100 channels for $35?

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  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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  2. 9512tacoma macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  4. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  5. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  6. eyeseeyou macrumors 68020

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    In my experience att's internet speeds are no where near as fast as comcast.
     
  7. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Att was worst internet I ever had. I went back to Suddenlink after a few months.
     
  8. Snoopy4, Oct 26, 2016
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    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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    Never had a problem with them. Cable, not so much.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    Depends on location and option package. The needle can swing back and forth.
     
  10. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  11. mic j macrumors 68030

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    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".
     
  12. eyeseeyou macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It really depends where you live. I can get 1gbps from ATT for $70
     
  14. mic j macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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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
     
  16. eyeseeyou macrumors 68020

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    Around my parts in the bay area att gets nowhere near 100mbps.
     
  17. colodane macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  18. satcomer, Oct 27, 2016
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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!
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    Do you know how many areas and neighborhoods there are across the US?... hint there are more than 2 or 3 or 4...
     
  20. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  21. satcomer macrumors 603

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    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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    Yep....checked that site...no go without an outdoor high-mounted antenna....unless all I want to get is a Fox and an NBC station
     
  23. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Well that sucks for you, sorry. :(
     
  24. eyeseeyou macrumors 68020

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    Well I live in the Bay Area and here Comcast is a lot faster so speaking for myself.
     

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