Question About Existing DirecTV & Moving to a AT&T Fiber area (1 Viewer)

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I have a family member that has existing traditional satellite based DirecTV and they will be moving (yes physically moving not "moving") to a AT&T fiber area.

My question is if they call movers connection will DirecTV-AT&T force them to switch to fiber based TV service? If they would then I'm better off installing their DirecTV for them as there is already a existing directv dish where they are moving. They like their existing DVR's and do not want to lose their recordings that are on them not to mention elderly and do not want to learn a new system. The only problem with this is how would they get DirecTV-AT&T to update their installation address to get the proper local channels since the last I heard around this forum is they require sending someone out before updating the installation address now.
 

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They should have no issues, just have them call and tell them they are moving to whatever address, they will set up a date for them.
As for the ATT Fiber ... go for it, they will like it very much.

One service really had nothing to do with the other.

They may ask or inform you about the Streaming options, just tell them you want to continue with the Directv.
 

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AT&T terrestrial TV requires internet right? or can they install fiber TV without the internet service? Like I said, elderly, so they don't want nor need internet service. So if you have to combine, then directv satellite should come out cheaper.

Since the previous owners had directv the outlets may be ready already. Just have to figure out which one the power inserter goes on. Movers connection does add/extend a contract BTW...another reason to avoid.
 

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AT&T may try to sell them on switching to AT&T TV but they can't force them into it.

Worse comes to worse if they feel like they are getting too much of a hard sell, they can casually mention that if they can't keep Directv they will go with a cable provider for both TV and internet :)
 

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Isn't Fiber based better than DTV.
Afaik, the Fiber would be for the Internet service ... what they do from there would be up to the sub.
So, they are really two different things.

I know att has a ATT Streaming service (maybe many still, I haven't kept up lately ...) If you want to go with that, thats fine.
Directv would be seperate from the fiber side of things.
 

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Afaik, the Fiber would be for the Internet service ... what they do from there would be up to the sub.
So, they are really two different things.

I know att has a ATT Streaming service (maybe many still, I haven't kept up lately ...) If you want to go with that, thats fine.
Directv would be seperate from the fiber side of things.
If I was staying with DTV I would rather get the service through fiber. Wind and rain are a pain in the ass with a dish.
 

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If I was staying with DTV I would rather get the service through fiber. Wind and rain are a pain in the ass with a dish.
That a DIFFERENT Service ...
But I see what your saying ...
Personally, I wouldn't want to have my TV being tied to whether or not my Internet is working.
Thats one reason I don't care to go to All Streaming ...
I also don't want to have to pay more for my internet ... Always about 15 dollars or more for unlimited internet data wise ...
Then your also as the whims of how much your INTERNET company wants to raise thier prices, because you KNOW they will.
 

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That a DIFFERENT Service ...
But I see what your saying ...
Personally, I wouldn't want to have my TV being tied to whether or not my Internet is working.
Thats one reason I don't care to go to All Streaming ...
I also don't want to have to pay more for my internet ... Always about 15 dollars or more for unlimited internet data wise ...
Then your also as the whims of how much your INTERNET company wants to raise thier prices, because you KNOW they will.
Internet is tied in with TV on cable systems. They do run on different spectrums so one could go out and not the other.
 

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Its six of one, half a dozen of the other. With satellite you have outages based on weather, but at least they are almost always very short (measured in minutes) and you can easily see when they'll end by looking at a radar. With streaming via fiber you (hopefully) have fewer outages, but when they occur they may last longer and there's no way to know when they'll end.
 
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Its six of one, half a dozen of the other. With satellite you have outages based on weather, but at least they are almost always very short (measured in minutes) and you can easily see when they'll end by looking at a radar. With streaming via fiber you (hopefully) have fewer outages, but when they occur they may last longer and there's no way to know when they'll end.
I've had the signal go out for over an hour with DTV.
 

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