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2 hours ago, Barry McCockinner said:
What does that have to do with the fact that not every house has cable? I legit had no cable available at my house in NYS for almost 10 years. I wasn't the only one.
You claimed every house has cable. False.

How did you get broadband internet?

we turned our phones into hotspots

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we turned our phones into hotspots
Is that good enough to stream 4k video?

I'd love to ditch my internet cable service. I have intermittent dropouts that just ruin every online game I try to play or screws up whatever streaming service I am watching. They've been to my house twice and I'm on my third modem. It's bullsh*t. But when I looked at the options from T-Mobile and Verizon, the speeds scares me away. Plus I don't get the greatest cell service at my house.
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4 minutes ago, bicketybam said:

Is that good enough to stream 4k video?

I'd love to ditch my internet cable service. I have intermittent dropouts that just ruin every online game I try to play or screws up whatever streaming service I am watching. They've been to my house twice and I'm on my third modem. It's bullsh*t. But when I looked at the options from T-Mobile and Verizon, the speeds scares me away. Plus I don't get the greatest cell service at my house.

4G is up to 150mbps which is more than enough to stream 4k.  I would do a speed test in your area to verify you consistently get more than 50mbps. 5g would normally be way more than enough assuming you have a reliable connection.

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4G is up to 150mbps which is more than enough to stream 4k.  I would do a speed test in your area to verify you consistently get more than 50mbps. 5g would normally be way more than enough assuming you have a reliable connection.
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6 hours ago, Warfish said:

I am entirely opposed to this.

Two things should always be readily available to everyone:

1. Local games in their local market (with blackout rules for non-sellouts if required).

2. The Postseason.

Putting either of these outside an average persons reach via "exclusive" rights to streaming services that must be paid for, is, IMO, a mistake.

P.S. I already subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV, HBO and I borrow my bros Paramount account.  And I keep my cable so I can watch local Nationals baseball games (not available to stream since I'm local, best as I can tell).  And now I have to subscribe to YouTube for Sunday Ticket.

At this point the cost is already close to basic cable for the various streaming services, plus I'm stuck with cable for now.  I don't need to be forced into any more limited-offering streaming deals.  Half the ones I got are literally for one thing only (Apple is for Ted Lasso, Paramount was for ST Picard, as examples).

The streaming world should have made life better as a consumer, but frankly it's just made it more complicated and confusing.  Try finding a specific movie you want to watch when you have 10 streaming services, lol.  Ooops, sorry, that film is only on Tubi.  Or Hulu.  Or BritBox.  Or get ****ed eat sh*t, /turns off tv.

/end old man shaking cane at cloud yelling "get off my lawn".

agree with you on all of this

Posting to give this helpful pearl to find which streaming service a movie/show is on

Go to rottentomatoes.com, type in the show/movie, scroll a little bit down, and it tells you what service it’s on now

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1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

At my previous residence it would have cost over 25k to have cable/internet run to house so we used our 4G phones as wireless hotspots. Both of us worked from home and heavily use video conferencing. Mrs. McCockinner uses voip for work. Worked perfectly fine.

Wow.  I'm honestly open-mouthed amazed at that.

1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

I've heard very good things about starlink but have never tried it myself. This is where it becomes much easier for streaming services to go after customers globally without requiring heavy infrastructure investments.

Seems to be working for Ukraine well enough to kill the dastardly Russians, so yeah.

1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

fwiw we use many streaming services (not just 1 or 2). It's just only a few at one particular time. IE: keep netflix for 4 months, cancel HBO max. keep paramount for 4 months, cancel peacock. I'd like to cancel disney+ permanently but that's a conversation for a different board.

Too much micromanagement tbqh.  Ain't got time fo' all dat!

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Couldn't hate this idea more but we all know this is the way it's going.  Everything will be "plus" and be an additional charge. That plus they'll put more and more ads on uni's.  And they'll super-impose ads onto the playing field.  And they'll figure out other ways to get more ads to us ("this first down was brought to you by...").  It's getting visually tiresome to watch sports.  Hockey has been getting really bad in recent years.  Not only do they super-impose ads but they make them "whoosh" along the screen during play.  

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2 hours ago, Barry McCockinner said:

4G is up to 150mbps which is more than enough to stream 4k.  I would do a speed test in your area to verify you consistently get more than 50mbps. 5g would normally be way more than enough assuming you have a reliable connection.

Its not really 4k.  
 

And yeah right.  The majority of people on 4g and even 5g are not getting close to those speeds.

 

You are loads of laughs.  

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6 minutes ago, Butterfield said:

Very loose definition of broadband.  

https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/how-fast-broadband

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband capability requires consumers to have access to actual download speeds of at least 25 Mbps and actual upload speeds of at least 3 Mbps.

