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Wouldn't it be simpler and cheaper to just use your own streaming devices? What do you gain by using DirecTV's box?
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
I can't say. Since I've got the 1Gig it seems to work great for me. 24 Mbs might be cutting it close. Netflix I've read seems to do fine with about that same speed. I would think you could probably squeak by.
 

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I can't say. Since I've got the 1Gig it seems to work great for me. 24 Mbs might be cutting it close. Netflix I've read seems to do fine with about that same speed. I would think you could probably squeak by.
Guess I should have added to my comments it is very responsive with a 200 mbps connection the best idea maybe give it a try
see if you can get the one week free trial
DTV says 8 mbps per stream
 

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I have been thinking of doing this except I haven't been able to access the DirecTV site or apps since AT&T took over and I am worried about not being able to access the DirecTV Stream apps in the same way. Has anyone noticed any problems like that?
 

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I have been thinking of doing this except I haven't been able to access the DirecTV site or apps since AT&T took over and I am worried about not being able to access the DirecTV Stream apps in the same way.
The DIRECTV App is available on Google Play (not AndroidTV), Apple's App Store, the Amazon Fire TV App Store and Roku's App page as always. I'm not sure how things happen with Samsung TV apps but I'd imagine it is similar to Roku. You don't need the service to download the apps.

Don't let the flaky nature of DIRECTV DBS's streaming facilities scare you.
 

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Does DirecTV stream offer better audio than what comes from the satellite? I typically use my satellite subscription to access content on HBO Max on my AppleTV which broadcasts in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for a lot of their movie content. If DirecTV stream has Dolby Atmos, that too would be a pro over the satellite service.
 

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Does DirecTV stream offer better audio than what comes from the satellite? I typically use my satellite subscription to access content on HBO Max on my AppleTV which broadcasts in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for a lot of their movie content. If DirecTV stream has Dolby Atmos, that too would be a pro over the satellite service.
Directv Stream offers 5.1 or stereo depending on the channel. No linear channel offers Atmos
 

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Lucky I wish I could get fiber broadband

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Lucky I wish I could get fiber broadband
Your Internet is so slow that it took nearly two weeks to reply to this post!

A second fiber provider is running their system past my home. I'll stay with the first company (locally owned).
 

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I thought you said you already had GIG fiber? (COX)
Not fiber piece of docsis

In 2 years Lumos fiber is coming

Can't wait to be " Free at last free at last !! " free from this horific docsis monopoly


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And if you can't tell the "blue" areas on the map, are areas fios skipped

Yea a huge part of town skipped by fios smh

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Not fiber piece of docsis
You don't learn your lessons, do you?

Your problem is your local Cox franchise. It is NOT DOCSIS. Your Cox<>DOCSIS.

Who is to say that Fiber can't be similarly mismanaged? Lumos had a pretty rocky start about three years ago.
 

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" GIG - a Trash "gotta love it
 

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$120 /mo. For this trash

No other broadband (>25mbps) options not even tmobile

They are not kidding

Tech comes out runs a new line it "works" next day back to trash

Can't wait for Lumos ...

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