One really bad thing about NBC getting The Open coverage...

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  • LodestoneLodestone Members  3373WRX Points: 331Posts: 3,373 Titanium Tees
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    Shilgy wrote:
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    Lodestone wrote:
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    Shilgy wrote:
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    Interesting situation to me. You could get basic cable and have the Golf Channel. But you CHOOSE to be a cord cutter and then complain that you cannot watch certain things for free. Is that about it? Seriously. What am I missing here?<br />
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    can't speak for the OP, but I have a "basic" package of supposedly 125 channels. Unfortunately for me, Golf Channel is not one of them. I was able to watch it live-streamed on the net, however.<br />
    Perhaps the GC is not on basic in all areas. But the premise is the same. Many events-sports and otherwise-are not on the traditional over the air networks any longer. Pretty much everything is pay per view if you want to watch live.<br />
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    yep, no question. I think there will be a shake out in the industry over the next few years. Maybe I'm in a small minority, but I am finding that rather than calling the cable company to increase my package so I can watch TGC, I am just learning to live without it.
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    FORE RIGHT!!!!
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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,191Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    johnny miller is >Joe Buck
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  • spud3spud3 Portland, ORMembers  1843WRX Points: 428Posts: 1,843 Platinum Tees
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    My cable bill isn't $150 a month even including my broadband Internet service. Sure it's overpriced but no need to exaggerate.<br />
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    And where do you "cord cutters" get your broadband without paying? Do you mooch it off a neighbor's wireless router or something?<br />
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    You don't live in Portland, do you?<br />
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    Rates are different for different providers in different parts of the country. Xfinity here - base rate to get a tier that includes GC: $79/mo, not including taxes, fees, yada, yada...<br />
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    As I have said more than once in this thread, I'm not looking to get something for nothing, or mooch off someone else's account. Simply want to have a subscription service that allows me to watch the Open without having to pay the ransom demanded by the cable companies. To answer your actual question (ignoring the insult) I pay for broadband separately.<br />
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    But I guess it's just easier to assume that I'm out to screw somebody. Good luck with that world-view.
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  • Brass_BullseyeBrass_Bullseye BrassBullseye Members  378WRX Points: 105Handicap: 9Posts: 378 Greens
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    johnny miller is >Joe Buck<br />
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    I hear you guys complain every day about tv announcers. I don't get it. I can't think of one golf personality that annoys me except for the eye candy girls that stand in front of the monitor with the players to review their round. Outside of that...<br />
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    Miller: good<br />
    Koch: good<br />
    Leonard: surprisingly good<br />
    Maltbie: really good<br />
    Jacobsen: good<br />
    Rolfing: good<br />
    Nantz: good<br />
    Faldo: good<br />
    Baker-Finch: ok<br />
    McCord: ok<br />
    Kostis: ok<br />
    Buck: getting better<br />
    Feherty: good<br />
    Azinger: good<br />
    Strange: grumpy but good<br />
    Watkins: see Strange<br />
    Faxon: improving<br />
    Chamblee: good<br />
    Nobilo: good<br />
    Gannon: good<br />
    Duval: good<br />
    Begay: not very good <br />
    Sands: good<br />
    Lerner: good<br />
    Pepper: getting better<br />
    Rankin: good<br />
    Abbott: good<br />
    Stupples: not very good<br />
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    Not sure why y'all get all sideways. It's tv, not art.
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  • spud3spud3 Portland, ORMembers  1843WRX Points: 428Posts: 1,843 Platinum Tees
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    BMC wrote:
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    Yeah OP! I'm with you. <br />
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    I also can't understand why Porsche can't price their cars like KIA. Rip off, man!<br />
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    See response above.
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    "take that, you miserable little white swine!"
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    On a somewhat ralated note.... I'm REALLY starting to hate Rolex.... I get it, they are one of the biggest sponsors, but give it a freaking break with these commercials! Same goes for Buick! I haven't seen any TV coverage, but these 2 commercials seem to run every 5 minutes🙁.
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    Oh good it's just about streaming, for a minute there I thought they were bringing Bob Trumpy back!
