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dunlopp9987
Post #1
Tuesday November 5, 2013 6:59am

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I'm looking at ditching cable here soon, mainly because I don't really need it. The only reason I would keep it is to have the ESPN's and NBCSN's to keep up with live matches or replays. So my question is this: Is there anything soccer related I would be missing by giving up cable and just watching on the internet? Can I pretty much stream any live match or watch a match that happened earlier that I might have missed?

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cpldaniel
Post #2
Tuesday November 5, 2013 7:57am

Joined Jul 2012
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Most free internet streams, the quality isn't near as nice. I hate my cable company. If you know anybody with DirectTV, get their account number and enter it when you sign up for DirectTV, and you both get $10 off for some period of time (like 6-12months). Combine that with introductory rates and it can be a pretty cheap option.

On the bright side of things, Time Warner has reported that it lost something like 160,000 subscribers last quarter. And in the last two years, Comcast has lost about 1.6million cable subscribers. Unfortunately, they are still raking in money. Timewarner is pushing their rates up $10 x Month, and they are introducing new services over their networks, like home security. So their is still money to be eeked out of those networks even though they are pushing us non-millionaires out.

dunlopp9987
Post #3
Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:13am

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from cpldaniel

Most free internet streams, the quality isn't near as nice. I hate my cable company. If you know anybody with DirectTV, get their account number and enter it when you sign up for DirectTV, and you both get $10 off for some period of time (like 6-12months). Combine that with introductory rates and it can be a pretty cheap option.

On the bright side of things, Time Warner has reported that it lost something like 160,000 subscribers last quarter. And in the last two years, Comcast has lost about 1.6million cable subscribers. Unfortunately, they are still raking in money. Timewarner is pushing their rates up $10 x Month, and they are introducing new services over their networks, like home security. So their is still money to be eeked out of those networks even though they are pushing us non-millionaires out.


Thanks for the help. It's not the fact that CABLE bugs me, it's that I just don't need to be paying for all the channels. So not sure directv is a much better option. But good to know I could potentially get directv for relatively cheap.
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skangles
DC
Post #4
Tuesday November 5, 2013 12:35pm

Joined Jan 2013
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The best way to watch soccer in my opinion is via apps like watchespn or nbcsn extra time. Both have loads of games that don't air on regular tv and the quality is excellent.

The problem is that these apps require you to have a subscription to a cable or dish provider. You cannot pay them directly for their service because the providers have a vice grip on individual channels. Its a shame.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #5
Tuesday November 5, 2013 3:12pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from skangles

The best way to watch soccer in my opinion is via apps like watchespn or nbcsn extra time. Both have loads of games that don't air on regular tv and the quality is excellent.

The problem is that these apps require you to have a subscription to a cable or dish provider. You cannot pay them directly for their service because the providers have a vice grip on individual channels. Its a shame.


I have AT&T Uverse and I can watch all those Extra Time matches on TV. I don't even have the super crazy esoteric sports package, just the basic expanded. Used to get Fox Soccer, but if i wanted FS+ or GOL or a couple of the foreign ones, I'd have to upgrade and that's a bit more than I need to spend, especially since I'm probably not going to watch that many more games than I am now any way.

EKneezy
Post #6
Tuesday November 5, 2013 5:50pm

Joined May 2013
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Internet streams are hit or miss. They can be awesome but then sometimes you want a TV to actually watch w/o having to rely on your internet.

Watch ESPN and NBC sports live extra are fantastic apps but like Skangles said you need cable to use those apps.

FoxSoccer2GO is meh because Fox lost the EPL but they have UCL.

dolcem
Post #7
Tuesday November 5, 2013 5:56pm

Joined Nov 2012
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You can use rojadirecta.me to watch any live streams or download matches or highlights afterwards. And if you download sopcast (a p2p program) you can get near HD quality streams. I went three years without having a TV and it was fine. If I were you I'd get rid of your cable.
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blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #8
Tuesday November 5, 2013 7:00pm

Joined Sep 2012
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firstrow sports

Sorry but having cable is 10 times better than watching it on a computer.

admsghs27
Post #9
Tuesday November 5, 2013 7:42pm

Joined Nov 2012
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For soccer games i wouldn't mind streaming. But there are more things other than soccer on cable that people enjoy watching.

dunlopp9987
Post #10
Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:12pm

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from blaise213

firstrow sports

Sorry but having cable is 10 times better than watching it on a computer.


And a lot more expensive.
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blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #11
Tuesday November 5, 2013 10:15pm

Joined Sep 2012
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Yeah i do agree that cable companies are a rip off

I have comcast and my bill was $99 and jumped to $140. I had to get call customer service, got my bill back to $99 and got free hbo.

Firstrow sports is the best website. The pop-ups are a little annoying but most games are available. I watch a lot of our potential "dual national" games

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #12
Wednesday November 6, 2013 1:19am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from blaise213

Yeah i do agree that cable companies are a rip off

I have comcast and my bill was $99 and jumped to $140. I had to get call customer service, got my bill back to $99 and got free hbo.

Firstrow sports is the best website. The pop-ups are a little annoying but most games are available. I watch a lot of our potential "dual national" games


Firstrow is good but I'm finding vipbox.tv is much better. Also download Adblock Plus and you won't have those issues with the pop-up ads.

Jzaval01
Post #13
Wednesday November 6, 2013 3:46am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,482
Original post from USnLFCfan

Firstrow is good but I'm finding vipbox.tv is much better. Also download Adblock Plus and you won't have those issues with the pop-up ads.


I use Firstrow but what is better about vipbox.tv? Are the vid less laggy or is true HD?


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