ATT TV - a little review

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  1. compnurd

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    The YTTV one causes just as many fits I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a cloud DVR limitation. As a major sports fan though I could care less. I don’t record games
     
  2. Steveknj

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    I record games when I know I'm going out and can avoid he score. This might be a NY Giants game, or a NY Rangers game. I usually don't record baseball as there are so many games, missing one is not a big deal.
     
  3. STEVED21

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    A little more research.

    2 consecutive Sundays PGA went to a playoff. On 6/27 the were 8 extra holes and it ended at 8:15. The entire playoff was recorded. On 7/4 5 extra holes and the tournament coverage ended at about 7:10. Interestingly the recording continued into the beginning of 60 minutes for 15 to 20 minutes before the recording ended at exactly 7:30.
     
  4. compnurd

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    With all of the apps I have and friends texting me there is no way for me to avoid it
     
  5. Steveknj

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    It could be that they are more diligent with auto padding on "network" TV rather than on RSNs. I'm curious to see how this will work for the NFL games.
     
  6. NashGuy

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    I'm wondering whether it's done through some kind of computerized algorithm or if there's an actual employee(s) who's monitoring screens and manually adjusting end times.

    Also -- has anyone had recordings set up for shows scheduled to air after a game that ran long, resulting in a delayed start time for the show? If so, did that show record correctly or did you just get a recording of the end of the game?
     
  7. Steveknj

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    The show's after got cut off at their regular recording times. For example. When the Masters golf tournament was on, it ran past 7PM Eastern, the scheduled time for 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes only recorded until 8. I wound up expecting that, and recorded the show after as well. This might be the single thing I miss from DirecTV and the single biggest pain point for me. If they can get auto padding to work consistently, then it's a moot point. And as you said, if auto-padding can account for the rest of the schedule (in my case start recording 60 Minutes at 7:30 rather than 7) that would be great as well.
     
  8. NashGuy

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    Yeah, on my OTA DVR, I have 60 Minutes manually padded to record an extra 30 or 45 minutes because it gets pushed late so often during NFL season. That was exactly the scenario I was thinking of when I asked the question. If AT&T TV is going to try to automatically handle overruns, it's not just a matter of extending records for sporting events that run long but also adjusting recording times for subsequent programs too.
     
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  10. Steveknj

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    My Firestick did an update on the AT&T TV app last night. As I don't watch it much on that TV/Firestick, I'm not sure what is exactly new. Anyone know? The name change so far didn't happen, that I can tell you.
     
  11. STEVED21

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    Last night:

    ESPN Cubs Cards game recorded to the end. 4 hours 30 minutes

    MLB Pirates Dbacks Recorded to end 3:30

    YES Phillies Yanks Recorded to end 4:30

    YES MLS soccer, tape delayed after Yanks but recorded end of Yanks game plus full MLS game total recording 4 hours.

    Unfortunately, the recording of Sportscenter w SVP was not recorded when it finally came on. Looks like it's working for sports but not the following programs.
     
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  12. James Long

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    2Q dollar figures released this morning: $6.639 billion dollars in revenue for AT&T video ... $5.423 billion in expenses. $1.216 billion operating income.
    Overall AT&T made $3.269 billion on $44.045 billion revenue.
     
  13. NashGuy

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    Well, AT&T said on their quarterly earnings call today that the spin-off of DTV and their other TV services will close "in the next few weeks". So I guess we'll see the AT&T TV to DTV Stream rebranding happen in Aug. or Sept.

    In the meantime, perhaps we'll see the app for Fire TV and Android get updated to support pause and rewind on live TV, the way the Roku and Apple apps recently were. And it looks like the auto-extend recording feature is coming along too, so we'll hopefully see that enabled for all live sports recordings.
     
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  14. Steveknj

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    My Amazon Firestick updated last night.
     
  15. NashGuy

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    Does the Fire TV app now support live TV pause and rewind like Roku and Apple TV?
     
  16. Steveknj

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    I haven't tested it yet, but it looks like it should. I don't use the app too often on that TV.
     
  17. raott

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    As of last night, the one TV I have with a firestick would pause, but would NOT rewind (or FFW) for that matter on live tv.
     
  18. Steveknj

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    Two issues last night. First, tried to do another autopad of the Yankees-Red Sox game. Recorded for a little over 4 hours, but again, cut off in the 8th inning.

    Second but more important, my son reported an update to his box, then tried to connect wirelessly on his Osprey and it would not connect to my network. I have mine connected via ethernet, which worked fine, but tried to connect wirelessly and again, couldn't connect. Oddly, I setup a temp hotspot on my cell and it was able to connect to the hotspot. Also, I can connect to my router with just about everything else, no issues. So there's a weird issue with the Osprey and my specific router (TP-Link Deco M5). I can't explain it. I tried disabling 5ghz network as I had that issue with a different device that needed to connect to a 2.4ghz network and the 5 was interfering, but that made no difference (tried the reverse, just in case, and it didn't help either). Not sure what might be going on here, but it's strange. For now, I have both Ospreys connected via ethernet, but that meant moving one of my extender "pucks" into my son's room which isn't a great spot for it. We'll keep it that way for now, until I can figure out what's going on. Might be time for a router upgrade.
     
  19. b4pjoe

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    Did you try powering off the router, waiting 30 seconds, and then powering it back up? A cold reboot works wonders sometimes.
     
  20. Steveknj

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    Yep, tried that.
     

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