Playstation Vue - the best streaming alternative to cable/satellite

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  1. toobs

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    How are you liking the DVR features on PSVue? Is it pretty much the same as DTV? I have both DTV and DTV Now and I finding myself using DTV only vs Now.
     
  2. lokar

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    The DVR is different: it's better than DTV in that you have no storage concerns whatsoever. It is also easier to set a show to record, e.g. you say I want to add CSI to My Shows and you can then call up CSI episodes on any channel that it airs. PSVue also has ondemand and login authorization like DTV. The only negative is that you can't save anything longer than 28 days. Also depending on how snobby you are with sound, it doesn't seem like anything in PSVue uses Dolby Digital.
     
  3. mjwagner

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    Personally, after about a month I now prefer the PSVue cloud DVR over what I had with DirecTV.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2017 #124 of 138
    CeeYion

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    what are the benefits of PSVue cloud DVR that makes you like it better than what you had with DirecTV?
     
  5. Mar 1, 2017 #125 of 138
    mjwagner

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    Unlimited storage capacity.
    No conflicts to worry about.
    No hardware to worry about/manage/replace/etc.
    Less power consumption, related to above.
    In addition to all that I'm saving $80 per month and I have zero commitments. If something better comes along I can quickly and easily switch. No hardware to worry about/send back etc.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2017 #126 of 138
    mjwagner

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    DTVNow in it's current form is simply not at all competitive with PSVue. For as long as DTV has been in this marketplace they should be embarrassed with DirecTVNow. It is pretty clear that they are playing catch up...and they better move pretty quickly or they will have a bunch of execs blaming one another for not seeing the train that just ran them over.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2017 #127 of 138
    camo

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    PSVue does have issues with not being able to extend timers and shows getting cutoff at end. I've experienced it several times plus the 28 day storage assures nothing can be saved for future. A few things I enjoy saving are music awards shows ACM's, CMA etc.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2017 #128 of 138
    peds48

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    "Unlimited" for how many shows you can save for 28 days.



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  9. Mar 2, 2017 #129 of 138
    camo

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    Everything you add to My Shows. I've noticed some are dated back to November. I think what Sony does is just save everything automatically on cloud so to access any show user just adds to my shows. Exception I've noticed is my only local CBS station won't DVR at all. Could be they just haven't added local network markets to cloud yet and may not.
     
  10. lokar

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    Does anyone know if you can watch HBO live on the PSVue app and also through HBO Now if you subscribe to HBO through PS Vue? I looked on their web page and it looks like subscribing to HBO through PSVue gets you access to HBO Now but it doesn't say if you also get the live channel.
     
  11. camo

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    I don't have HBO but don't think you would get a typical live channel. You would be limited on content, unlike HBO NOW streaming service gives you all available HBO programming. If worried about premiere programming like GOT etc. most is available on Now at same time.
    LINK: Are shows on HBO NOW available at the same time as broadcast HBO?
     
  12. trh

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    Why would you subscribe to both? Now is a stand-alone streaming service and doesn't require you to have HBO through your provider.

    EDIT.... ignore, sort of, what I just said. It appears you don't subscribe to HBO with PS Vue, but you are subscribing to HBO Now.

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  13. Eddie501

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    Yes, I had this set up for a while. You can use your Vue log in credentials for HBO Now, and also get live access to the streaming channel in the vue app. The other cool thing is that you can subscribe ONLY to HBO without having to have a base package if you want. So this is probably the best way to sign up for HBO as you get the best of both worlds.
     
  14. espaeth

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    The only gotcha is that you can't DVR anything on HBO on Vue; it's live or on-demand only. You can watch a live feed of HBO East/West, but if you want to watch a show like Last Week Tonight and you miss the 11pm (eastern) broadcast, you have to wait until it gets added to VOD or pushed out to HBO Now before you can watch it.
     
  15. mjwagner

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    Interesting, I have never subscribed to HBO on PSVue so didn't know that. What is the typical delay before it is on VOD or HBO Now? If it's not too long it wouldn't be an issue as there are no commercials to FF thru anyway.
     
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  17. lokar

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    Thank you, that is exactly the information I was looking for! Sucks about the no DVR, but it's still better than HBO Now by itself.
     
  18. mjwagner

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    If it's 24 hours or less than I don't see the issue. Like I said, there are no commercials to FF thru anyway...
     

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