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  1. James Long

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    About as much as your wife needs Hallmark, IIRC.
     
  2. whorne

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    That would be great!
     
  3. Rich

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    But that app can't match the total sports experience I get now, right?

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  4. Rich

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    She's evolved quite a bit. She's been using the Hallmark app on the ATVs, rather than using D*. Seems there's not really all that much content on the D* channel, she had little to watch and started using the app and then moved over to NF. Simply put, that isn't a roadblock to dropping D* anymore. Like most folks, once you start streaming seriously you find out you can do without a provider such as D*.

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  5. Rich

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    I hope you do get the ST. Let's see if you can watch 6 football games at a time, switching damn near seamlessly between games. If you can do that, I'd really be interested in that app. And that remote. If you can do that I'd give up the games on PIX and drop D*.

    Why wouldn't ATT put the ST on that app? Why would they ignore that money stream? I hope you get it.

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  6. mickat

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    I to need every Yankees and Giants game here in Boca Raton and that means I need D*TV with MIL EI and NFL ST.
     
  7. lparsons21

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    Sports are still a bit of an issue for those wanting that. ATT TV is actually pretty good in that area though it is oddly missing the NFL channel but most RSNs seem to be covered depending on subscription level. The downsides with ATT TV is the contract and retail price and so far no one knows what discounts might be available in the 2nd year and beyond because no one has gotten to that point yet.

    I still think the sport industry will have to make some changes in how they market their product to the end user. I think their resistance to change is because they are pretty sure they will have less revenue/profits in any direct to consumer deal and I think they are right in thinking that.
     
  8. Rich

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    Think of how lucky you are. If I could get every game on MLB I'd drop D* in a heartbeat (if I could get past losing my DVRs). I live in NJ, I can't get Yankee home games from MLB. I gotta ask: I'm assuming you moved from somewhere near NYC, did you plan for this before you moved?

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  9. Rich

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    It would have to be, at least, the equal of D* before I'd make the jump. The total sports experience, I mean.

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  10. lparsons21

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    Yeah I know, but I don’t think that’s in the cards, might not ever be.
     
  11. Rich

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    Yup, my luck. Doesn't matter.

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  12. NashGuy

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    As AT&T TV matures, I expect you'll see them add live 4K HDR sports. And -- if their streaming box can handle it -- some kind of multi-view option, like PS Vue used to offer on the Apple TV, where you could watch any four channels live. Great for keeping an eye on multiple games at once.

    As for NFL Sunday Ticket, it probably either gets added to all of AT&T's cable TV products (it's currently only on DTV) or it leaves all of them. But that may not get resolved until the bigger question about AT&T's future with NFL Sunday Ticket.
     
  13. lparsons21

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    The current ATT box is way too underpowered to do multi-streams. It is fairly sluggish as it is now.
     
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  14. compnurd

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    I used mlb app from the box today and it was pretty smooth. I am not sure why for 100 bucks(and probably inflated) people are expecting Apple type processing power. The box does what it needs to do fairly well
     
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  15. TheRatPatrol

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    Doesn’t she need your D* credentials to log into the app?

    You mean like Dish has with Sports Bar mode on their Hoppers? One could only hope. :)



    ESPN’s Multicast view. I really wish all the sports apps on the Apple TV could do this.

     
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  16. mickat

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    Moved from Owego NY, in 1979. We got D*TV as soon as they got NFL ST, way back when you had D*TV for your cable like channels and USSB for your movie channels. Had all the Giants games long before they had MLB EI if I remember right. I even remember those first rec. all they got was 1 channel at a time they they cost like $800 bucks. There has been a lot of changes over the years not all bad (lots of HD channels) but dealing with anyone on the phone right now can be a nightmare.
     
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  17. Rich

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    We are talking about my wife, right? We live in the same home. Why would she need my credentials?

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  18. NashGuy

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    As I understand it, the performance difference in lower-vs-higher powered streaming boxes/sticks is more evident in terms of smoothly handling graphical displays (e.g. scrolling through menus with animations, playing video games, etc.) and juggling between/launching multiple open apps. In those cases, a faster processor and more RAM make a big difference. But in terms of simply fetching and hardware decoding A/V streams using a codec that the chipset is designed for (e.g. H.264, H.265), that's not very demanding. So I wouldn't necessarily rule out that the AT&T TV box could, for instance, fetch four different live channels at a reduced resolution from the AT&T servers at the same time, with each channel taking up one-quarter of the 1080p or 4K output signal.
     
  19. compnurd

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    Correct I dont see why it couldnt either
     
  20. TheRatPatrol

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    Yes. I mean she can’t watch the app without a satellite or cable subscription log in, correct?
     

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