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  Old  April 13th, 2018, 1:58pm     #31
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Question everyone; I do not own a TV but want to take advantage of my Amazon Prime subscription so now I'm looking for a smart TV (is this the way to go?). I was hoping to find something under $100 but most are over $100. I've looked into what Sears and Amazon has. Is the TCL Roku smart TV any good? I'm not much of a TV person but just want it for the perks that I get from Amazon Prime (which I am getting a 6 month free trial subscription). Should I look into a Samsung or what Walmart sells?

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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 1:57pm     #32
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I have an antenna as well as Amazon Prime and Netflix.

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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 2:53pm     #33
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Question everyone; I do not own a TV but want to take advantage of my Amazon Prime subscription so now I'm looking for a smart TV (is this the way to go?). I was hoping to find something under $100 but most are over $100. I've looked into what Sears and Amazon has. Is the TCL Roku smart TV any good? I'm not much of a TV person but just want it for the perks that I get from Amazon Prime (which I am getting a 6 month free trial subscription). Should I look into a Samsung or what Walmart sells?
In no way am I an electronics expert. But if Amazon stick is like the other services, you don't need a TV. You can use the service on your desktop, notebook pad, any of that stuff.
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  Old  April 16th, 2018, 6:09pm     #34
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In no way am I an electronics expert. But if Amazon stick is like the other services, you don't need a TV. You can use the service on your desktop, notebook pad, any of that stuff.
If you have netflix and amazon prime you don't even need a stick you can just logon from a device a stream away. There is also movies123 that you can stream all kinds of movies for free.

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  Old  April 18th, 2018, 7:15am     #35
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Question everyone; I do not own a TV but want to take advantage of my Amazon Prime subscription so now I'm looking for a smart TV (is this the way to go?). I was hoping to find something under $100 but most are over $100. I've looked into what Sears and Amazon has. Is the TCL Roku smart TV any good? I'm not much of a TV person but just want it for the perks that I get from Amazon Prime (which I am getting a 6 month free trial subscription). Should I look into a Samsung or what Walmart sells?
I bought my sons the 32" TCL Roku and they are able to stream netflix, amazon prime & the likes without any issues. They love the TV & I was happy I bought it on a BF special for like $100. I have FIOS Gigabit internet at $85/mo but I need it for work since I work remotely and that itself takes up a ton of bandwidth daily. You can get the internet price down some right now, they're having different deals, I just haven't called them to get the cheaper rate.
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  Old  April 18th, 2018, 8:15am     #36
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TIVO $14.99 (if you buy a new one, the monthly guide fee is built into price of the box
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I might be paying $55 for all of them.

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  Old  April 18th, 2018, 8:46am     #37
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I want to cut Comcast bad but where will I watch sports? I need ideas thx
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  Old  April 18th, 2018, 11:55am     #38
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I want to cut Comcast bad but where will I watch sports? I need ideas thx
was not a concern for me. But I know Sling has sports packages you can add to basic, And Hulu costs more but they have a lot more to offer. They might also have extra sports pkgs.
I used to have to pay a small monthly fee to watch sports I don't watch. Nope, not even the Super Bowl for the commercials and half-time show.
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  Old  April 20th, 2018, 5:45pm     #39
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This is very interesting. At this time, I'm only interested in what I can stream or otherwise acquire that is free. I have TV with antenna only. I get all 15 major channels and about 25 more that are sub-channels off the major, such as I get 6 PBS channels. I have friends, Ma & Pa Kettle. They are both very "techie" and Pa likes to tinker. Pa built a desktop computer for me and hooked it up to a smartphone as a dedicated hot spot. Ma & Pa wanted new phones so they got 3 smartphones on an unlimited plan and used one as the dedicated hot spot for me. The phone is plugged in the desktop. The desktop turns off if it isn't used for 20 min. It isn't High Speed internet but it works very well. I've been using it for about 2 months.

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This is very interesting. At this time, I'm only interested in what I can stream or otherwise acquire that is free. I have TV with antenna only. I get all 15 major channels and about 25 more that are sub-channels off the major, such as I get 6 PBS channels. I have friends, Ma & Pa Kettle. They are both very "techie" and Pa likes to tinker. Pa built a desktop computer for me and hooked it up to a smartphone as a dedicated hot spot. Ma & Pa wanted new phones so they got 3 smartphones on an unlimited plan and used one as the dedicated hot spot for me. The phone is plugged in the desktop. The desktop turns off it isn't used for 20 min. It isn't High Speed internet but it works very well. I've been using it for about 2 months.
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