Ditch uVerse for Apple TV?

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  1. dinosaur1

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    We have 3 tv's, an iPad Air and 2 iPhone's. We want to cut the cord from uVerse. Our internet speed is 12mbps. We would only use 2 tv's at a time, tops. Could their be buffering issues when all the tv's are in use? Is it worth cutting the cord?


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  2. acosmichippo

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    I think you'll be fine. Netflix adjusts the video quality depending on your bandwidth, so if you're streaming HD on two or three TV's, the quality might be reduced a bit, but it'll still work.

    Also keep in mind you can get a digital antenna for free over-the-air HDTV. NBC, CBS, FOX, etc. Cord cutting is definitely worth it. I haven't paid for TV in years.
     
  3. budala15

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    I'm actually waiting to see if Aereo will come to my area I would hate to get 3 digital antennas. As far as Apple TV it looks great, but one big downside is paying for shows.


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    I might be interested in that at some point as I'm spending over $50/month for Dish Network satellite. Do you get AMC and FX? Do you have your own DVR?
     
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    I'm not a cord cutter, but found Simple.tv to be an interesting concept. Their first generation product was all sorts of buggy, but they've enlisted a new manufacturer for the hardware. It's Silicondust, the makers of the HDHomeRun, so they've got experience with TV hardware.

    It acts as a DVR for OTA channels that you can store locally. I guess its pretty similar to Aereo, but you need to buy the hardware + guide, sort of like the TiVo model.

    I still pay bigtime for cable, but invested in their Roamio DVR and put a 3TB hard drive in it. I have to pay for service and one cable card. The TiVo mini I use in our bedroom is free - no cable card required. It was a significant investment, but wanted to get in early, so it pays off. As a result, I've overpaying now, because I've got 2 additional Verizon cable cards I need to return and an older TiVo is still on a monthly plan. Once January hits, my savings should start to kick in.
     
  6. acosmichippo

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    No, those are cable channels. The option is there to purchase shows individually through iTunes, amazon, or wherever.
     
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  7. budala15

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    What do you use to watch local tv? I really don't want to add a digital antenna on our 3 tv's around the home. Plus I also love watching Sports.


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