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Unread 07-10-2019, 09:12 AM   #1
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Please keep in mind I have no clue and have been reading way to much about this stuff and still confused.

Live in Baker,

*currently have a home phone line with Centurylink that we never plug in, need the line for the home alarm only (don't think our service is good enough for cellular).

*also have internet with Centurylink, I think 6 mbps but I think they offer up to 10 mbps in this area.

*we have Direct TV

We are not big into local channels and do not want any pay channels such as HBO etc. My wife and I watch the hire channels. Cooking channels, history discovery, TLC, weather channels, HLN, Fox news and such.

We have five newer versions TVs, counting the one on back porch. However, only one TV is a smart TV. All of the TVs have the USB ports on them.

**I want to drop Direct TV, go basic on home phone and whatever internet I need for TVs.

Can we go with online that will allow us to watch the channels we like on all the TVs? If so, can you explain the equipment we need for each TV and how this works? I saw something about needing an Android based device with at least 5 mbps (do I need one for each TV?)


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Centurylink is garbage, we had direct tv and centurylink as well and couldn't even stream a movie without it buffering several times during the movie. Called all the time and ended up cancelling both services. Went with Cox and it got out of hand quickly. Now we stream with Roku stick. That too would be your best option with non smart tv's. It allows you to hook up and access.
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Centurylink is garbage, we had direct tv and centurylink as well and couldn't even stream a movie without it buffering several times during the movie. Called all the time and ended up cancelling both services. Went with Cox and it got out of hand quickly. Now we stream with Roku stick. That too would be your best option with non smart tv's. It allows you to hook up and access.
Don't I still need an internet service? We don't have Cox up here.

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Yes you will need internet to stream with.


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Yes, you will need internet service. The faster the speed, the better. Slow internet makes streaming TV unbearable with all the buffering and lag time. We stated with a Roku stick then switched to a Firestick. And yes, you will need one for each TV, unless you dont mind unplugging it from one and moving it to another if its a TV you don't use all the time. You can try it out before you cancel your cable. Just buy a firestick from amazon. Plug it into one of your TVs and connect it to your wifi. Try that out and see what you think before you completely cancel your cable service. A firestick with the Sling App would probably be all you need. The sling app is 40 bux per month and you get like 60-70 different networks. Plus, they have a free 7 day trial so you can see if that will work for you first for free.
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https://www.sling.com/


Link to the Sling App if you wanna take a peek.
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Does the sticks also make the TVs capable of connecting to my wifi so I can view my security system?

Thanks for clearing up the TV issues.

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Does the sticks also make the TVs capable of connecting to my wifi so I can view my security system?

Thanks for clearing up the TV issues.

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Not that I'm aware of. I would think that one smart TV you have though would be capable of that though.
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https://www.woolcom.net/vstv

does this seem like a good one? Still looking for a list of channels.
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https://www.woolcom.net/vstv

does this seem like a good one? Still looking for a list of channels.

I have no idea. but for 20 bux it may be worth trying on one device.
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