Cord Cutting, Cord Running

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Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:46 pm

Because I know that each and every one of you are sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for the next update of my networking and television experience, I bring you this thread. Herein, we'll will explore the benefits and the pitfalls of Lister's New Deal.

As described in great and excruciating detail in an award winning thread prior, Rob Lister is cutting the cord to his Cable TV, and opting instead for a Big-Ass Antenna (hereafter known as BAA) and local channels only, along with more significant content from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and other sundry services as they may be sourced.

That means running new cable for the BAA on the outside and inside of the Lister Homestead.

If you're going to run cable, why run just one? That's what my Pappy always said, and if it's good enough for Pappy, it's good enough for me.

I'll be increasing intra and inter bandwidth, and that means running even more cable.

I have to wait until next week for the BAA arrival. I would have opted for quicker shipping but it could not be arranged. Budgets to consider, what-not.

But my new and improved TP-LInk AC1750 router will be here today. And so the mission begins.

Today I sent Kid3 on a Home Depot mission. That's what he gets for having the same day off as me. He has returned with bags of the necessary stuff. There are old-work junction boxes, cabling, connectors aplenty, poles, brackets, lag screws, wall plates, caulking, and an unauthorized vape-cigg and grape soda.

I'll keep the lot of you posted.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:21 pm

you're gonna shoot your eye out.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Tiosylanyl » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:52 pm

Anyone want to place bets on how long it'll take him to end up in a full body cast?

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:05 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/busi ... e-in-2015/
HBO will launch a stand-alone online service in 2015 that doesn’t require consumers to also have a cable or satellite subscription, chief executive Richard Plepler said Wednesday.

The plans will create a dramatic shift in the television industry that has long benefited from forcing ever-growing bundles of channels on consumers, who often only regularly view a fraction of the programs being offered.

HBO is one of the most valuable channels in cable and satellite packages, but the firm has long felt that its cable and satellite distribution partners haven’t given it a big enough cut of the cable industry’s highly profitable paid television subscriptions. New competition from Netflix and other digital entertainment platforms have put pressure on the cable model. But many consumers have been willing to stick with cable subscriptions to watch live sports on ESPN, for instance, and premium content on HBO.

“In 2015, we will be beyond the wall and launch a stand alone over-the-top service that will have the potential to produce hundreds of millions of dollars of additional revenues,” Plepler said at parent company Time Warner’s Investor Day meeting in New York. “And international opportunities can be just as large, if not larger. We will use all means at our disposal to go after it.”
Bingo.
The Game of Thrones season four finale “The Children” has become the most pirated show in history, according to data from TorrentFreak.

Legally, according to official US ratings, 7.1 million people tuned in for the final episode. However in pirate world, a few hours after the episode appeared online, Demonii tracker reported that 254,114 people were sharing that one torrent at the same time – the highest ever.

Downloaders took interest in the HD torrent too, with 108,539 users downloading the 720p copy and 23,922 downloading the 1080p copy.

Within 12 hours, the season finale has been downloaded 1.5 millon times, which TorrentFreak says is “close to 2,000 terabytes transferred in half a day.” It also expects the download total to exceed 7.5 million in the coming weeks, which would make it the most downloaded episode of the year.
Maybe their business model is catching up with reality.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:27 pm

Update: we are cutting into drywall for Ethernet and cable boxes. No serious injuries as of yet.

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Additional Update at no extra charge: Router arrived and its configuration is pending.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Grammatron » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:31 pm

ed wrote: Maybe their business model is catching up with reality.
I'd wait until their pricing is announced before everyone gets too excited.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by corplinx » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:34 pm

Mental Note:

Amazon Prime Instant Video is finally available for non-Kindle droid devices. You can tell they want it to succeed.

1. Uninstall "Amazon" or "Amazon for Tablets" from your device.
2. Sideload "Amazon App Store"
3. Install "Amazon" and the Instant Video app from the App Store (if you install the instant video app alone, it tells you to also install Amazon"

SEE HOW EASY IT IS?!?

Note: PBS Video is an Amazon App Store Exclusive.

Note: Prime Instant Video still doesn't support Chromecast, which is how I would use it.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by corplinx » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:36 pm

http://www.google.com/nexus/player/

Notice something here? They advertise pira-errr Plex!

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:27 am

Router configuration is complete. By mistake, I left one of the other routers in the house turned on and weird things happened. I had to reset it and start from scratch. The UI for this is so much more intuitive than the [fucking] Cisco. I say Cisco but it was actually a Linksys and at the time, Cisco owned them. I think they were sold to Belkin recently.
I gotta tell you, as a review, I fucking love my router. I've yet to have to reboot it even once. It is consistent and very reliable.

TP Link 803.11AC model AC1750
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:29 am

Grammatron wrote:
ed wrote: Maybe their business model is catching up with reality.
I'd wait until their pricing is announced before everyone gets too excited.
Dish TV <spit> wanted to charge me $100/mo with a two year commitment.