 

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5 hours ago, Butterfield said:

Im not very old.  And the cloud isn’t manmade stupidity.  

I don’t disagree. The internet on your phone is always ahead of the stream. Question your sports fandom if you like live events on a minute + delay.

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2 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

ok mr. industry guy. glad you think you know my experience better than I do. have a day.

You have explained your experience as a low level internet user in an area with extraordinary cell coverage.  More people have cable infrastructure than have even half the cell speeds you claim you are experiencing.  

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I posted the press release because I had the same reaction as most of the comments here. I think of my Dad, he has cable and when the Yankees went to the Amazon nights, those are the only games he didn't watch in years. I get streaming, but damn the leagues are milking every penny from their cash cows. Streaming only games in the postseason are too much imo.

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22 hours ago, Barry McCockinner said:

4G is up to 150mbps which is more than enough to stream 4k.  I would do a speed test in your area to verify you consistently get more than 50mbps. 5g would normally be way more than enough assuming you have a reliable connection.

Some people live in RVs and don't have access to cell connections like that. Channel 4 over the air would be appreciated :)

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13 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

park that bad boy next to a 5g tower.

This is a bit of a hijack, but my wife had to get a shot in the arm. I was in the room, and I said, great now the government is going to track you. I was laughing when I saw it but the Doctor turned around slowly, not knowing if I was serious. She saw me laugh and was relieved.

So basically, insert 5g tower joke here!

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On 5/15/2023 at 11:17 PM, Maxman said:

How do we feel about this?

Peacock to Present Saturday Night NFL Wild Card Game on January 13, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
 
Exclusive NFL Wild Card Game on Peacock to Immediately Follow NFL Wild Card Game on NBC & Peacock (Sat., Jan. 13 at 4:30 PM ET)
 
NBCUniversal to Become First Media Company to Present Three NFL Playoff Games in a Single Weekend (Wild Card Weekend in Jan. 2024)
 
Peacock to Present Its First Ever Exclusive NFL Regular Season Game on Dec. 23 (Bills at Chargers at 8:00 PM ET)
 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2023 – Peacock will become the home to the first-ever exclusive live streamed NFL Playoff game, presenting an NFL Wild Card Playoff in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, it was announced today by NBCUniversal and the NFL.

The Peacock exclusive Wild Card game will immediately follow a late afternoon NFL Wild Card Playoff game on NBC and Peacock (4:30 p.m. ET on Sat. Jan. 13).

"We are thrilled to partner with the NFL on this industry milestone, bringing to Peacock the first ever exclusively live streamed NFL Playoff game," said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports. "With America's No. 1 primetime show for a record 12 consecutive years, the terrific regular season SNF schedule revealed last week, and today's announcement, we can't wait for the 2023 season to kick off."

"We are excited to work with a great partner in Peacock to present the first-ever exclusively live streamed NFL playoff game this upcoming season," said Hans Schroeder, NFL Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NFL Media. "Expanding the digital distribution of NFL content while maintaining wide reach for our games continues to be a key priority for the League, and bringing the excitement of an NFL playoff game exclusively to Peacock's streaming platform is the next step in that strategy."

"As Peacock continues to grow, nothing says 'must-have' programming more than live NFL games," said Kelly Campbell, President, Peacock and Direct to Consumer, NBCUniversal. "With the first-ever exclusive live streamed NFL Playoff game and our first exclusive regular season game, plus the entire season of Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America, and the Peacock Sunday Night Football Final postgame show, fans can stream the best of the NFL on Peacock all season long."  

With the two Saturday NFL Wild Card games and a Sunday primetime NFL Wild Card game (on NBC and Peacock), NBCUniversal will be the first media company to present three NFL Playoff games in a single weekend (January 2024).

This season, Peacock will be the exclusive home of an NFL regular-season game for the first time, as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills visit Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in a primetime matchup of AFC playoff teams at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 23. The Peacock regular-season game immediately follows a special SNF Saturday afternoon game (Bengals vs. Steelers) at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

The Peacock exclusive Wild Card game and regular season game will be broadcast on NBC stations in the two competing team cities, and available on mobile devices with NFL+. The NFL is the only sports league that presents all regular-season and postseason games on free, over-the-air television in local markets.

Peacock will once again stream all NBC Sunday Night Football games, including the playoffs, and the Football Night in America studio show. The exclusive Peacock Sunday Night Football Final returns with expanded postgame coverage following SNF each week.

Peacock's expansive programming offers the most live sports of any direct-to-consumer streaming service in the United States, featuring live coverage including Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football (beginning in September), and much more.  Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.

So can I watch Sunday night if I don't have peacock?

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