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Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Rich, Dec 10, 2019.
I spent a lot of time on a "boat" that color. Wasn't a yacht but it did have rather large guns.
Well, based on some of the comments in this thread, I should be able to buy the little boat in about six months with the money I'll save if I dump D*.
All kidding aside - I would jump ship (sorry - had to say that) if PQ was better and the tech support was decent. My guess is the cost will be similar in a few years anyway. YTTV would be one I'd look at if D* pissed me off for sure.
I wouldn't dump it because it cost too much, I'm getting tired of the lack of service. 4 days to activate an HR. Yeah, it got activated faster than the last replacement did, that one took 5 days. To do something that should have taken a couple minutes. You can't call them and get a straight answer about anything, you can't trust them to do anything in a timely manner. We have to find ways to make the DVRs work as they should, they do next to nothing as far as refurbishing the HRs. Terrible service, going nowhere but down.
Been playing with YTTV today. Interesting. Gonna let it run til the Super Bowl is over. See if it can do sports in a way that doesn't annoy me. Really easy to use so far. Kinda disappointed by the Guide, only goes out about 24 hours. But I found ways to set recordings for teams. Easier than using an HR for that.
YTTV intrigues me but no 4K and no RSN means that ship has sailed for now
Haven't watched a ton of D*'s 4k, and YTTV does provide NESN here.
I'd be very interested in your review of the service as we have similar viewing habits. You should start a new thread for that in the 'Internet Streaming Services' section.
You can watch Fox and FS1 4k broadcasts using the Fox Sports App and authenticate with YTTV credentials.
It’s a Google product, so everything is designed with search in mind.
From the search page you can click on networks and select shows from the catalog of various networks to add to your library. You can also obviously search for individual programs to add as well.
I can do that now also with directv. But Fox and FS1 are not the only companies outputting 4K
I know but the ESPN and NBC 4k broadcasts on Directv are not streamed. If you have Optimum you should have free access to to 4k version of Curiosity Stream.
Heading into month five of YTTV service, and I'm still more than satisfied with it. Some of you have more discerning requirements than I do from what you want and need from a viewing experience, so I can see where some view pitfalls. But I think this is a pretty solid service, and I'm happy we have a spot to talk about here on the boards.
How many channels have Dolby 5.1 surround sound? It's hard to find current info about that online.
From what I've seen and been able to test out, the live broadcasts do not carry DD5.1. Some programs, in an On Demand capacity, are available with DD5.1. I haven't tried anything other than my ATV4K.
That's a negative for me for sure. It seems to be the norm for most streaming services.
Thanks for the info.
And a totally understandable negative. For me, it's not as huge of a kicker, as my primary means of YTTV viewing are sports and news, and I don't concern myself as much with surround sound for either. If it's a movie, series program, etc., I'm probably watching it on demand through a channel app/Netflix/Disney+/etc. that provides DD5.1. I'd mentioned before, my YTTV guide is customized to local channels, then sports, then TNT/TBS for NBA broadcasts, then the remainder of the channels. Rarely do I get below TNT/TBS when looking for something to watch.
As someone who continues to tout the YTTV service, I think that's a fair disclosure to make, in terms of my viewing habits (As everyone is a huge YMMV.) I look at YTTV as a reasonably priced means to get my locals, major sports networks, and RSNs all in one shot. I'm happy with the picture quality, but understand the lack of DD5.1 is a strike. I have nearly all the sports I want, but sacrificed NFL Network and make my way to a friend's or nearby watering hole to watch the few NFL games broadcast solely on NFL Network. I'm happy, overall, but it's a give and take situation.
Gotta give them time. The Amazon Prime app on the ATVs had only a few offerings in 5.1 at first.
Patience. The apps will evolve.
As you wish: YTTV
This. I really only use YTTV (just came over from PSVue so read YTTV/PSVue) for news, live sports, and an occasional network drama. Pretty much all the major series shows I’m watching are on NetFlix, Prime, Disney+, or AppleTV+ and they usually now have ATMOS or at the worst DD+. Movies I’m usually watching on VUDU or iTunes and again usually ATMOS. So it’s basically a non issue for me. I will say that sports using the DTS Neural:X up mixer in my Denon x6400h AVR sounds as good as I need it for sports...