Directv to shift away from Satellite?

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FTT Cabinet ...
Thanks Chip ...
We are always at LEAST FTT Cabinet (VRAD).
Around here that would be FTTN since the VRADs are typically up to 3000 ft from the home.
 
I look at FTTN as being the pedestal/terminal in the back yards.
not saying anyone is right or wrong ... just difference in terminology

That sounds more like Fiber To The Curb. Then again, what’s the difference between FTTC and FTTN? Probably nada.
 
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3 gig internet providers in my backyard !

You can get 10 Gbps around here, about 10 miles from me. It'll cost you $1900 per month though. 1 Gbps is much more affordable at only $80, and 100 Mbps fiber is only $50 per month. It is supposed to be available at my home sometime in the next year to 18 months. Cant wait.
 
Check the link in post #19.
Like he said... nothing ...

From your link.
FTTC/N (fiber laid to the cabinet/node, with copper wires completing the connection).

Node is the terminal for all intensive purposes, curb could also be the node if the node/terminal is in the front of the homes, which in a lot of cases they are.
 
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Bottom line. What speeds will need to be required to support all of this?
I currently have 6mbps download, which is fine for my current DirecTV VOD needs.
 
Bottom line. What speeds will need to be required to support all of this?
I currently have 6mbps download, which is fine for my current DirecTV VOD needs.
AT&T wants to add 4k to DTV NOW so it would depend on if you want to use 4k. According to Hulu they say you should have 6 mbps for 1080p and 13 mbps for 4k. However I think most experts say at least 25 mbps for 4k. YouTube says 4 mbps for 1080p.
 
I'm finding most these streamers don't do 5.1 let alone 4k. Exceptions I've found are Amazon, Netflix, and Vudu. I am rethinking my cord-cutting plans although I have 1gb fiber and two OTA antennas in the attic. DirecTV HBO and Showtime apps are stereo while 5.1 on DirecTV. Have a Stream+ coming soon. Thought of canceling but I may keep it and DVR my locals as I think OTA quality is better then Sat. No more Sling, Vue, Hulu, and the "Now's" until they move into the 21st century. Definitely sticking with Netflix and Amazon and hanging on to their stock.
 
When and if sports packages like SundayTicket are available to Directv now, I think more folks may give Directv now a try
 
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I'm finding most these streamers don't do 5.1 let alone 4k. Exceptions I've found are Amazon, Netflix, and Vudu. I am rethinking my cord-cutting plans although I have 1gb fiber and two OTA antennas in the attic. DirecTV HBO and Showtime apps are stereo while 5.1 on DirecTV. Have a Stream+ coming soon. Thought of canceling but I may keep it and DVR my locals as I think OTA quality is better then Sat. No more Sling, Vue, Hulu, and the "Now's" until they move into the 21st century. Definitely sticking with Netflix and Amazon and hanging on to their stock.

Are you talking about HBO Go or Now, on HBO Go it says Dolby Digital + on my Onkyo receiver (using a Roku) and I get a 1080P Picture, never used HBO Now so I have no idea what sound format it uses.
 
I live in rural America. I am one of the lucky ones who has "decent" internet. 20 mbps. We watch a lot of Netflix. Also tried Playstation Vue and it worked fine. Picture quality was excellent. I currently am a Directv subscriber. I would welcome the switch to Directv Now, but 2 things need to happen first. They need to get their DVR service up and running, and they would need to get my local channels available. No way am I going without locals. It's one of the reasons we dropped Vue and went back to Directv.
 
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I guess someone on my post found it to be odd but..... I'm just going to go with the flow and say that DirecTV will be with us for the foreseeable future.
 
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I don't think DIRECTV will abandon satellite and strictly use DirectvNow for new customers. Satellite is more lucrative for AT&T. In some areas of the country satellite is needed because of adverse weather. The service can be good for some customers and not so good for others. I would think the upkeep for satellite is easier than it would be for AT&T's wired UVerse service.
 
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I agree. When using someone else’s wires/fiber, it simplifies things. But the piper will be paid....
 
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