ATT TV - a little review

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    Davenlr

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    Yes, the only issue with the boxes on Ebay, is in most of them, you need to do an automated hard reset/install from scratch of the OS and the ATT TV app, which takes about 1 hour when you get the box from ebay. Its the same box, but if it still has the beta software on it, the DVR wont always work right.
     
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    Mine came "post-reset" so when I booted it up it went through the wizard to create the account and whatever. I bought it on ebay from a suggested reseller posted on here. Actually got 2 of them now. The box is quirky, reboots every so often for no apparent reason and other weird stuff, but it still mostly works. I'm hoping that when (if?) the new box comes out that it rectifies some of these issues.
     
  3. Davenlr

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    If it tells you its going to reboot (vs just locking up and restarting) that is the reason you need to do the full factory reset. The beta software rebooted the box once a day.
     
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    Oh really? That's good to know. Mine just seems to lock up at various time. Doesn't sound like the scenario that requires the factory reset, correct?
     
  5. Davenlr

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    No. The beta will say "Powering Off" with a spinning circle, and then reboot. If you are having issues with the box though, and never did the reset, it might cure the issue.
    Just hit reset, wait until the ATT globe appears, hit reset again, and so on 10 times. After the 10th time, it will reinstall the Android software, and all the default apps, and the ATT TV app. Takes about an hour. Then everything is fresh.
     
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    Yeh I have 6 boxes and never have to reset them nor do they reset... Except for when they update
     
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    Sounds like a good project for the weekend!
     
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    Is there a "movie extra pack" on AT&T TV? During pauses, AT&T has inserted ads for that package, but I believe that's a DirecTV package (the one with MGM, Sony, HDNET Movies, etc.). If that's the case, that's REALLY weird!
     
  9. NashGuy

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    I feel like I've seen a reference to that package on AT&T TV somewhere. Given that AT&T TV uses the same base channel packages as DirecTV, it makes sense that it would also offer the same add-on packs. (Of course, just because something makes sense doesn't mean that AT&T is actually doing it!)

    Anyhow, if it's an option, I'd think you would be able to log into your AT&T TV account and see it as an upgrade option. Maybe in the same place where you'd go to add premiums?
     
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