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DirecTV now is great no buffering until around 7PM EST then if buffers with that stupid blue box and I get Error 40 on the AFTV and Error 60 on the ATV until around 11 PM. Service is useless if you can't watch it during primetime.
 
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Spankey00

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Day 3 is better so far with some nagging issues. When I launch the app I get a still shot from one of my networks or news feeds. That's ok if i get to an HD channel as the still picture is covered. If I go to a channel that is not HD and 4:3 the edges of the picture show from under the 4:3 video instead of having black side bars. No way around this yet.

I did have some lip sync issues last night and some more freezing. Seems gone. My biggest issue right now is lack of RSN's and locals. Still, I signed up for HBO for $5 and thought I'd be missing the other channels. Well, logged into the HBO Go app and there are over 1000 movies. Also added Starz via app for $9. So for $14 I'm getting two premiums for less than I pad for one on D*.

Starting to see some real advantages here. Now work out the local issues!
 
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I am wondering if DirecTV Now's social media support is based overseas.

"@chertrek Since it is in the begging faze of the launch, we will be adding more channels to our packages. Please stay tuned for more updates"


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day 3 much much better. PQ seems slightly improved for me, but that's subjective.
 
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Day 3 is better, before primetime, but still seeing the occasional circling rectangle freeze.

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: if I have 2 accounts at different locations in new York, one has standard receiver and the other with genie and genie minis. can i use one of the mini at the location that has the standard receiver
 
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Thats me. Ill check in in a month or two, and see how things are going, and then make my decision before my 90 days is up. Gotta see how the cloud dvr does too, still kinda the wild wild west.

At first glance I thought "Oh WOW", but then when I printed the channel lineups and compared to Sling TV it was a no brainer to stick with Sling TV.
1) I like Sling TV's additional $5 channel packages
2) Channels such as DIY, FYI, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen are only available in DirecTV Now's Go Big $60 package.
3) Sling Blue, Lifestyle and comedy ($35) is a better value than DirecTV Now's Live a Little ($35) package
4) NEVER experienced ANY errors or streaming issues with Sling and I see here, DirecTV Now has some problems.

PLUS, as always I bet my eye tooth that Sling will soon announce additional channels at no additional cost within their additional $5 channel packages to compete against Vue and DirecTV Now.
 
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At first glance I thought "Oh WOW", but then when I printed the channel lineups and compared to Sling TV it was a no brainer to stick with Sling TV.
1) I like Sling TV's additional $5 channel packages
2) Channels such as DIY, FYI, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen are only available in DirecTV Now's Go Big $60 package.
3) Sling Blue, Lifestyle and comedy ($35) is a better value than DirecTV Now's Live a Little ($35) package
4) NEVER experienced ANY errors or streaming issues with Sling and I see here, DirecTV Now has some problems.

PLUS, as always I bet my eye tooth that Sling will soon announce additional channels at no additional cost within their additional $5 channel packages to compete against Vue and DirecTV Now.

You do realize that Go Big is currently $35 with a free Apple TV and that price will be grandfathered?

It is day 3 of a nationwide rollout and things are improving..if slowly.
 
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At first glance I thought "Oh WOW", but then when I printed the channel lineups and compared to Sling TV it was a no brainer to stick with Sling TV.
1) I like Sling TV's additional $5 channel packages
2) Channels such as DIY, FYI, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen are only available in DirecTV Now's Go Big $60 package.
3) Sling Blue, Lifestyle and comedy ($35) is a better value than DirecTV Now's Live a Little ($35) package
4) NEVER experienced ANY errors or streaming issues with Sling and I see here, DirecTV Now has some problems.

PLUS, as always I bet my eye tooth that Sling will soon announce additional channels at no additional cost within their additional $5 channel packages to compete against Vue and DirecTV Now.

I agree with you on Sling. Overall I have been pleased with their service and was locked in for Sling Blue at $20 as a subscriber when it was in beta. I like the $5 add ons for channels you are interested in.
 
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You do realize that Go Big is currently $35 with a free Apple TV and that price will be grandfathered?

It is day 3 of a nationwide rollout and things are improving..if slowly.

Which I also agree with, thats why i dropped the 3 month payment. Worst case, I get a $150 ATV for $105. Best case its a nice service and I got a ATV.

Im gonna keep checking in, but I cant throw that on the main tv because the wife just got used to firing up the Roku for Sling LOL. PLus I hope they get us a good Roku app early in Q1.
 
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: if I have 2 accounts at different locations in new York, one has standard receiver and the other with genie and genie minis. can i use one of the mini at the location that has the standard receiver
This isn't the right thread for it, but I'm assuming you mean the little client box, in which case, no. You can not.

Check the main directv support forums further down the page. You can even start a thread if you need to

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And decided to try d now for the bama/Texas basketball game (roll tide). It did the circular rectangle again.

Back to vue.


The reliability leaves alot to be desired. Reminds me of sling at launch.

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SatinKzo

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couple rectangles last night.

Tried to explore VOD and disappointed. VOD on Vue has complete series content and DTVNow does not on quite a few shows. That's a killer for me without having a DVR.
 
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The problem I have with this service is no local channels in my area. ABC, FOX, and NBC shows are not live just a few shows are available as on demand. Errors keep popping up such as 'Science' had some trouble loading. Please try again later. (QP1502).

Why not have distant locals?
 
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Running two tv's today for football, as usual, this time it will be one on Sling and one on Directv all day, just to see how Directv holds up.
 
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I'm doing the same. Should be a good test

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: if I have 2 accounts at different locations in new York, one has standard receiver and the other with genie and genie minis. can i use one of the mini at the location that has the standard receiver
:welcome to Satelliteguys Anthony!
The minis don't operate independently, they need the Genie.
 
gadgtfreek

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FSI has been going fine on the ATV since 1030 CST, PQ looks real good on the 40".
 
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