- Dec 23, 2009
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Whether I was on my phone, Roku, or tablet picture and sound played very well, in fact ESPN played better through Sling TV than the Watch ESPN app. Early on there were some authentication issues but that problem was resolved quickly by the techs. The other thing that impressed me was the customer service. The CSRs have been very helpful and friendly whether I was looking to add content, remove content, or ask about an issue.
The question have to be is it worth it?
For me it is and because of it I felt comfortable cutting the cord and ditching cable for good. Now is this for everyone, nope. The people who will benefit the most from Sling TV are those who do not watch a lot of tv and looking to cut the cord but hesitated because they would not be able to catch the occasional sports. Between programs like Hulu, Netflix, USTVNOW, and Sling TV a person looking to cut the cord can feel comfortable doing so especially if they are not a big tv watcher.
Unfortunately this would not be the ideal program for those in a multiple tv home as you can only watch the content on one device at a time. Hopefully in the future they will allow for use on multiple devices. The other cons are the lack of channels as well as following the cable model by selling packages versus allowing users to fully customize and choose which channels they want to buy.
Overall I have to say I have been impressed with Sling TV, yeah they still have some things to work on such as allow for use on multiple devices, expand their options (i.e NFL Network), and allow for more customization of channels, but Sling TV is moving the industry in the right direction toward cord cutters and away from cable packages and forced content.
1800 toll free and long distance calls are becoming a thing of the past thanks to where we are at with wireless. There was a time when the choice of telephone service was based on long distance rates. As a result many businesses purchased toll free lines (1800) but in this wireless era where calls in the US are the same regardless whether you call the guy next door or across states. So question is will companies continue to invest in the toll free number system?
Google's Zero rate mobile, do you think that is a slippery slope heading in the direction against net