prices have since dropped to $39.99, $44.99, and $54.99 respectively. Under Core, "Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia" is listed.

To your last point, the savings is at least $15, because there are zero fees with Vue. Comcast's $49.99 plan becomes over $60 a month (I just chatted them: "Taxes would vary depending on your area and the services you will be getting. For TV plans, it usually ranges between $10 - $20 per month."), and once the $49.95 promo expires, it would jump to $69.95 per month, which is insanity.
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The Gizmodo slide was just for channel references; those prices have since dropped to $39.99, $44.99, and $54.99 respectively. Under Core, "Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia" is listed.

To your last point, the savings is at least $15, because there are zero fees with Vue. Comcast's $49.99 plan becomes over $60 a month (I just chatted them: "Taxes would vary depending on your area and the services you will be getting. For TV plans, it usually ranges between $10 - $20 per month."), and once the $49.95 promo expires, it would jump to $69.95 per month, which is insanity.
Oh I gotcha. As for the savings, the premium in my area for bundling in TV to any internet package is around $30 on the low end, and up to $50 for some of their stronger "internet-only" promos. I've considered sling tv briefly but it's still close enough in cost to pay the extra $10 for the convenience and extra channels.

My current comcrap promo is $75 for 30Mbs and TV. So I pay $84 after all the bullshit. They did throw in another year of HBO which was nice since I enjoy watching John Oliver on occasion and I still have yet to finish the last couple seasons of The Wire. My promo last year was $65 for the same package so at some point i'll have to switch back to WOW (which is a bummer because even though they cost less, their internet speeds aren't as reliable) or make the decision to finally cut the cord at that time if things like Sling or Vue become a bit more cost effective. But as of now, I wouldn't be saving much (if there are any savings at all) if I switched to their internet only packages and paid for something like Vue.
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Oh I gotcha. As for the savings, the premium in my area for bundling in TV to any internet package is around $30 on the low end, and up to $50 for some of their stronger "internet-only" promos. I've considered sling tv briefly but it's still close enough in cost to pay the extra $10 for the convenience and extra channels.

My current comcrap promo is $75 for 30Mbs and TV. So I pay $84 after all the bullshit. They did throw in another year of HBO which was nice since I enjoy watching John Oliver on occasion and I still have yet to finish the last couple seasons of The Wire. My promo last year was $65 for the same package so at some point i'll have to switch back to WOW (which is a bummer because even though they cost less, their internet speeds aren't as reliable) or make the decision to finally cut the cord at that time if things like Sling or Vue become a bit more cost effective. But as of now, I wouldn't be saving much (if there are any savings at all) if I switched to their internet only packages and paid for something like Vue.
That's a fair point. I remember paying about $39.99/mo for 25/5 internet, but that was a year and a half ago, so I could probably do better now for just internet. Just exploring some options as we get closer to finding our home and figuring out all the odds and ends.
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That's a fair point. I remember paying about $39.99/mo for 25/5 internet, but that was a year and a half ago, so I could probably do better now for just internet. Just exploring some options as we get closer to finding our home and figuring out all the odds and ends.
If I were single, I'd have cut the cord 2 or 3 years ago. Maybe even before that. I personally don't watch that much TV that I need to get through my cable sub. I'd be perfectly fine with a combination of netflix/youtube/hulu/and possibly something like sling if I really needed to watch something like TWD it aired instead of waiting. I barely watch ESPN anymore except for MNF games, and those I can even watch on my phone for free.

My wife on the other hand, actually enjoys watching shit like Teen Mom and the god awful movies on Lifetime. Then there's my daughter who enjoys some of the on-demand offerings of channels i've never heard of, so yeah, that has kinda tied my hands on what options make sense for us.
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If I were single, I'd have cut the cord 2 or 3 years ago. Maybe even before that. I personally don't watch that much TV that I need to get through my cable sub. I'd be perfectly fine with a combination of netflix/youtube/hulu/and possibly something like sling if I really needed to watch something like TWD it aired instead of waiting. I barely watch ESPN anymore except for MNF games, and those I can even watch on my phone for free.
Looks like it's just you and me in here anyway, haha.. yeah, I've been cable-free for a long time now, dating back to 2013 or maybe early 2014. So has the fiancee, but we're looking to pick up cable again to be able to watch TWD live (or host for once since my brother always has us all over lol), and for me to be able to watch the Phillies/Flyers games. We might consider Sling, but Vue would be the absolute cheapest I could find for the Phillies and Flyers.

I'm still pissed that the Phils (well, Comcast, not really the Phils) pulled Sunday afternoon over-the-air games like the day I decided to cut the cord, putting all but a few national games on Comcast SportsNet. I really hate the cable stranglehold on local sports and it's part of why I want to use an alternative to just crawling back to Comcrap again (even though I know they ultimately get some cut of it regardless)..
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Looks like it's just you and me in here anyway, haha.. yeah, I've been cable-free for a long time now, dating back to 2013 or maybe early 2014. So has the fiancee, but we're looking to pick up cable again to be able to watch TWD live (or host for once since my brother always has us all over lol), and for me to be able to watch the Phillies/Flyers games. We might consider Sling, but Vue would be the absolute cheapest I could find for the Phillies and Flyers.

I'm still pissed that the Phils (well, Comcast, not really the Phils) pulled Sunday afternoon over-the-air games like the day I decided to cut the cord, putting all but a few national games on Comcast SportsNet. I really hate the cable stranglehold on local sports and it's part of why I want to use an alternative to just crawling back to Comcrap again (even though I know they ultimately get some cut of it regardless)..
These days, I'm not much into other sports other than football. In college, I used to be a big pistons fan and enjoyed having the tigers game on in the background but lately I can barely get excited for playoff baseball. Losing big ten network would definitely suck though since all but a couple MSU football games aren't on local channels.
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