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Two personal observations.
SlingTV was disappointing for its lack of a streaming catalogue for many shows. You could watch a new show like Atlanta on FX the next day which was great, but TBS shows could mostly only be watched live. If you missed a show there was no way to then watch it.
The biggest game changer for me was adding the Channels app - combined with an OTA antenna wired to an HDHomeRun Connect that I wired to my router. Setup was a breeze and the whole setup was just over $100 in one-time costs. Cannot DVR OTA TV but I can time-shift it with about a 90 minute buffer. If you watch so many sports that you need ESPN or a regional sports network this won't do, but if you just want to catch the NFL or other major network-TV games, this is the slickest setup. I could pull up a game, pause it for 60 minutes and go about doing stuff, then watch the game and skip commercials and catch up to live near the end of the game. You also get better quality from the OTA signal.