ATT TV - a little review

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  1. lparsons21

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    Well crap! ATT TV Now going up 3/25/2021!

     
  2. compnurd

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    Kinda figured it was coming. There not trying to compete in the YTTV and Hulu space
     
  3. lparsons21

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    Well they’ve succeeded! :(

    Since I don’t need RSNs and I can get DD5.1 for almost any other show one way or another and my billing date was coming up very shortly, I’ve moved over to YTTV. Picture almost as good, plenty more channels even some I actually might watch and it saves me money.
     
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  4. harperhometheater

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    Your link doesn’t work for me. Does this include regular AT&T TV (No Contract)?
     
  5. lparsons21

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    No, the price increases are all for the grandfathered ATT TV Now subscriptions.

    Here’s possibly a better link to a news story about it.

     
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    Damn!! If that doesn’t work, google for “The Streamable” for an article about it.
     
  7. Davenlr

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    Unlimited.... I get a whopping 20 hours. I wont pay a dime for any more until they stop cutting off my live sports.

    Tonight, I am having to watch live. The cloud DVR is cutting me off every 5 or 10 minutes. Totally unacceptable.
     
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  8. lparsons21

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    Yeah, that non-contract 20 hours is a real joke! 50 hours would have made more sense for lots of people. And the article is just vague enough that I can’t tell if the non-contract will be unlimited or if they will have to pay $10 to make it so.

    I really wish Sling’s PQ was a bit better, but that motion artifacting with live sports just makes it horrible to watch. Not bad on the regular scripted stuff though.
     
  9. Davenlr

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    The way I read it, we would still have to pay $10 for it. It doesnt work, so I sure wont pay more.
    Adding unlimited streams to the same network isnt going to help the already not working cloud DVR either.
    I am waiting for Xfinity to get tired of losing customers and boot their PQ back up to 1080i
     
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  11. harperhometheater

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    Haven’t had any issues whatsoever with their Cloud DVR and I don’t recall others reporting any either. As I said previously, it sounds like an internal network issue, quality wise.

    That’ll be a LONG wait for Comcrap/Xfilthy!
     
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    Same. I have never had an issue with the DVR
     
  13. lparsons21

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    He’s referring to the lack of a way to pad a recording and the poor way to manage future recordings I think.
     
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    I mean it is what it is. It isnt a traditional DVR, never pretended to be and will never be
     
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  16. Davenlr

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    Well, if it is an internal network issue (DVR recordings stopping midstream with spinning circle) it would have to be one of two things. 1: Their Gateway or 2: All 4 of my Roku's. I have a Osprey box I coming tomorrow. If that does the same thing, then they will have to send a tech out to fix their gateway.
    The strange thing is, I can watch live and it NEVER buffers or errors. Only when watching the cloud DVR, and only during prime time. Later at night, it works fine.
     
  17. harperhometheater

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    That doesn’t sound like the case. He mentions the padding a little, but then talks about the recordings cutting off and buffering.........


    OK maybe not internal, but sounds local if anything. Maybe their local node gets overloaded during PrimeTime when most folks are home and streaming and browsing after filling up their bellies. Maybe it’s a good idea to get a tech there.

    What router do you have? I know some like mine have the capability to watch network traffic video with a nice graph or GUI so you can see it and what’s happening during these peak times. Also I think if you open a support ticket, the MSO is able to setup some sort of traffic monitoring for awhile and then they can check the logs the next day for any anomalies.
     
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    AT&T TV Adds More Simultaneous Streams and Cloud DVR Features | Cord Cutters News

     
  19. Davenlr

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    Today it was 3pm to 5pm local time. Been watching the DVR since 5pm, and no issues.
    Gateway (modem/router) is their

    ARRIS
    Model Number BGW210-700
    Software Version 2.10.6
    First Use Date 2020/09/16 21:45:14
    Time Since Last Reboot 13:16:35:08
    Current Date/Time 2021-02-23T18:42:10

    Service is ATT Fiber 1gb/s
    If you need the model of the fiber to ethernet adapter on the wall, I can get that, but its in the back of a media closet.

    If its any help to diagnose these are the two scenarios:
    With no intervention: Stops playing with spinning circle: Gives error its taking to long: starts the show over from the begining
    IF I HIT PLAY as soon as spinning circle comes up: Skips back 15 seconds, replays the last 15 seconds with closed captioning on, then continues on without closed captioning as normal.
    When this happens, there is no change in ping response to www.att.com on my computer.
     
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  20. compnurd

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    I am leaning towards Roku problem
     

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