When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting

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mcewinter
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Re: When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting

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^ I currently pay $110 after taxes to Comcast on a 2 year contract - for TV and internet. I feel that cord shaving offers way more value than cord-cutting unless "spite" holds as much value as you place in it. I've looked at it and and cord cutting isn't a lucrative option for me. I challenge that it isn't all that advantageous for most. I could possibly cut the cord if I had more than one antenna but for the price I'm paying, how much money could I possibly save? When people realize this, they tend to inflate the value of not having commercials in most of their content. The negative side of this is that ads are unskippable in many cord cutting options.

Dare I say it? I like my Comcast service.
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mcewinter wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 5:31 am ^ I current pay $110 after taxes to Comcast on a 2 year contract - for TV and internet. I feel that cord shaving offers way more value than cord-cutting unless "spite" holds as much value as you place in it. I've looked at it and and cord cutting isn't a lucrative option for me. I challenge that isn't all that advantageous for most. I could possibly cut the cord if I had more than one antenna but for the price I'm paying, how much money could I possibly save? When people realize this, they tend to inflate the value of not having commercials in most of their content. The negative side of this is that ads are unskippable in many cord cutting options.

Dare I say it? I like my Comcast service.
This.

My prime3 has more than paid for itself from the customer owned equipment credit. If you count how much I've saved by not paying for Comcast's DVR it's paid for itself many times over.

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mcewinter wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 5:31 am ^ I currently pay $110 after taxes to Comcast on a 2 year contract - for TV and internet. I feel that cord shaving offers way more value than cord-cutting unless "spite" holds as much value as you place in it. I've looked at it and and cord cutting isn't a lucrative option for me. I challenge that it isn't all that advantageous for most. I could possibly cut the cord if I had more than one antenna but for the price I'm paying, how much money could I possibly save? When people realize this, they tend to inflate the value of not having commercials in most of their content. The negative side of this is that ads are unskippable in many cord cutting options.

Dare I say it? I like my Comcast service.
agreed. I'm paying $100/month for verizon fios internet plus HD cable with 1 cablecard and 1 converter box. my infinitv4 tv tuner is getting quite old at this point and I'm hoping it can last long enough until the prime 6 is released...

I tried some of the free trials with the various streaming services and either they don't have the channels I like to watch, or their DVR storage sucks. The best one at the time was direct tv now, but their DVR only held like 20-25 hours worth of shows and live sports, especially football, was almost unwatchable, imho.

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0 Fortunately or unfortunately... I dropped CABLE.. They could not keep a consistent signal, my Prime 3 Is going on Ebay. Patently waiting for my HDHomerun ATSC 3.0 4 tuner 4k. Using my extend at this time...
Actually they said I was their only customer who evens used a cable card.. But I could never figure out why they totally did not care to improve my signal so I could keep cable.. Must not need customers....


mayorville wrote: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:15 pm Just curious on how many prime 6 were you planning on buying (whenever it comes out) and what equipment would it replace?

For myself, probably 2 to replace a Ceton6 and a couple Prime3

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See the post/s on cable card no longer being required to rent/service by the FCC. That sort of answers this question for everyone.

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rmalbers wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:03 pm See the post/s on cable card no longer being required to rent/service by the FCC. That sort of answers this question for everyone.
What post ??.
But it true that FCC drops rule requiring cable companies to provide CableCARD

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Did this just kill 'PRIME' boxes?

"FCC drops rule requiring cable companies to provide CableCARDs" 09-06-20

"The move could also create complications for Silicon Dust, a manufacturer of network streaming TV boxes. The tech company is currently developing a variant of its HDHomeRun device that is compatible with digital cable and allows users to stream or record six channels at once — but only if they have access to a CableCARD."

https://thedesk.matthewkeys.net/2020/09 ... icon-dust/

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Of course it killed it, the largest cable company in the country, Comcast, has already been actively encouraging people to move on from CableCARD devices and is even moving to IP delivery of their content. It would be financially irresponsible of SD to continue the development of a product that may be very difficult to sell once it finally reaches the market. I wish things weren't this way as I wanted one, but in my opinion, the Prime 6 is dead in the water.

SD's market now is OTA and the hope that ATSC 3.0 takes hold among enough of the public to support their business.

You also have to wonder will CableLabs even certify any new CableCARD devices given that the MVPDs are not required to supply or support them anymore?

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Ya, I'd say the party will be ending shortly, it will be interesting to see how long the tuner keeps running on my COX system. Anyway, I've had mine a long time so i've gotten my monies worth. That's the way it goes with tech, it's amazing CC lasted this long I guess.

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