No cable available, don't want dish.

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I don't watch much TV, but enjoy sports (thus ESPN). Use antenna (can get major broadcast networks and Fox, PBS) on a very good Pioneer Elite Plasma with separate tuner, and have wireless broadband (>10Mbps)for my internet, about 400 yds. from tower.
Really don't want dish or millions of channels I won't watch. Using broadband to my Apple Time Capsule router, what can I use to get a signal to my Pioneer receiver (wireless or wired, it's only about 10' away from router), that would allow me to access something with ESPN. No cable is available out here in the country. Do I need a separate subscription for ESPN, and if so, to whom?
 

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Since you have an Apple Time Capsule, I would consider buying the AppleTV v4, which Sling has a special on for $60 off with a 3 month subscription HERE. It connects to your router and has an HDMI port to connect to your TV, although the cable is not included with the AppleTV kit.

I would expect that is sufficient to stream sports if you are not using bandwidth for anything else. HERE are their recommendations. Sling says that 12Mbps is sufficient to stream 4K at 30fps with no other devices being used, although I'm not sure that I would totally believe that, but I do think that 1080p should be no problem at 60fps.
 

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Thanks, Beast; I 've looked at Sling and it appears that I can subscribe to this service but I still have ??'s:

What hardware do I need from my router (Apple Time Capsule) to the TV receiver? There must be a black box that takes the signal from the router (either hardwire or wireless) and feeds it to the receiver (via HMDI port?)

Is the streaming signal from Sling sufficient for fast action sports (as I mentioned, my download to the router is usually 10-14 Mbps).
 

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Since you have an Apple Time Capsule, I would consider buying the AppleTV v4, which Sling has a special on for $60 off with a 3 month subscription HERE. It connects to your router and has an HDMI port to connect to your TV, although the cable is not included with the AppleTV kit.

I would expect that is sufficient to stream sports if you are not using bandwidth for anything else. HERE are their recommendations. Sling says that 12Mbps is sufficient to stream 4K at 30fps with no other devices being used, although I'm not sure that I would totally believe that, but I do think that 1080p should be no problem at 60fps.
 
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