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    Peacocktv.com is another source for legit content. I'm not sure how bad the commercial breaks are, but its free.

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Peacocktv.com is another source for legit content. I'm not sure how bad the commercial breaks are, but its free.
    Ok so is only the NBC stuff free? I thought that was a pay one.
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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    Ok so is only the NBC stuff free? I thought that was a pay one.
    I don't know. I haven't spent much time there. Damn Star Trek channel on Pluto has been sucking most of my time away lol

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    Did we complain about this on here yet?

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Sounds like a pretty good solution for you Meg when this gets rolled out. Impressive really.
    Looks like the upload speeds are better than what I'm getting with cable.

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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Anyone have any experience with Sling?

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Yes.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Anyone have any experience with Sling?

    https://www.sling.com/#services
    Yeah. I tried a bunch of these services when they debuted a few years ago.

    - The basic packages have a lot of filler, with some channels available over the web or via Amazon.

    - It was a steal at $20 or $25/mo, but they raised prices so much the plans aren't competitive with basic cable.

    - You also need to pay a premium to get anything good (eg: MLB, TCM, etc). So now we're talking $45-60/mo (or more!) for pretty shitty TV and access to the half dozen channels you want to watch.

    - Not worth it unless you really need the sports packages, or access to network tv, both of which aren't commercially available elsewhere, afaik.

    This is also true for YouTube Plus/ Premium/ Red or whatever they're calling it now.

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    I agree with all that. ^^ Even those half-dozen channels still have commercials, which I'm near allergic to at this point. So if I was just bored and saw a movie on FX or TNT, I wouldn't want to watch it there anyways.

    Moreover, their Roku app is pretty annoying. Not sure if that's Sling or Roku's fault, but it doesn't make browsing or watching very easy.

    Sports and cable news are the only incentive, imo. Whichever color has the ESPN/CNN combo was why signed up. And since COVID I haven't cared much about either of those so it's not worth my money at the moment. But if you have excess cash and just want to have reliable access to those things then it's at least cheaper than the alternatives.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Yeah. I tried a bunch of these services when they debuted a few years ago.

    - The basic packages have a lot of filler, with some channels available over the web or via Amazon.

    - It was a steal at $20 or $25/mo, but they raised prices so much the plans aren't competitive with basic cable.

    - You also need to pay a premium to get anything good (eg: MLB, TCM, etc). So now we're talking $45-60/mo (or more!) for pretty shitty TV and access to the half dozen channels you want to watch.

    - Not worth it unless you really need the sports packages, or access to network tv, both of which aren't commercially available elsewhere, afaik.

    This is also true for YouTube Plus/ Premium/ Red or whatever they're calling it now.
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    So is it $35 for that middle package? It's hard to tell without signing up.

    And if I want to add MLB it's probably more?
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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    So is it $35 for that middle package? It's hard to tell without signing up.

    And if I want to add MLB it's probably more?
    Sling has 2 tiers. Orange is the lower tier with 32 channels. Blue is the higher tier with 43 channels. Everything together is 51 channels (so there's a lot of overlap there).

    Orange OR Blue is $35/mo.

    Orange AND Blue is $50/mo.

    Access to Sling's sports package is an additional $11/mo.

    YouTube TV is $65/mo (but also offers ~80 channels as a base.)

    The only advantage is that it's easier to cancel these services over cable, ie, you could sign up for a season of whatever sport and then ditch when it's over.

    Otherwise, I think they're largely shit. Amazon Prime offers the same "premium" add-ons (HBO, Sundance, Shudder, Epix, Starz, etc) as Sling and YouTube do, for the same prices, and there's no need to subscribe to an additional service. Also pretty sure Prime has sports packages, too.

    Some of Sling and YouTube's basic channels also literally stream for free on the web (France24, CNBC, Cheddar, Fox Business... I think?).

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    Also, keep in mind that if you sign up longer term, you're at the mercy of cable carriage fees. The networks will just continually insists on packages and will not hesitate to jack their prices every year.

    Eg: When it debuted, Sling was $20/mo for the low tier and $25/mo for the higher tier. YouTubeTV was like $30 a month. That's a helluva price hike in less than ~5 years.

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    I haven't tried but my buddy said the keep raising prices. If you after MLB might be better off just dropping couple hundy for the annual MLB package whatever.

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

    Where did this come from? I'd have to agree and best to start near the beginning with Blood for Dracula.
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    D Davis, I think? A poster that's no longer here. Too bad, I enjoyed his posts.

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    Blood for Dracula is a very entertaining film. It's obviously a "B" movie but Udo Kier is very handsome/funny in this. I was never bored - unlike with Flesh for Frankenstein.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    D Davis, I think? A poster that's no longer here. Too bad, I enjoyed his posts.
    Davis was cool. I think he's on Facebook.

    Yeah Irish is spot on-Sling is not very good. I mean I got what I wanted out of it for one month last year (viewing ISU's bowl game during a pandemic) yet I canceled after that.
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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    Blood for Dracula is a very entertaining film. It's obviously a "B" movie but Udo Kier is very handsome/funny in this. I was never bored - unlike with Flesh for Frankenstein.
    Hmm I think I sort of preferred Flesh For Frankenstein although I'd probably give both Blood for Dracula and it a similar rating about a 7/10 or so. Blood for Dracula has a way cooler ending, though.
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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

    Where did this come from? I'd have to agree and best to start near the beginning with Blood for Dracula.
    The link is in my sig. And don't you start.
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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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