AT&T TV Cities Now Listed on ATT Site

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  1. Aug 19, 2019 #21 of 130
    compnurd

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    The fast may be subjective. Alot of the box beta testers said it was slow to respond to remote commands
     
  2. Aug 19, 2019 #22 of 130
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    Yup I was all in till the 3 streams came out

    That and this

    Unlike AT&T Now, AT&T TV requires a contract. With a two-year contract, prices range from $60 to $80 a month without internet access, across five different tiers of service. Local stations are not offered in all markets as of yet.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2019 #23 of 130
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    I did some other reading and there isn’t really any cost benefit to going with this new service. Assume you have 3 boxes, $240 upfront, which is $20/month for the 2 year commitment. That’s about what the current sat box fees would be isn’t it?
    And the subscription pricing isn’t really as good as the cable company will give a new customer with a bundled Internet/TV offer for 2 years.
    I keep looking at cutting the cord but even at today’s pricing, unless I want substantially less I don’t save enough money to make it worthwhile, that is if I save any at all. In a year or two as the streaming providers decide to quit losing money, the prices will be right up there with what we are paying now with cable/sat IMO.


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  4. Aug 19, 2019 #24 of 130
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    No problem. I forgot to add on the AppleTV box it’s AT&T TV Now not AT&T TV but they use the same AT&T TV APP.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2019 #25 of 130
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    And that $60 to $80 is only the first year, then a substantial increase kicks in.


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    Wasn't much of a review, the guy seemed surprised by the speed. If it's faster than PS View it might be worth trying. The amount of streams wouldn't bother me and if it's a lot less expensive I'll at least try it.

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    I was gonna say maybe they'll come to their senses but they're not targeting folks like us, they want Joe Sixpack and the rest of the third herd. Once they get everything together it might appeal to the masses.

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    I can’t see how it would appeal to the masses. No cost savings of any real value, similar to cable/sat in operation from a user standpoint and priced to make it just unattractive, especially that 2nd year.
    You can do cable/sat easier and with equipment that has a track record for about the same price. No matter what rationalization I might apply, this is a non-starter if I ever saw one.


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  9. Aug 19, 2019 #29 of 130
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    The ONLY appeal i can see is it gets them past the cable rain fade argument. While we all here know better about that.... I still have some idiot neighbors who ask me if my TV goes out when it sprinkles because the cable company told them it did
     
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    Yeah, I suppose that’s a good sales point to use! :)

    But I’m convinced that most of the driving force behind the streaming push is the hoopla in the various news sources. If you want close to what you actually watch now I think the price of streaming will be around the same as cable/sat. And watching the cable companies moving internet pricing upwards just adds to the issues going forward for streaming.

    Virtually everyone I’ve talked to or seen posts from that has cut the cord starts out telling me how much they save and then they get around to telling me about the things they were willing to give up to have those savings.


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  11. Aug 19, 2019 #31 of 130
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    From what it sounded like to me, you might not need an additional box as you will be able to stream it through an app on the major streaming boxes (I think they mentioned Amazon Firestick, which is under $40 for the HD stick, one time price. If that's the case, there could be some savings there. but, still there's no real incentive for me to switch. Maybe when they really begin their push away from SAT, they'll give existing SAT users a deal, but this being AT&T I have my doubts.

    To me this is more proof that they are clueless when it comes to being a SAT service provider. They should stick to what they know best, crappy cell service. I'm really not very confident they know what they are doing as a content provider yet either.
     
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    I'd need four boxes. That's 60 bucks a month right there. Add the 65 dollar Choice package and I'm paying more than I pay for D* which is $129 a month. ($25 a month is part of that figure for the Protection Plan. I'd drop that. Been trying to drop to the lowest tier of the PP and if I do that my monthly is $104.) This new service would be at least $125 a month. Yeah, I get the part about the box fees dropping off after the comittment expires but I'm kinda thinking this is gonna suck. And I didn't see WPIX on the list of locals that I might get. That would mean losing a lot of Yankees and Mets games. At least 40 games combined.

    Gee, didn't take long to talk myself out of that.

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    It also allows them to install it anywhere people have a good broadband connection. There are a lot of potential customers who rent and can't have Directv for one reason or another.

    It is only a useless product if people assume it is to replace Directv's satellite offering, rather than complement it. It isn't targeted at giving cord cutters a cheaper alternative to full Directv - that's what Directv Now / AT&T Now is for.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2019 #34 of 130
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    For SoCal people ATT TV does not carry the Lakers channel. Significant loss and a dealbreaker for me and other viewers.
     
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    People that have good internet usually also have good cable TV. And prices for cable and this new service aren’t much different at retail. And for promos, cable is a vastly better deal in most cases.

    So I’m confused as to just who the customer is for this non-premium level service offering at very premium pricing?


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  16. Aug 19, 2019 #36 of 130
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    The 2 year commitment and ETF fees caused me to just stop reading the article altogether. At this point, if I were to reconsider ditching my OTT/OTA setup at some point in the future, AT&T "anything" just isn't in the running anymore for us as long as these legacy policies are around. Heck, even the evil Comcast has a maximum commitment of 1 year and you can opt out of that and choose to go with no commitment at all by just paying 10.00 more a month for any of the services they offer in our area.

    Oh, and I didn't notice anything about whether the boxes you have to buy to use the service will still work for anything else if you chose to leave after your commitment was up. I know they are supposed to be android powered but will they work even if they aren't active on an AT&T service anymore?
     
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    It depends. I have good internet but directv carries a lot more HD channels than my local
     
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    I was reading at another forum and he thought that maybe the reason AT&T TV only has three HD streams is that it's tied to channel streaming rights. He said he could be wrong on that.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2019 #39 of 130
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    Hope you wouldn't want to watch more than 3 at a time.

    DVR can hold 500 hours of recordings. HD I assume. I think that figures out to around 1 TB.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2019 #40 of 130
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    but are they channels you actually watch?


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