Does Google Fiber have all of the alt / over flow feeds in HD that directv has? like with in market sports / BTN / etc?
Google Fiber was just offered in my 'fiberhood,' so I made an excel spreadsheet comparing the channels I have now with D* (Choice Extra Classic) vs. Google Fibers base TV package.
I may have made mistakes and would not be offended if anyone wanted to improve the list.
When D* offers an East and a West version of a channel, while Google only offers one version, I make the assumption that Google is offering the East version.
I marked a line through the religious and shopping channels, when I recognized them.
While I have the D* extra HD channels, I did not include them in the comparison. Google offers the HD
Extra pack in their base package. Actually, Google only offers a single package, with upgrades for HBO ($20), and other premiums at $10 each. All premiums for $40. Google also offers a sports upgrade that most notably offers NFL Red Zone and other sports for $10 more a month. I might choose to have the Red Zone during football season.
With D* I pay $108 per month. This includes $25 of discounts that will drop off eventually. I'm annoyed because when I recently called to have the HD charge of $10 a month offset by a $10 discount, D* refused. So my bill went up $10 to $108. I have the Extra HD pack, protection plan, HBO, and have an AM21.
Google is charging $120 per month for the TV package, but this includes 1 Gbps up and down internet service. Google can record 8 shows simultaneously to a 2 TB storage device that they provide.
Overall, I think the Google TV package looks very good in comparison to Directv's Choice Extra Classic package. Google is missing AMC.
I read that Google only has VOD for local programming. Presumably Google will have PPV movies using their Vudu service. Hopefully their VOD improves.
Edited by volkl, 16 March 2014 - 10:47 AM.