In Addition To Streaming & 4K Content...?
Okay, I have had cable and satellite in one form or the other for decades, like everyone else in the civilized world. Netflix and other streaming has taken on a good chunk of my viewing, but things are getting a little complicated, so this looks like the right forum to ask. So I am currently investing in and piecing together a home theater system, with the Sony XBR75X940D TV as the centerpiece. I have a Denon receiver now, and am going for 7.1 surround, with a PS4 Pro and an Xbox One S, both for gaming and 4K content.
I have an antenna for broadcast HD.
So the big question is, since both Fios and Optimum seem to only be offering resolutions of 720p and 1080i, is there ANY point to cable anymore? It seems like the tech is now absurdly antiquated. Hell, both FIOS and Optimum still use the same coax cables in-home that I was buying from Radio Shack about 30 years ago! I just got off the phone with FIOS and they informed me that if I switched to them (I have Optimum Internet now) they would be utilizing the very same coax cable that already exists from the street to my bedroom, and from there to my living room, that was installed I think 25 years ago.
lol No wonder they are limited to 1080i!
So is this it? Is this the best that "pay TV" can do now? I may have to go with it anyway if I want to watch MLB and NHL games, but is Satellite any better? Anything with DSL? Or am I going to be basically locked into paying these companies between $100.00 and $200.00 a month for broadcast quality that I was getting before the turn of the new millennium?
I mean, if so, okay. I will have to suck it up until something better comes along. I am not looking to cut off my nose to spite my face here. But I was wondering if there was something better than what Optimum or FIOS are offering in terms of premium TV?