YouTube TV: One Guy's 5-Day Trial Review

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  1. Rich

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    You have to sit down with a 4K set and spend some time with it. This is not the experience of going from SD to HD. It's a bit more subtle. I'd suggest watching some program you really like, watch the whole thing and then watch it again on your plasma. I went thru this when I got my first 4K set. I had to watch a lot of programs on the 4K set to understand what the difference actually is. In my case, suddenly my plasmas annoyed me. That had never happened. My annoyance was caused by the PQ. No plasma is capable of the PQ you're gonna see, keep that in mind. Don't know what kind of 4K set you're gonna be looking at, mine are all kinda toward the high end of Samsung's "normal" 4K line and the difference is very noticeable when comparing 4K to 1080p.

    You don't have to watch 4K content to appreciate the 4K sets, pretty much any HD program is gonna look a whole lot better upscaled to 2160p. That's where the value is, the upscaling. 4K content is gonna be awesome, what should blow you away is the upscaling of normal programming.

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    Have you watched Power on Starz? Really good series, I think.

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  3. mjwagner

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    Don’t know about YTTV but PSView on the ATV 4k does support multiview (up to 4 channels at once). It was one of the reasons I added the ATV 4k to my stable of streaming devices in my home theater. That and NetFlix ATMOS support. It’s the only two things I use it for. For all other streaming we use either the Nvidia Shield or FireTV Stick 4k. Not a fan of the Apple devices or the Apple ecosystem....and yes I know lots of folks are fans, no reason to go on about how wonderful it all is...:)
     
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  4. B. Shoe

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    I never got into Power. I have a stable of about 5, maybe 6 shows that I can focus as appointment viewing at any time. It just never fell into that list. Right now, that list currently includes Ballers, The Righteous Gemstones, Succession, The Umbrella Academy, and I'm finally getting caught up on Stranger Things. I've read a lot of great reviews about Power, though.

    No qualls here. I just already live in the Apple universe, so it was an easy fit for me. And YTTV is the only service that carries all four locals in my market. Regardless of what I would have purchased as my streaming device/service, in retrospect, I wish I would have cut the cord sooner than I did. I likely could have done this sooner, but I just wasn't sure on the stability of my prior internet connection. The fiber connection made it a much easier choice.
     
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  5. mjwagner

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    Yeah, a solid net connection is a prerequisite for moving to streaming. Which unfortunately is a real issue for many folks. One of several reasons I think sat service will be around for a long time to come. The bad part is it will be a captive audience with few options so the prices will keep going up.
     
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  6. B. Shoe

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    You're exactly right. Let's talk rural. I (used to) live in what is the largest county in the state of Illinois, in terms of square mileage. On the flipside, it ranks 73rd out of 102 counties for total population. No community is larger than 4,200 people. There *is* some fiber expansion coming, but it may be up to 2-2.5 years before the entire county gets upgraded. Jump across the river to northeast Missouri, and it's no man's land, in terms of high speed broadband. There are some spots there still working on satellite internet or *gasp* DSL lines. I'm sure there are numerous examples of this across the country, but this is the one in my backyard.
     
  7. trh

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    I watched the end of the Mets/National game today on YTTV. Very disappointed in the PQ when compared to games on MLB.TV (or DIRECTV or OTA). If this was my only data point, I wouldn't get YTTV.
     
  8. B. Shoe

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    I’ve noticed differences in certain programs, including sports. I don’t know if I’d go as far as using the term “very disappointed”, but to each their own. I’m pushing two weeks with it now and still pleased with everything.
     
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  9. pottert1

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    Another good one similar to Pluto is Xumo. I'm going to try my 5 day YTTV starting tomorrow. Contemplating cutting the cable. I have a pretty good connection with Mediacom, but think I'm switching to fibre soon. (they are couple of blocks away on the build-out). I'm guessing I'm not to far from you. I too am in small Illinois town . (Carthage). I have directv now, but could cut my bill in half by streaming instead.
     
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  10. B. Shoe

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    Yes, we are within a pretty close distance of one another. Five days will give you a good gauge of YTTV, but remember that you can suspend your satellite account if you want to try a full month out. Good luck! Hope it goes well for you.
     

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