100 channels for $35?

9512tacoma

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Let's see what the 100 channels are first. 20-30 could be music.
Is DVR included with all of them etc...
I will definitely do a trial with it but I use slingtv right now and so far I am happy except no real dvr for espn and a few other channels.
 
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IndianBird

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Let's see what the 100 channels are first. 20-30 could be music.
Is DVR included with all of them etc...
I will definitely do a trial with it but I use slingtv right now and so far I am happy except no real dvr for espn and a few other channels.
I would just about guarantee that 20-30 aren't music.

Here are my questions.

1. Are locals included?

2. Is there a cloud dvr feature?

3. Does this qualify for the DIRECTV/ATT Unlimited Data cell promo?
 

2010mini

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I would just about guarantee that 20-30 aren't music.

Here are my questions.

1. Are locals included?

2. Is there a cloud dvr feature?

3. Does this qualify for the DIRECTV/ATT Unlimited Data cell promo?
Doubtful about cloud DVR. Comcast is the only cable company I know that offers this. And they had to fight tooth and nail to get the content owners to agree to it.
 

IndianBird

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Doubtful about cloud DVR. Comcast is the only cable company I know that offers this. And they had to fight tooth and nail to get the content owners to agree to it.
Vue has it which leads me to believe if ATT wants to get it done, they'll get it done.

The whole reason they purchased DTV was to transform TV game. Once they add Time Warner they'll have enough power to get some things done that hasn't been done before.

Or at least that's my thinking.
 
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Snoopy4

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AT&T is set to offer their streaming service, DIRECTV Now with 100 channels costing $35

Sure hope they offer regular DIRECTV customers a chance to switch.

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/att-will-undercut-cable-tv-35-internet-streaming-service/
Yeah, we're watching to see what this is. It sounds a lot like they'll deliver what Apple has yet to deliver, a legit TV service. It sounds like AT&T is all in. It lets them dump Uverse like a bad habit and still provide linear services to those without the bandwidth via the dish. I read one article that mentioned a DVR so one could record programs then stream to devices. We pay a lot for a lot of channels we never watch and I'm sick of it. This would cut the TV bill more than in half assuming a hardware fee for the DVR. CBS appears to be a hold out given they think their one channel is worth $7 a month. Pfft.
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Att was worst internet I ever had. I went back to Suddenlink after a few months.
Never had a problem with them. Cable, not so much.
 
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Snoopy4

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Depends on location and option package. The needle can swing back and forth.
Yeah, we live in a new neighborhood and have completely reliable service. My parent are 7 miles away, but get about half the speed. Reliability hasn't been a problem, but old infrastructure is a limiter. My inlaws rely on Satellite service which is a whole different matter, talk about having to babysit your bandwidth.
 

mic j

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Depends on location and option package. The needle can swing back and forth.
Add to that the amount of traffic using the pipe. I have had AT&T DSL/Uverse for a lot of years. Agree, not the fastest for the price but offers more than enough pipe for the needs. And...it's rock solid. Same speed any day of the week, any time of the day. I can count outages over the last 20 years on 1 hand. More to consider than just "top speed".
 

eyeseeyou

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Depends on location and option package. The needle can swing back and forth.
Really? I tried at least 2 areas and att didn't offer anything close to comcast and the price wasn't low enough to give up the difference in speed.
 

mic j

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It really depends where you live. I can get 1gbps from ATT for $70
I'm jealous! I pay about $60 for 45mbps. But I have found that even that meets my needs. I don't do a lot of heavy downloading. Apple TV is probably the biggest user of that.
 

mattopotamus

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I'm jealous! I pay about $60 for 45mbps. But I have found that even that meets my needs. I don't do a lot of heavy downloading. Apple TV is probably the biggest user of that.
That's how it was before their gigabit service came to my area. It would actually cost more to have 100mbps than 1gbps. On my account it says the promo is good through the year 2098 haha
 

eyeseeyou

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That's how it was before their gigabit service came to my area. It would actually cost more to have 100mbps than 1gbps. On my account it says the promo is good through the year 2098 haha
Around my parts in the bay area att gets nowhere near 100mbps.
 

colodane

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This could be very good news. I've been wanting to ditch Comcast for some time now. Already have 1 Gb/s bidirectional fiber to the home here for $49 thanks to the city. I would also like local channels, NBC Sports and CNN and eventually some sort of DVR arrangement. Hopefully forum members who give this an early tryout will report on their experiences.
 

satcomer

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This could be very good news. I've been wanting to ditch Comcast for some time now. Already have 1 Gb/s bidirectional fiber to the home here for $49 thanks to the city. I would also like local channels, NBC Sports and CNN and eventually some sort of DVR arrangement. Hopefully forum members who give this an early tryout will report on their experiences.
You need to get a good antenna toget local stations. Check with Attenna Direct location finder.

To get Attenna DRV consider buying a Tablo and external USB 3 2TB external for the Tablo recordings.

Here is good Tablo review:

Lastly it is your call. At least with a good Attenna you willl see a better picture then you could get from cable companies on local over the air broadcasts!
 
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Menel

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Really? I tried at least 2 areas and att didn't offer anything close to comcast and the price wasn't low enough to give up the difference in speed.
Do you know how many areas and neighborhoods there are across the US?... hint there are more than 2 or 3 or 4...
 

fhall1

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You need to get a good antenna toget local stations. Check with Attenna Direct location finder.

To get Attenna DRV consider buying a Tablo and external USB 3 2TB external for the Tablo recordings.

Here is good Tablo review:

Lastly it is your call. At least with a good Attenna you willl see a better picture then you could get from cable companies on local over the air broadcasts!
Except if you live in a bowl (Mohawk Valley) 50 miles from the transmitters with hills in between. OTA is only viable with an outdoor mast antenna. Too much of a PITA in equipment and labor for a few channels.
 

satcomer

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Except if you live in a bowl (Mohawk Valley) 50 miles from the transmitters with hills in between. OTA is only viable with an outdoor mast antenna. Too much of a PITA in equipment and labor for a few channels.
You would be surprised especially if you live near a small/large community. Did you check the Attennas Pointing locator?

Plus with high speed Internet you will be set!
 
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