ATT TV - a little review

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  1. Jan 12, 2021 #621 of 1811
    techguy88

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    The only thing that changed was the $200 Reward Card is no longer offered. However with AT&T TV (2-Year Contract) the current pricing promotions end on 1/16/21 according to the fine print. Will be interesting to see if they keep the current model or rework it on 1/17/21.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2021 #622 of 1811
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    I didn’t catch that offer expiration date, thanks.

    Yeah it will be interesting to see what the next version of the contract offer will be. One thing that ATT TV needs to get is the NFL and RedZone channels, but they have some breathing room right now since those are pretty much dead channels as the current football season winds up.

    And I think they need to expand the subscription level offerings on the non-contract version. Yeah the prices could be scary but I think it would make things clearer and unify offerings thereby simplifying things a bit.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2021 #623 of 1811
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    The Premier package with AT&T TV Now would save me about $100 per month. I need to figure out what channels are not in the streaming version and the decide if I want to consider switching. One concern is losing internet would mean no TV at all. Not that I have a lot of outages with Spectrum but there have been a couple of a day or two over the last 5 years. 500 hours of DVR storage is about 1 TB of data which I don't think would be a big issue. Only storing it for 90 days might be though.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2021 #624 of 1811
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    For the most part the core of the packages are the same between AT&T TV and DirecTV. AT&T TV doesn't have:
    • Any PBS affiliates, NFL Network, Outdoor Channel
    • No Music Choice audio channels
    • No west coast versions of regular channels (i.e. no Cartoon Network West, TNT West, MTV West, etc.)
    • No paid programming type channels (i.e. infomercials, Scientology Channel, RT America)
    • No public access channels
      • AT&T TV does carry C-SPAN & C-SPAN 2.
    • Very few shopping channels
      • AT&T TV only has HSN, QVC, QVC2 and GEM Shopping Channel
    • No religious channels
    • Not all linear feeds of premiums AT&T TV has:
      • HBO Max: HBO East, HBO2 East, HBO Family East & HBO Latino
      • Cinemax: Cinemax East, ActionMax
      • Showtime: Showtime East, Showtime 2, Showtime Extreme
      • Starz: Starz, Starz Kids & Family
        • AT&T TV does carry StarzEncore East, StarzEncore West, StarzEncore Action, StarzEncore Black, StarzEncore Classic, StarzEncore Family, StarzEncore Suspense & StarzEncore Westerns in the Ultimate & Premier packages. The Starz add-on does not include these.
    • No Sports Pack - So this means you will only get the RSNs in your home market.
      • AT&T TV doesn't carry Fox College Sports and ESPN College Extra
        • Although you can use your AT&T TV credentials and login to the ESPN app for the College Extra games on any package w/ESPN.
    With the exception of the local PBS affiliate, NFL Network & Outdoor Channel a lot of the bloat from the DirecTV counterparts are not present on AT&T TV.

    One advantage of AT&T TV vs DirecTV is you can record channels like Cheddar which you can't on D*. You can also browse the guide, view your recording list and on demand listings while watching one of those types of channels. Also some channels like Logo, Fox Sports Ohio are in full time HD on AT&T TV whereas they are in full time SD on DirecTV.

    I attached the current channel lineups for DirecTV & AT&T TV to compare.
     

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  5. Jan 12, 2021 #625 of 1811
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    Are the Premier channels the same between AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now?

    And thanks for that info.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2021 #626 of 1811
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    From a package perspective yes however ATT TV doesn’t have the same amount of premium channels as Directv. Example. directv had like 11 HBO’s. ATT has 5
     
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    The no-contract option (formally AT&T TV Now) and the 2-Year Contract option (regular AT&T TV) are identical for Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate & Premier channel lineup wise. The packages Optimo Mas & Xtra are exclusive to AT&T TV 2-Year Contract Option.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 #628 of 1811
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    Are you sure because some people think they still need to unify things a bit ;)
     
  9. Jan 12, 2021 #629 of 1811
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    True but if you could pay $149.99/mo for AT&T TV Premier w/500 Hour Cloud DVR vs paying almost $220 for DirecTV Premier (for 3 TVs) then the additional premium multiplex channels become less value especially in HBO's case with HBO Max app. You really only need the main HBO channel if you want to watch something as it airs (like a new episode of a show) vs waiting a few hours for it to appear on HBO Max. Also if you really need Showtime West just download the Showtime Anytime app and it has that feed.

