AT&T to offer streaming version of DirecTV

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    NashGuy

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    Yes, although aren't Geekbench test results influenced to some degree by how much RAM a device has? I know they label the tests as "single-core" and "multi-core" but -- if I understand correctly -- they're not only testing the CPU in either case but rather how the entire device handles certain tasks that are designed to either stress/utilize one CPU core or stress/utilize all CPU cores.

    At any rate, both the C71 and the Mi Box S have 2 GB of RAM while the Fire TV Stick 4K has 1.5 GB of RAM.
     
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    The Nvidia Shield has 2 GB of RAM. While the Apple TV 4K has 3 GB of RAM. I have run the same content on the FireTV Stick 4k, Nvidia Shield, and the Apple TV 4K. They all perform the same, or at least close enough, based on my perception. That includes both streaming content and local 4k ATMOS content from my NAS as well as menu navigation and switching between apps. I’d sayAmazon has done a great job of tuning the software on their 4k stick to get the most out of the hardware. For $40 it is currently hard to beat. The only area where some may find a limitation is with internal storage. It only has 8 GB and can’t be increased. Although for the typical user that won’t be an issue.
     
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    NashGuy

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    Good hardware but I don't like Amazon's cluttered UI which includes ads and pushes Amazon's own content, rentals and sales over other sources. Seems like a year ago, the head of Amazon Video was saying that they were finalizing a whole new UI for Fire TV and the Prime Video app but then nothing has ever come out, so who knows.
     
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    mjwagner

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    Agree, the home screen is definitely not ideal. Thankfully I only have to be there a short time to pick the app I want to run.
     
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    CenturyLink does not re-sell UVerse, Prism is/was a completely separate product. It is based on the same hardware and software platform as U-Verse, but it has no relationship to AT&T. Both CenturyLink and AT&T purchased the platform from Microsoft, later Ericsson. The continued existence of CenturyLink's service has zero impact on when AT&T retires the U-Verse IPTV platform
     
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    I'm hoping at least they will have the full run of Murphy Brown on there.
     
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    NashGuy

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    I'll bet they will, at some point anyhow. Because Murphy Brown was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Television (like lots of favorite series through the decades like Alice, Kojak, Wonder Woman, Dukes of Hazzard, ER, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The West Wing, Friends, One Tree Hill, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Mom, Shameless, and The Big Bang Theory).
     
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    CraigerM

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    Here’s a list of all their TV shows.

    List of Warner Bros. Television programs - Wikipedia
     
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    paranoia

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    Wow that list is huge !!
     
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    NashGuy

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    Sell your Netflix stock soon. I'm only half-kidding. Yes, Netflix will continue to gain new subs internationally but I really do think they're going to hit peak US subs in early 2020, at which point they'll plateau and maybe even fall a bit.

    HBO Max is going to be BIG, both with a growing slate of new content plus a huge library of favorite shows and films going way, way back. HBO Max will always be home for new films from Warner Bros., plus recent theatrical releases from Universal and 20th Century Fox through the 2022 release calendar.

    Meanwhile, Hulu continues to grow while we'll see Disney+, Apple TV+, and as-yet-unnamed services from Discovery/BBC and NBCUniversal debut in fall 2019 or early 2020. Netflix will see new competitors on all sides while some of their most popular licensed content disappears.

    Just today, Mary Poppins Returns debuted on Netflix. Remember July 9, 2019, because it's the last day for a long, long time when you'll see a recent theatrically-released movie from a major Hollywood studio come to Netflix. Disney is the last major studio with which Netflix has an output deal in place and Mary Poppins Returns was the last film covered by that contract. The next film in the Disney pipeline, Captain Marvel, will debut this fall on Disney+.
     
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    I wonder about this. is the audience shrinking because of costs or because people want to choose what they will watch. If it's the former, and the new box is priced competitively then I think that audience might stem the tide. If it's the latter, then those who've been screaming for a la carte programming, might not want a box that gives you a whole lot of stuff they don't watch and be happy to pay for just what they want. i think it's a combination of both.
     
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    I'd expect the a la carte people to want other services on the box ... then they can watch their AT&T/HBO provided programming and add on other services. If it was an AT&T only box they might as well get someone else's box that also has an AT&T app (unless AT&T offers content exclusive to their box).
     
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    Dude. Netflix tanks after whiffing on global paid subscribers

    Got anymore media analysis? Do you think AT&T will figure it out with HBO Max, etc.?
     
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    Holy hell is that a good read. Looking forward to your 2023-2024 predictions to be posted!



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    I think that streaming video game services may not out work out. Even more so if you have to rebuy games and can't use ones that you paided for with steam and gog.
     
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    I know people love Netflix and I'm a user but I find it difficult to find things and other than their own produced shows things tend to be old. It is the same with the other streaming services I've tried. I like a "guide" type directory and there is current shows that like to watch. As I've said to others I think in a few years we will have to subscribe to a bunch of streaming services to get what we had on one source a few years ago. But I'm sure we'll get used to it and complain about how much in total we are paying
     
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