ATT TV - a little review

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  1. Mar 5, 2021 #1281 of 1811
    espaeth

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    This is an absolute gem in the DIRECTV sale FAQ:

    AT&T & TPG Capital Form New Entity to Operate AT&T’s U.S. Video Unit

    It’s like the lifecycle of ATT as a company playing out all over again.

    So the streaming product is going to be.... DIRECTV+ ?
     
  2. Mar 5, 2021 #1282 of 1811
    Davenlr

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    OK, Osprey guru. My box pops up a screen "Shutting down in: xx seconds" at 1pm every single day. It then restarts. It does save where I was in my DVR program, so I can resume 5 minutes later when it comes back on. I have disabled screen saver, and 4 hour power savings. I can find no other options that would cause the box to reboot at 1pm every day. I could see if doing it at 3am or something, but 1pm is a rather strange time...especially when you are using the box. Any ideas?
     
  3. Mar 5, 2021 #1283 of 1811
    lparsons21

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    I’ve not seen that yet. Maybe it is a new ‘feature’? :)

    Sounds like you’ve looked at the usual suspects to cause that and that is all I would have recommended.
     
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    I would do a wipe... maybe it has a bad software load. I think if you hit the red reset button.. then when it hits the ATT logo do it again 10 times.. It will do a full factory restore and download.. will take about 30 min to come back up
     
  5. Mar 5, 2021 #1285 of 1811
    Davenlr

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    Would that be the same as the factory reset in the menu?
     
  6. Mar 5, 2021 #1286 of 1811
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    Maybe it’s a prior Beta box which was scheduled to do a daily download update and reboot each day?
     
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    compnurd

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    I dont know i just know that sequence causes a very low level re downloading of software
     
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    James Long

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    The exact names have not been announced. They just won't be AT&T or use the globe symbol. DIRECTV will be a MVPD/vMVPD ... not a content provider like most of the "plus" services.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2021 #1289 of 1811
    Davenlr

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    That is possible. I did get it from Ebay. Since it is android, Ill just let it reboot every day. Probably helps it anyway.
    Interestingly, every time I go to the Check for Updates, the bar is about 10% across and says downloading for about 5 seconds before it says Up to Date.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2021 #1290 of 1811
    NashGuy

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    Have they ruled out use of the AT&T name in these MVPDs' brand names? If so, this is the first I've heard of that. That would mean AT&T TV will change its name. To what, though? IMO, they shouldn't apply the DirecTV brand to it, as it's always going to be associated with satellite TV. And when you append a word to an established brand name (e.g. DirecTV Now), it communicates that the product is somehow derivative of the original "real" thing (e.g. Diet Coke).

    All I've seen so far simply indicates that the name of the newly formed joint venture company running these services will be DirecTV, sometimes referred to as "new DirecTV". But I haven't seen anything about changes to the underlying MVPD brand names.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2021 #1291 of 1811
    compnurd

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    You don’t want it rebooting every day. AndroidTV lives for cached data and all that is doing is clearing it. Try the reset sequence I suggested
     
  12. Mar 5, 2021 #1292 of 1811
    Davenlr

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    Started it at 6pm CST. Says "Downloading Update" Will see what happens.
     
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    TPG TV? :D

    AT&T wants to rid itself of TV services so I can't imagine they want to keep it as AT&T TV.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2021 #1294 of 1811
    Davenlr

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    Experts...I have a Tivo with ATSC tuner and QAM tuner. If I wanted to record (DVR) locally, would I be able to set up a manual recording on the Tivo for a time range, and then set the ATT box on the channel I wanted recorded, and put the output of the ATT box to Hybrid 1080p HDMI To Digital QAM Modulator + HDMI To ATSC HD Encoder Modulator | eBay ?
    It would also appear I could transmit anything output from my AVR through the house to every TV via the old direcTv coax.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2021 #1295 of 1811
    NashGuy

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    They want to get rid of satellite TV. It's not clear to me that they want to be rid of software-based OTT TV, i.e. AT&T TV. In fact, I noticed that they just recently adopted a new logo for AT&T Fiber that matches the AT&T TV logo. They still own 70% of it and I think they have every intention of continuing to include it in the sell-through for new AT&T Fiber sign-ups, as well as selling it in AT&T Stores.

    That said, who knows, maybe they will decide to take AT&T out of the name, as AT&T TV could be included in a future complete sell-off of DTV. And by having a new brand name not associated with AT&T, it might help them strike distribution partnerships for AT&T TV with other operators, such as smaller cable companies, telcos and municipal fiber operators who don't want to continue operating their own cable TV service (which barely eeks out a profit for small MVPDs).
     
  16. Mar 5, 2021 #1296 of 1811
    Davenlr

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    It is back up and running. Took 1 hour total.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2021 #1297 of 1811
    b4pjoe

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    I don't really know but they sold 30% of it off along with DIRECTV and U-Verse. That is pretty much all of their TV business. And some people claim AT&T will not be involved with running any of it.
     
  18. Mar 5, 2021 #1298 of 1811
    compnurd

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    The new CEO is the current President of ATT video and two of the board members are form ATT. Safe to say who is still running the show
     
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    compnurd

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    You must have had a stuck update
     
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  20. Mar 5, 2021 #1300 of 1811
    Davenlr

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    As long as they keep it at 1080p and Dolby 5.1, Satan can run it.
     

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