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Oh well. their customers that advertize cable only will suffer in sales.
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David Hamilton

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I wish I could find a way to get HBO and AMC, HBOGO should just start a monthly service without have to be on a major service I would subscribe.
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+David Cuadra Thanks for the links will be checking them out.
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So after calling Cox several times between Jan-Feb 2014...they were adament that no discount could be given in order to keep me as a tv service customer. $5 off was the best they could do at the time.

Now in the past two weeks...they have been calling stating they are aware of streaming competition and want my patronage back with 50-70% of my tv service.

SIKE!!!!! Im good w my gtvs..roku..and Chromecast. 
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+DK Stanford I agree....I think I was do used to having cable services....not necessarily using all of what I was paying for. That is probably why it took me so long to cut the cird even though I was already streaming. 
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Well, killed Windows XP for Ubuntu as a home for my HTPC. It's a quick start, hard finish...
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Bret P Hooyman

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This just seemed really fitting for this community. 😃
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[Roku competitors] "share the same crippling weakness: self-interest"
You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important.
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Great article.  I like Amazon and Google, but love the freedom and openness of my Roku.
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Woot is at it again. Today's deal is the Roku 3 for $65. If we didn't already have a Roku 3, 2 Chromecasts and an Apple TV I would jump on this deal. We do love the Roku 3 though and this is a good price. It is factory reconditioned though but that does not bother me at all. 
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I find the chromecast too unreliable.  I like having a wired roku 3 as it gives me higher bitrate for my rips.
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Paul MacDonald

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So, +TabloTV  is shipping.  Anyone purchase one?  I'm really, really tempted but if the PDH VRX2 taught me anything, someone else can beta test it. That 4 tuner model calls to me.
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Reviews will be out soon Paul :) 
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Anyone using the new channel master DVR+?? I'm wondering if its HDMI supports CEC.  I would like to control it using my Sony Google TV remote... also, anyone know if xbox one guide and dvr control work with the channel master DVR+?
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Unfortunately it isn't possible to pull up DVR recorded programs (or really control DVRs) with either GTV or the XBox One without using the DVR's remote. So in that regard, neither the Channel Master, HomeWorx, or Tivo will probably perform similarly. You should be able to pause/play/rewind/ff live TV, but not much beyond that (without the DVR remote).

One other comment...for me as a cordcutter, the XBox One performs far better than the GTV ever did. I control nearly everything with voice commands; it's not a gimmick--it works very very well. Unlike my GTV, the channel guide works flawlessly. Not only does it pull up a guide for OTA, it then let's me create my own customized guide of "favorites." This allows me to basically weed-out a ton of channels (mostly shopping & religious) from my guide. And you can just say the name of the show or channel you want to watch and it'll jump to it. I can also just say "pause" during live TV and it'll do so via my HomeWorx DVR..foice commands of "play," "rewind," fast forward," and "faster" work too. To schedule a recording, however, I still need to grab the HomeWorx remote--but that would be true whether you were using any DVR (including a cable TV box).
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Maurice Maltbia

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" you don’t need a provider login to access new episodes of select spring and summer series including 24: Live Another Day, Surviving Jack and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey."
Jack Bauer lives another day! We’re counting down the days to the 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY 12-episode event starting May 5th on FOX. That’s one of the reasons we love the FOX NOW Roku channel. It makes...
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I'm going to ask a question that involves 3 elements, a pretty glaring problem and a solution that has yet to present itself.

Ubuntu, TVHeadend and Schedules Direct. That's my HTPC setup. TV Headend reads from Schedules Direct with no issue. The issue is that the season and episode data are horribly wrong. It's taking the syndicated numbers or nothing at all.

The data looks to be correct when I check it against XBMC but totally different in TVH. Same source, different results
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I am an xbox user and one of the reasons I cut the cord 5 years ago was because of the xbox.  I am also a media center user and am very sad it is not on the xbox one.  I hope the plex app can fill the void when it arrives.
Microsoft already has the Xbox One at the high end, but it's surprising the company hasn't yet launched a low-end device for television to tie all its services into one coherent package.
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To MS the xbox is a low end (compared to a media pc). just my opinion.
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Any ideas on this:

Showbox seems to always buffer even on medium or low quality...which is why I don't use it much.

I have better streaming using 1channel and its icefilms. My lg gtv is connected via ethernet and the router us literally inches away. Any idea why I get buffering on showbox? 
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Robert Kinsella

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Finally!!!  The media center replacement
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I just added a 3D Blu-ray player - Samsung BD-F5900 (not the newer but inferior H5900).

It will let me mirror anything wirelessly on Samsung Galaxy S3 without buying the Samsung wireless dongle. It also has a browser that I can use with wireless keyboard to watch online content not available on my Roku 3. A bunch of apps on it too if you don't have a Roku.

Got it for $99 from Buydig after using the $10 coupon for sharing info with friends through their site. Free shipping. Thought I'd share.
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You can also mirror any device that has screen share/miracast built in including computers. I have one also and use it with my Windows tablet and lg g flex. Great little companion for the price. I purchased mine at best buy on sale for $99. The Samsung dongle alone is $79 this is a great deal for someone looking for online content and screen share
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Here's a question that, perhaps, can be answered by the group. Much of what I watch is recorded OTA. The problem, such as it is, getting metadata. Right now, I manually rename and Plex just scrapes the tvdb.

Is there something out there that will extrapolate the date and time and then snag the data? All I ever seem to turn up is "the renamer", which basically renames shows with episode and season...

To be fair, NPVR just uses data from the guide, and XBMC shares it. Rest of my extenders don't do that, at all.
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NPVR is the pvr frontend.
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Austin Haynes

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Friend of mine pointed me toward this service tonight, it's a pretty easy way to earn money towards Amazon content. So if you're having trouble viewing the shows you're not getting with cable anymore you might want to check this out. It let's you earn $6 at a time which can be used to purchase episodes or movies and all you have to do is sit through some ads and acknowledge pop-ups to prove you're there. 
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I hope amazon HD comes.
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Khalif Jubril

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Just got it in the mail. Test drived it...not a bad little device.
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+Charles Gammill I agree on the headphone jack front. No matter what I am watching at night, it is too loud. That little add-on is a blessing.
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Just joined the community and looking forward to any tips and tricks from all of you. I just started a new setup with OTA broadcasts, Plex, PlayOn, Windows Media Center as a dvr/hub for it all, plus Netflix & Amazon Prime. Looking forward to saving a lot of money over the coming years. :-D 
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Thanks +Jeff Pierce. 
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