Playstation Vue - the best streaming alternative to cable/satellite

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  1. MadMac

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    Ah! All makes sense now. From what I understand, the Fire boxes are 60 fps-capable. Thanks!
     
  2. mjwagner

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    On my FireTV boxes PSVue has been 720p 60fps on every channel that I have checked.
     
  3. B Newt

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    Just wondering if I sign up PS Vue on my PS3 unit. Will my subscription work on my firestick in my bedroom? Or do I have to have a seperate sub for the firestick?
     
  4. peds48

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  5. camo

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    Whats nice about FireTv you can use developers tool called Xray.
    On directional pad, press and hold the center and down together for 5 seconds; then press the remote’s menu button.
    Then use advanced option for true input data.
    This gives codec used both audio and video,
    Bitrate, resolution and frame rate.
    If you don't use advanced option you don't get true look at stream.
     
  6. mjwagner

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    Exactly, that's how I know that, at least for the channels that I checked, they were 720p 60fps. I haven't checked all of them though.
     
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  7. camo

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    I wanted those who use the feature realize using advanced feature is needed. ( Its an extra step). Now material off Amazon and Netflix filmed 24 fps & up with variety of resolutions no longer is there a question what stream actually is.
     
  8. camo

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    Example what the feature looks like turned on. This is HBOGO
     

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  9. scooper

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    Yes - but of course you need to get the PS Vue app for FireTV.
     
  10. camo

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    True
     
  11. lokar

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    I was missing my UEFA Champions League too much so I started the free trial on PS Vue a couple of days ago. I was watching on my PS3 and the Fox Sports 1 stream definitely didn't seem to be 60fps, it was watchable though. If it matters, I was watching it on the cloud DVR and not live. My network connection bar was at full strength, do other people get 60fps with the PS3? I tried a few channels and they all seemed at 30fps.

    I really want to like this service, I can get NBCSN and FS1/2 for a fraction of the cost of DirecTV who I ditched a couple of years ago.
     
  12. mjwagner

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    Don't know about the PS3 but so far every PSVue channel that I have checked on my FireTV box is 720p 60fps. On the FireTV box you can enable a screen pop up that tells you exactly what the stream is. You really can't rely on just eyeballing it.
     
  13. camo

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    Yes they are 720p but whats important is bitrate. Around 5000 @ 60fps provides very good picture. This is twice the bitrate of Directv NOW which runs 2500 bitrate using the developers app Xray.
     
  14. mjwagner

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    I haven't looked at the bitrate but will have to check the next time I look. Honestly so far I have been very pleased with picture quality and pretty much everything else with PSVue. It does have a few things that need getting used to as a long time customer of DTV, but so far the experience has been very positive. And I like saving $80 per month on my entertainment budget... ; - )
     
  15. Bronxiniowa

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    Make sure you have an Internet provider with a ton of allowable data. A month of streaming can easily go over 500GB.
     
  16. camo

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    I average around 660 GB month. ISP's vary, mine has no cap but I've heard some putting 1TB limit. So if you had a large family you could easily hit limit.
     
  17. chevyguy559

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    I have yet to break 300 gb of my 1TB cap on Xfinity and I've been streaming only since Oct. Granted I live alone except when my son is with me so I could see how a bigger household could have a higher bandwidth usage.
     
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  18. lokar

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    But my eyes are all I have :) I can tell a definite difference between watching PSVue on Roku and watching on PS3. Roku looks better and has better framerate (looks very smooth to me) but no guide.
     
  19. mjwagner

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    I don't doubt you at all, and my eyes certainly aren't what they used to be...;-) I never really looked very closely at the video quality of PSVue on Roku. I couldn't stand the PSVue UI on Roku so swapped out all my Roku boxes for FireTV boxes. Honestly the picture quality wouldn't have mattered, the PSVue UI on Roku is seriously that bad, IMHO.
     
  20. dennphill

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    Cox Communication just gave me a 'reduced service' and an 'increased cost' bill for Feb 2017! I am P-Oed to the max! Took out my Cox Cable/Phone modem, one Mini Box, my wife's Contour Record 6 Receiver (I left her with a regular Cox Receiver and Contour Flex Economy Channels in the bedroom) and turned them in, and I downgraded the viewing channels. (That means I almost cut-the-cord!) Have a Roku 3 in the bedroom and a Roku 2 in the guest bedroom and using a new (cheap) ROKU TV (model 55UP130) in the living room. Signed up last week for Sony PlayStation Vue (Elite Slim package) and - for now - signed up again for Hulu Plus (w/o ads for $11.99). I have had Amazon Prime (shopping and shipping, mostly) for a year or more. Some buffering with PS Vue...especially after changing channels...but is settles down. I have yet to see if Cox's 1TB limit is an issue with the streaming, and if they goose up ($s) my Premier Internet from current $68/mo. No FIOS here. I am really a Cox-hater. They treat customers - especially long, loyal ones - like pure S**T! They are the only show in town (where I am) and they know it. I could get DirecTV or Dish but there are always problems with weather here...and the SatGuys are as bad with channel packaging as Cox. (I was paying for 330+ channels just to get Velocity, American Heroes, Science and NatGeo Wild (for me) and LMC and Cooking Channel, etc. (for my wife). So far, maybe, PS Vue is an option. More later.
     

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