Will the AT&T Directv make it better?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PCampbell, May 18, 2014.

Will Directv get better with AT&T?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Don't know

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  4. Don't care!

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  1. May 19, 2014 #41 of 197
    acostapimps

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    I can't predict the future for AT&T/Directv merger, but better? Maybe for their existing service Uverse TV,wireless etc, Not sure on Directv service itself, just don't modify it for the worst or touch PQ. So Not Sure is my answer. But of course all this is a moot point at the moment until FCC approves it.


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  2. May 19, 2014 #42 of 197
    acostapimps

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    And in terms of price or whatnot, I don't think that will change as long as sports keep raising their cost, price increases will continue unfortunately but who knows how much more, I just don't see customers would benefit from this merger, other than more options besides TV service, But even that I'm not sure since bundling was already provided for AT&T service and Directv.


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  3. May 19, 2014 #43 of 197
    Matt L

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    There is absolutely no question in my mind, ATT will destroy DirecTV. Rapid price increases, poor customer service, and crappy crappy equipment is the mantra of ATT. One ATT starts playing with D I will simply load up my computer with Tuner cards, and shift to online services for stuff that I cannot get OTA.
     
  4. May 19, 2014 #44 of 197
    mgavs

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    Not just worse, a disaster is coming...
     
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  5. May 19, 2014 #45 of 197
    Diana C

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    DirecTV survived News Corp trying to run it into the ground, I'm sure it will survive AT&T.
     
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  6. May 19, 2014 #46 of 197
    Jon J

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    I'll (not so) humbly disagree.
     
  7. May 19, 2014 #47 of 197
    yosoyellobo

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    Can we get a ruling from the grammar police on this sentence.
     
  8. May 19, 2014 #48 of 197
    Jon J

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    Parse the sentence and try again.

    And, did you mean "may" instead of "can"?
     
  9. May 19, 2014 #49 of 197
    Laxguy

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    Original sentence is all right.

    "Can" and "May" are both acceptable, though have different meanings.
     
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  10. May 19, 2014 #50 of 197
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Queue up "American Pie", and substitute DirecTV for the music and you get my opinion.
     
  11. May 19, 2014 #51 of 197
    Laxguy

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    As to the influence of ATT on DIRECTV's service: It depends on where the majority of the influence comes from. If old telco people, watch out. If cell phone division has lead, probably O.K..
     
  12. May 19, 2014 #52 of 197
    yosoyellobo

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    I had to repeat English four years in the summer to graduate but it try anyway. "You proudly disagree".
     
  13. May 19, 2014 #53 of 197
    PCampbell

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    I have no problem with my Uverse service. Customer support has been good also.
     
  14. May 19, 2014 #54 of 197
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    How many years until you start seeing Cisco or Arris making set tops for DirecTV (if any)?
    Which software platform will survive (U-Verse's Erricson iptv os or DirecTV's in house HDGUI)?
    ie) Will DirecTV software be ported to u-verse set tops or U-Verse be ported to DirecTV?
    Or will a new unified look and feel html5 based software come out for both platforms?
    What will happen to CE program?
    Will DirecTV get MusicChoice instead of Sonic Tap (or run both)?
    Or will DirecTV get any channels AT&T U-Verse carries that DirecTV doesn't?
    Will U-Verse get the audience network and NFL Sunday Ticket, and all the other interactive special sports coverage like Australian open, PGA tour, etc..

    I think were still going to be YEARS away from seeing any benefits. And I will have to take your word for it that U-Verse software / stb's stink. I just thought it was cool you could flip through the guide and see a live pip preview of the channel you were selecting, while the main channel continued to play in the background. U-Verse looks cool in screen shots, but what can I say... haven't ever used it to feel the delay or lag of the system.


    Looks cool, but like I said, never used it to gauge responsiveness:
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    Could really use that extra half hour

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    Though color wise they are both very simular. I would see a good mixup of the two in 5 years down the road. A version that runs on both HR's and ViP set tops.
     
  15. May 19, 2014 #55 of 197
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    gpsjunkie

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    They both acquired portions of Alltel. I was with Alltel, now it's Verizon. Another family member was switched from Alltel to ATT.
     
  17. May 19, 2014 #57 of 197
    TDK1044

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    When any two companies merge, the result is less choice for the customers and more power for the merged companies.
     
  18. May 19, 2014 #58 of 197
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    I think the T-Mobile comments are accurate. I don't necessarily see that kind of competition here. Competition could come from Comcast or Time Warner, but they won't be interested in reducing any prices either; just increasing their income for every quarter so that their stock prices remain as high as possible.
     
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  19. May 19, 2014 #59 of 197
    harsh

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    For rural customers this may represent some problems. The conference call this morning promised that AT&T wouldn't adjust pricing for three years but after that, they may start localizing pricing which COULD mean that they'll get down and dirty where they have to and raise the prices where they don't to make up for it.
     
  20. May 19, 2014 #60 of 197
    peds48

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    but it does not cost DirecTV anymore money to support a rural or an urban customer. is not like they need to run a mile long cable to their neighborhood. DirecTV service is localized
     

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