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squirrellydw
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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby squirrellydw » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Here is a little update on the Prime, starts around 15.20 if you don't want to watch the entire thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHlHvhaXqz8

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby rmalbers » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:19 pm

Well ok, there you go, they couldn't make any more prime 3's because they couldn't get the parts! Why didn't someone just say that a LONG time ago, at least that would have shut us up about that mystery!

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby meltonkt » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 pm

So, what we learned from the video is that they can't make more 3s, they don't have 6s, but they have a few more variants of the other stuff. It sure took a long time to get to him saying that he won't say anything about the release schedule.

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby jeffddntdt » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:29 pm

correct me if I'm wrong but we have been waiting for them to tell us "The Prime 3 parts can't be made anymore and the Prime 6 is off getting certification and we don't know how long that will take." Does that just about sum it up?

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby RockandRoller70 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:13 am

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby NYPlayer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:04 am

"The Prime 3 parts can't be made anymore and the Prime 6 is off getting certification and we don't know how long that will take." Does that just about sum it up?
No, because Prime 6 hasn't even been submitted for certification.
Yeah they only have a Prototype. What is so funny is that the Prime 6 was hidden behind a box … not displayed like all the others... Lon had to grab it or no one would know it was there.

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby mcewinter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:36 am

I find paying for TV service to be much more convenient and cost effective than the cord-cutter route.

NedS said it best: viewtopic.php?p=337143#p337143

In my own words: Cord-cutting is largely overrated if you are one to watch TV on regular basis. Just about every story of cord-cutting involves a compromise. The closest you can come is "almost as good as" regular/standard cable TV service and the solution is rarely "simple".

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby NYPlayer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:19 am

I find paying for TV service to be much more convenient and cost effective than the cord-cutter route.

NedS said it best: viewtopic.php?p=337143#p337143

In my own words: Cord-cutting is largely overrated if you are one to watch TV on regular basis. Just about every story of cord-cutting involves a compromise. The closest you can come is "almost as good as" regular/standard cable TV service and the solution is rarely "simple".
Agree We rather pay for cable then try to find a streaming service that will please everyone in my household … it would cost more. Plus I prefer recording my content and keep it as long as I want to … I have some seasons of shows that I watch during TV hiatus of shows. That is why I prefer the Prime with HDHomeRun DVR or any other DIY home DVR.

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby mcewinter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:54 pm

I find paying for TV service to be much more convenient and cost effective than the cord-cutter route.

NedS said it best: viewtopic.php?p=337143#p337143

In my own words: Cord-cutting is largely overrated if you are one to watch TV on regular basis. Just about every story of cord-cutting involves a compromise. The closest you can come is "almost as good as" regular/standard cable TV service and the solution is rarely "simple".
Agree We rather pay for cable then try to find a streaming service that will please everyone in my household … it would cost more. Plus I prefer recording my content and keep it as long as I want to … I have some seasons of shows that I watch during TV hiatus of shows. That is why I prefer the Prime with HDHomeRun DVR or any other DIY home DVR.
Cord shaving yields the most savings. Keep the service, ditch the equipment. Any savings beyond that is minute.

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby NYPlayer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:05 pm

I find paying for TV service to be much more convenient and cost effective than the cord-cutter route.

NedS said it best: viewtopic.php?p=337143#p337143

In my own words: Cord-cutting is largely overrated if you are one to watch TV on regular basis. Just about every story of cord-cutting involves a compromise. The closest you can come is "almost as good as" regular/standard cable TV service and the solution is rarely "simple".
Agree We rather pay for cable then try to find a streaming service that will please everyone in my household … it would cost more. Plus I prefer recording my content and keep it as long as I want to … I have some seasons of shows that I watch during TV hiatus of shows. That is why I prefer the Prime with HDHomeRun DVR or any other DIY home DVR.
Cord shaving yields the most savings. Keep the service, ditch the equipment. Any savings beyond that is minute.
If I cord Shaved I would have to go unlimited for Comcast that in itself is $50 extra to begin with in order to subscribe to a Streaming service not worth going that route.... better to stay with the Prime and Cable Package and be able to stream to all my devices without using data.

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby mcewinter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:25 pm

^ I think you would be a cord shaver. The true definition of cord cutting has shifted over time, I believe. It's possible I'm misunderstanding you or that I'm wrong about what a cord shaver is. Nevertheless, ditching the service provided gear is best one can do to get the price down.

Edit: I guess cord shaving is likely defined by ditching TV but keeping internet? Either way...

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby NYPlayer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:53 pm

^ I think you would be a cord shaver. The true definition of cord cutting has shifted over time, I believe. It's possible I'm misunderstanding you or that I'm wrong about what a cord shaver is. Nevertheless, ditching the service provided gear is best one can do to get the price down.

Edit: I guess cord shaving is likely defined by ditching TV but keeping internet? Either way...
Chord Shavers keep cable but only Limited Basic.... some areas cannot get OTA.

Limited Basic Cable
Our Limited Basic package offers you a range of basic channels. These include:
Local broadcast stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, etc.)
Local government channels
Education channels

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby RockandRoller70 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:35 pm

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby go45cvi » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:33 pm

There are very few alternatives that offer commercial skipping and 1.5x with audio that don't require a cablecard. I tried YTTV which allowed it for *some* programs on *some* platforms. I have shaved the cord down to spectrum choice and am still using WMC because DRM. For some reason WMC keeps forgetting my recordings though.

While we have more TV choices than ever, the biggest problem these days are Sinclair, Tribune and Nexstar extorting every service each time their contract is up. The major networks need to offer national feeds to cut the legs out from under those crooks. Either that or the FCC should require every broadcaster to offer a free streaming service, fat chance.

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Re: prime 6 vs prime 3?

Postby Ken.F » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:01 pm

While we have more TV choices than ever, the biggest problem these days are Sinclair, Tribune and Nexstar extorting every service each time their contract is up. The major networks need to offer national feeds to cut the legs out from under those crooks. Either that or the FCC should require every broadcaster to offer a free streaming service, fat chance.
Sinclair just launched a free streaming service.


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