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Leaving AT&T for DirecTV


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#61 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

BOOM!

The sales rep said the DTV Cinema was like Netflix on Steroids? So like does it have similar content to Netflix? My son uses Netflix everyday, he's 3, he watches all kinds of kids shows on it, guess I'll wait and see what it has before I cut out Netflix from our budget.


Have you heard of HBO Go? You can watch virtually all HBO content (movies and series...all of the series) from a PC or mobile device. DirecTV has ALL of that HBO Content OnDemand.

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#62 OFFLINE   chrisjmccord

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Have you heard of HBO Go? You can watch virtually all HBO content (movies and series...all of the series) from a PC or mobile device. DirecTV has ALL of that HBO Content OnDemand.


Yep I use this now with my AT&T account. Its cool.

#63 OFFLINE   Mojo Jojo

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

HBO Go is amazing on the Roku as well. I know that Dish allows this, but I do not think DirecTV does.

#64 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

HBO Go is amazing on the Roku as well. I know that Dish allows this, but I do not think DirecTV does.


Don't need a Roku with DirecTV since they already offer all of the HBO Go content in HD and DD 5.1.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

In addition, DirecTV also has MAXGO, Showtime Anytime, Starz Play & Encore Play.

MAX On Demand has all the content that is available from MAXGO and in better picture/audio quality.

Showtime On Demand has the equal amount of content available from Showtime Anytime and in better picture/audio quality.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Yep I use this now with my AT&T account. Its cool.


One thing to mention about directv on demand is that its now a streaming/download service. If you let it fully download you get same PQ as OTA. If your impatient and ur internet is fast enough u can stream it now. Netflix has really bad motion blur if you ask me. But as others have mentioned the movie channels are the best on-demand. PS showtime will be following suit with HBO and offer all episodes of show series sometime this year.

Can't believe no one has mentioned NFL Sunday Ticket yet...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Can't believe no one has mentioned NFL Sunday Ticket yet...


Probably because its out of season. I'm well aware of it, and not sure I'll get it when it rolls around its not even offered right now to sign up early for.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

Probably because its out of season. I'm well aware of it, and not sure I'll get it when it rolls around its not even offered right now to sign up early for.


It actually is but only the max version. But most won't commit to it yet. And I'm shocked its not being offered to new subs currently.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

It actually is but only the max version. But most won't commit to it yet. And I'm shocked its not being offered to new subs currently.


They redesign the contract year over year. It probably will not be offered to anyone until June or July.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

So I'd rather pay $75/$99 for that and have the fastest I can get without buying a T1 or T3 line. This would help me in the house with all the iPads and iPhones on wireless and all the other devices on the network. So I've decided to really break up with AT&T and just have their home phone and cell phone. Let DTV do what it does best and give me the best TV experience and Cox give me the fastest internet...3 bills but 3 of the best I can get.


Your router may be more of a limitation than your download speed in this case. Having a higher download speed never hurts but if your router is being bottle-necked from multiple devices, you may not see much of a speed increase.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

They redesign the contract year over year. It probably will not be offered to anyone until June or July.


No no I can tell you the 13-14 season can be added to any dtv account already. Dtv already has the rights to it. They Bought it 4 or so years ago and there isn't a lockout so it is out unseasonably early this year.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

No no I can tell you the 13-14 season can be added to any dtv account already. Dtv already has the rights to it. They Bought it 4 or so years ago and there isn't a lockout so it is out unseasonably early this year.


Good to know. Still, chances are no offers until June or July either way.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

Your router may be more of a limitation than your download speed in this case. Having a higher download speed never hurts but if your router is being bottle-necked from multiple devices, you may not see much of a speed increase.


Here is what I'm looking at getting...
http://ww2.cox.com/r...ternet_ult_0329

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Look at the chart at the bottom of the page in the Ultimate column.
My friend pays for this, gets 60+ where he lives...

I will have it setup so that my modem will send the signal out to my gigabit switch over my cat6 cables in the wall, which goes out to my entertainment center where I have the TV, BluRay, Xbox, AppleTV, and STB (DirecTV soon).

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

Good to know. Still, chances are no offers until June or July either way.


I asked to add the NFL Ticket, he couldn't do it, said it wasn't being offered...yet.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I asked to add the NFL Ticket, he couldn't do it, said it wasn't being offered...yet.


The agent gave u the wrong info. Been out since jan 15th.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Here is what I'm looking at getting...
http://ww2.cox.com/r...ternet_ult_0329



Look at the chart at the bottom of the page in the Ultimate column.
My friend pays for this, gets 60+ where he lives...

I will have it setup so that my modem will send the signal out to my gigabit switch over my cat6 cables in the wall, which goes out to my entertainment center where I have the TV, BluRay, Xbox, AppleTV, and STB (DirecTV soon).

Switch to the lower cost Premier after the 6 months discount period and see if you really notice a difference.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

This is not true. You cannot order NFL Sunday Ticket right now. I have no idea why you are spreading false information.


The other guy is correct Hoosier. A person can add NFL ST Max for the 2013 season now, if they wish. They also offered it early last year, for customers who want to pay it off early, instead of waiting to the fall. As stated though, the base (non-Max) NFL ST is not yet available to add. You can go to Directv.com/nfl and you'll see it's available to add. If you click on activate now while logged out, you'll even see it specifically states for the 2013 season.
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In answer to the OP, I use to have comcast (still do for internet), and I love my DTV. HD is great, and if you like sports, then DTV is the leader in that department. Good luck in your choice!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

The other guy is correct Hoosier. A person can add NFL ST Max for the 2013 season now, if they wish. They also offered it early last year, for customers who want to pay it off early, instead of waiting to the fall. As stated though, the base (non-Max) NFL ST is not yet available to add. You can go to Directv.com/nfl and you'll see it's available to add. If you click on activate now while logged out, you'll even see it specifically states for the 2013 season.
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In answer to the OP, I use to have comcast (still do for internet), and I love my DTV. HD is great, and if you like sports, then DTV is the leader in that department. Good luck in your choice!


Thanks bro.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Np. Btw, love the Avatar! :lol::D

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

This is not true. You cannot order NFL Sunday Ticket right now. I have no idea why you are spreading false information.


Agreed.




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