Thinking of dropping DirecTV for Sling TV - Anyone done that? Suspend or cancel?? Help!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by chevyguy559, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Ok pick a random show on any over the air network you get. I'm curios about if it will act like a DVR so I can start watching a show 30 minutes after it's started and skip commercials along the way and almost catch up to live. Or even just watch it an hour after it's aired.
  2. Aridon

    Aridon Mentor

    Mar 12, 2007
    IIRC when I had it, you could set a show to record anytime, however if it was live you had to watch it live but as soon as the live part was over you could then watch it on the DVR and use all the features like FF, RR, etc.

    You can pause at anytime. This also allows you to FF up to live.

    I really like the service and if my situation with Directv (cost I pay) ever changes I would go back to Vue in a heartbeat.
  3. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Yeah I haven't tried that yet, I'll have to do an experiment next time I'm home....but as Aridon mentioned above you can kind of work around works differently because the shows are not recording on your device, they are "recording" in the cloud and then you stream them to your device. I'll let you know next time I'm able to test that functionality.
  4. jerrylove56

    jerrylove56 Godfather

    Jun 14, 2008
    North Alabama
    I have gone past my 4th month with Vue and I am not regretting the decision to drop DTV. The cost and channel selection surpasses what DTV - Select Package was offering. (SPORTS)

    Although our market does not yet have locals via VUE, I finally put together my own PVR setup with a cheap over-the-air USB tuner and the NEXTPVR program. This allows us to record whatever local channel programming we want. I was even able to find a free EPG service that matches with the PVR program.

    Overall we are very pleased with our version of "Cord-Cutting."
  5. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    When you pick any live show already in progress, it starts at the current time. You can rewind to the beginning. Some allow commercial skip, others don't.

    EDIT: Oops. Missed the OTA part. I don't get any on my Vue. Not sure what would happen. I use TiVo for recording OTA. It has auto commercial skip.

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