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  1. lparsons21

    Directv/AT&T to pay dealers 70% of commissions for March/April

    Yep you do have streamers that cost that much, but that is still cheaper in most cases than satellite TV.
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    Directv/AT&T to pay dealers 70% of commissions for March/April

    I would think satellite TV is a tough sell these days. Between the bundling deals cable offers and streaming content, they are literally priced out of the market except in those areas where sat tv is the only choice.
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    DirecTV VOD - satellite or internet?

    So probably do on demand overnight would be in order. I assume that it will download even if their cell service is being throttled?
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    DirecTV VOD - satellite or internet?

    Right. They are planning on subbing to D* satellite service for TV. They have a 5th wheel and have been traveling for the last 2 years and finally bought a house. I had told them that I wouldn’t sign up with any contract service right now because there is nearly zip new on TV these days. They...
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    DirecTV VOD - satellite or internet?

    Asking for my daughter. They bought a house way out in the boonies right next to the Mark Twain national forest and internet is problematic. Meaning if they need it today it is either satellite or cell. It has been quite a few years since I’ve had D*, so I don’t know.
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    Free Previews and Free Channels (Covid-19 Response)

    I don’t agree looking at it from a corporation standpoint. ATT, like other companies are getting hard hits these days, by doling this out a week at a time with an ad that tells about, it keeps their company name in the public eye so that when all this finally dies down people will remember them...
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    Free Previews and Free Channels (Covid-19 Response)

    That is a lot of free channels added for the lower levels. Good on ATT for that.
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    AT&T TV National Launch

    Right now I would think that signing up with any service that has an extended contract period is just nuts! Sports are on hiatus for at least a month, late night has died off, and on other shows, when they run out of episodes already in the can, will be reruns. I would wait until all of this...
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    What will happen to Directv going forward

    While it is nice that the Smart TVs exist, the problem with them is the same problem we’ve had with tablets and phones not made by Apple. And that is that soon after the new models come out they quit doing updates/upgrades to their software. Until that changes the streaming boxes will always be...
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    What will happen to Directv going forward

    ATT’s public position is that their current streaming offerings are not really competing with the other streaming services that offer essentially the same thing. Unfortunately for them, most people I’ve seen posting about it find that position to be utter hogwash! They are currently stuck in...
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    AT&T TV National Launch

    I noticed some strange things about how ATT sells this new service. If you do to their main website, it shows the levels with a 2 year contract, ETFs and a hefty discount for the first year. Also requires the box, the cost of which is buried in the overall cost of the service. If you go to...
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    What will happen to Directv going forward

    There isn’t any refusal to issue aggressive discounts from DirecTV, they are still available and as usual over history they are hit or miss. The only difference is they keep bragging that they don’t plan on doing that in order to keep trying to fly that ‘premium’ monicker. You know the old “low...
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    What will happen to Directv going forward

    My daughter and her husband have been doing cell only for about 2 years as they were traveling with a big honking 5th wheel. She said that most of the time it just wasn’t a big deal as they could stream via phone or using the phone as a hotspot. And now that they’ve bought a country home deep...
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    AT&T TV Launches Nationwide February 2020

    Yeah, in spite of ATT not wanting to be compared to other streamers, their competition is YTTV and Hulu+Live and both offer more for less with no commitment. Even assuming both of those services raise prices this year, they would still be a better buy. ATT’s service sole plus IMO, is the box...
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    AT&T TV Launches Nationwide February 2020

    Yeah, the first year pricing is a fair price and is competitive with other streamers. But that 2nd year pricing is not even in the ballpark of worst case scenarios with combos of other streamers. And when you consider that the trend is for smaller channel bundles at lower prices and no...
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    AT&T TV Launches Nationwide February 2020

    You seem to think the ATT way will be successful, I don’t or at least not for long. All indications that two things are at play. 1. The cost of TV - people are talking with their wallets more and more. That’s where the current linear viewers are now and they’ve been dropping cable/sat in droves...
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    AT&T TV Launches Nationwide February 2020

    So far, other than HBO Max, ATT seems stuck on the fat channel count with fat prices. I think the days of that being viable are coming to a close in spite of the verbiage from ATT management. Prices just have gotten too high and the consumer is speaking by cancelling subscriptions and getting...
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    2020 Price Increase for DirecTV & U-Verse TV

    My kids are a lot older than that and that pretty much describes what and how they watch. My grandkids are the same. Hell, even I watch more streaming these days than live/recorded TV. I’m very close to cutting the cable off. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Darned good question! If streaming becomes the norm then the future for local stations looks fairly bleak. Consider that they started as ad-supported only and are now making more money with carriage fees, and if streamers don’t carry them and cable/sat dies down, how will they stay in business...
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    Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

    Yep, as people cut the cord and find there are other ways to watch shows instead of the linear way we do now, we might very well see that the cable/sat replacement streamers have a tough road ahead. Currently some of the ad-supported free streamers are gaining subscriptions and being more...
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