Cutting the Cord

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mac4cy, May 5, 2015.

  1. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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  3. cycloneworld

    cycloneworld Facebook Knows All

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    Yep, my buddy is doing the same thing. He'll pay the $300 disconnect fee (or whatever it is) and will save $100 per month on TV. Easy to justify the break fee.
     
  4. bld1942

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  5. bld1942

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    Got new APPLE TV, doing 7 day free trial PSVUE, No brainer, from $80/mo. DIRECTV to 35. Works great, clear picture,ETC. plenty of channels we watch. Powered by 50 mb modem/router.
     
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  6. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    FYI for anyone considering DirecTV Now, today is the last day you can get the introductory $35 rate on their Go Big plan. We decided to pull the trigger...will keep both for this month to make sure we like it. Anyone else gone with DirecTV now and have nay feedback thus far?
     
  7. clonebb

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    I went from Sling and got discounted ATV 4, to PS Vue once they had a ATV app. Now on DTV Now for a free ATV 4.

    Now is getting better, but has issues. Screen freezing, error codes mainly during prime time. Picture quality is great like Vue. It is limited in what other apps you can use to login but WatchESPN is included.

    I was watching the football game using the watch espn app and if was horrible. Went back to Now and it has been flawless.

    My advice would be signup to get a free device, but don't cancel Vue until you try it out.
     
  8. 3GenClone

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  9. Stewo

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  10. DSMCy

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    Yep they just announced it last week at CES.

    I'll definitely take a look when more information comes out. One of the things I watch for is number of simultaneous streams. I need at least 2.
     
  11. 1100011CS

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    I did the free week of PS Vue to get the Baylor game. I really like the interface and it has worked very well - no buffering
     
  12. clonebb

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    DIRECTV Now is rewarding early adopters with a free year of HBO.
     
  13. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Other then the times that it seems to buffer all the time, I love DirecTV Now.
     
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  14. clonebb

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    I have had zero issues with DTVN for the past six weeks. Very happy with the service for $35 a month. Free HBO to boot.
     
  15. CysRage

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    Sounds to me like they are nervous people will switch to Youtube TV or any of the other half dozen competitors that have all started in the last several months. Directv Now needs to get their buffering problem and lack of Roku support figured out. They said Roku support would begin in Q1 2017. We are about 3 weeks from the end of Q1 2017 with no other indication Roku's will be able to stream Directv Now...
     
  16. ianoconnor

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    Anyone know if PS Vue has updated the UI on their Roku app yet?
     
  17. DSMCy

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    Nope still horrible as ever.
     
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  18. 1100011CS

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    Really like the firetv app ui
     
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  19. AgronAlum

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    Yep, FireTV works well. I canceled DTV a week or so ago and just sent back all my **** yesterday. I don't miss it a bit.
     
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  20. mapnerd

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    Was anyone else upgraded to the elite slim package for 3 months? I was only paying for the basic package but got this message on March 1 and got the new channels immediately. Very cool. And now you can have 3 screens at the same time. I haven't tried it yet. Very Back to the Future II.
     

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