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    Maybe it depends on where you live but for xfinity in DC, with two TVs and two HD boxes, my monthly internet + cable bill is $175. I thought 150 was being modest. If you have more than 1 tv and more than the most basic of package i dont think 150 is an exaggeration at all<br />
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    My cable bill isn't $150 a month even including my broadband Internet service. Sure it's overpriced but no need to exaggerate.<br />
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    And where do you "cord cutters" get your broadband without paying? Do you mooch it off a neighbor's wireless router or something?<br />
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  • jli2636jli2636 Members  1092WRX Points: 130Posts: 1,092 Platinum Tees
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    I signed up for DirecTV Now when they first launched. They ran a special for $35/month you got their mid level package and you locked in that $35 as long as you kept your package. I think this package is $60/month now? They were also running a special if you paid 3 months in advance you got a free Apple TV. Has login capabilities to most channel apps too and for those I can't use my login for I have my parents login
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  • GeorgeHWBGeorgeHWB Members  2036WRX Points: 1,443Posts: 2,036 Platinum Tees
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    spud3 wrote:
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    Golf Channel is doing the broadcast for rounds 1 & 2, which means you can't watch it unless you've got a cable/dish subscription. All the other majors have independent streaming options. <br />
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    For us cable-snippers, we're SOL...<br />
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    Dear PGA/USGA/R&A: please follow the other major sports and get your own channel.<br />
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    Boo hoo. You cut the cord. This is what you get.
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    rope47 wrote:
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    johnny miller is >Joe Buck<br />
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    Miller: seems bored<br />
    Koch: ok<br />
    Leonard: a lot of work to be done<br />
    Maltbie: really good<br />
    Jacobsen: ok<br />
    Rolfing: fair<br />
    Nantz: fine<br />
    Faldo: ok<br />
    Baker-Duck Hook: sucks<br />
    McCord: fun<br />
    Kostis: tired<br />
    Buck: getting better<br />
    Feherty: stick w/ the golf not lame comedy<br />
    Azinger: pathetic<br />
    Strange: grumpy <br />
    Watkins: why<br />
    Faxon: dork<br />
    Chamblee: go away<br />
    Nobilo: stop trying to be serious<br />
    Gannn: who<br />
    Duval: shouldn't he still be playing<br />
    Begay: not very good <br />
    Sands: good<br />
    Lerner: nerd<br />
    Pepper: pathetic <br />
    Rankin: ok<br />
    Abbott: and Costello<br />
    Stupples: whoever that is<br />
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    Shilgy wrote:
    Lodestone wrote:
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    Shilgy wrote:
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    Interesting situation to me. You could get basic cable and have the Golf Channel. But you CHOOSE to be a cord cutter and then complain that you cannot watch certain things for free. Is that about it? Seriously. What am I missing here?<br />
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    can't speak for the OP, but I have a "basic" package of supposedly 125 channels. Unfortunately for me, Golf Channel is not one of them. I was able to watch it live-streamed on the net, however.<br />
    Perhaps the GC is not on basic in all areas. But the premise is the same. Many events-sports and otherwise-are not on the traditional over the air networks any longer. Pretty much everything is pay per view if you want to watch live.
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    Golf channel is the middle or the top tier on almost all cable providers. Would be awesome if it were in the bottom/basic bucket. <br />
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    It is very hard to get as a cord cutter (one of the main reasons I am not a cord cutter) but I think GC is now included in SlingTVs package.
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  • SMAKCruiserSMAKCruiser Members  472WRX Points: 109Handicap: 3.4Posts: 472 Greens
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    spud3 wrote:
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    Golf Channel is doing the broadcast for rounds 1 & 2, which means you can't watch it unless you've got a cable/dish subscription. All the other majors have independent streaming options. <br />
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    For us cable-snippers, we're SOL...<br />
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    Dear PGA/USGA/R&A: please follow the other major sports and get your own channel.<br />
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    I have PS Vue and I can stream it just fine with the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports app, or just watch it with Vue.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21481WRX Points: 5,449Posts: 21,481 ClubWRX
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    spud3 wrote:
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    Golf Channel is doing the broadcast for rounds 1 & 2, which means you can't watch it unless you've got a cable/dish subscription. All the other majors have independent streaming options. <br />
    <br />
    For us cable-snippers, we're SOL...<br />
    <br />
    Dear PGA/USGA/R&A: please follow the other major sports and get your own channel.<br />
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    Love golf but don't have Golf Channel? Most others have coverage over a cable network and usually streaming involves subscribing to something. Wish I could just get 4 over the air channels and 4 hours or golf total on the weekend? Nope.
