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DirecTV Now
« on: November 30, 2016, 01:03:08 PM »
To those of you who are into cord cutting this seems like an awesome deal:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/30/13788934/directv-now-att-internet-tv-service-questions-pricing-channels

100 channels for $35 no cable box needed. The only thing missing that I can tell is CBS and usable on a Roku, but it seems like those are on the 2017 roadmap.


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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 01:06:40 PM »
unless you live in a market where the network is owned locally, you will need an OTA to get them


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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 01:07:43 PM »
Who uses roku

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 01:19:37 PM »
What? Roku is p great. Only platform that doesn't have a vested interest in pushing their media products down your throat.

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 01:37:27 PM »
Who uses roku

I have a roku smart television

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 02:09:26 PM »
Prepay 3 months ($105) and get a free $150 Apple TV. Not bad.

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 02:48:38 PM »
I just found out that if you have a Samsung smart tv, you don't need a DirecTV receiver to watch TV.   Man... that would have been good to have known a few months ago when I bought my 4K tv.  But still good news for my other 3 Samsung TVs.

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 02:54:57 PM »
Link on that one plz
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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 04:36:06 PM »
For all of you cord cutters, how are you getting your internet / what speed internet do I need to enjoy streaming on two devices while browsing the internet on up to three devices?

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 04:43:53 PM »
For all of you cord cutters, how are you getting your internet / what speed internet do I need to enjoy streaming on two devices while browsing the internet on up to three devices?

I stream cable to all my TVs though not technically a cord cutter.  I have the fastest internet offered but a shitty wireless router caused me problems initially. 

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 05:02:29 PM »
For all of you cord cutters, how are you getting your internet / what speed internet do I need to enjoy streaming on two devices while browsing the internet on up to three devices?

I stream cable to all my TVs though not technically a cord cutter.  I have the fastest internet offered but a shitty wireless router caused me problems initially.

How much do you spend on that internet? Out here FIOS is quoting my ~$90 for 100 up / 100 down.  We currently pay $108 for that internet and premium TV through them. I expected to have more savings.

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 05:18:59 PM »
Netflix caps at like 5mbs for HD so take what you want from that
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 05:35:00 PM »
i have to pay cox like 80/mo, not because i need the speed but i obliterate the monthly caps on the lower tiers

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 05:57:13 PM »
google hooked up a 4k tv box at my crib last friday, seems cool


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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 06:07:22 PM »
How do I get that 'lams?
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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2016, 06:25:01 PM »
it's part of the trusted tester program.  sign up for that


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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2016, 06:29:05 PM »
OK, I don't have a 4k TV yet, but mostly cause I don't have 4k content. Kinda planned to see what the Super Bowl sales would look like.

Upgraded the sound this weekend. Some thing called atmos lol it like bounces sound off the freaking ceiling  :eek:
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2016, 09:38:11 PM »
I just found out that if you have a Samsung smart tv, you don't need a DirecTV receiver to watch TV.   Man... that would have been good to have known a few months ago when I bought my 4K tv.  But still good news for my other 3 Samsung TVs.

What about the dvr though, whole home?

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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2016, 10:12:34 PM »
it's part of the trusted tester program.  sign up for that

Got mine the day before Thanksgiving...the wireless TV boxes works well too....I don't have a 4k TV to witness how well that works.

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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2016, 10:32:25 PM »
the only thing that will eventually stream 4k through the box is Netflix and YouTube (although they don't even do that yet).  google will not be streaming any 4k content, at least in the near term. 

what they're working on with this rollout is the wireless connectivity between boxes so we don't have to connect boxes throughout the house with coax or ethernet anymore.


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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2016, 09:15:29 AM »
the only thing that will eventually stream 4k through the box is Netflix and YouTube (although they don't even do that yet).  google will not be streaming any 4k content, at least in the near term. 

what they're working on with this rollout is the wireless connectivity between boxes so we don't have to connect boxes throughout the house with coax or ethernet anymore.

Yeah two of my 3 boxes are wireless and they work great. Only have had one hiccup

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2016, 10:10:00 AM »
No DVR capabilities? What is this, 1998?

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2016, 01:33:03 PM »
Playstation Vue is light years ahead in the Cord Cutting world.

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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2016, 01:37:47 PM »
I just found out that if you have a Samsung smart tv, you don't need a DirecTV receiver to watch TV.   Man... that would have been good to have known a few months ago when I bought my 4K tv.  But still good news for my other 3 Samsung TVs.

What about the dvr though, whole home?

Yes, you need the whole home DVR.  The TV basically connects to it and works like the wireless mini-genie.

I've tried setting mine up and apparently, you have a DirecTV technician come out to set it up.  Also, requires a hardwire internet connection to set up. You can use wifi after it's set up.  I'm going to call DirecTv today or tomorrow.

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Re: DirecTV Now
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2016, 01:40:01 PM »
OK, I don't have a 4k TV yet, but mostly cause I don't have 4k content. Kinda planned to see what the Super Bowl sales would look like.

Upgraded the sound this weekend. Some thing called atmos lol it like bounces sound off the freaking ceiling  :eek:

lib I've heard the SB deals are not the best for TV's  :dunno:  It's consumer electronics so, lots of things drive price breaks.

I don't have a 4K,  but not going to worry about it until more 4K content is available.