I would expect that for channels that they carry. The problem for many is that PS Vue doesn't carry most OTA channels. My market only provides the local Fox and NBC channels and it appears that they still don't offer CBS at all so this isn't really an apples-to-apples comparison.If you have PS vue, it will integrate the ota channels into that guide and service, which I think is a nice touch and similar to how the airplayer does with sling.
I'm not sure I follow.I would expect that for channels that they carry. The problem for many is that PS Vue doesn't carry most OTA channels. My market only provides the local Fox and NBC channels and it appears that they still don't offer CBS at all so this isn't really an apples-to-apples comparison.
If you can set a flag saying that you can receive channels OTA, how would they hand you off to the dozens of channels that they don't carry? Guides are best when used for channel selection and setting recordings.The way I gather it works is, if Vue carries only fox, but you can pick up all the networks ota, it will add them all to the ps Vue guide whether they offer them streaming or not.
Not a show-stopper for the typical time shifter, but certainly a deal breaker for those who might want to save things (big games, ceremonies, news stories) for posterity.
If you can set a flag saying that you can receive channels OTA, how would they hand you off to the dozens of channels that they don't carry? Guides are best when used for channel selection and setting recordings.
This seems like something that would serve largely to point out deficiencies in their offering as much as it may be of value to some.
That too. I realize that this is probably what they managed to negotiate with their content people, but I think it is going to turn out to be a significant negative -- especially among those of us coming from DISH or TiVo (or media server) backgrounds where long-term archiving is supported. 75 hours is pretty great compared to your average cable company DVR, but if you're hoarder, it doesn't go very far.We use the transfer/download feature of Dish Anywhere, Amazon Prime, and Netflix a lot when traveling and network access is intermittent or limited in throughput.
I'd guess that this would only be supported if the stream was from an Amazon channel. It wouldn't be trivial to keep track of which streaming service that you preferred to use to access a given channel (or whether you were authorized to access that particular channel any one of those services).But what I wonder is, when you click on, say, ESPN in Amazon's channel guide grid, does that launch a live stream of ESPN in the same native Fire TV UI as OTA TV and streaming channels from Amazon Channels? Or does it just act as a link that triggers the launch of the PS Vue app, going directly to the ESPN live stream within that app? My guess is the latter.
I think some are confused as to what's showing up where.
The ps Vue integration is just that . The fire integrates with your ps Vue subscription guide, any channels that your new fire DVR receives over your antenna . Much like the sling with the air player device . If you can receive the broadcast networks ota, and you sub to Vue, it will tie those together within the Vue app.
Most households probably aren't watching more than a couple of OTA-sourced programs at once. Surely there are large families that depend largely on OTA that this product wouldn't be a good fit for but for many households, two streams is probably good enough.Something very interesting about the box. There is a Max of two streams even on the 4 Tuner model. Only two tuners can transcode. They will get a lot of complaints.