Youtube TV Price Increase

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  1. Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah, the trick to Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals is... sometimes they do come out with special models of the bigger appliances, like TVs... and sometimes those models are more cheaply made than their regular counterparts... so you might save money but you might sacrifice a lot of quality... and maybe a $500 set now would last me longer than a $300 set in a couple of months... which is why I'm torn... I'm ultimately buying what a few years down the road will be my good 2nd TV... so I don't want to buy a lemon... but at the same time, it will not be my main TV for long enough that it's worth sinking top dollar into now. I've generally set my price point at $500. Reality is more like a range of $400-$600... and I could swing a little for the right combination of things... but ideally I'm going to hang my hat on something around $500 or as close to that as I can get just to not kill my budget for other things.

    I've already recently had to spring for faster internet and trying out YoutubeTV so that bill will come soon... and had to buy a new WiFi router for my faster Internet... so I'm trying not to spend my paychecks faster than I get them!
     
  2. Jhon69

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    That's what I am doing also I disconnected my Vizio from the internet and let my Roku Stick + do the content,but I still use my TV for OTA.
     
  3. compnurd

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    Why would you disconnect it from the internet though?
     
  4. Jhon69

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    Because I am not using my TV apps at all,in fact my 2015 Vizio apps are not worth trying to use because of the issues with them,plus the apps they offer
    on my TV don't hold a candle to the apps on my Roku Stick+.
    Vizio won't be updating their 5 year old TV,in fact they did update it I used to have an on screen OTA guide,now I don't.I don't think my next TV will be a Vizio.
    That's why the phrase "use your TV for the display and a streamer for the content".
     
  5. 1948GG

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    So, youtubetv is removing some 22+ fox sports (actually Sinclair) regional networks; no actual cost is mentioned, but it's a fair given being that Sinclair wanted a hefty chunk to continue carridge, and that yttv was paying a good amount right now, although a fair piece of their subscribers don't have a 'fox sports' net in their area (I don't and neither do the 6-7+ states in my corner of the country).

    So, is there now going to be a rebate or lowering of the subscriber fee? Were those recieving fox sports rsn's paying a rsn fee like cable and satellite subscribers? No? Why not?
     
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  6. compnurd

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    LMAO of course the price isnt going to be lowered..
     
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  7. gio12

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    sadly.
     
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    anyone try FuboTV?
     
  9. dmspen

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    Don't forget the Hallmark Channel! I'm dropping DISH at the end of my billing cycle. I have YouTube TV, Disney+, Hulu, CBS AA, Apple TV, Brit TV, and Netflix.
    These combinations reduced my TV bill almost $100 over DISH.
    Back to the Hallmark channels... DOes anyone know if HMNOW movie subscription contains all the content from the Hallmark Channel? I can't find an answer... please hurry, Christmas movies start Oct 23:grin:
     
  10. espaeth

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    Fubo doesn’t carry the FOX RSNs either.

    The biggest detractors when compared to YoutubeTV:

    • Many (most?) of the 1080i channels are transcoded down to 720p30. Channels like NBCSN they process into 720p60, but other networks like A&E, Olympic channel, HGTV are all 30fps. For live streaming, it’s 720p or the handful of events they carry at 4k. No 1080p live streams.
    • There is no concept of team or league recording. If you want to record games, be prepared to go through and setup manual recordings for each one. Also, like every streaming service you can’t set a recording extension, but unlike YTTV which auto-adjusts recordings, Fubo didn’t seem to do that. So be prepared to record the show after every game just in case.
     
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  11. TV_Guy

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    Another huge downside was them dropping CNN, TBS and TNT when they added ESPN. Baseball fans will miss a big chunk of the American League playoff games.
     
  12. techguy88

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    You get the Hallmark Original Movies with Hallmark Movies Now. Isn't most of their Christmas fare Hallmark originals?
     
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    If you are just interested in the Hallmark Channels you can get Frndly for $7.99/mo which includes the three linear Hallmark channels + 12 others with an Unlimited Cloud DVR with an Expiry time of 45 days and 2 concurrent streams. (I've never tried this service.)
     
  14. 1948GG

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    Yttv has espn and mlb network in its tv everywhere lineup, but not tbs; naturally my fav team is the Ray's and they are on tbs for the first round. And since they dont offer expanded streaming connections (limited to three) it's the one bad part of the playoffs, including no 'all games' channel that is relegated to espn+. Just will have to live with it.
     
  15. crkeehn

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    No it does not. They have been showing a bit more contemporary now and there is some crossover with the Hallmark Channel App. Primarily the HMNOW carries a backlist of Hallmark Movies and they generally have a few Christmas Movies but nothing contemporary. Your best bet might be one of the packages that carry the Hallmark Suite.

    Currently I have Youtube TV and am grandfathered with the cheap Philo.
     
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    Jhon69

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    The only differences is Hallmark Movies Now has no commercials,but the newer stuff is on the Hallmark channels(with commercials) I also have both Philo and Hallmark Movies Now.
    Also History Vault and PBS Passport,also with no commercials.
     
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    I looked at FRNDLY. The BIG problem is streaming at 720p. Not good enough. Nobody carries Hallmark at 1080+ except the major providers, i.e. DISH, DirecTV, Xfinity, etc.. Call me an HD snob. I don't understand why Hallmark is not streamed in better HD. It is the most watched channel around Christmas. Last year it passed Netflix. Maybe I'll do a FRNDLY trial and see what the 720P looks like on my TV LG 65 OLED).
     
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    dmspen

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    I contacted Hallmark about the difference. HMNOW is generally older movies, series, etc. Newer movies will NOT be on there for a while including Christmas. However, there are some original movies that will be aired on HMNOW. Not really what I want.
     
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    espaeth

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    If 1080p is that important, ATT TV NOW has Hallmark channel and streams the 1080i source feed de-interlaced to 1080p. It's available in the $55 Plus package.

    There's no contract, so there's no problem if you only want it for the Christmas movies. Up to you if 1080p is worth an extra $47 for a month or two.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2020 #180 of 185
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    AT&T TV Now (and AT&T TV) both offer a version of D*'s Movies Extra Pack that will give you Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama for $5/mo more. The only difference between the AT&T TV/TV Now Movies Extra Pack and the D* Movies Extra Pack is the AT&T TV/TV Now version does not have Sony Movie Channel.
     

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