AT&T TV Launches Nationwide Feb. 2020

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  1. mjwagner

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    We have a FireTV Stick 4k that we use just for travel. The last few times we used it when away we were able to still watch all our local channels on YTTV just like we were at home. The last time we were in San Antonio Texas for a week and were still able to watch our regular Philly locals. I think it works as long as you don’t go into settings and change your “Current playback area”.
     
  2. wmb

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    This is how YTTV works. You can change locations twice a year, and the user has to log in to its home location every 90 days. You get locals for the home location.


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  3. mjwagner

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    The twice a year restriction only applies to changing your “Home area”, it does not apply to changing “Current playback area”. Those are two different settings within “Area”.
     
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    There was info on att.com before the official launch that the AT&T box has to be on your local network and you were only able to change the location a certain amount of times per year. I think it was 3 or 4. But I can't find that info now.
     
  5. lparsons21

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    Yeah, I would like 5.1 audio too. But using the AppleTV and my Samsung K950 Atmos soundbar, as long as it is stereo, the soundbar kicks into surround mode for some improvement.

    I had been using my Xbox One with Dolby Experience app as that fakes Atmos for non-Atmos sources, but it doesn’t do squat for stereo, just passes it through.
     
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  6. Rich

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    I'm thinking a lot of folks are gonna turn to streaming for their TV needs. Once they see what streaming gives them...will that be another nail in the coffin for cable and sat?

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  7. GordonGekko

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    Does anyone have a picture of the DVR playbar or progress bar when one is Fast Forwarding or Pausing?
     
  8. wmb

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    I'll add that the big cross over is the convenience of on-demand that streaming affords. It's one thing to cord swap and basically continue watching the same linear channels from a streamer. Traditional cable/satellite systems don't really facilitate on-demand the way streaming does. It's game changing to realize that you aren't locked into just the subscribed linear channels.


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  9. LTYRS

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    Same here in my neighborhood, the difference for me is that I have no alternative o_O
     
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  11. I WANT MORE

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    I printed a copy of a chat that I had with ATTTV.
    The person said that "local channels are determined by the zip code where you are logged in".
    "for example you get service in CA and you travel to GA for the week you'll get the local channels from GA".
    She also said that a VPN can be used as long as the VPN was located within the US.
     
  12. mjwagner

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    My guess is that the VPN comment is not true. The chat reps are notoriously bad when it comes to technical details...
     
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  13. James Long

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    Even if "true" it certainly would not be a statement made by AT&T. The chat rep either doesn't know what a VPN is or doesn't understand copyright laws and the violation that occurs when a viewer uses a VPN. Suggesting VPN use while representing AT&T in a call center or online while identifying as an employee of AT&T would be like AT&T suggesting that we shoplift from WalMart if a movie was unavailable via PPV. Not a good thing.
     
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    Hey, what happened to Nash Guy, our expert on ATT TV ???
     
  16. compnurd

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    He is lurking. Lol.
     
  17. lparsons21

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    Lurking or hiding? :).

    I noticed that he’s disappeared from all the forums I saw him in. Hope he/she is not sick.
     
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  18. James Long

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    Lurking. But this thread isn't about the posters - it is about AT&T.
     
  19. lparsons21

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    I was thinking that this is a bad time to be looking at AT&T or any service that requires a contract. With the reductions in sports as dramatic as it is now, and with reports of some series that will end sooner than planned, why would one want to lock in a contract that has to be paid? And if you are in one of those contractual situations, how happy are you that the RSN fee still applies while there aren’t any of those sports active now?
     
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  20. James Long

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    I agree. Asking streamers to commit to a high price contract for two years was already a risky deal. With people looking at loss of income and potential higher prices if there are shortages it would be short sighted to lock in a commitment. Now would be a good time to make a drastic change to AT&T TV and make it a more palatable choice.
     
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