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Finally cancelled DirecTV entirely... feels good!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by smithrh, May 9, 2018.

  1. 1948GG

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    Would be nice on reports such as this if folks listed their ISP, physical location, etc. 40+ years designing and building us fiber infrastructure and there are spots in the us that despite the local interconnect speeds are on the back roads of the internet.
     
  2. Rich

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    Been asking folks to list their locations for years. Better now than it used to be in that regard. I tried PS Vue last winter and had absolutely no problems. I'm in Central NJ and my provider is Optimum. I have about 300 down most of the time.

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  3. demyhhh

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    Rich, I have a ps3 but never really use it. I am thinking of canceling direct tv. Do you use the ps3 controller to change channels.
     
  4. mjwagner

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    Oddly enough the ps3 is not a very good platform on which to run PSVue. I run PSVue on Amazon FireTV devices (boxes, sticks, dongles) as well as Nvidia Shield. Their are PSVue apps that run on most, if not all, of the major streaming devices (ATV, Roku, etc). PSVue really doesn’t have any connection to the PlayStation game consoles (except of course the Sony company). They really should change the name.
     
  5. demyhhh

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    Thanks R rich, I thought the vue was used with the game controller through the ps3 because I noticed the app in one of the lists on ps3. Thanks
     
  6. trh

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    PSVue can be watched via PS3 or PS4. I don't know how it is done, but my guess would be the controllers.
     
  7. lparsons21

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    Yes, it is the controllers. The game controller isn't the handiest thing with PSVue but it works. There used to be an optional media controller for the PS3/4 but I don't know if it is still available.
     
  8. mjwagner

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    Correct. Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough. PSVue certainly can be used on a ps3. It’s just that, oddly enough, the user experience is not nearly as good as on the other streaming devices I mentioned.
     
  9. Rich

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    We do have Playstations in the house but I was using a Nvidia Shield when I tried PS Vue. Fastest device for streaming out there. If I ever decide to go with a Cable Replacement Service I would use my Apple TV boxes to change channels and all other commands.

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    Read some articles weeks ago that hinted at a name change. All the present name does is confuse folks. Confused me.

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  11. trh

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    It is a significant 'mistake' on their part. When I first mention getting PSVue, everyone in my family wanted to know how they were going to be able to watch TV since we only have one PlayStation (son's room).
     
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  12. Rich

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    Same thing the articles said. Big mistake. Very confusing.

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