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post #3661 of 3674 Old 04-29-2017, 10:03 AM
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is it possible to get the Atl Braves over the air? I am going to cut the cable but wanted to better understand my options is seeing the braves?
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I believe the Braves are only broadcast locally on Fox Sports cable Networks.

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That's correct, there are no Braves games OTA anymore. I'm not aware of any legal option to stream Braves games without a cable or satellite subscription, as even though MLB.tv will let you stream in-market games this season, you have to authenticate through a TV provider.
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I believe the Braves are only broadcast locally on Fox Sports cable Networks.

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Yep. I have PlayStation Vue, has the Fox Sports regionals. Even has side by side on the PS4 which I've used to watch the Hawks and the Braves at the same time. Also has Ch46 and 5. I have a special rate, which includes all the channels (over 100?) plus the Showtime channels, for $48 a month and up to five can watch simultaneously. We have it on the iPad, PS3, PS4 and Roku. But you don't need a PlayStation to get it, just a PlayStation account.


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There should be a fairly good sling.tv option as well - still not as good as OTA, obviously.
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There should be a fairly good sling.tv option as well - still not as good as OTA, obviously.


Vue has unlimited dvr, keeps your shows for a month included and allows up to 5 simultaneous feeds. Sling, when I had it, had no dvr and only allowed 1 feed at a time. I think since then they've introduced a dvr, and allowed more than 1 simultaneous feed, but they cost extra. Vue is also the hands down winner of any tv service when it comes to app access. I've yet met an offered Roku or smart phone app that I can't use with my Vue credentials.


EDIT: Roku TVs have a software update where you can pause live OTA tv.


https://blog.roku.com/blog/2016/11/0...h-roku-os-7-5/

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Yep. I have PlayStation Vue, has the Fox Sports regionals. Even has side by side on the PS4 which I've used to watch the Hawks and the Braves at the same time. Also has Ch46 and 5. I have a special rate, which includes all the channels (over 100?) plus the Showtime channels, for $48 a month and up to five can watch simultaneously. We have it on the iPad, PS3, PS4 and Roku. But you don't need a PlayStation to get it, just a PlayStation account.


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How did you get that special rate for PSVue?
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How did you get that special rate for PSVue?


I got it when it first was offered nationally. And there was a special for Showtime for a year at $3.99/month.


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Ugh. Reception is still fine though.


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Those channels on 14 are useless in W. Cobb where I'm at, oh well.


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I'm not sure if he does full installs but Luis fixed my OTA antenna that worked it's way out from the chimney, good job...

I found him through Franco at Smart TV Installation of Atlanta. Don't want to post his cell here.


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In general, do the Atlanta ota channels still have better pq than their cable/satellite counterparts?
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In general, do the Atlanta ota channels still have better pq than their cable/satellite counterparts?
Cable and satelitte providers take the signals of WSB, WGCL, WXIA, etc, and dumb them down to cram them, and more, onto their services. Therefore, the majority of ota signals have a better appearance than what is seen on cable or satellite.
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Will the last subscriber leaving Dish Network please turn off the satellite.
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In general, do the Atlanta ota channels still have better pq than their cable/satellite counterparts?


They are broadcast less compressed, in 1080i, 720p or 480i and they are much more crisp due to less info being from the actual feed vs being filled in. Sports looks the best because it's coming in the original resolution. Basketball and baseball are just jaw dropping. Movies are shot on film and down converted to get 1080i or 720p which will leave some of the original source out. My one complaint about Channel Masters DVR+ is it takes those signals and upconverts them to 1080p. Anytime you do that it changes the original signal. Might be largely unnoticeable but I'd prefer the least amount of processing possible. Now Dish when I had them, let you dvr your OTA on some receivers so what you can is dvr from them a local program and OTA then compare the file size.

I'll never forget the first time they broadcast the Ten Commandments in HD on Easter weekend OTA, jaw dropping.

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