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  1. jcrandall

    DIRECTV likely to keep NFL Sunday Ticket

    New remarks by commissioner do not look promising for DirecTV to keep Sunday Ticket: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/27/nfl-faces-public-backlash-unresolved-media-deals-at-2021-fall-meetings.html
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    Directv A&E opt in or out

    This is an odd way to cut programming costs. A&E lost much of their negotiating power when the cancelled Live PD, it was highly watched. They did this with Nick Jr. years ago, stopped offering for new customers, removed from packages unless someone opted-in to keep the channel, and simply...
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    equipment stagnation

    I strongly doubt we will see any new hardware released. If anything, when they need a production run of either HR54 or HS17, and a chipset is no longer available, they may order the same device with an updated chipset and adjust the software as needed. If they were developing new hardware...
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    Does DTV offer any perks?

    DirecTV satellite and AT&T internet bundles: https://www.att.com/bundles/directv-internet/ I don't believe they offer any bundle pricing with wireless. When they did it was just like free HBO and $10 off for the first year. That was a few years ago. New offer that I hadn't noticed before...
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    Bally’s Sports

    Sinclair is going to end up in financial trouble following the RSN purchase from Fox. They've really dragged their feet on the transition (a year or so), have made no progress in signing carriers (they've continued to lose streaming carriers) and their costs keep rising. From what I've read...
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    NHL Center Ice at heavy discount

    I was glad to see the national exclusive games on ESPN Plus will also be on Hulu. I subscribe to Hulu for my kids to watch stuff but don't subscribe to ESPN+. With that, at least I'll have access without paying more. I agree it would be best to keep this stuff on traditional providers...
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    GENIE 2 HS17 SSID

    I can't recall if the hidden SSID is generic or if it includes something unique like the last 4 of the receiver ID. It would be logical to be a unique ID, as apartment buildings or homes may be close enough to pickup two of the same unit. The hidden SSID is not a user configurable option...
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    Promo Pricing - Switching Packages

    Call the cancellation department and tell them you want to cancel if they won't honor the $85 first year price. If they don't give that, you can tell them to hold off instead of cancelling, or you can proceed. If that department won't do it, no department will. Just a reminder the $85 is...
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    Directv Stream

    While that would be entirely practical and ideal, they don't offer it and treat stream as a completely separate product.
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    AT&T completes DIRECTV spinoff.

    $16 Billion valuation for DIrecTV, down from around $67 Billion purchase / debt acquisition. "“We certainly didn’t expect this outcome when we closed the DirecTV acquisition in 2015,” AT&T John Stankey said on a call with analysts and investors after the news was made public." Stankey led...
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    YPbPr

    Likely HDCP related. I have a component connection to a small TV, it will only receive signal when a TV connected to the HDMI port is powered on, to establish the HDCP. Some content will allow analog output, other content may be restricted to not even allow the analog outputs. I haven't...
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    SOLD!! Apple Mac mini M1 with 16GB RAM - $750

    Selling a Mac mini with the new M1 chip and 16GB of RAM - only 3 months old. This works perfectly, I just purchased the MacBook Air instead as I'm leaving home much more than when I purchased the Mac mini. Apple M1 (8 core CPU / 8 core GPU) RAM: 16GB Storage: 256GB SSD Wifi 6 9 months of...
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    Anyone get an External Hard Drive to work on Genie 2

    Agree, strong answers :) HR54 and HS17 both had e-SATA, and newly manufactured don't (approximately two years ago) HR54 will support e-SATA drive, I believe HS17 as well but fewer reports of people doing that. Keep in mind HS17 comes with a larger drive to start with. Beyond that your only...
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    Mobile setup: can’t acquire 99 & 103

    So not much help I can offer as you sound like you know what you're doing. Make sure the mast is plumb as possible, very slow adjustments, possibly even using the dithering tool adjustment on the dish. 99 and 103 are much more sensitive than 101. I you have just 101, you can watch most...
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    MLB moves to All Access package

    New agreement signed with MLB that will now include access to live games for streaming only subs, so that is a positive. I'd like to see them move pro sports to channel numbers by team like they do on the app, I can't imagine they have a limit in channel numbers, most could play the generic...
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    Comes Alive moves to "Xtra" channel, plus, I just don't like "Xtra" channels, tell me who is playing...

    No notice on this, Comes Alive (live classic rock) disappears from my car radio and my phone app. Come to find out that they not only removed it from the cars, the removed it from being a normal channel, not even an online only channel, now the damn forsaken "xtra" channels. Why do I hate the...
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    MLB moves to All Access package

    I don't think this was MLB, on the XM side the NFL has been on All Access forever since the merger, and MLB was on the All Access on the Sirius side. By moving MLB (and possibly NFL in the future) they have two major sports on their premium product. I wouldn't be suprised if they continue...
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    Winegard Carryout GM-1518 Auto Dish Support.

    I have no experience with these, but I believe it can get one satellite only at a time, so you can do DirecTV 101 (SD only, locals only in major markets), or Dish, but only seeing one of the three satellites at a time. As for FTA I'm not sure you could do anything with that dish. Pretty...
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