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11747WRX Points: 1,557Posts: 11,747 Titanium Tees
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    spud3 wrote:
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    Golf Channel is doing the broadcast for rounds 1 &amp; 2, which means you can't watch it unless you've got a cable/dish subscription. All the other majors have independent streaming options. <br />
    <br />
    For us cable-snippers, we're SOL...<br />
    <br />
    Dear PGA/USGA/R&amp;A: please follow the other major sports and get your own channel.<br />
    <br />
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    Love golf but don't have Golf Channel? Most others have coverage over a cable network and usually streaming involves subscribing to something. Silly complaint.<br />
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    That's what doesn't make sense. Pay the cable company for broadband, then piecemeal subscriptions to all sorts of different services to get access to things you want like golf or whatever. How much total money can you save?<br />
    <br />
    It would be like dropping your $300/month country club membership because it's priced too high then turning around and paying a $55 green fee somewhere every Saturday and Sunday.
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    johnny miller is >Joe Buck<br />
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    This. SOOOOOO MUCH this. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> <br />
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    jli2636 wrote:
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    I signed up for DirecTV Now when they first launched. They ran a special for $35/month you got their mid level package and you locked in that $35 as long as you kept your package. I think this package is $60/month now? They were also running a special if you paid 3 months in advance you got a free Apple TV. Has login capabilities to most channel apps too and for those I can't use my login for I have my parents login<br />
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    It's something new they're trying price wise. Instead of hitting you for equipment charges and dvr charges after the cost of the channels themselves, they're now including it in the price of the channels (for up to 4 rooms, I just looked). That's the main reason for difference in price, because just last year I helped my parents sign up for it and it was much cheaper than it is now.
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    spud3 wrote:
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    Golf Channel is doing the broadcast for rounds 1 &amp; 2, which means you can't watch it unless you've got a cable/dish subscription. All the other majors have independent streaming options. <br />
    <br />
    For us cable-snippers, we're SOL...<br />
    <br />
    Dear PGA/USGA/R&amp;A: please follow the other major sports and get your own channel.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Love golf but don't have Golf Channel? Most others have coverage over a cable network and usually streaming involves subscribing to something. Silly complaint.<br />
    <br />
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    That's what doesn't make sense. Pay the cable company for broadband, then piecemeal subscriptions to all sorts of different services to get access to things you want like golf or whatever. How much total money can you save?<br />
    <br />
    It would be like dropping your $300/month country club membership because it's priced too high then turning around and paying a $55 green fee somewhere every Saturday and Sunday.
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    It isn't the cable subscription that kills you. It is the forced monthly box rentals. <br />
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    Broadband and the channels are maybe $120/month. More if you get all the premiums and what not. <br />
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    The real rip off is the $20/month for each HD dvr box and $10/month for each HD box. That is another $50 a month or more depending on number of tvs you have. <br />
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    You might only save $25/month once you piece together Netflix, sling, roku, or whatever. But you also save $50+ a month on the ripoff equipment rental. <br />
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    If would be nice if the FCC forced the cable companies to allow consumers to buy their own cable boxes (like you can with modems/routers). The FCC was getting rdy to do that under the previous administration but didn't do it in time. Current admin won't do it, they not consumer friendly.
