Resources

CordCutters – news and reviews of services and devices

The Streamable – reviews of services and devices (GR channel comparisons)

Consumer Reports – unbiased guide to services and devices

Cord Cutting Tech Support Group – Facebook group dedicated to helping each other

SupposeTV – compare available channels for your area

MyBundle.TV – find the right channels across all streaming services

CNET – channel comparison grid

BroadbandNow – find plans and prices for Internet providers

AllConnect – compare Internet and TV prices

FCC – find what Internet services are available to you

AntennaWeb – discover where TV towers are located

The TV Answer Man – questions and answers all about TV

Cable and Satellite Providers

Xfinity/Comcast – 800-934-6489

  • 25 MBPS – $20/mo
  • 100 MBPS – $35-40/mo
  • 200 MBPS – $45-50/mo
  • 400 MBPS (Extreme Internet) – $50/mo
  • 600 MBPS (Extreme Pro Internet) – $60/mo
  • 1000 MBPS (Gigabit Internet) – $70/mo
  • Gateway modem/router  – $14/mo
  • $70 tech installation
  • Compatible modems/routers
  • Xfinity 200 Channels (Preferred) = $90 + $20 broadcast fee + $15 sports fee – $10 auto-pay paperless = $115 + taxes + HD recievers
  • Xfinity 125 Channels (Extra) = $70 + $20 broadcast fee + $15 sports fee – $10 auto-pay paperless = $95 + taxes + HD recievers

AT&T U-verse – 800-288-2020

  • 100 MBPS – $60/mo. includes router. No rental difference.
  • 1 TB data per month, $10 for 50GB overage (unlimited data is $30/mo)
  • $99 tech installation or $35 DIY
  • Normal cost is $100/mo for 100 mbps or $80/mo for 30 mbps

Spectrum/Charter – 877-492-5639

  • 200 mbps (Spectrum Internet) – $49.99 (some locations max out at 60 or 100 Mbps)
  • 400 mbps (Spectrum Internet Ultra) – $69.99
  • 940 mbps (Spectrum Internet Gig) – $109.99
  • Compatible modems/routers

Dish Network

Streaming Providers

YouTube TV – $65/month, 85+ channels (all locals), unlimited DVR, 3 live streams

Hulu + Live TV – $65/month, 65+ channels (all locals), better DVR costs an extra $10/month, 2 live streams (unlimited streams costs $10/month)

Hulu (No Ads) – $12/month, no commercials, about 46 channels (none live)

Hulu – $6/month, about 46 channels (none live)

AT&T TV

  • $85/month Choice Plan, no contract, has Bally Sports RSN, local channels, top 35 cable channels, MLB Network, NBA TV, 20 hour DVR, $10 for unlimited DVR
  • $95/month Ultimate Plan, no contract, has all of the above plus NHL Network, 20 hour DVR, $10 for unlimited DVR
  • $65/month Choice plan, 2-year contract, second year is $110/month, extra $8.50 RSN fee, unlimited DVR

Sling TV (blue) – $35/month, 50+ channels, 50-hour DVR, 3 device streams, no locals

Sling TV (orange) – $35/month, 30+ channels, 50-hour DVR, 1 device stream, includes ESPN, no locals

Sling TV (blue + orange) – $50/month, includes more sports, no locals

fuboTV – $65/month, 250 hour DVR, 3 live streams, local channels except ABC

Philo – $20/month, 60 live and on-demand channels, no local channels, unlimited DVR (saved for 30 days)

Pluto TV – FREE, 250 channels, many movies

tubi – FREE, thousands of movies and shows

Crackle – FREE, mainstream movies and shows & some originals

IMDb TV – FREE, recent movies and shows, with some originals

The Roku Channel – FREE, shows and movies from various producers

WatchYour.tv – FREE, classic movies and TV shows

XUMO – FREE, premium networks

MLB.TV – $130/season/all teams or $110/season/one team. Tigers are blacked out.

VPN – NordVPN, ExpressVPN

Antenna Options

Clearstream for antennas

  • Need antenna, wifi, Clearstream TV app installed, Clearstream device
  • Need to use iOS or Android device to finish set up
  • Device connects directly to antenna
  • Install app onto mobile device
  • Place device close to router
  • Device becomes an access point
  • Add Clearstream app to Roku

Payment Options

Freshbooks DIY Consult – https://my.freshbooks.com/#/checkout/0eec79055dd24ce3a82c9d6f0ffcd554

Freshbooks Doorbell Install – https://my.freshbooks.com/#/checkout/d70ce20594b845a38732488bbecec02c

Venmo – @David-DeJonge-2

Cash – $DaveDeJonge