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Podcast: The Cord Cutting Show Episode 3


Epidose #3 of The Cord Cutting Show is now online! AFTVnews, CordCuttersNews, and TheStreamingAdvisor have teamed up to bring you a weekly podcast about cord cutting.

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The Cord Cutting Show

Today’s Hosts:

Luke from

Elias from

Ryan from

Today’s Stories:

Cablevision bundles Web, Digital Antenna, and optional HBO Now in new “Cord Cutter” package

Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger called off due to the FCC. Plus, Time Warner Cable talking with Charter now and T-Mobile even thinking about cable companies.

OUYA looking for a buyer — Will it be Amazon?

Make Sure You Know Which Roku 3 Model You Are Buying

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5 Responses to Podcast: The Cord Cutting Show Episode 3

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    Darren April 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

    I have heard you guys mention sling in all the episodes but nobody has even mentioned the problems that it has. I,E. crappy codec that unless you use full bandwidth at 3.7mbs the rest options look like total crap. The high quality can not pass as even 480p. It looks like the original attempt of compressing an hd signal on sat when it was all muted, blocky and extremely soft. the full bandwidth looks perfectly fine but they could achieve that same quality at half the bandwidth.

    All the channels that still keep getting content blocked due to some odd copyright yet if you actually had dish it would not have these issues.

    During prime time they end up having lots of issues with people not actually being able to watch their shows due to their system not being able to handle the people trying to watch it. Its not as bad now but still happens.

    Another very annoying problem is the “catching up” issues. Your watching a channel, everything looks good, no network slowdowns, no glitches in the show then all of a sudden it goes away and says Catching up and now your a few seconds ahead, possibly missing vital part of the show your watching. Why is this catching up happening? Something is happening on their end that is causing this issue.
    I think much of these issues all point to their crappy codec they use. I can have prime and or netflix playing on 2 tvs and my 2 tablets and computer and our phones and all videos look perfect, all this on 30meg down connection but yet 1 device watching sling has all these issues. Sling has a long way to go to become a reliable source of entertainment.

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    Gary May 1, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    Enjoying the podcast so far. Would love to hear you guys cover the HDHomerun DVR Kickstarter project.

    Maybe at some point you guys could do some sort of reviews on some cordcutting products such as antennas, dvr’s (Tablo, ChannelMaster DVR+), and such?? Keep up all of the great work!

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      Admin May 1, 2015 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks! I will add the idea of a review section to the list of ideas. Please let your friends know about the podcast.

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    Darren May 2, 2015 at 3:31 am #

    I should have mentioned that I to have listened to the podcasts and think they are very good. This one had a little trouble with audio but that cant really be helped when you have remote folks and your at the whim of the internet gods. Sorry if my initial post seemed hostile in any way, it really wasnt meant to be. As a cord cutter myself I still feel that sling is still “packaging” us and would have liked the service better if they had given us the choice of our basic channels for the $20 or offered them at a price per channel, I think then they would truly understand what us cord cutters watch.

    For my $20 to sling, out of the 20 channels I get, I still only watch about 5 of them which still means I am paying more money for the channels I dont watch just like when I left directv. Im still not sure if I will keep them when my 3 months are up (I figured why not, got the fire stick for it). At least it isnt on a contract.

    Thanks for all of you guys hard work on the podcast. It is one of the very few audio podcasts that I listen to. Any thoughts about making it into a video podcast maybe?

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      Admin May 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback! We did talk a bit about that in episode one. We will keep it in mind.