No Cable or Sat as base? Then streaming service is DOA says Cord Cutters

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  1. Rich

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    Hard for me to believe anybody with a DVR suffers thru a whole game.

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  2. lparsons21

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    Why would I want to do that and ruin a perfectly good nap? :)


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  3. Rich

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    I hear that.

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  4. Andrew Sullivan

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    The obvious reason not to DVR is because the game is already over. Do you want to go see a movie if somebody tells you how it ends. Sports is one of the few things that needs to be watched live, unless you're not a fan of either team and really do not care who wins.
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    Hey now! :)
     
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  6. inkahauts

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    Nope... I prefer to watch most sports recorded. I know how to not see the score before I watch the game. Often I’m starting to view it before it’s over if the time is right.
     
  7. Andrew Sullivan

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    When you watch the game certainly makes a big difference. Like the next day could make it more difficult. For most games I will check the score to see if the game is worthwhile watching. 35-18 is a no.
     
  8. lparsons21

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    Simple solution, just avoid everybody! Hermits to the rescue!! :)

    Yeah, watching much later is not really all that good in many cases.


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  9. Andrew Sullivan

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    Here's the question. Should I watch the game OTA, with the FOX app on my TV or the app on my Shield? Will they all be in 4K?
     
  10. espaeth

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    OTA will be 720p60.

    The FOX App will be 1080p upscaled to 4k, but only on the following devices:

    FireTV
    AppleTV
    Roku

    FOX Support link with details is here.

    If you don’t have one of those 3 platforms, you can still stream it via the app on other platforms, but it will be at 720p60.

    OTA will be the closest to live. Depending on how loaded things get, I expect the FOX stream to be 70-120 second behind live by the time things ramp up.
     
  11. Andrew Sullivan

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    Ok I have a Shield and a Firestick. Are you saying that only the Firestick will be capable of getting the 4K broadcast?
     
  12. espaeth

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    The Shield won’t, the Firestick might as long as it meets the requirements defined in the support link above.
     
  13. NYDutch

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    I think we've all seen games at one time or another where the final score is not a good indicator of how competitive the game was.
     
  14. wmb

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    I remember the short cuts with Sunday Ticket. They were great, but you had to wait until Tuesday for them to be available.

    Why watch sports you aren't a fan of?


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  15. wmb

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    From a customer standpoint, what is the factor differentiating YTTV from (or other cable replacement streaming services) DirecTV, Dish, or cable? Is it just price? Is that enough?

    To me, the long term question is what does the future look like? What's the use case for live TV? We don't need to own physical media. Content on demand. How is it monetized? What are the consumer issues?


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  16. espaeth

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    YTTV in particular:

    • Unlimited recording. No timers to worry about, better scheduling of recordings. (Record all airings of specific teams, major sports leagues auto extend recordings, etc)
    • Watch anywhere on a wide array of devices. Watch on all the TVs at my house without having to pay for a receiver at each TV. It’s great being able to have my DVR when I travel, watching on my iPad when working out in the garage, or checking in on a game while sitting in an airport.
    • DVR navigation has thumbnails, and voice control on most platforms. For hockey intermissions I can just say “skip forward 18 minutes” instead of hitting skip multiple times. If I want to skip forward (or back), I get a thumbnail to navigate through my position in the video.
    • Better video quality than DirecTV on channels I watch (NBCSN in particular)
    • The home screen immediately shows what I want to watch the majority of the time. For instance, when our local hockey team is playing, when I launch YTTV it will be right on the home screen and I’m one click away no matter if the game is on NBC, NBCSN, or FOX Sports North.

    It’s also removed our need to switch inputs on our TVs. Want to watch Netflix, Hulu, NHL.tv, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, Apple TV+? It’s all just different apps on the input we’re already on.

    I’ve posted this before, for all the benefits we see, I’d have YTTV even if it cost more than the DTV service I just cancelled. With DTV, whenever I was working late I’d have to remember to pull up the DIRECTV app and set a recording if it was a game night. Now I don’t have to think about it, all the games just record and I don’t have to think about it because I don’t have a DVR to manage. With profiles, everybody can record as much as they want and I don’t have to care about space filling up.
     
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  17. Andrew Sullivan

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    I am a football fan and I have my favorite teams but that doesnt mean I don't want to watch Michigan vs Ohio Stats or Alabama vs Auburn or Notre Dame vs Southern Cal. I watch because I expect a high quality competitive game. That doesnt mean I must care who wins. I'm always a fan of the sport but not necessarily of the two teams playing.
     
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  18. James Long

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    I can't remember the last time I watched a sporting event after knowing the score (probably the Olympics two years ago?).
    When I have something recorded I usually try to avoid spoilers (including non-sporting events).
     
  19. mjwagner

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    Hosted a Super Bowl party. Used the Fox Sports app on my FireTV Stick 4ks. Even though it was 1080 upscaled to 4k HLG/HDR the picture quality was excellent. Performance was flawless. Thanks Fox!
     
  20. VaJim

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    SlingTV maynot 'broadcast' locals, however they do provide a way to bring your locals into their programming streams, as long as you don't mind putting up a antenna. For us this was a selling point for my wife who was not going to change TV inputs just to watch locals. With SlingTV everything is on one screen. If you connect a external hard drive you can record your locals as well. We put the antenna in the living room, did a scan, got 32 channels.
     

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