Author Topic: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)  (Read 1700 times)

ObviouslyNotAGolfer

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How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« on: June 01, 2017, 07:39:22 PM »
I went to the ABC site and entered my Charter email and password, but it didn't work because we only have Charter internet and not cable. I cut the cord five years ago and never looked back! Netflix, Hulu and Couchtuner offer more than enough for us at a small fraction of the price! I average an hour or two of TV a week at most. I would like to see the finals though!

Is there a way around this stupidity (People want to see your programming and will be subjected to your dumb commercials, but you won't let them unless they have cable!?!?1?!!)? Should I just buy a Leaf antenna? I have virtually no use for local broadcasting other than NBA.

Thanks.
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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 08:05:30 PM »
I'm watching on an antenna.

You could go to a friend's house, or a bar...

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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 08:31:47 PM »
Nah, I wanna relax in the comfort of my own home.

Hey, can you be a pal and post the score every two minutes???

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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 08:36:47 PM »
I bet you can find it on the radio, and refresh ESPN website constantly.

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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 09:00:16 PM »
It's on NBA.com

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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 08:17:53 AM »
I also cut the cord 6 months ago and I would HIGHLY recommend the Leaf 50. Unfortunately downstairs doesn't get FOX so not sure how I'm going to watch the Champions League this Saturday but I'll figure out a way. Plus it's only a one-time purchase of $50. It's been great for watching the Finals, the NFL, and college football.

Another avenue you can take a look into is Kodi on an Amazon Fire device...

I wrote a blog about cutting the cord, maybe it helps? http://khang-nguyen.com/?p=758

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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 08:24:07 AM »
If you're in a metro area reasonably close to the transmitter towers and your home isn't impermeable to the over-the-air signals, just get the antenna. Digital broadcast quality is just as good or better than streaming. It's pretty much a buy-it-for-life thing -- or at least as long as broadcasting is alive.

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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 09:50:42 AM »
Just get an antenna.  We got a cheap one for our TV and have not had any problems getting around 20 OTA channels.

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Re: How to stream the NBA finals (without cable)
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 04:19:15 PM »
Yep, buy an antenna. Short of that your choices would be to buy one of the streaming-only "cable" packages out there(make sure it offers ABC), search around for a peer to peer stream and subject yourself to poor quality and potential malware(plus the ethical problems), or find a non-contract cable service, sign up, watch the finals and then end your service.