Is AT&T gutting DIRECTV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Support Forum' started by Claude Greiner, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. mdram

    mdram SatelliteGuys Pro

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    as traditional pay tv loses subs, and vod gains the. vod prices will go up
    you will also see unskipable commercials on vod (hulu is doing this iirc)

    yep things are changing, and will continue to change, until it all evens out
     
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    It is interesting to note, according to some recent articles, that free ad-supported streaming services are gaining quite a few subscribers and that the financials are pretty good in some ways.
    Seems people are willing to have ads inserted more than some thought in order to watch TV.


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  4. Claude Greiner

    Claude Greiner Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Master Supporting Founder

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    Can’t wait till it gets to the point where having multiple Bullsh!t streaming providers Costs more than having a basic cable package
     
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    You can add and cancel a streaming service very easily...there is no installation cost to recover
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    DirecTV's current crop of receivers are woefully behind the times when compared to DISH Hopper, Comcast X1 or TiVo. They have virtually zero apps at a time when a large and growing percentage of Americans' viewing hours are now on-demand streaming. And the Genie UI just looks tired and outdated now, IMO.
     
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    Wouldn’t that be a pain after awhile signing up and then cancelling if you only like one show on their service?
     
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    I wonder if they could run the AT&T TV UI?
     
  9. NashGuy

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    Well, a year or more ago, AT&T's CEO said that eventually their new UI (which was first deployed on DirecTV Now) would spread through all their different TV services, eventually even satellite.

    I've speculated at length over the past year+ that the AT&T TV set-top box -- the C71 -- could also be deployed as the next-gen Genie Mini. That's obviously what the model number suggests, given that the current Genie Mini is the C61, and DirecTV tends to simply add 10 to each successive generation's model numbers.

    So perhaps come 2020, we'll see the HS17 + C61 set-up for DTV get replaced with an HS17 (or HS27) + C71 configuration. If AT&T's plan is to hold onto DTV for at least a couple more years, then my hunch is that they'll deploy the C71 on it. But if they're gravitating toward spinning or selling it off sooner than that, then they may not even want to bother with it.
     
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    Not at all. Just do it like I do with HBO, sub when a series is complete for the season and binge watch. Dead simple and saves money.


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    Infographic: The Surprising Comeback of Vinyl Records

    I actually would prefer to listen to music on vinyl, but who has time to just sit and listen to music? (judging by my millennial relatives: stoners -- at least they listen to decent music while they toke and not the auto-tuned crap they put out these days)
     
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    Been doing that with HBO for years
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  13. Juan

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    Vinyl is the way to go...they don't cut the high and low frequencies
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    It's a click of a button on a web site or app.

    It's not like the days of being forced to call up DTV and barter with the CSR to let you cancel HBO, and having to listen to 3 or 4 other offers before they'd finally process your cancellation. (and being hit with downgrade fees in some cases)
     
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    Guess we figured out who the Directv shill is. Why “can’t you wait” Claude? What personal interest do you have?

     
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    Well... not quite. The RIAA equalization curve works for records, like Dolby does for tapes. See:

    RIAA equalization - Wikipedia
     
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    At the moment you can, but things will change with that over time when they find new ways to make money.
     
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    Two posts in 10 years and one of them is attacking Claude?!?

    :facepalm
     
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    I have not heard anything about this.


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  20. Juan

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    Not in the old days
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