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  1. VictoriaFTA

    Audience Network shutting down

    Good riddance. An exclusive 720p channel that you had to spend $50+ month for a specific cable/sat provider to get was always a cancerous business model. All of their content moving to HBO Max for $15/month with 4K streams is the best outcome for everybody.
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    Satellite TV piracy and account stacking

    That's because Dish Network/DirecTV's garbage over-compressed channels aren't worth pirating. They're not worth paying for and they're also not even worth watching even if you can get them for free. You can pirate all of that content from superior sources elsewhere. Certainly any scripted...
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    Free Playboy Channel for 3 months

    Lots of repeats, very few new shows being produced Also lately they seem to be airing a lot of just straight up hardcore porn junk series instead of the documentary series / TV-like "sexy" shows they used to produce in their heyday of a decade or so ago. Stuff like Undercover, Badass, Playboy...
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    More AT&T news story today / Streaming HBO Max

    How is it that such a large company can have such an incompetent marketing department? Why are there going to be so many different HBO brand names now delivering the same content? HBO, HBO Go, HBO Now, HBO Max. It's DirecTV, DirecTV Now, AT&T TV all over again. What a mess. Just call the...
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    Japan 8K and even 16K 120 fps news story / Very interesting read

    If only we could be so lucky. It's really difficult to immigrate there. I already looked. Then again I suppose the small number of migrants is why Japan is still such a nice culturally homogeneous place with strong social cohesion and a miniscule crime rate. Unless you can find a Japanese waifu...
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    Japan 8K and even 16K 120 fps news story / Very interesting read

    Meh. I am not really interested in further resolution increases until they bring back stereoscopic 3D. It needs to be implemented as a video quality improvement standard just like color was. High resolution, high framerate, HDR video with 3D. Now that's what I'm talking about. Right now I have a...
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    NFL will NOT be 4k hdr / will be 1080P hdr upconverted to 4k hdr

    Hell yeah dude. If you can't tell the difference in clarity between 720p and 1080i content you need to get your eyes checked. Fox and ESPN/ABC backhauls always look blurry as hell compared to the 1080i backhauls from CBS/Viacom/NBC/Turner/etc. The quality of ESPN's Monday Night Football since...
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    NFL will NOT be 4k hdr / will be 1080P hdr upconverted to 4k hdr

    Fox half-assed HD with their pathetic 720p resolution broadcasts. It looked awful a decade ago and it still looks awful today. Fox and ABC look noticeably worse than every other channel. I cringe every time they get the rights to a live event that used to be held by a 1080i network. I just have...
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    AT&T Told to Sell DirecTV by Hedge Fund Investor

    Cover the whole country with a dying technology that no one wants anymore vs. covering at least half the country with a technology that everyone desires and will continue to desire for the foreseeable future. Brilliant business strategy! I know that whenever I look for a new place to live, the...
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    AT&T Told to Sell DirecTV by Hedge Fund Investor

    Apparently that $67 billion AT&T wasted on DirecTV could've been used to roll out fiber-to-the-home to 90% of all households in the United States -- not just territories AT&T currently operates wired services in! Report: For an Extra $70 Billion, FTTH Could be Available to 90% of U.S. Homes by...
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    AT&T Told to Sell DirecTV by Hedge Fund Investor

    Netflix's original programs / licensed foreign content acquisitions are really great. I spend most of my scripted TV viewing time on something that originated from Netflix or a foreign show they acquired the license to. They have tons of great Spanish shows! The other streaming services neglect...
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    AT&T Told to Sell DirecTV by Hedge Fund Investor

    Which one of these is the plan where they have 4K HDR streams and starting using x264 to encode their 1080p videos instead of that sh!tty Zencoder platform? Because they should drop all the other services and go with that one. Zencoder based streaming services are absolute garbage. Also, that...
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    AT&T TV Goes Live 8/19/2019

    My PC can play back 8K HEVC video @ 60 FPS, stereoscopic 3D and has 10GbE direct access to a 400 terabyte NAS server in my basement. This box will be inferior in every conceivable way. I'm shooting down this "service" for requiring hardware instead of being purely a software service like all of...
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    AT&T TV Goes Live 8/19/2019

    Why do you have to pay for yet another obnoxious, inferior proprietary box to use this service? This defeats the entire purpose of "streaming" There is nothing that that crappy AT&T box they're launching for this service can do that my PC can't do 100x better. No Windows 10 app to access the...
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    Redoing roof in near future. Who’s responsible for DirecTV dish?

    Ground mount seems like a pointless waste of space when you're dealing with a stationary pizza pan sized antenna that does not require regular maintenance. I'd have my C-band dish mounted on a roof if it didn't require so much babysitting due to its size and motorized nature.
  16. VictoriaFTA

    Install I’m working on at a hotel

    I was talking more about the scents they produce in their fur coats than the ones produced from urination/defecation. Walk into any dog owner's house and you will smell them. They naturally emit a pretty strong smell. I've never noticed cats emitting a smell. I guess if you got in real close...
  17. VictoriaFTA

    Install I’m working on at a hotel

    Depends on the pet. Dogs stink, cats don't.
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    Install I’m working on at a hotel

    I can't believe they deploy those wimpy little dishes even on commercial buildings serving many customers. Bet all the guests will be thrilled when they lose TV every time it rains.
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    AT&T Should sell DIRECTV to DISH

    And none of the manners, apparently. The funny thing about living in a populated area is you actually have to learn how to get along with people.
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