DTV Now Beta Hardware Tests

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  1. Feb 13, 2019 #1 of 131
    jborchel

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    I just got a release from Directv on my current contract. I have tried DTV Now and liked it but would prefer the new hardware setup that I have read is going through beta right now. Any word on when that will end and the products will be available?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2019 #2 of 131
    P Smith

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    more info ?
    source ?
     
  3. Feb 14, 2019 #3 of 131
    compnurd

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    At last word it was not guaranteed that the hardware will be used for Directnow.. It is being tested for Directv over IP But it is supposed to end in the 2nd qtr
     
  4. Feb 14, 2019 #4 of 131
    rccoleman

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    Yeah, it's kind of a weird hybrid. The interface looks like DirecTV Now, but it's being "marketed" for DirecTV-over-IP.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2019 #5 of 131
    jborchel

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    Hopefully it gets announced and released. If the price is anywhere near the streaming DTV Now price I will sign up.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2019 #6 of 131
    slice1900

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    Perhaps it is as simple as they connected it to Directv Now when they took the picture you saw. Any picture for the IP version would be subject to change since it is still in beta.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2019 #7 of 131
    rccoleman

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    It was a review of the box and described as for DirecTV-over-IP, but they did draw a comparison between its interface and DTV Now. I'll see if I can find it, but it was late last year and certainly things can change. It was pretty detailed and touched on the fact that "maybe" it could be used for DirecTV Now, but that the reviewer had been provided the box by DirecTV with the purpose of using it with the DirecTV-over-IP product, and not DTV Now.
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2019 #8 of 131
    crkeehn

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    It was more than just a comparison. Although the box is being touted as the DirecTV-over-IP hardware, it is being tested by DirecTV Now users, using the DirecTV Now Platform.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2019 #9 of 131
    compnurd

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    I would expect prices to be a third higher than directv now
     
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    Stephenson gave two prices of $80 to $90 for DTV over IP. He didn't say other prices.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2019 #11 of 131
    P Smith

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  12. Feb 15, 2019 #12 of 131
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    The available packages for DTV over IP will be interesting. :)
     
  13. Feb 15, 2019 #13 of 131
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    Then what's the point? That's pretty much what we pay now and we lose traditional trick play functionality with streaming, no?
     
  14. Feb 15, 2019 #14 of 131
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    You shouldn’t lose trickplay with streaming. In theory it will cost 20-30 bucks less that direct sat plus equipment fees
     
  15. Feb 15, 2019 #15 of 131
    jborchel

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    What is Directv over IP? Is that an existing product or another beta in development? Is there a thread on it?
     
  16. Feb 15, 2019 #16 of 131
    slice1900

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    It is supposed to be identical to the packages on the satellite product, or as close as they can make it depending on contracts with networks.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2019 #17 of 131
    jborchel

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    Charge me the DTV Now price and the same rate for the clients and Genie server and I would be happy.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2019 #18 of 131
    slice1900

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    They won't. They lose money on Directv Now, and have talked about raising the price up to $20 to get it to where it is profitable.

    There's no Genie with the IP product, just clients. It is cloud DVR.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2019 #19 of 131
    jborchel

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    So what is the philosophy behind having a hardware client? My interface with the Now product when I trialed it seemed fast enough.
     
  20. Feb 15, 2019 #20 of 131
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    I've been using ATVs to watch boxing matches. Figured boxing would be a good first place to try the ATV remotes with sports. I don't use trickplay with boxing as much as I do with football and baseball but I am having problems with the ATVs' remotes during boxing matches. Those issues make me think using a streaming device to watch football and baseball might be too much of a problem for me to deal with. None of the streaming boxes have remotes capable of doing what a D* remote can do regarding trickplay. At this point, I cannot imagine using a streaming device to watch baseball or football games. Simply put, the trickplay needed to watch sports just isn't there. For me, anyhow. Yes, we lose "traditional" trickplay functionality with streaming but it's because of the remotes, not streaming itself.

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