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    Dropping DirecTv next month and going with the basic sling TV package and adding the sports package for $5.

    I know you can watch it on Xbox and a few other things, but it would be nice to have a remote of some kind with whatever application I use to run Sling. For those that have/had this what did you use? They offer and AirTv player that is $50. Not sure it's worth it or not.
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    But no ABC, CBS or NBC, right?

    I've thought about Sling but that's been my hold up so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    But no ABC, CBS or NBC, right?

    I've thought about Sling but that's been my hold up so far.
    We have an antenna and are able to get ABC, NBC, and Fox without any issues. CBS for some reason is darn near impossible to pick up in our area.

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    I have Sling at my place in Woodson Bend at Lake Cumberland. I Sling off my TWC at my place in Covington. But I am assuming you will be using it as your primary source. We tried rabbit ears at Woodson Bend and got nothing. However, to gat the local main channels, if you can get them with rabbit ears, you have a good option.

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    I had sling and switched to Vue. I use a Roku on each of my Tv's and use the Roku remote.

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    Just do the firestick, you get everything imaginable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    But no ABC, CBS or NBC, right?

    I've thought about Sling but that's been my hold up so far.
    I think they all have their own apps you can watch the shows on or like UKMF said, an antenna for most areas.

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    Vue is a little pricier ($39 + $5 for sports), but I get all the local channels live on it, plus DVR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    I had sling and switched to Vue. I use a Roku on each of my Tv's and use the Roku remote.
    Quote Originally Posted by Habib View Post
    Vue is a little pricier ($39 + $5 for sports), but I get all the local channels live on it, plus DVR.
    Isn't that only thru Playstation? So you can DVR on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Isn't that only thru Playstation? So you can DVR on that?
    Nope, I have it on AppleTV and Fire stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Isn't that only thru Playstation? So you can DVR on that?
    It's owned by PlayStation but can be streamed thru any device. I stream it thru my Roku. It has built in DVR which is the why I went with it. I use an antenna for my local channels but in NKY, they have channel 12 and I think 9 live streamed, the other 2 are on demand. If I don't catch Designated Survivor live, I can watch it the next day on demand. I pay 34.99 for the sports package but I got an email they are so increasing it $10 a month.

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    I'm telling you, get a stick, you get all movie channels and locals and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    I'm telling you, get a stick, you get all movie channels and locals and more.
    I have a firestick on each of our TVs. I watch all the pro sports I want for free. MLB, NFL, NHL, Boxing and the like. I use an antenna for local channels ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. We ditched DirecTV a while back.

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    You can get
    ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, MY9, & PBS
    for free thru USTV now.

    Just go to TV Guide - North American TV Shows, Movie and Series - USTVnow and sign up for a free account.

    It was originally meant for US military personnel and US citizens overseas, but it is available for everyone.

    They also have upgrades to more channels. I think it's $19 for the 28 channel package.

    They are not your local stations, they are based out of Harrisburg, PA.

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    The firestick is illegal and not reliable.

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