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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CraigerM, Dec 12, 2019.
Way too much money for me. I'd rather stay put. Thanks for the figures.
Sorry, I meant the monthly cost of the ISP.
That’s what I was talking about. Mediacom has a $99 price for 200/20 2TB internet price but they also have a $15/month fee if you only have internet services. That fee is applied or not on their whim if you don’t have TV and/or Phone services also.
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We don't get that charge and we get 300/35 for about what you pay, around a hundred bucks. Next time I get the bill I'll see exactly what it is.
FWIW, everything in ESPN College Extra is available via WatchESPN/ESPN3 or an ESPN+ subscription. They likely don't carry absolutely every single game you're seeing in the Sports Pack channels, but ESPN3 and ESPN+ partner up with a ton of networks and schools to provide a ton of additional college sporting broadcasts, including soccer, lacrosse, softball, baseball, etc. (Ex: I watched one of our nearby D-2 men's basketball games broadcast on ESPN3.)
Wow, that's pricey. I get 1Gbps/35Mbps + unlimited nationwide phone for $109.95/mo through Cox. 1 TB data cap though. Well, technically I don't have a data cap right now because 3 or 4 months after I started my service they had a new promo where they life-timed no data caps for new subs AND for less $$$ then I was paying for 1 TB, so I called to complain . They didn't lower my price, but they at least gave me the no cap promo for 1 yr. But I think both of the promos are falling off in Feb - April.
No way in hell I'm going to pay full price for that service lol. Sticker on the 1Gbps+Phone is $130 and sticker on the No Cap is $50 = $180.
Right now I'm averaging about 250GB/mo with no streaming, but my DirecTV promo is ALSO falling off around that time, so if they don't re-up me, I'll have to probably switch to TMobile TV.
For anyone that subscribes to ATT TV, how is the dvr interface, does it fast forward like the Directv Genie, meaning full screen? I don't like the way certain streaming apps fast forward, the small square box FF is something I can't abide.
And the problem is 99 percent of Youtube reviews fail to show how an app or site handles fast forward.
We have Armstrong which is 300/20 with 2Tb for 77.95 and 400/25 is 99.99
we average about 1TB a month usage
I average a bit over 1TB a month as I watch a heck of a lot of streaming HD and 4K.
What I pay now is $150 for their Family TV which covers pretty much all the cable channels, a little sports and the locals and the 200/20 internet service. That also include the RSN and local extra fees and taxes. If I drop cable TV then it goes down to the retail on the internet only. Discounts are hard to get with them as there is no real competition. DSL and Wisper (WiFi). Wisper is about $100/month too, so no savings and it is slower. DSL at my location is at best 3Mb and costs $60 I think.
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Same here. Bundles and discounts don’t exist because they have no competition
I have ESPN+. Thanks
I am seeing conflicting reports relative to which locals one would receive.
One YT video stated that it will receive whatever locals are available in the market where the box is connected. ie: you can take the box along with you to a different market and receive those locals.
Another said that it will be specific to the service address.
Others state that it will work with a VPN.
I wonder what the truth is.
I don't use that service but all the sites you stream from seem to use different methods for just about everything. Takes time to get used to that. YTTV seems to have a 15 second forward click on all the content. Using an ATV usually gets you a ten second forward click on sites like NF or AP. It varies.
Thanks for responding, this is one of the major reasons I can't give up on the Genie, I use FF too much. One day I would like to place all of my dvd/blu-ray movies on Plex but not unless it has full screen FF, hopefully these streaming sites figure out the ideal interfaces.
Of course nobody will agree on what is best but FF needs to be easy to follow and needs to stop exactly on the scene you want to watch, on some interfaces Netflix FF makes it difficult to determine fully every scene you are fast forwarding through.
Takes time to get used to the way the apps do things. What you want is the same thing I've always wanted, consistency. But they are never all gonna do things the same way.
Been saying this is going to happen for months. These streamers see people playing streaming roulette. There are a couple of shows I want to watch on Netflix, I'll subscribe for a couple of months, watch what I want, drop it, move to Hulu, watch what I want there, drop it and move to CBS All Access, etc. So for Netflix and others, it keeps the churn to a minimum, locks you in for a year at a slightly cheaper rate than the monthly. Eventually they might stop the month to month and use the AP model, and have you only sub per year. THAT'S when streaming will start to cost what Sat currently does, when hopping from one to the other no longer applies.
So what you're saying is as they add channels which are already on cable/sat like the TBS channels, the price is going to go up? So when they finally have all the channels that cable has, the price will probably be around the same.
That's the main issue I have with streaming. To get all the channels I want, I have to buy at least 2 of these services (or I can choose to do without them, but why would I?) So now I'm up to around $100 for those channels. And if they keep raising prices, at some point the savings will be more and more minimal. And with that they have a substandard DVR and you are at the mercy of having a good internet connection. That said, IF there was a streaming system that gave me ALL the channels I want, and I could save money I would. I've yet to find it.
I currently use Altice for Internet and D* for TV, and priced out what it would cost me to switch to all Altice and it was roughly $189 (to start, and eventually would have to add in the $18 DVR fee). But currently my DirecTV bill is about $200 by itself, so I would essentially get "free ISP" and phone (I pay Vonage $25 for IP phone which I would drop). So it's a savings. But with either, I could have as many concurrent "streams" as i want (streaming through their box, plus online). That's another limit that bothers me with YTTV and the like, the limitation of streams. Most nights I have 5-6 TVs on and watching content. What happens to that one person who wants to watch TV but all the streams are gone?
Adding the MSG RSNs might have me considering YTTV. That's one major missing channel. I believe they have YES Network?
Pretty sure I read a post by an actual AT&T TV user that said when you FF, you just get the typical thumbnail preview box on the timeline rather than full-screen. But that's at least an improvement from how the cloud DVR worked back when I beta tested it for DirecTV Now last year -- it didn't even have the thumbnail preview!