Has anyone tried YouTube TV???
If you don't need features like blue tooth/wireless hookups, anything on the new market is likely to be overkill for what you need. A decent entry-level receiver purchased new is going to run you $400-500 before tax.So while we're talking TVs; I recently came in to some nice Technics stereo speakers (in laws are cleaning house). Because the sound on my tv sucks I'd like to set them up to use with my tv. Does anyone have a recommendation for a receiver that isn't overkill (Dolby 17.9 blah blah blah)?
Don't know if anyone saw this or not, but there is a new subscription cable service called Philo that started today. 37 channels for $16 per month (or, you can also watch on your phone or ipad.) You will go without ESPN, other sports channels and local channels, but you can get an over the air antenna for the local stuff. https://try.philo.com/
The 37 channel package includes AMC, Animal Planet, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, Cheddar, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery, DIY Network, Food Network, FYI, GSN, HGTV, History, ID, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, MTV, MTV 2, Nick, Nick Jr. , OWN, Science, Spike, SundanceTV, Teen Nick, TLC, Travel, TV Land, Velocity, VH1, Viceland and WE tv.
Viacom, Discovery, A+E, Scripps and AMC Team Up for Sports-Free Streaming Skinny Bundle
The real cost buster is perpetually renting HDTV boxes. They're $15-20/mo each and then taxes and fees on top of that. Load of bullshit that you can't buy your own like you can buy modems.I tried cutting the cord, but after six months I realized I was paying almost the same to acquire the same services just in smaller bites to different streamers. In any case, the internet connection is always where the real money goes. I am impressed by people who say they do it and say they have slashed costs.