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  1. Rich

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    The content would come from the same place the 4K content came from when 4K became a thing. Everybody was skeptical about 4K, let's not forget that. What I have said is the difference between 1080p and 2160p is not the same as SD to HD was. I think the difference between 1080p and 2160p is quite noticeable. I didn't run out and buy all these 4K sets and dump all my plasmas because of a slight difference.

    5 years ago I had no idea what 4K was gonna be like. I have no idea what 8K will be like. I have to see it. I have looked a 8K sets and they are far too expensive at this point or I'd buy one.

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    This is another subjective argument. I'd stick with the apps on my sets if I thought they were better than what my ATVs bring to the table, but I don't think they are. YMMV.

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    The prices on the larger 8K sets are heart stopping at this point...stopped me in my tracks.

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    Yup, my wife argued about buying the 4K sets now I can't get her off them. I do like the 65" form a lot. Also like the 55" sets.

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    Yeah my wife hated when we got DirecTV DVR's and I took away her VCR. Now she would shoot me if I took her DVR away.
     
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    Once you watch a larger screen it really is difficult to go back to a smaller screen. In the last few years I've gone from 65 to 70 to 75 to 82.
     
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    Thanks for the link. After about 17 years of D* I switched to DirecTV Now. Just switched to PSVUE right before the start of the NFL regular season, manly for REDZone & NFL Network. My last 3 years of D* I had Sunday Ticket & watched the games on 3 4K sets in my home “sports” bar. After the NFL season I switched back to just one box, but it just got too expensive. PSVUE Multiview (even without the selection of Sunday Ticket) is an acceptable alternative. I’ll probably switch to YTTV & will miss the PIP functions. Hopefully as others have stated above, YTTV will have REDZone & NFL Network by next season. The killer “app” will be if/when the NFL offers Sunday Ticket (in 4K!) unbundled from D*. Frankly I hope that AT&T will not put up the money that the NFL will want for exclusivity when the current contract comes up for negotiations.
     
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  8. Rich

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    Oh yeah, I remember going thru the same thing. And I'm going thru it again.

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  9. Rich

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    Would be great if that opened the door for many sites to carry the ST. I will hope along with you.

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  10. NashGuy

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    This doesn't necessarily mean anything, but I found it interesting that the new AT&T TV is giving away NBA League Pass Premium for the upcoming season to new subscribers. Perhaps this is an indication that AT&T will switch from a free NFL package to a (less expensive for them) free NBA package as a bonus to entice new subs to both AT&T TV and DTV?

    AT&T offers ad-free NBA games for people who switch to AT&T TV
     
  11. Rich

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    BB is a sport I don't follow. Is it popular enough to make a difference in this instance? Give up the NFL ST for it?

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  12. compnurd

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    No
     
  13. wmb

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    We had a VCR, never used it to record live TV. Programming it was a pain. Finding the start of an episode was a pain.

    We had a DVR loaded with content we never watched. We did occasionally watch a missed episode of a show once in a while.

    With streaming providers, we have used on-demand to watch the occasional missed episode. It makes time shifting much easier because we don't have to worry about DVR capacity, tuner availability, or making sure the recording was set to program. We have gone to Netflix and Hulu and have watched series from there.

    Right now, was are transitioning from the AT&T Now UI to the You Tube TV UI. Its not without a learning curve, but shouldn't be much of a problem. Hopefully it will be less troublesome that the transition from DirecTV to DirecTV Now.
     
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    Tad more succinct than I had hoped for, but I guess that does answer my question.

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    It is actually less expensive for AT&T to offer free NFL, because they pay a flat rate so giving away additional packages costs them nothing. AFAIK that is not the case for the NBA, or it could be something they're doing in partnership with the NBA so this might not cost them anything either - trying to hook people into paying for it next year.

    I wouldn't read anything into it other than that the NFL regular season is over half done and the NBA season is just getting started.
     
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    AT&T obviously pays the NFL a LOT of money to exclusively offer NFLST and, from what I've read, it doesn't sound like they recoup that cost via selling it for $300-400. If that's true, then they're essentially paying money to be able to offer NFLST as a reason to sign up for or stay subscribed to the core DTV service. If they walked away from that deal and chose instead to give away NBA League Pass Premium as a free bonus to new TV subscribers, that may well save AT&T money, especially if AT&T wasn't the exclusive distributor of that service, the way they are with NFLST. (That would obviously depend on the relative costs involved. I do know that NBALPP costs $250 for the entire season, which is less than NFLST.)
     
  17. Rich

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    How much interest could there be for an NBA season pass? Have any idea? I can't believe that could take the place of the ST and have any hope of being as popular.

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    The point is NFLST is a sunk cost through the 2022 season, so adding one more person to it doesn't cost them a penny more. It is free for them to offer to subscribers as a come on. Unless the NBA gives them the same deal, every customer they give it away to is money out of their pocket.

    The reason Directv pays for NFLST has more to do with having a near monopoly in the commercial public viewing space than it does offering it to residential customers. But as long as they have it, giving it away to obtain/retain residential customers is an option.
     
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    Saw an article this morning that speculated MLB will put a stop to the local teams being blacked out. They want to get the MLB app on as many platforms as they can. Article said that might happen next season (2020). That would solve my problem to some extent.

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  20. NashGuy

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    I don't know. But apparently AT&T thinks there's enough interest there to offer it, as opposed to NFLST, as the freebie add-on for new subscribers to AT&T TV.
     

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