The only restricted content should be on VOD content, which primarily affects CBS channels (CBS, CW, Pop) because the DVR recordings are replaced with VOD the day after they air for those networks. What is different from standard Dish/DIRECTV is that when you add shows to your library it fills up with VOD episodes initially, then fills in with DVR as shows air.2. Most shows, movies added to DVR won't commercial skip.
For live shows you have to tune to it and then arrow down to access info. For future shows, just highlight and select it in the live guide to see the description. At least on Roku.1. No way to get program description while scrolling through live guide.
That's not particularly true in my experience with DISH. Perhaps there are some titles that are restricted, but I don't recall having run across one. Maybe this is related/restricted to device apps?VOD is FF restricted on DIRECTV and Dish as well, so it's pretty much the same situation no matter which option you choose.
It might come down to which networks you are watching? This has been discussed in a few threads, including this one: Picture quality- “on demand” -vs- recordedThat's not particularly true in my experience with DISH. Perhaps there are some titles that are restricted, but I don't recall having run across one. Maybe this is related/restricted to device apps?
Mohu up, every channel in the 90's percent strength ( except our CW station, 81% ).By the way, putting up my outdoor Mohu antenna today, if I get a great signal from it I then will be buying a quad Tablo with a 8TB external Hard Drive and dropping You Tube TV, there is just so much content on the streaming services I cannot catch up.
Since we binge everything, we can wait till live TV shows on cable channels premiere on the streaming services, the shows on the main networks watch in full next summer on the Tablo when they are done.
Yes, it will record all showing on all channels. Different providers deal with this differently; for example, Vue keeps replacing your item with the most recent recording. This could mean that the version you wanted to watch gets bumped out of your library entirely.One question though: Someone posted earlier in this thread that you can't just pick a show and record just that show; i.e. if you want to record a movie on one channel it will end up recording the same movie on other channels, often in a form you don't want, etc. Is that still true?
One question though: Someone posted earlier in this thread that you can't just pick a show and record just that show; i.e. if you want to record a movie on one channel it will end up recording the same movie on other channels, often in a form you don't want, etc. Is that still true?
YouTube TV only retains the last five recorded airings, which can be a problem if you subscribe to a premium like Showtime and prefer to watch movies uncut. A couple months ago, I recorded "Pulp Fiction" from Showtime, it left the service, and then started re-airing repeatedly on one of the cable nets, so my Showtime recordings got pushed. Otherwise, I don't have a problem with this setup. Even though it's a 9-month DVR, any re-airings extended that expiration date, so you end up with continually refreshed complete libraries of certain shows because of re-airings, marathons, and shows in syndication. I keep several of the Marvel movies in my YTTV library, as they keep re-airing.Yes, it will record all showing on all channels. Different providers deal with this differently; for example, Vue keeps replacing your item with the most recent recording. This could mean that the version you wanted to watch gets bumped out of your library entirely.
In your movie example, with Youtube TV you'll end up with a single entry in your library of that movie, and once you select it you'll be presented with all the versions of that show that are available from your DVR library and VOD. Here's what it looks like on the Apple TV:
It's like a Netflix queue, but with categories (New Recordings, Shows, Movies, Sports, Events). Then you select a program, then the episode etc. And because it's unlimited you never have to monitor your storage space or fuss with staying on top of deleting individual episodes weekly. I can record every college football game this season if I want with a click of a button, or just my hometeam's games, or an entire golf or tennis tournament, and not worry about recording space.Coming from Dish/DTV, it's easy to think that recording all episodes of everything would end up with a "List" view that would be a mess, but streaming providers like Youtube do a pretty good job of categorizing the content so it's still easy to find what you're looking for.
YouTube TV will be the first and only live TV streaming service to offer PBS affiliates legitimately in almost all markets in the coming month or two. The only other semi-legit option is Locast, which is only available in a very limited number of markets and may not be around much longer.No PBS Local but you can subscribe to PBS on other Streamers for free IF they broadcast in your local area..
This is a good example of where streaming "DVR" is very different from a device with a hard drive operating at your house.YouTube TV only retains the last five recorded airings, which can be a problem if you subscribe to a premium like Showtime and prefer to watch movies uncut.
This is great news. Although I just went through the process of side loading YTTV on 3 fire sticks yesterday.
My understanding is the content from add-on services like Showtime remains in your library but is locked when unsubscribed, so when you sign back up you don't have to go to the hassle of adding everything back in. To get it to "drop," you need to manually remove each item from your library.1) When you unsubscribe from an add-on channel like Showtime, your content in your library immediately drops out at the end of your subscription period. You can't, for example, make recordings during a free preview week and watch them months later; at the end of that preview week, the content will be unavailable.
This only applies to on demand content. If you recorded an airing on a live linear channel, in theory, it should remain in your library for the full nine months like any other recorded content— of course, provided it doesn't get replaced by newer recordings on broadcast channels (as I mentioned above).2) As content expires from various channels, it will drop out of your DVR before the end of the 9 months. It's rare for this to happen on regular broadcast channels, but for premium channels, movies will drop out as the viewing window for shows expires.