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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CraigerM, Nov 30, 2015.
What do you mean merge the channel lineups?
If you are referring to the monument sign you can see from I-25 that must have been just maintenance as the cyclone was back this morning
I think he means when uverse customers get ESPN on ch 206 for example.
Yep, that's what I mean.
Was hoping maybe we would pick up a few more channels
Probably will ... but there is a chance that some channels will go away as well.
It starts with putting the death star on everything as a moniker ... then changing the colors to match the corporate standard .... then making the previous name "smaller" then the logo ... and poof there goes the name ... It is a process with them ... and anyone that has had to work with them ... knows what I mean ...
As for quality of service ... I agree with the others, where I have gotten consistent 10 out of 10 service with them for the last 20+ years .... I noticed a large degradation in anything non-Satellite related ... I called and complained and gave them numerous examples. They filed several tickets and ended up giving me a monthly rebate and since I was moving ... everything was 100% free and all gear was marked as customer owned.
Luckily I have a slingbox with hdml splitter working on the HR24 i have as a backup in the house (for when the application fails), and have enough redundancy now that I am a-ok for a while. Unfortunately, there is no other competitor and for me no cable options ... so "it is what it is"
I was referring to the one in front of the main entrance on Inverness Dr. It's an AT&T sign now. The delivery entrance cyclone sign is still up too.
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Coming in 2018 Directv ahem I mean AT&T will be delivering broadcast via internet.... You won't need a dish anymore........ Just high bandwidth from your ISP...
I don't think that will happen unless every AT&T customer has FTTH and I don't think AT&T will get that done by 2018.
It will be an option ... just like DISH's SlingTV is an option today to get cooperating TV networks over any data network that can handle the load. AT&T's future "over the top" offering is one of the main reasons they bought DirecTV.
But the future availability of OTT does not mean the current delivery systems will be ending. AY&T will be delivering via the customer's bandwidth or satellite/uverse connection. It will just be another way to get "AT&T Entertainment".
I doubt Directv will be offering the exact same product 'over the internet' to non-AT&T FTTH customers. It would cost them more to deliver that on a monthly basis via internet versus satellite, and they have less control over the quality. Customers may not like rain fade, but at least they know why they lost signal when it happens, unlike with internet problems that are outside of Directv's control.
Having streaming pick up the slack when signal is lost due to rain is a lot easier because only a small percentage of the country is affected at any one time - but even then I wonder how well it will work in practice in areas where Directv is popular and whole cities start streaming Directv at the same time if rain fade happens during a major event like a Super Bowl.
I agree the product will not be the same but for a different reason. AT&T's bandwidth cost is less relevant ... streaming ESPN costs them the same as streaming an infomercial channel as long as they are in the same quality. The biggest issue will be whether or not the channels allow their content to be streamed. Not all will. Some channels will want people to use their own platforms and content servers instead of relying on AT&T encoding and servers. But some channels will simply opt out of being sold OTT in a bundle.
I expect the quality will be variable ... the way Netflix and other streamers reduce their quality to match the bandwidth available. Which will be an improvement over requiring a full bandwidth connection or provide poor service. If AT&T does not serve the marketplace someone else will. As long as minimal quality can be delivered why not accept the money?
Here is the entrance described above:
I wonder when the sign in front of the building will get changed
Looks like they are not waiting until January. This is the sign outside the Huntington WV call center. It was a DirecTV logo a month ago.
Coming in to work this morning I notice the highway facing sign at the Inverness call center was gone. Not just the faces, the whole sign. I will keep watching and see what goes up.
Why not ? AT&T owns them do what they want ! Back in the day we called Dish Charlie and Direct TV Dave ! So now it will be Charlie and Randy....Dave died LOL
As a Comcast / Xfinity retailer, when the first released the Xfinity name I had people coming into my office saying "I want that Xfinity thing" as I asked them who they had for service, they would reply "Comcast" lol
I have to laugh at the article's musing that AT&T customers may become confused on whether their TV service is satellite or Uverse. If it takes a few seconds for a channel to come through when changing from one to another, it'll be satellite. If the signal is lost during a thick cloud cover, it'll be satellite. Those are two prime characteristics of satellite TV whether it is with DTV or Dish.
What makes you think any channels would go away