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The Genie is never going to look like DIRECTV Stream. They tried that. It can’t handle it.
If, as has been speculated, they come out with a dual-purpose client (e.g. the A21 that's already passed through the FCC) that can work with either DTV Stream or DTV by connecting to a Genie server, then yeah, it would have pretty much the same UI used either way. Just as DISH's latest Android TV-powered clients have a different UI than their earlier Hoppers and Joeys, an Android TV-powered client for DTV sat would probably have a different UI than the current Genies and Genie Minis.
 

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Another thing I think they could do is let the DTV Stream APP on other streaming devices be a client and charge $7 a month for it. Also have the DTV Stream APP connect to the HS-17 and HR-54.
This is where using a STREAM device gets sticky. A DIRECTV DBS STB that didn't demand a TV fee sounds almost unthinkable.

Either that or DIRECTV sees where DISH might be stealing their lunch with a DISH Anywhere enabled FireTV device. Even I don't buy this one.
 

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There is another use case for the topic of new hardware, how does the new device accomidate the needs of all of the sports bars filled with dozens of HDTVs ? NFLST and DTV generate significant revenues from these commercial customers.

Perhaps the NFL and DTV will have a special dervice offering for them when NFLST ends for DTV residential customers next year. This will buy some time for them to get migrated to the new devices.
 

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If DIRECTV has any part of NFL ST next year it will be a satellite offering to DIRECTV for Business customers (similar to their satellite offering of ESPN+ and Amazon's TNF). That will work on current equipment. If businesses need to change equipment they would change to the new carrier's equipment, not needing DIRECTV.
 

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There is another use case for the topic of new hardware, how does the new device accomidate the needs of all of the sports bars filled with dozens of HDTVs ? NFLST and DTV generate significant revenues from these commercial customers.
As we've seen in retail stores, I think HDMI matrix switches are going to become the next big thing. It theoretically takes away the dependence on any proprietary distribution technologies.
 

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I think it is kind of weird too that I got it and no one else here has said that they got the email. I got it at the email address I use for my DIRECTV account. Here is a screen grab of the email with my email address removed.

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If I try using the "CLICK HERE TO BEGIN" link in a different browser than I first completed the survey it still knows I have completed the survey already because of the coded URL in the link.

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i hope they send me one i'll give em an earful:unsure:
 

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they just got slapped with a 17 million dollar lawsuit for robo calls, so no new hardware just another rate increase:rolleyes::D:ROFLMAO:
The class action lawsuit was filed in March of 2018 so characterizing it as "just got slapped with a lawsuit" is misleading. The new part is that it was settled for the $17 million dollar figure late last week.
 

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Less than $2 per subscriber. Moving on.
 
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