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    YouTube TV...Yea or Nay?

    I've been thinking about this for a while...$40 a month for what appears to be most of the channels I already watch. Can anyone give me the Pros and Cons of it?

    The biggest thing I'd miss from my daily viewing is the Discovery Channel.
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    I havenít heard to much talk about YouTube Tv, but I definitely would steer away from Hulu TV. I watch a lot of shows on just the regular streaming service fof Hulu and it goes down quite a bit. I wouldnít want to take that risk if I was trying to replace satellite/ cable. My sister and brother in law have Play Station Vue though and rave about it. So Iím curious as well to hear if anyone has used YouTube.

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    There was a quick blurb on the news this morning about spectrum/Comcast bills possibly going up as much as $20 or more in November. Can’t see them doing that because you’d have to think customers would leave in droves. My yearly promotion just ended and mine went up $16 and the wife is having a fit. If it jumps even more I’ll certainly look for something else. I still need to call them about getting our current bill lowered, but spectrum isn’t so flexible as twc was. I hate having to go through that. Last year the rep found us a deal, then after I hung up our cable went totally dead. I called back and after 30+ minutes they couldn’t figure out what she did to totally wipe out our service. It took them until later the next day to get us back and working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukcatfan17 View Post
    There was a quick blurb on the news this morning about spectrum/Comcast bills possibly going up as much as $20 or more in November. Can’t see them doing that because you’d have to think customers would leave in droves. My yearly promotion just ended and mine went up $16 and the wife is having a fit. If it jumps even more I’ll certainly look for something else. I still need to call them about getting our current bill lowered, but spectrum isn’t so flexible as twc was. I hate having to go through that. Last year the rep found us a deal, then after I hung up our cable went totally dead. I called back and after 30+ minutes they couldn’t figure out what she did to totally wipe out our service. It took them until later the next day to get us back and working.
    Cable companies are really going to have to figure out ways to cut cost. There’s no denying that it is more convenient to go with a cable company but when you have other options that are half of or sometimes 1/3 of what you’re paying for cable, it’s no wonder people are switching. I just don’t see how the pricing model for cable companies will be sustainable over the next 10 years or so.

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    We cut the chord and use DirecTV Now at well over half the cost of what we had with DirecTV and have been pleased.

    I haven't heard of anyone that uses YouTube TV.

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    I've used DirecTV Now during March Madness this past year and it was great.

    I'd also look into Hulu Live. I've never used it, but the quality of the normal Hulu streaming is fantastic so I imagine it would be as well.

    Like others, I've never heard anything (good or bad) about YouTube TV. Didn't know it existed to be honest.

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    My brother in law subscribes to Youtube TV, and he seems to like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukcatfan17 View Post
    There was a quick blurb on the news this morning about spectrum/Comcast bills possibly going up as much as $20 or more in November. Can’t see them doing that because you’d have to think customers would leave in droves. My yearly promotion just ended and mine went up $16 and the wife is having a fit. If it jumps even more I’ll certainly look for something else. I still need to call them about getting our current bill lowered, but spectrum isn’t so flexible as twc was. I hate having to go through that. Last year the rep found us a deal, then after I hung up our cable went totally dead. I called back and after 30+ minutes they couldn’t figure out what she did to totally wipe out our service. It took them until later the next day to get us back and working.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Cable companies are really going to have to figure out ways to cut cost. There’s no denying that it is more convenient to go with a cable company but when you have other options that are half of or sometimes 1/3 of what you’re paying for cable, it’s no wonder people are switching. I just don’t see how the pricing model for cable companies will be sustainable over the next 10 years or so.
    I have Spectrum but their service is not keeping up with the cost.

    They have ancient technology compressing the video they send down the line and instead of upgrading their infrastructure to prepare for 4K TV and beyond they have cute little commercials with Ellen telling us about "Spectrum Mobile."

    In other words, I see Spectrum getting away from their core customer base and trying to be everything to everyone with mobile everything.

    Some (many I think) of us just want high quality TV and not bells and whistles.

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    You folks with Spectrum....Are you not able to get DirecTV or Fiobtics?

    Everyone I know that had Spectrum has switched to one or the other. They can't compete in price, service, or quality of product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    You folks with Spectrum....Are you not able to get DirecTV or Fiobtics?

    Everyone I know that had Spectrum has switched to one or the other. They can't compete in price, service, or quality of product.
    Year round foliage precludes me from satellite options, my home surrounded on all sides by 50ft+ tall trees.

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    I checked the channel lineup for YouTube tv and it even has the local stations and the sec network. However, it doesn’t have discovery, a&e, hgtv (which the wife watches nonstop), the outdoor channel, etc. I guess you can subscribe to them alone, but I don’t know if they have apps on Roku. We have Roku on a few sets in the house to avoid paying the digital set top box rental from spectrum. The Roku is nice, but there is not a show guide to see what’s on through the night and you can’t direct tune to a station. Stinks when you want to go from hgtv on 983 all the way to 912. Plus you can really tell a difference when watching live sports. The Roku just seems artificial even though it’s a 4K setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukcatfan17 View Post
    I checked the channel lineup for YouTube tv and it even has the local stations and the sec network. However, it doesn’t have discovery, a&e, hgtv (which the wife watches nonstop), the outdoor channel, etc. I guess you can subscribe to them alone, but I don’t know if they have apps on Roku. We have Roku on a few sets in the house to avoid paying the digital set top box rental from spectrum. The Roku is nice, but there is not a show guide to see what’s on through the night and you can’t direct tune to a station. Stinks when you want to go from hgtv on 983 all the way to 912. Plus you can really tell a difference when watching live sports. The Roku just seems artificial even though it’s a 4K setup.
    My son uses a Spectrum App on his Roku TV and watches all of his cable channels on it. He has no cable ran to that TV at all and still watches them all.

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    Does YouTubeTV have any DVR. I know on Hulu you get like 50 hours or something like that. I just setup to have my Direct Tv canceled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    You folks with Spectrum....Are you not able to get DirecTV or Fiobtics?

    Everyone I know that had Spectrum has switched to one or the other. They can't compete in price, service, or quality of product.
    I don't have line of sight for a Direct and last time I looked into the Fioptics equipment was garbage and I have copper wire about the last 1000 feet leading up to my condo so I decided against it.

    Would anyone like to share their recent experience with Fioptics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    My son uses a Spectrum App on his Roku TV and watches all of his cable channels on it. He has no cable ran to that TV at all and still watches them all.

    I do that in my theater room.

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