I'd be happy for $60/month because I currently pay over $100 for the most basic DirecTV package. $45 of that is just for hardware rental.
In this day of media streaming, with net-neutrality just a distant memory, its very important to use a fully encrypted DNS service. Although that certainly doesn't encrypt your data, it does prevent your ISP from spying on you and potentially slowing your streaming data. Someday ISPs will figure out how to get around that, but since today 99.999% of people don't encrypt DNS, its likely not a priority for them. YES, a VPN service will make your transmissions 100% secure, but they have many negatives and many streaming services don't even allow them. If fact most don't.
So I'm not the big TV person in the family, my wife is, so she sets the requirements.
So requirement 1: Receive and record local ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX channels. I think a TIVO and antenna can do this, maybe an HDHomerun. (Can that record?)
Requirement 2: Receive and record a few "cable channels" like Lifetime, Comedy, CNN, Bravo, HGTV and one or two more. This is what I'm hoping with the streaming package. More recording time, the better.
Sling Blue looks pretty interesting and if you add DVR, that might work with added local channels with an antenna.
Getting this on more than one TV would be nice. And that's it. Any solution that doesn't meet these requirements really isn't a solution.
Edited by ano, 14 March 2019 - 11:18 PM.