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Direct Tv Now.

Discussion in 'Television Providers' started by Dentman, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Possibly by end of week @Towen7 @Dentman . I am told my inquiry has stirred up things.
     
  2. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I guess you’ve got more stroke than I do. I left a voice mail and sent emails saying that Ive been holding out because I much, much prefer channel 2 for local news and such ... BUT ... that the idea of cutting the cord was more important and I’d be switching soon one way or the other.
     
  3. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Perhaps. We shall see
     
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  4. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    That would be great. I'm getting my rabbit ears out for the Superbowl non the less. I'm far too much of a light weight to sit at a bar for the whole thing.
     
  5. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Just hooked up the rabbit ears. I'm getting 9 channels including NBC 2 perfectly without touching the antenna once. I'm a happy man!
     
  6. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I just visited a corporate owned AT&T store to add a device to my family plan and the pressure to sign up for DirecTV Now was intense. The person helping me worked hard to get me to sign up. Then another guy walked by and started talking to me about it. Then the manager came over while I was waiting for my agent to return from doing something and tried to sell me. I couldn't believe how hard they worked me.
     
  7. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    I wish they had told me about it when I was in there a few months ago. Actually I wish I had been told about xfinity's streaming service. I guess because at this point it's hard to get the xfinity service on anything more then a mobile device. Still, it was free.
     
  8. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Nice. Yeah I built a bunch of antennas for friends for OTA. I will keep you posted on channel 2. Hoping end of this week as mentioned before
     
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  9. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    There’s an inordinate amount my of attention being given to the net number of video subscribers. With the ARPU for OTT being lower than linear it’s critical that for every linear subscriber lost, more then one OTT subscriber is added. But I’m sure you knew that.
     
  10. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Oh, I understand the goals, but after the first hard sell and my refusal it got silly.

    With the last sales attempt I went into detail on the math problem - the cost to benefit ratio, and such. They didn't like hearing it.
     
  11. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    You know what I do for a living, right?

    It’s all I can do to stop myself from pitching DTVnow right now.
     
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  12. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Best $20.00 A month I've ever spent.
     
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  13. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    I just got an email from Direct TV. CBS was added to our local chanels.
     
  14. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I really, really need to get some time during the day to make the switch. I also need to up my internet speed first. Oddly it’s harder to signup for AT&T services as an employee than it is for the general public.
     
  15. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Good luck.
    So far it's been great with one exception. My internet speed drops from oveer 150 down to as low as 20mgps. Most times it's around 8-9pm. If not for that my experience has been nothing but positive.
     
  16. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks for the tip. I plan to install some cabling so I can upgrade to a faster speed (currently at 45mbps) it’s just so hard to find the time.
     
  17. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    @Towen7 going to call my friend tomorrow. I know it isn't channel 2. May light another fire
     
  18. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks but you don’t hsve to bother anyone. I’m switching regardless.
     
  19. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Cool. Fyi the update is the issue seems to be the coding for close captioning and AT&T getting the proper software capability. I believe that's the hold up and that's on their end
     
  20. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I finally pulled the trigger today.

    Full disclosure… as an AT&T management employee I get a significant discount on services. But even with that I couldn’t justify what I was paying for linear TV. For what feels like forever I’ve had the highest tier plan with all the premium channels. Over the last year I’ve been slowing reducing that. First premium channels, then slowing dropping down the tiers. I finally signed up for the Gotta Have It plan with about 120 channels, many of which offer at least some on-demand content. So I actually end up with more channels than I had and my net savings will be $30 per month.

    I’m giving up my favorite local channel (see above posts) and whole home DVR. I’ll also miss the ability to pause and rewind live TV like I could with U-verse. Cloud DVR is coming soon but I’m not sure it’ll have the ability to pause and/or rewind a live stream.

    The only real flaw with the picture quality is what I’d describe as judder in scenes with fast moving cameras, like the Olympics.

    I’m a little nervous about not being able to mindlessly flip through the channels, especially at bed time, but I’m sure we’ll adapt.
     

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