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  1. jamo

    2018 World Cup

    That Mbappé goal was awesome.
  2. jamo

    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    Sure, but he could have threatened to boycott, or sue, or get his followers to boycott. Things Air France would care about.
  3. jamo

    Cutting the Cord…

    The first downside I've found with YouTube TV: it doesn't support 5.1. It's 2.0-only at this point. I've read that Google has said it's "coming soon," at least. Everything else sounds great on the system, though. Movies and video games were really cool. Went with option b and mounted the soundbar to the front of the TV stand. All is well, though it looks kinda goofy sticking off the front of the stand. Looking at getting just a cheapo alarm clock to stick in my TV stand. I'd like to get a big digital clock to put on the wall, but I worry it'll be too obtrusive. I'd like to avoid a manual clock because you can't see them in the dark very well.
  4. Should work fine, though the bottom is a little bumpier than most sneakers. The description even says "ready to be worn on and off the course."
  5. jamo

    Cutting the Cord…

    Turned in my cable box and signed up for HBO Now. All told, I should be saving around $50 a month. I decided to leverage that by buying a soundbar and a universal remote, since I had to turn in the Comcast one. I already had a Vizio 2.1 soundbar on my other TV, but I went with a 5.1 system for the main one. It's pretty slick, and the surround speakers connect to the woofer, which connects to the soundbar wirelessly. The remote I got is a Logitech Harmony 665, which seems to work fine. I may upgrade eventually to one of their nicer units, but this one is fine for now. The next issue? The soundbar blocks my TV's IR receiver, so I either have to raise the TV up or mount the soundbar to the front of my TV stand. I plan on trying the latter. It's a shitty Ikea stand, so it's not a huge deal if I mess it up. EDIT: The other issue is that losing the cable box means I don't have a clock in my living room anymore, and I find myself constantly looking where the box used to be for the time.
  6. I think the report said they'd be mic'd the whole time.
  7. I'll watch. Could be fun.
  8. jamo

    Cutting the Cord…

    One of the biggest reasons I've wanted to ditch Comcast is that in the last few months they stopped allowing you to set a DVR recording when you're not on your home network (some patent lawsuit or something). Most of my more important DVR recordings tend to be of the "oh shit I forgot to record that game" variety, which I used to be able to set from my phone. (My other recordings are just season passes of TV shows, which VOD works nearly as well for. Honestly the best part about the DVR for that is the organized interface.) The Comcast iPhone app was also extremely slow, and you had to have a perfect connection just to do things like look at a list of your DVR or pull up the channel guide. I've so far been extremely impressed by the picture. It seems to be higher quality and smoother than the individual apps ESPN, NBC Sports, etc. And I haven't had a single buffering issue. I use it on one device (the Xbox One I mention below) that's wired to my router, so that's no surprise, but my AppleTV is up a flight of stairs and still I don't have any issues. The lack of station numbers bugs me too. I also wish I could move the stations around in my channel list (or maybe I can - I haven't dug around too too much). I agree that the banner is annoying, but my cable did that too, so I'm used to it. I think mine are also translucent, not opaque. I think I understand. I probably just don't place the same emphasis on skipping repetitive commercials as you do (or, at least, the next few months will let me know if I do). I use an Xbox One for one of my TVs and an AppleTV 4K for the other. The AppleTV interface is much, much more responsive, but I think that's mostly because the Xbox One remote I have is so shitty. I'm planning on getting a universal remote for that TV (though if that uses IR too it probably won't be any better). I still might do the trial of PS Vue and some of the others, but YouTube TV has the best channel lineup for me.
  9. jamo

    Cutting the Cord…

    By "blocked" you just mean it makes you watch the VOD version, right? I've been doing the trial for a week now and haven't found that particularly annoying. I usually forget to fast forward through commercials with cable anyway. Honestly, I'd rather watch a commercial than the weird waiting screen ESPN gives you.
  10. jamo

    Cutting the Cord…

    I took the plunge and signed up for the YouTube TV trial last week. Really liking it, so I called today to cancel my Comcast TV and phone and keep the internet. They decided to cancel everything, so I just spent an hour on the phone trying to get back up and running. Got lucky that the work order had only partially go through so they could salvage my account. I'm back up and running until Thursday when I'll take my cable box down to the Comcast store. I figure worst case I can always switch back. YouTube TV has a much better DVR than Comcast. Comcast stopped allowing you to set DVR recordings when not on your home network, which really annoyed me. I think I'll end up saving a little money, but not a ton, and I'll lose a few channels than I seldom watch. The biggest downside is probably that everything's a little less seamless. We'll see.
  11. jamo

    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    It seems so bizarre to even "threaten" to WD. Air France doesn't give a shit if he can't play a golf tournament.
  12. jamo

    2019 Masters Lottery

    Rejected 😞
  13. jamo

    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    They don't have golf stores or pro shops in Manchester?
  14. jamo

    Phil Mickelson Rule

    I voted no because, as people have noted in this thread and in the other, the Rules seem to already allow for him to be DQ'd.
  15. jamo

    Personal Goofy Rules

    No ball markers. If someone's ball hits yours, you get to "send" them, like in croquet.

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