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  1. Apr 15, 2019 #41 of 127
    dreadlk

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    The problem with Directv Now is that it is just Directv delivered over IP. What people are looking for is to unbundle the services and just get the channels that they actually watch. Yes I agree with the other poster that streaming would cost more if you had all the same channels, but no one really wants or needs several hundred channels, especially at these prices.

    The Disney, Hulu upcoming combo looks very interesting. Add to that Netflix, YouTube and Amazon and you have most of the bases covered.

    Directv needs to focus back on their satellite service and change the system to offer much more flexible packages and get back to delivering good customer support.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2019 #42 of 127
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    In 2 years streaming will double and so will their profits. It's going to cost the same as SAT/Cable soon.
     
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    LOL, don’t know what happened


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  6. Apr 15, 2019 #46 of 127
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    So the sat/cable cos are going to stop their yearly price increases and start reducing rates? And at the same time the OTT services are going to drastically start increasing their rates? Price was not the driving factor for me but over 2 years ago when I made the switch from D to PSVue I went from paying $120 per month for D to $40 per month for PSVue. Since then PSVue has gone up to $45. AFAIK D has gone up as well. Basic math says unless D stops yearly price increases and PSVue drastically increases prices those two lines will never meet.
     
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    What I mean is yes, streaming prices will rise to what Sat/Cables costs today. 2 years from now, maybe SAT/Cable increases too or drops holds steady with loss of customers.

    People are fools thinking cord cutting long term is cheaper. Now everyone wants a streaming cut. Before you know it, you have five services and double the pricing to watch tv. Then Broadband prices are will increase! All in the name of profits. Capitalism at its best


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  8. Apr 15, 2019 #48 of 127
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    Totally disagree. You are putting your own TV viewing habits on others. Younger people are NOT watching TV the same way you and I are. They are not going to subscribe to 10 different services so get the full complement of unwatchable channels forced down the typical sat and cable subscribers throat.

     
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    Agreed. They will be subscribing to 10 different services to get half of the channels one can now receive via cable or satellite.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2019 #50 of 127
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    Yes and no. Say you now need Disney, Netflix for movies. Maybe you have Prime so use that now. But you want some traditional TV, say Hulu or YTTV. Four right there. Wait, no HBO....


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    There are some HR24s they don't want back, some they do. I think it probably comes down to age - ones that are older than five years are fully depreciated. Though the whole return process has been totally screwed up since long before AT&T came around, so they might ask for an HR20 back or tell you to keep an HR54 (and then later bill you for not returning it) so you can't count on anything :)
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 #52 of 127
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    No, it's my laziness that causes the price we pay for streaming. It's so easy to keep all the sites we sub to that I just can't seem to get around to cancelling what we don't need. But, I just cancelled bunch of subscriptions the other day. The proper way to stream is probably something like staying on NetFlix for a couple months, cancel and go to Amazon Prime and stay on that for a month or so and then switch to Hulu for a month or two and then go back to NetFlix and keep doing that. The average monthly bill for streaming would then be the cost of one subscription. Sounds like a PITA but the monthly would then be at most $15 about a month.

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    I have no idea what they are doing. Nothing makes sense anymore.

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    It began in earnest when the HRs came out in the Fall of 2006.

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    Right. All the cable replacement services are basically the same as what they replace. Or close. I haven't used a Guide in years for anything but sports. I don't think of Hulu, AP or NF as a "channel". To me they are the sites I visit in search of something to watch. I certainly don't need or want 2,000 channels. Those 3 streaming sites I mention above gather all/most of the programs I'd "normally" watch on D* and it's just an easier experience than what a cable company or D* provides, in my opinion.

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    Ah, you must be the apricot expert I've been looking for. What happened to apricot nectar? I see peach and pear nectar in the stores but no apricot nectar. Have any clue?

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    Although I made a pledge years ago to never speak to a Yankee fan, for you I'll make an exception. ;)

    Do you have a Wegmans near you yet? If not, consider making some yourself.
     
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    Also - the Jumex brand gets very good ratings at Amazon...
     
  19. Apr 15, 2019 #59 of 127
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    But the point is the only way cable/sat prices are the same 2 years from now as they are today is if they stop raising their prices every year. I just don’t see that happening. In fact the sat/cable prices will probably have to rise faster to make up for the loss in subscribers that is clearly accelerating. Unless something changes the OTT services will continue to be less expensive, at the same point in time, as sat/cable. Unless math changes...LOL. But for many people, myself included, the $’s aren’t the main issue. Streaming is simply a better fit to the way I consume entertainment.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2019 #60 of 127
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    I subscribe to 2, PSVue and NetFlix. I don’t include Amazon Prime video in that because I would subscribe to Amazon Prime whether they included video or not. Honestly I shouldn’t even include NetFlix because I would, and did, subscribe to that even if I still had D. And with that I get all of the channels/programming that my wife and I actually ever watched. I could care less about all the other channels that D included that we never watched. What you ‘can’ receive is meaningless. The only thing that is important are the channels/programs that you actually watch.
     
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