I have a 67" 1080P DLP Samsung display, Harman Kardon AVR3600 HDMI receiver, Sony BDP-something Blu-Ray, and a Logitech harmony remote (I think it is the 660).
We recently had fiber cable laid in our neighborhood and I am considering dropping my cable internet service for fiber. I can get 20/20 down/up for $50/month vs the 15/2 I am getting now for the same price. I also have the option to go to 50/50 ($70 or $80/mo) or 100/100 ($100/mo) with fiber should I choose too.
I am considering dropping Dish for streaming content. I do not currently have any devices capable of streaming content. I currently have an Amazon Prime account, and would like to utilize it for more than free shipping and occasionally watching a movie on our iPad's. I was a NetFlix customer and don't really want to go back if I can help it.
I have 2 problems.
#1 live sports. I am an NFL junkie. I am a transplanted San Diego Chargers fan (I no longer live in their market). What are my options? I have heard the PS3 has a deal where you can purchase the NFL Sunday Ticket for the PS3 without having a DirecTV subscription. How would this work? It only has out of network games, right? So what about games being broadcast in my local area? Will I need an OTA antennae to get these? How about Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night football on NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network respectively. I assume I can get SNF from NBC via an OTA antennae, but what about ESPN & NFL Network?
#2 The first thing my wife asked when I suggest this is "what about Food Network". She loves cooking shows. What are the options to replace Food Network via streaming? I have heard there is an offering, but it won't be Food Network, it will be something else. I imagine they have parity in programming? She also asked about "Bravo" as she is a fan of the various "Real Housewives" series.
Those are the huge items, secondary would be getting content from the networks, like "TheVoice", and various other shows like CSI, The Big Band Theory, etc. We also watch shows from TNT or TBS (Leverage & Southland) and USA. Is this a problem? I currently do not get AMC, so no "Breaking Bad", but I would REALLY like to be able to get that show. I am sure I am missing a few other shows we watch, but in general how does content offered online compare to what I have now?
I hate commercials. DVR is awesome. Will the online options just irritate me with forced commercials that I can't forward through like I can with the DVR?
I was looking at the Roku boxes. Is this compatible with Logitech Harmony remotes?
If I cut the cord, will I save money based on what I am paying now and what I want to get (aside from the extra cost of the Sunday Ticket)?
What other information should I be providing? Or what questions should I be asking?