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.The Genie is never going to look like DIRECTV Stream. They tried that. It can’t handle it.
This is where using a STREAM device gets sticky. A DIRECTV DBS STB that didn't demand a TV fee sounds almost unthinkable.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.
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.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.
i hope they send me one i'll give em an earfulI 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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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.they just got slapped with a 17 million dollar lawsuit for robo calls, so no new hardware just another rate increase