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Michelle
Michelle
4/15/2016 2:32:21 PM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
@vnewman Interesting. We've had a Roku for many years and found it to be better than Google Cast. We mostly stream Netflix and Amazon content. We use Google Cast (formerly Chromecast) for YouTube device-to-TV viewing. Roku has a similar YouTube function, but its UI is difficult to use. 

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faryl
faryl
4/15/2016 1:15:45 AM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
@elizabethv I'm with you - I have no idea how much data I use! They're supposed to start making that information available to us soon. I'm still on a grandfathered iPhone contract with unlimited data from back in the day because I don't want to have to pay for overages :)

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faryl
faryl
4/15/2016 1:12:51 AM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
@JohnBarnes So true. Plus it seems that even the law is starting to view internet access as a right and not a privelege... hopefully eventually that helps limit the types of obstacles companies can create.

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vnewman
vnewman
4/15/2016 12:42:38 AM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
We just waved in a Google Cast with Netflix and I have to say the selection is fantastic and using Cast is seamless and intuitive. We've tried Sling and Apple TV which was always a pain to download movies to. I'd love to give sSling another chance but I think Cast is a hands down winner.

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Ariella
Ariella
4/14/2016 3:56:43 PM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
@Mike yes, and there's always the danger of going nuts about all the changes the show makes from the book. Some readers insist, "the book is always better." Objectively speaking, I know that isn't always the case. However, books do tend to reveal more depth about characters.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
4/14/2016 3:48:38 PM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
@Ariella, well now I have a good excuse not to clean the house! Having read the Game of Thrones books years before the HBO series, I'm tempted to get sucked into watching them, but it would mean less reading...

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Ariella
Ariella
4/14/2016 3:30:51 PM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
@Mike Reading is always a good option. I just shared this picture today on FB:

 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
4/14/2016 10:20:05 AM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
We've gone back and forth on Netflix and Amazon, and now we have both. We mostly use Netflix. We also have Apple TV, but mainly because we can watch our kids' recorded sporting events on a big screen. We keep saying we'll check out the video content, but never seem to. And now, throuhg TiVo, we have HBO Go, which is odd because we don't have HBO from our cable provider. Most days, I would rather read...

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elizabethv
elizabethv
4/14/2016 8:33:43 AM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
I've actually seen a few services that only allow so much data. And you're exactly right, if we won't pay for cable they are going to make us pay for data. When I saw internet packages saying I could only use so much data, if I switched to them, I had absolutely no idea what to think. We haven't have cable in almost two years, everything we watch is streamed, I have no idea how much data that would possibly amount to. Especially since when we are home we switch our phones to WiFi. 

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Michelle
Michelle
4/13/2016 11:45:08 PM
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Re: A la Carte
@afwriter I haven't been a cable subscriber in over 10 years. Amazon streaming and Netflix now have plenty of good content. 

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