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Bought an Osprey box on eBay. Seems to work well enough. Except when doing any other kind of streaming. YouTube, Netflix, whatever performed poorly with loss of sound, lagging, etc. Since moved to YouTube TV. I don't want to use two streaming devices for DTV Stream and everything else
 

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May consider doing this also once Sunday Ticket is gone. I wonder how they reliability will play out for you? Where I live there isn't too much bad weather and I'd consider my Internet, though pretty reliable, to have had far more outages than my DirecTV has over the years. Really the only disruptions to my sat-based DTV service have been from trees needing trimmed or power outages.

PS: I assume DTV Streaming is the same as DTV Now, just rebranded?
 

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I can confirm that you can pair two remotes to one box. I bought 4 spare RC82V remotes, the same as comes with the box, off eBay. This is the listing that I bought from. I think they are also on Amazon.

This is similar to our Fios One dvr box. It comes with one Bluetooth remote that can only be paired to one box. However the old Fios non-Bluetooth remote works perfectly with the box. My wife uses that one and I use the Bluetooth one. In fact we still have a couple Directv remotes that work with our 2021 Sony tv even though we left DTV in 2016.
 

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I had my Direct TV disconnected this month. I’d been with Direct TV satellite since 1998. Very satisfied thru the years. No issues to speak of. AT&T came thru the neighborhood a few years ago and installed Fiber, and so I had it installed to get the 1GB up/down speed. I’d been eyeing the AT&T streaming option ever since it was made available. It was a tough sell because I was very satisfied with Direct TV satellite, and why change if you are satisfied right? But satellite had some issues with weather here and there and I was at a point where I probably needed some new boxes because hard drives for the DVR do fail eventually.

So, I’ve made the switch and am happy so far. For those of you considering, here are my pro’s and con’s:
Pro’s: 1-the picture seems just as good with Direct TV steaming as the satellite;
2-No dropouts due to weather;
3-slightly less expensive.
4-the app works pretty good on my Apple TV for the other TVs in the house;
5-steams to my iPhone, iPad and computers in the house.
Con’s:
1-I like the interface of the Direct TV software better (and the remote).
2-Can’t control the # of shows that record in the cloud DVR (not really a problem since it’s in the cloud).
3-Only one remote per box, can’t get an extra remote for the wife so we pass the single remote back and forth.

Overall, I recommend it.
Bob, I have been with DTV also for 23 years. We were thinking of streaming too. If the picture quality is just as good then the only other question I have for you is we live in the country and our fastest internet speed right now is 24 mbs. Will this be good enough to use 2 TVs? Thanks
 

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Bob, I have been with DTV also for 23 years. We were thinking of streaming too. If the picture quality is just as good then the only other question I have for you is we live in the country and our fastest internet speed right now is 24 mbs. Will this be good enough to use 2 TVs? Thanks
Been with DTV since 1996 main reason I am looking at streaming is that we are moving to a new home and only reason I want to remain with DTV for now is sunday ticket. Don’t want to install dish on new house and next year disconnect it if DTV does t offer ST anymore. Hoping to hear soon since move is maybe in October.
main advantage of the streaming box is usage of a remote ? I am assuming the firestick or appletv app has a guide like DTV receivers do? Does the DTV box support WiFi or Ethernet Or either? Sorry for all the questions just getting started on investigation
 

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Bob, I have been with DTV also for 23 years. We were thinking of streaming too. If the picture quality is just as good then the only other question I have for you is we live in the country and our fastest internet speed right now is 24 mbs. Will this be good enough to use 2 TVs? Thanks
DirecTV recommends at least 8 mbps for each stream.
Does the DTV box support WiFi or Ethernet Or either?
Both.
 

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I had my Direct TV disconnected this month. I’d been with Direct TV satellite since 1998. Very satisfied thru the years. No issues to speak of. AT&T came thru the neighborhood a few years ago and installed Fiber, and so I had it installed to get the 1GB up/down speed. I’d been eyeing the AT&T streaming option ever since it was made available. It was a tough sell because I was very satisfied with Direct TV satellite, and why change if you are satisfied right? But satellite had some issues with weather here and there and I was at a point where I probably needed some new boxes because hard drives for the DVR do fail eventually.

So, I’ve made the switch and am happy so far. For those of you considering, here are my pro’s and con’s:
Pro’s: 1-the picture seems just as good with Direct TV steaming as the satellite;
2-No dropouts due to weather;
3-slightly less expensive.
4-the app works pretty good on my Apple TV for the other TVs in the house;
5-steams to my iPhone, iPad and computers in the house.
Con’s:
1-I like the interface of the Direct TV software better (and the remote).
2-Can’t control the # of shows that record in the cloud DVR (not really a problem since it’s in the cloud).
3-Only one remote per box, can’t get an extra remote for the wife so we pass the single remote back and forth.

Overall, I recommend it.
I also turned to dtv streaming and am very happy also I checked on my TV and the output from the box is 4k HDR
 

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Has anyone here used the DirecTV Stream app on a Roku device? Does it perform well? We too have been debating ditching the dish and switching to the streaming service.
i would really consider the DTV box the remote works well plus good voice control and the box outputs 4K HDR
 

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i would really consider the DTV box the remote works well plus good voice control and the box outputs 4K HDR
The newer Roku models output 4K HDR as well. I guess I was trying to see if there is a difference in the user experience between the two. In other words, is the app on the Roku any different in how it functions and looks to how the interface on the DirecTV box looks? I would really like to eliminate equipment if possible.
 

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The newer Roku models output 4K HDR as well. I guess I was trying to see if there is a difference in the user experience between the two. In other words, is the app on the Roku any different in how it functions and looks to how the interface on the DirecTV box looks? I would really like to eliminate equipment if possible.
i haven't tried on my roku yet but my wife likes how the dtv box emulates a standard cable box and it is quite small
 

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OK I just tried it on my old roku 4 guide is quite responsive
I don't seem to have voice control and of course everything has to be done from the home screen no button to go directly to dvr recordings
but as I say still responds quickly but I do miss the bells and whistles of the dtv remote
bottom line roku should work fine
back to your question app seems to have the same interface

dtv used to have a one week free trial you could check on that
 

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I also turned to dtv streaming and am very happy also I checked on my TV and the output from the box is 4k HDR
Alas, what DIRECTV Stream offers is neither 4K nor HDR/WCG. DIRECTV Stream is HD.

Thus far only YTTV and Fubo offer live 4K content.
 

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Alas, what DIRECTV Stream offers is neither 4K nor HDR/WCG. DIRECTV Stream is HD.

Thus far only YTTV and Fubo offer live 4K content.
original content probably isn't but the upscaling looks very good
 

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The original content definitely isn't 4K. That you've been fooled speaks highly of the box and any "special sauce" that DIRECTV may have infused it with.
yep my samsung tv was also fooled it says 4k HDR LOL
 
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