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  • weezel514weezel514 Members  118WRX Points: 68Posts: 118 Fairways
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    There are plenty of options out there. PS Vue is a great value at $35 a month with full GC access in the home and through mobile. This subscription also allows people to watch through GC app. <br />
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    I would argue that GC airing The Open is better than any other major out there. Every shot is broadcast and it airs for 14 airs or something crazy like that. Plus, GC crew > Fox crew
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    There are also quite a few streaming sites that show live events. You just need to make sure you have a popup blocker on. I have several bookmarked that I watch a lot of bike races, rallys etc on
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11747WRX Points: 1,557Posts: 11,747 Titanium Tees
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    I guess the cable bill really adds up when you have lots of screens in different rooms. We're old-fashioned and just have one ginormous TV (and a DVR) in the "television room". I'll have to look at my mom's bill sometime, she has TV's in the bedroom, kitchen, etc.
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    jli2636 wrote:
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    I signed up for DirecTV Now when they first launched. They ran a special for $35/month you got their mid level package and you locked in that $35 as long as you kept your package. I think this package is $60/month now? They were also running a special if you paid 3 months in advance you got a free Apple TV. Has login capabilities to most channel apps too and for those I can't use my login for I have my parents login<br />
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    I got the exact same deal. As an early adopter I can say it was a frustrating experience and wasn't sure I was gonna keep it. The service has improved noticeably since then.
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    spud3 wrote:
    <br />
    Golf Channel is doing the broadcast for rounds 1 &amp; 2, which means you can't watch it unless you've got a cable/dish subscription. All the other majors have independent streaming options. <br />
    <br />
    For us cable-snippers, we're SOL...<br />
    <br />
    Dear PGA/USGA/R&amp;A: please follow the other major sports and get your own channel.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Love golf but don't have Golf Channel? Most others have coverage over a cable network and usually streaming involves subscribing to something. Silly complaint.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    That's what doesn't make sense. Pay the cable company for broadband, then piecemeal subscriptions to all sorts of different services to get access to things you want like golf or whatever. How much total money can you save?<br />
    <br />
    It would be like dropping your $300/month country club membership because it's priced too high then turning around and paying a $55 green fee somewhere every Saturday and Sunday.<br />
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    The question would come down to what exactly are you getting from the subs? ie., if I pay for cable, I'm getting only certain games. if I buy the package, I basically get all of them. So if that is something I want, there is value in doing it that way. If I can pay a fee to stream, especially commercial free, a golf tournament from sun up to sun down, that might be more valuable to me than Golf Channel.
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  • gmangolfgmangolf Members  1591WRX Points: 137Handicap: 2.5Posts: 1,591 Platinum Tees
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    The coverage is horrible. Watched for 20 minutes and have seen puff pieces, Brandel Chamber and about 4 actual golf shots.
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  • ctmason_98ctmason_98 TOTALLY outta the bag... Members  1832WRX Points: 105Handicap: BIGPosts: 1,832 Platinum Tees
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    I guess....I suppose if we really wanted to cut the cord we could skip watching the golf and cancel cable altogether? <br />
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    Naaaaaaaah<br />
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  • GeorgeHWBGeorgeHWB Members  2036WRX Points: 1,443Posts: 2,036 Platinum Tees
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    I want to cut the cord but still have all the content I want available to me at the price I want to pay.
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    jli2636 wrote:
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    I signed up for DirecTV Now when they first launched. They ran a special for $35/month you got their mid level package and you locked in that $35 as long as you kept your package. I think this package is $60/month now? They were also running a special if you paid 3 months in advance you got a free Apple TV. Has login capabilities to most channel apps too and for those I can't use my login for I have my parents login<br />
    This is my exact situation. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
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    I prefer nbc coverage, miles better than sky's commentary we have over here. In fact, the football coverage is better through American channels than sky! Love my Kodi box!
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  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers  2461WRX Points: 371Handicap: 9ishPosts: 2,461 Platinum Tees
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    As hip and trendy as it is to be a "cord-cutter" I find life is much simpler with basic cable.
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  • FiveSixAceFiveSixAce Members  1026WRX Points: 104Posts: 1,026 Platinum Tees
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    I pay $35/month for a Playstation Vue package that includes Golf Channel. I will then watch on the weekend with an OTA NBC signal, in full HD, with an antenna I got off of Amazon for $19.
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