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I want this thread to be a discussion for the best way to get around Comcast's latest price gouger and that's the new Digital Adapter fees. I have 3 TVs that need a digital adapter in order to receive the comcast guide/remote. They are now charging $6 per month PER TV. That's $18 a month just to be able to watch Comcast on those 3 TVs.

I have an HDhomerun device on my network and currently I'm streaming to 2 computers and one Xbox. I want to add two more computers to my network and give my DTAs back to Comcast.

I've seen some Raspberry Pi like devices here on slickdeals and some very tiny HTPC like devices for around $50 or so. I can't remember what they are called though and that's what I'm hoping people can suggest. Ideally if it has Wireless AC on it that would be awesome.

The DTA rental of $6 per month = $72 a year. So if I can buy one of these devices for less than that I'll save money within a year. I think its criminal what Comcast is doing.

They are also charging a $7 Broadcast TV Fee and a $5 Regional Sports Fee per month too. That's a total of $30 per month (3 DTAs at $6 = 18 + $12 in Fees = $30) in my bill in extra fees ($360 per year).

EDIT: I found some of the boxes I was talking about above.

Example 1: https://slickdeals.net/f/9754120-beelink-mini-mxiii-ii-tv-kodi-box-s905x-4k-2gb-ddr3-16gb-emmc-android-6-0-42-free-shipping?v=1&src=SiteSearch
Example 2: https://slickdeals.net/f/9784623-khadas-vim-open-source-tv-box-quadruple-os-56-22?v=1&src=SiteSearch

Does anyone know if these boxes work with HDHomeRun's software via Kodi? I'm wondering if it can decode the Comcast channels properly like a PC or an Xbox 360.
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whats good on tv that you cant find on netflix?
For sport games, go to a bar.
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Quote from joeg9897 View Post :
whats good on tv that you cant find on netflix?
For sport games, go to a bar.
I watch a lot of sports and so does the family. ESPN in literally my favorite channel. So going to a bar is not a solution for me. laugh out loud I'd be drunk and you'd lead me down a path of sports betting most likely from the crowd that would be at the bar.
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Sling tv. Worked ok for me to watch baseball playoffs, even with my atrociously slow internet.
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Anyway to get around the 1tb bandwidth cap?
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Sling tv. Worked ok for me to watch baseball playoffs, even with my atrociously slow internet.
SlingTV works if you are single and have 1 computer/TV in your house. It's not for everyone. You can only have 1 stream at a time. If you have multiple TVs you want to stream to it wouldn't be feasible from a financial perspective.

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Anyway to get around the 1tb bandwidth cap?
Yes, steal your neighbors wifi. lol
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SlingTV works if you are single and have 1 computer/TV in your house. It's not for everyone. You can only have 1 stream at a time. If you have multiple TVs you want to stream to it wouldn't be feasible from a financial perspective.

Yes, steal your neighbors wifi. lol
You can stream multiple TV with Blue plan on Sling TV. It's $25 per month.
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You can stream multiple TV with Blue plan on Sling TV. It's $25 per month.
But the blue plan doesn't have ESPN in it. If you want ESPN and the capability of multiple computers/devices being able to stream, you have to pay $40 per month. I think if you go that route you can't even stream ESPN on multiple devices at the same time because technically its like you have the Orange and Blue plan. So one device can stream the Orange plan and 3 device can stream the Blue plan. That's how it reads here:
http://help.sling.com/articles/en...arentName=
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I watch a lot of sports and so does the family. ESPN in literally my favorite channel. So going to a bar is not a solution for me. laugh out loud I'd be drunk and you'd lead me down a path of sports betting most likely from the crowd that would be at the bar.
Plus you would spend any savings at the bar, lol!
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Quote from Genius4sho View Post :
But the blue plan doesn't have ESPN in it. If you want ESPN and the capability of multiple computers/devices being able to stream, you have to pay $40 per month. I think if you go that route you can't even stream ESPN on multiple devices at the same time because technically its like you have the Orange and Blue plan. So one device can stream the Orange plan and 3 device can stream the Blue plan. That's how it reads here:
http://help.sling.com/articles/en...arentName= [sling.com]
You didn't specify about ESPN in your previous post. That's why I replied about Blue plan let you stream multiple TV (which is true for channels that are included in Blue plan).
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Try Googling this: what-is-playstation-vue-and-can-it-replace-your-cable-subscription
Personally I cut the cord but this might be a good alt for you.
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iptv? Its not great, but it works.
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Quote from joeg9897 View Post :
whats good on tv that you cant find on netflix?
For sport games, go to a bar.
Netflix doesn't have new network shows.

What's good on TV? Shotime, HBO, etc, original series.

Watching sports at a bar is no good if you don't want to go out, be around a bunch of strangers, be in a loud atmosphere, spend money on expensive drinks / food, not having the comforts of your own couch / bed / etc, not having a good view of the TV at the bar, etc.
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SlingTV works if you are single and have 1 computer/TV in your house. It's not for everyone. You can only have 1 stream at a time. If you have multiple TVs you want to stream to it wouldn't be feasible from a financial perspective.

Yes, steal your neighbors wifi. lol
XxxHolic you literally have to spend every waking moment streaming content and downloading mass amounts of data to hit 1tb.
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XxxHolic you literally have to spend every waking moment streaming content and downloading mass amounts of data to hit 1tb.
It's actually much easier than you'd think. If you have a family it can be easy to reach 1TB. Video games are massive nowadays. They are at least 50GB in size now. If you are downloading games, playing online, streaming films, etc you can reach 1TB.
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