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5 hours ago, Deleterious said:

Were you ripping a Blu-ray?

no - just storing to a harddrive

 

5 hours ago, Deleterious said:

YTTV does let you pick the resolution you view it at.  I can pick from 1080p all the way down to 144p. 

that's a plus on their side of the ledger.

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I just got one of the mesh network WiFi routers, and it allows to me to cap the download speed for specific devices. So I can use that if I want to limit the streaming rate for a period of time.

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8 minutes ago, Shelton said:

I just got one of the mesh network WiFi routers, and it allows to me to cap the download speed for specific devices. So I can use that if I want to limit the streaming rate for a period of time.

so what happens if you have capped the DL rate and the video wants more bytes? How does your video/monitor handle the downsampling? Or are you just using it to basically cut off come devices - like your kid's (bad dad?!)

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20 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

so what happens if you have capped the DL rate and the video wants more bytes? How does your video/monitor handle the downsampling? Or are you just using it to basically cut off come devices - like your kid's (bad dad?!)

YTTV auto detects your download speed and sets the resolution based on that speed.  Pretty sure Netflix and Prime do this as well.  

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1 hour ago, Gehringer_2 said:

so what happens if you have capped the DL rate and the video wants more bytes? How does your video/monitor handle the downsampling? Or are you just using it to basically cut off come devices - like your kid's (bad dad?!)

What Del said. 

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YTTV just announced they are adding some more channels.  

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We’ve been listening when you asked for the Discovery network brands. Today, we are excited to announce that we're bringing eight of your favorite channels to YouTube TV: Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. We’ll also be adding OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network later this year. In addition, EPIX is now available for an additional charge.

They also announced they are raising the price by $10 a month to $49.99.

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Trying more and more to use only YTTV.  I just went to record today's Pistons game and it gave me two options.  Record this event only or all summer league games.  I hit all and just assumed they meant the Pistons game since I specifically searched for them.  Wen't to add another teams games and nope, all 10 summer league games are recording today.

I probably only want to watch 6 or 7 of those games today.  But with the unlimited DVR I don't really care about recording the extra.

Something that has been bugging me is no back button on Roku.  If I'm watching something live I always change the channel at commercial.  With no actual numbers on the remote, changing the channel can be a chore since you always have to go to the guide to do it.  If your channels are far apart you have to scroll all the way down/up to the other channel.  

The other day I found out they do have a back button feature.  Hit the down arrow button twice and a window comes up on the bottom of your screen showing you the last 4 channels you watched.  Move to the one you want and hit OK.  For this to work you have to go into your settings and make sure "Viewing history" is turned on.

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That’s definitely frustrating. I just switched to YouTube tv recently. I think I will probably just switch to whatever has AMC until better call Saul is over. 

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Yes, this is going to **** me off.  We dumped cable for YTV last year.

On a related tangent, MLB needs to look at its MLBTV blackout rules and apply some common sense.

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Comcast 210.00 a month with the internet HBO/Redzone etc

Netflix 12.99 a month

Amazon Prime 129.99 a year I think it was, paid in advance for the business - the TV is just a bonus really

Disney+ 69.99 a year

I need to rethink all this...it is starting to get out of control.

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2 hours ago, Deleterious said:

I'm guessing a deal gets worked out before Saturday night.

I'm not so optimistic.  It sounds like Sinclair has some history of allowing for time periods of non carriage of its product with streaming services.

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2 minutes ago, Casimir said:

I'm not so optimistic.  It sounds like Sinclair has some history of allowing for time periods of non carriage of its product with streaming services.

Yeah, it feels hard to predict. To the extent Sinclair and sling/dish or fubo tv have been at an extended impasse, I would guess that YouTube tv has far more subscribers, and therefore far more lost revenue for Sinclair. YouTube is in a tricky position. For as many subscribers as they have, they also probably have a lot that don’t care about losing the Sinclair owned RSNs. So YT can wait it out and see how many people actually cancel. They can get a good sense of how their bottom line is actually affected by not having the channels. They have all the data. They know how many people watch the channels. 
 

I have a feeling YouTube knows exactly how much they are willing to spend and Sinclair simply isn’t getting to that number. 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there is no streaming service that has both FSD and AMC. 

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So pissed.  We really only watch local network news and the sports.  Only finding Hulu or Spectrum as an alternative to YoutubeTV.  Spectrum would be significantly more expensive and can't say how long we could get the channels via Hulu considering the current trend.  Not sure what to do at the moment.  

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This all sounds very complicated.  I’ll keep paying my cable bill.  I would like to cut the cord but when I do the math the savings don’t add up to all that much.  I could do it if it were just me but my wife would get totally confused.  

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This is an outcome of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object in US sports economics. The networks have committed huge dollars to teams on contracts whose term is much longer than the commitment of  a television subscriber to their cable or streaming service provider. The seemingly inexhaustible supply of dollars which has been available to professional sports have been supplied by advertisers willing to pay ever more because ultimately the # of eyeballs available to advertise to was always growing, first with broadcast, then with cable. But if instead of growing the total market, streaming growth instead cannibalizes cable, it potentially kills, or at least seriously clips the wings, of the goose laying the golden eggs. 

I suppose the question becomes whether the generation of frugal household formers today - many of whom are already accustomed to living without cable, are big enough sports fans to start to paying cable level cost to get sports back if it disappears from low cost streaming services they prefer.

In the end it goes one of two ways - depending on which model ultimately supplies more dollars - sports media becoming a premium only service at high cost mainly to the affluent with a much smaller middle and working class fan base, or it remain widely available but at cost low enough that a broader public stays onboard. And in the end will probably be determined less by the will of the current players in the sports media market than by whether the US middle class survives the current larger economic trends that have been shrinking it.

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On 2/28/2020 at 9:38 AM, Casimir said:

82%?

That is revenue, not profit.  And if I had to guess, a lot of it generated by expensive acquisitions.

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10 minutes ago, Melody said:

That is revenue, not profit.  And if I had to guess, a lot of it generated by expensive acquisitions.

yup. Sinclair held 191 mostly local TV stations prior the Fox acquisitions - which comprised 21 regional sport networks. Given that at the average RSN probably generates a lot more revenue than the average local network affiliate an 82% in revenue might be about right.

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