Now what in the world would HBO really charge that would make streaming them less attractive than Dish? <spit>

The only thing I would have watched recently was GOT season 4. 13 episode x $10 an episode = $130 thats jan + 1/2 of feb.

no brainer.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:57 pm

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Woot!

That's my BAA!

I don't know what's up with that 'signature required' bullshit. If they take it back because I can't answer the door in less than 10 seconds I'm going to be kicking some UPS ass. This is a neighborhood, not a residential area.

faggots.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Grammatron » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:02 pm

corplinx wrote:Mental Note:

Amazon Prime Instant Video is finally available for non-Kindle droid devices. You can tell they want it to succeed.

1. Uninstall "Amazon" or "Amazon for Tablets" from your device.
2. Sideload "Amazon App Store"
3. Install "Amazon" and the Instant Video app from the App Store (if you install the instant video app alone, it tells you to also install Amazon"

SEE HOW EASY IT IS?!?

Note: PBS Video is an Amazon App Store Exclusive.

Note: Prime Instant Video still doesn't support Chromecast, which is how I would use it.
You should be able to download Amazon Instant Video app from Amazon app as well as Amazon App Store app.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Router configuration is complete. By mistake, I left one of the other routers in the house turned on and weird things happened. I had to reset it and start from scratch. The UI for this is so much more intuitive than the [fucking] Cisco. I say Cisco but it was actually a Linksys and at the time, Cisco owned them. I think they were sold to Belkin recently.

Anyway, it is a stunning improvement over Cisco. It was so impressive (10GB/s over 2.4) that I now realize that running an Ethernet line to the TV (5GHz capable) is not strictly necessary ... but I'm committed, so fuck it.

Oh, and Netflix started without the usual 5 minute delay. So That was the problem!

So, the old E2000 will replace the E1000 which gets a firmware swap to dd-WRT. Not because I know what I'm doing, but specifically because I don't.

After I have my fun I will use it only to broadcast SSIDs that insult my neighbors.

STFU Lori Hines
Irene you slut
Pauls wife cheats
Joey shut that dog up


Hilarity will quietly ensue.
I wass thinking of running cat5 but I wonder what I would get out of it.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:48 pm

ed wrote:I wass thinking of running cat5 but I wonder what I would get out of it.
wellzers, I'm transfering over wifi at 10MB/s with 2 walls and 1 floor between me and it (about 20 ft). That's 80Mbs. That's almost as fast as most common Ethernet cards/switches (100Mb/s). I suspect the 5GHz side of the router is capable of 150Mbs at that same distance/obstruction.

If I wasn't already committed with parts on hand and a willing youngster to do the heavy lifting, no way I'd run wire.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:04 pm

(Newser) – Yesterday, HBO announced it's launching a stand-alone Web streaming service. Today it's CBS making that call with CBS All Access, an on-demand service that offers streaming of current and past seasons of popular CBS shows, as well as classic shows, for $5.99 a month, TVLine.com reports.
LOL.

Well, given that it is free over the airwaves (with my soon to be delivered BAA), and that your content sucks big ed monkey balls, I think I'll pass.

Nice try though.

P fucking S

Let me just adendum that with this: You guys need to develop an a la cart clearing house. I'm not fucking paying 12 or 20 different providers $x dollars a month. And what part of a la cart don't you understand. You try your bundling business with me and I'll kick you out. And $6, really? You'd get a buck and not a cent more, assuming you got even that.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:29 pm

Antenna is up and the results are in: 36 muther fucking channels.

All the majors are accounted for. ABC, CBS, PBS, NBC, FOX, ION, perfectly clear with no cut-outs (but we'll see what happens during stormy weather). A lot of channels are not on the TV Fool radar. Some of the channels listed there are actually something else. Others they list were not detected but were well within distance and power range. I'm getting channels out as far as -88 db and 60 miles away (2.1).

Roughly a third of the lesser channels are in 3:4 aspect, some in 420i. Weird. Another third are broadcasting 720i. Why?

So.

Not quite ready for the wife test.


I didn't even put it outside the house. It is mounted in the attic closet of my home office. Poked a hole in the exterior wall and ran a cable behind the siding to the den.

WHO'S THE FUCKING MAN!

Oh, and here's my TV Guide
http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/va/v ... -air/23456

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:43 am

The Lister household goes dark/bright at midnight tonight.

I've passed out fliers to my wife and remaining kid.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:40 pm

Rob Lister wrote:WHO'S THE FUCKING MAN!
For the moment, you.

But what happens when you veg out from all that TV? :P
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by DrMatt » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:08 pm

After you've cut all those cords, be sure to donate them for the stem cells in them.










































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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:09 pm

There is a new issue.

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It seems the wall plate for the Ethernet/Antenna jack does not match the color of the existing wallplates.

I've been instructed to replace all the wallplates in the room with white ones. And either remove the pencil marks from my install or repaint the entire room. And vacuum up the dust where I was cutting into the drywall. Or else.

She left a note taped to the tv screen.

P.S. On delving right on in to it, I discover that it is not as simple as changing the wall plates. The exposed part of the sockets and switches are colored the same off-beige. So those have to be replaced as well.