    Also I have 4 TVs but only 3 are in regular use at the same time. I would like the option to watch the TV service on any TV in my home without paying $7/mo extra for that privilege.

    I'm positive because I just spend 30 minutes going through Entertainment (No-Contract) and Entertainment (2-Year Contract) with a fine tooth comb and comparing them with DirecTV Entertainment o_O I'm seriously considering dumping D* Select for the AT&T TV Entertainment (No-Contract) because I just realized I can save an additional $9/mo (or $108/yr) this way and keep my most viewed channels hahahaha.

    Tbh I think more unifying is in the works I would not be surprised if AT&T TV no longer allows new customers to sign up for Xtra on/after 1/17/21 just like DirecTV did about a month ago.
     
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    I agree with everything you said. As pointed out over 450 times they are not and we’re never going after cord cutters. And I think these moves really solidify there offerings. I am considering coming back tomorrow
     
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    Sure, why not come on back? It really is a better service IMO. Of course it comes at a higher price and only you can decide if it is worth that.

    For me, I’m glad I got over to Now with the Max subscription level. At a decent price that is competitive with any other service I might switch to, it also has all the channels I want with the exception of NFL stuff and AMC. But I’ve found I really like AMC+ better than linear AMC networks channels.

    If I could talk myself into giving up the Golf channel and. ESPN I could save considerable money. But l can’t.
     
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    Higher price. No. I pay 132 right now for xtra with Directv. Soon to go to 140. Ultimate with dvr and no contract puts me at 105
     
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    Higher price in comparison to other live streamers though the differential isn’t as much as it used to be. No comparison to cable/sat was meant.
     
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    My bill for Premier starting next month after the January price hike is going to be right at $269 per month although I have a $30 per month discount which means I will actually be paying $239. I have 7 TV's because we record a lot of stuff. There are almost never more than 3 TV's being watched (the extra 4 are basically only used for recording) so my savings would actually be $90 per month for the no contract option. ($239 to $149) I could save another $10 per month by going the contract option on the first year @ $129 per month but that would jump to $183 in the second year which would be a deal breaker since that would be a $54 price hike on the second year. Sports pack isn't that big of a deal as those channels are blacked out during games. I would have to go to MLB-TV for baseball since there is no MLB Extra Innings for AT&T TV contract or no contract. I'd even consider shelling out the $360 for 3 of the AT&T TV boxes up front.
     
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    So couple of things there. MLB TV on its own is a little cheaper then extra innings and the app is great in all platforms. Even the ATT box. With regards to the boxes buy then on eBay. They are 60 bucks
     
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    Since Premier isn’t one of the no-contract options I’m assuming you’re using Ultimate and adding the Premiums? If so, the 1st year would be $15 cheaper than you show since Ultimate comes with HBO during the 1st year. Or at least that’s the way I read it.
     
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    Yep, no sense giving ATT more than they are really worth. And it makes even more sense in that the current box is the same box that came out 3+ years ago, just with a better remote.
     
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    Oops! My bad, Premier wasn’t there this morning so ignore the post.
     
  19. Jan 12, 2021 #639 of 1811
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    Yeah I can get MLB-TV even cheaper than the normal with their discount for veterans. My biggest issue with that is my wife is a rabid baseball fan and likes being able to jump back and forth between games and it is just cumbersome on the app. But for $90 a month she may have to live with it. :D

    Has AT&T ever updated the hardware on the boxes? I wouldn't want older hardware than what I would get by buying from AT&T.

    Edit: replied before I saw lparsons21 post about the hardware.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2021 #640 of 1811
    lparsons21

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    I did a little diddling with numbers numerous times today.

    Currently paying:
    ATT TV Now Max = $80
    AMC+ = $9
    CBS/Showtime = $10 via Apple’s deal
    AppleTV+ = $5. (Annual payment deal)

    Total = $99/month

    For me that has all the channels/content I want so none of the new subscriptions are a good value.
     

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