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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:51 pm

No, I mean something where the client (if that's the right word) is in either the router or modem (not sure which) so that all traffic goes through the secured pipe.

Had a TechRadar thing promoted on my FB feed recently talking about this stuff, and it piqued my interest. The main reason why I don't use a VPN currently is because I thought you had to have device-level clients. If there's a one-size-fits-all option, I'd like to look into that.

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:56 pm

Okay, that's what I described above. For instance, my ASUS router can configure up to 5 different VPN clients, so that any device on my home network will be routed through one of them. I want to say that most VPN services offer OpenVPN clients, which this support. It also supports PPTP, but I wouldn't use that.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:30 pm

Cool, thanks for the pro-tip.

In the process of researching this, I have discovered that I have apparently owned a VPN-capable router for 5 years (Archer C7v2). So with that in mind....... any good VPN reccos? lol

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:42 pm

I don't use any, but I now @nocera and a few others may/did/do.

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Postby nocera » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:49 pm

I haven't used a VPN in years, but when I did I used unblock-us. I last used them from 2010-2014 and I would highly recommend. I cannot vouch for how they've been in the last 6 years or so, but when I used them, set up was easy, support was insanely fast (and free), and I never had any issues. For the price ($5/month) it was a no-brainer.

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Postby nocera » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:16 pm

AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh to launch on fuboTV in January 2021
https://appleosophy.com/2020/12/01/att- ... january-1/

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:13 pm

I saw that AT&T Sportsnet was back on FiOS in Pittsburgh, too.

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Postby skullman80 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:41 pm

I saw that AT&T Sportsnet was back on FiOS in Pittsburgh, too.
Yeah noticed that tonight randomly.

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:01 pm

Does anyone here have fubo? When hockey comes back I'm debating switching from yttv. I really like yttv but if fubo isn't too shabby a minor step down for attsn is worth it to me.

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Postby dodint » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:29 pm

I expect Pens games to be blacked out on it. For no particular reason other than they have always made it near impossible to watch Pens games in market online legally.

Does the service have DVR?

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:30 pm

It wouldn't be blacked out. Cloud DVR 250-1,000 hours of storage depending on your plan

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:19 am

65 bucks a month... I currently pay $107 a month through comcast for internet and pretty much the same channel line up. Internet on its own currently through comcast would be $40 for 200 mbps (if I could convince them to give me that deal).

Seems like a wash.

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Postby LITT » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:29 am

Does anyone here have fubo? When hockey comes back I'm debating switching from yttv. I really like yttv but if fubo isn't too shabby a minor step down for attsn is worth it to me.
i am cutting the cord in august when my fios contract is up and its sort of overwhelming to process all of the streaming services that are out there.

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Postby dodint » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:31 am

There is a good website for that, I'll see if I can find it.

Edit: https://www.cnet.com/news/hulu-plus-liv ... -compared/

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Postby LITT » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:59 am

this is helpful ty

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Postby nocera » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:03 am

Are the games blacked out on AT&T Now? It's available in the Max package (which also include HBO) at $80/month.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:26 pm

There is a good website for that, I'll see if I can find it.

Edit: https://www.cnet.com/news/hulu-plus-liv ... -compared/
I copied their Google Sheet to go through it again, and then looked at all of my TiVo OnePasses to see which channels we record. As expected, not a single service provides them all, so we'd have to invest in two in order to retain what we have now. And it's not just one random channel I can live without, it's channels that we watch a lot of. Hulu with Live TV comes the closest, but I'm not giving up CC, and my daughter wouldn't like the loss of Nick Jr.

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Postby Beveridge » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:57 pm

Subscribe to Noggin, live without CC, save money.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:22 pm

I spoke too soon. I looked through the list again and missed a number of channels. Fubo is now the closest, but it'd take Fubo, YTTV, and Hulu to make up everything. Ah well, maybe some day these guys will expand their lineup offering, because right now it pales in comparison to traditional cable.

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Postby Viva la Ben » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:19 pm

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Postby pens9192 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:06 pm

So when the new releases are on HBO Max for one month do you have to pay extra to watch it? If not, whoa.

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Postby nocera » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:09 pm

So when the new releases are on HBO Max for one month do you have to pay extra to watch it? If not, whoa.
Nope, no additional cost. I look for Disney+ to do the same thing, specifically with Black Widow.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:55 pm

It won't cost any more, but HBO suspended the free trial option ahead of this announcement.

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Postby eddy » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:52 pm

It won't cost any more, but HBO suspended the free trial option ahead of this announcement.
I have a bunch of emails with 14 day free trials codes from buying stuff on best buy over black friday. Wonder if those will work during that?

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:00 pm

It might depend on where you live. (In CA, you can't put an expiration date on a gift card/certificate, but I'm not sure if that applies to redemption codes.)

Issuance of those codes could be considered an inducement to purchase, so I would hope they remain valid. Otherwise that's sort of bait-and-switch territory.

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