Short Cuts

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by zimm7778, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Yodaluver281

    Yodaluver281 New Member

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    Shortcuts still exist, they're just app-only now. No TV channels, no on-demand.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    I understand that. AT&T doesn't say that in the comparison chart. They should use a asterisk with a explanation so as to not mislead new customers.
     
  3. trh

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    And here is what is still on their FAQ page:

    https://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2268

    I did call DIRECTV today to express my displeasure with this change. The CSR wasn't aware of this change, but when he checked his computer system, it said App only; no TV channels. He commented that this has changed since last week when he had checked it at the request of a customer.

    So this is new and apparently a 'done deal'.
     
  4. 1948GG

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    Pure Lazyness

    Shortcuts on moble app and Roku app. They've done all the real work producing the things, and we're talking about two hd channels fot 2-3 days. It will be interesting to see if they will let streaming go past thar time period, even allow it for the complete season (like mlb does with mkb.tv).

    But not putting them up like in every previous year, Pure Lazyness.
     
  5. Microphone

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    Yep watched a game last night late on my Roku. Not the same :down:
     
  6. zimm7778

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    For a lot of people those Red Zone Channel is. Many people only want that channel and don't care about the rest. That's why they will never move it out of Max as long as they can get away with charging enough people extra.
     
  7. Yodaluver281

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    I totally agree. They've been deliberately misleading people up until this morning. There were numerous references on several pages to channels 705 and 706 for Shortcuts all weekend. Only after the channels didn't show up last night did they finally scrub references to the channels them from their sites, which in my book is false advertising. Especially since their website also says that you can't cancel STM or get a refund after opening weekend and they didn't make this change clear until after the weekend was over.
     
  8. trh

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    Well, I just went through my Deleted email folder. I received an email from DIRECTV pushing ST on 9/2/2016 (I wasn't subscribed at that point).

    In the fine print was this:

     
  9. trh

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    Just logged into the app on my tablet. Tried to watch a Short Cut. "This game has ended. You can watch Short Cut replays after 12 am ET."

    Is not Monday evening at 7:37 pm after midnight Sunday ET??

    This is just frustrating.
     
  10. Yodaluver281

    Yodaluver281 New Member

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    Ugh. That's so annoying. Teeny, tiny fine print at the absolute bottom of emails that nobody reads is not proper notice.
     
  11. Yodaluver281

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    ShortCuts are unavailable during Monday Night Football.
     
  12. trh

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    Good point. Not used to MNF being on this early.

    But another possible issue. Attached is a screen shot from my tablet.

    Notice how near the top left corner it has the Raiders/Saints game listed as "Now Playing"??? I checked the date & time of my tablet. They are correct. I hope after MNF is over I'll be able to watch, but it isn't going to do me much good during the season. I need to be able to record/transcode/copy to tablet.

    [Sarcasm]Thanks DIRECTV. [/Sarcasm]

    Notice Screenshot_20160912-193001.png
     
  13. FightOwensFight

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    Just watch it on the app. I don't see a problem. I've already watched four games. It works fine for me On my tablet. I know that we got swerved with the lack of 705/706 but since most of us got it for next to nothing
     
  14. anex80

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    It depends on how long they leave them up. It was nice to record them and watch them whenever I wanted (including during other live games). Now that I have to rely on streaming and time restraints, not nearly as convenient for sure.
     
  15. trh

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    I still can't get any of the Short Cuts to play. They all say wait until after 12 ET.
     
  16. bigwilly087

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    It's not 12 ET yet, and MNF is still going...

    Sent from my LGLS991 using Tapatalk
     
  17. FightOwensFight

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    It looks like they give you until 11:59 Wednesday night to get watch them. The few ive seen have been over the thirty minute limit so it's more app friendly.

    Not sure whatever time Monday night they came back but they are on as of 12:05am eastern
     
  18. TheRatPatrol

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    You mean to tell me that D* can't spare at least ONE HD PPV channel for up to an 8 hour period to show these shortcuts on? Ridiculous! Thanks AT&T!
     
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  19. anex80

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    I agree. At least make it available on demand so you can watch or download through the DTV system. Ridiculous that a certain part of the very expensive ST package isn't even available on DTV equipment.
     
  20. Yodaluver281

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    Because the app is garbage. I don't watch football on some pitiful little phone or tablet screen. Unless you're trapped in an elevator, football is watched on a big, beautiful HDTV. The Roku app is supposed to enable me to do that but, again, it's garbage. The sound is bad, way too loud to the point of distortion (something that never happens on the real ST channels). The picture buffers, stutters, blurs, and pixelates and this is on pre-recorded Shortcuts, not the full live games, which are an absolute train wreck on the app. It's not my internet connection either. I have very high-speed broadband and never have streaming issues with any other Roku app. Not Amazon, not Netflix, not Hulu, not HBOGO, not Fox Sports Go, not ESPN, not anything else. Just this horrid app that they're forcing people to use even though it's clearly not up to snuff. And again, I have very high-speed broadband. A lot of Directv customers don't have that, either because they bundled up with AT&T's crap internet or they live in rural areas where high-speed internet is impossible. That's a decent chunk of DTV's business and they just screwed all those people over. So, they're angering traditional viewers by taking services away from our TV package without warning and they're angering the streaming only customers at the same time by giving them bad quality and pleasing nobody.

    Then, there's the deception aspect. No warning in advance that this would happen so that we could cancel or downgrade before the weekend. They greatly devalued our package without clear, sufficient warning after raising the price. They are taking more money for less product without informing us until after it already happened. They didn't change most of their webpages concerning Shortcuts until yesterday, after they got busted for falsely advertising that they would be available on CH 705 and 706 as usual. Even their Twitter people were insisting up until last night that Shortcuts were on Ch 705 and 706 and that nothing was wrong. They were asking people complaining to DM their account numbers as if Shortcuts disappearance was an isolated issue confined to a few people with bad luck.

    Plus, some of us do not get it for "next to nothing". Some of us are the pathetic suckers who pay through the nose so all the newbies and people who call in every year pretending to want to cancel when they just want free stuff can get it. It may not matter to you but, for those of us who actually pay, it's completely unacceptable.
     
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