## Cord Cutting, Cord Running

The war between wetware and hardware.
ed
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Cool .... now stream the computer .... got hdmi out. now what

Tell me about samsunf q series tvs. Bring some coffee. Doughnots too.

Thanks.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

get plex
ed
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

wtf is that all about? Sounds squirrelly.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

You've got to come over and do it for me Rob.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

ed wrote: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:40 pm You've got to come over and do it for me Rob.
I'm out back locked in your fucking shed.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Roku now has their own streaming channel. Free!

https://blog.roku.com/the-roku-channel-free-on-web

NOT-commericial free but pretty limited. Not a terrible lineup either.
https://therokuchannel.roku.com/?utm_so ... channelweb

Lister approves.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

My Mom® just cut the cord.

What?

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Rob Lister
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

I feel like a shit for not posting this early yesterday but

Cyber Monday Hulu deal: Basic service for just $1.99 per month for one year. I signed up. I was getting it previously as one of my kids logged on to someone else's account and it was 'just there'. I didn't question it. Then about two months ago that certain someone must have changed the password or something. I didn't much care as I didn't watch it that much. But at 1.99/mo, it is certainly worth that. ed Posts: 39071 Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm Title: G_D ### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running Rob Lister wrote: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:03 pm I feel like a shit for not posting this early yesterday but Cyber Monday Hulu deal: Basic service for just$1.99 per month for one year.

I signed up. I was getting it previously as one of my kids logged on to someone else's account and it was 'just there'. I didn't question it. Then about two months ago that certain someone must have changed the password or something. I didn't much care as I didn't watch it that much. But at 1.99/mo, it is certainly worth that.
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Thanks Rob
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Paying for movies?
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People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

I'm happy to pay so long as I think the price is reasonable and the process is easy. If they make me jump through hoops, then I'll use my own hoops, which are free.
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The next thing you know you'll be paying for games.
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

ed wrote: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:39 pm wtf is that all about? Sounds squirrelly.
Did you figure out about Plex yet?
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

He's taking your piss. Best to sell it.
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

I love Plex. Instead of spending hours trying to configure my computer to stream to my television, or stringing HDMI cables across the room, now I can spend hours trying to get file names exactly right so that they appear in the catalog correctly.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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gnome wrote: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 pm I love Plex. Instead of spending hours trying to configure my computer to stream to my television, or stringing HDMI cables across the room, now I can spend hours trying to get file names exactly right so that they appear in the catalog correctly.
But the latter is downright fun. Even though plex is pretty forgiving about the format of file names and such, I became quite pedantic about getting the folder and file names perfectly concise and consistent across my entire library. I even went so far as to install a file manager dedicated to that exact purpose.

https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/
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But did you determine and rigidly enforce a style for poster images?
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
--Soldier, TF2
Rob Lister
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

gnome wrote: Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:41 am But did you determine and rigidly enforce a style for poster images?
Well, I will now!

Update on my channels.

OTA: NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, PBS, ION, and other lesser channels like Quest and Justice.
PLEX: nothing much new. I have little motivation to get content there given my choices.
Streaming:
Netfix (my account)
Amazon (my account)
HBO (piggybacking off Son 1*)
Disney (piggybacking off Son 2*)
Hulu (piggybacking off Son 3*) ((eta: oops, I'm paying for that too on a special deal)
Sundry others that are free, such as the Roku Channel, Newsey, etc.

This is TV fucking utopia is what it is.

* It is good to have sons.
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Abdul Alhazred
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I hope this question doesn't prove me to be a meanie, but how many of those do you actually watch?
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Rob Lister
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### Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Me personally? OTA I watch the morning news everyday, usually the local ABC affiliate. I watch the Justice network pretty often, or let it play in the background while doing other stuff. Same with Quest. I pretty much spend equal afternoon time between netflix, amazon and hulu. I sometimes watch PBS but I can stream that through the roku. Disney is new so all I'm watching there now is Mandalorian series, which is surprisingly good so far. When the wife gets home, she likes CBS news. She's a sucker for game shows too. She likes Fox too.

I'd say pretty much most of it over a given month. My total cost, minus my internet connection which I have to have anyway for sanity, is 14 for netflix and 10 for amazon, so 24 total, which is one forth of what I paid for cable with 100 times the content. We all share everything so think of it as 5 streaming channels split 5 ways. It's a fucking deal. Oh, I also pay for hulu now so add 2/mo to my cost.

I guess the point is, there is always something greatly adequate if not awesome, ready to watch at the click of a few remote buttons. The only downsides are 1) finding the awesome, and 2) the bar for awesome pretty high these days. I'm tellin' ya, TV-fucking-utopia.

Interestingly, I don't watch network news at all. It could be why I'm mostly absent from the majority of the discussions here.

And hey! I don't think you're mean. I just think you're happy with your narrow horizons watching gay porn videos 24 hours a day and think everyone else should be as well, and that's fine.