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And the BEST thing about SLING TV, and I "believe", the upcoming Sony VUE TV:
YOU CAN START AND STOP IT, AT WILL. With this type of availability, Sling TV/Sony VUE may not become the "household" standard for most people, but if you have vacation homes/condos/etc... You can start and stop TV at your whim.
NICE!!! Not as good as the old DISH NOW PREPAID setup once was(you could order Dish levels 100/200/250 BY THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!), but close.
I will use myself as an example. Say I cut the cord. haven't yet, but the day SEEMS to be drawing closer. Especially if HBO/SHOWTIME/Etc... all begin to offer streaming versions of their own that are worth it, and also allow START/STOP at your leisure service.
Anyway, after this Sunday's Super Bowl, i go into a sports FOG. I "like" hockey, but really don't care until playoffs. NBA is a joke. But alas after first couple rounds of playoffs, I will pay attention. NCAA Tournament is almost 2 months away, and I can catch most of that on OTA(on TBS and TNT as well). And I have my MLB fix covered by MLB.TV
So I could/should technically shut down all Cable type service for like 2-3 months. Save some pesos, and come back when I am ready for it. Especially the Sports stuff. For me, the best time of year for sports is Aug-Dec. Great football, and great MLB action(till Nov).
And since I can start and stop, I could save about $60-$120/yr, just cutting off sports alone. And if I want to watch the likes of shows like Walking Dead/Game of Thrones/Ray Donavan/etc... Well hell, now I can either pay for SONY VUE plus HBO/Showtime/etc..., or just order the episodes at $2.00/each(too pricey. $1/each would be fair IMHO)
Man, I am really looking forward to this, and all the possibilities.
And with the announcement today by the FCC that BROADBAND ISP now means 25Mbps DOWNLOAD/1 Mbps Upload MINIMUM, which would give Comcast a CLEAR MONOPOLY on that service, could cause that deal to sink.
Man, I hope so. But money talks, and BS walks.