Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

DirecTV -- News and Updates

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

DirecTV -- News and Updates

Old 01-28-23, 03:30 PM
  #626  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,159
Received 130 Likes on 110 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by DJariya
No dish. But they send you a box that has to connect to the internet. I haven't looked too much into it though as I still have the Dish.
Ive been paying so much like a few hundred for many years.

The thought of 65 bucks a month and not having the dish is very appetizing
Old 01-28-23, 06:14 PM
  #627  
DVD Talk God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 130,366
Received 631 Likes on 506 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by DJariya
No dish. But they send you a box that has to connect to the internet. I haven't looked too much into it though as I still have the Dish.
A box? But you still need internet to access it. Why on earth would you subscribe to DTV for that if there are various services (Sling, YT, Fubo) that give you the same thing through a Roku, Apple TV, Firestick, etc.

Do they charge a rental fee on the box?
Old 01-28-23, 06:30 PM
  #628  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 23,714
Received 733 Likes on 482 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by Red Dog
A box? But you still need internet to access it. Why on earth would you subscribe to DTV for that if there are various services (Sling, YT, Fubo) that give you the same thing through a Roku, Apple TV, Firestick, etc.

Do they charge a rental fee on the box?
I had that when my elderly mother was living with us for a year. I only got it for 2 reasons:
- Primary reason: It had a more traditional remote where she could punch in the numbers to get to a channel. She has a lot of trouble scrolling through menus to find stuff.
- Secondary reason: The service had Reds games.

It was a 1 time fee for the box, somewhere around $80. I canceled it as soon as she moved into an assisted living place.
Old 01-28-23, 06:57 PM
  #629  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 81,070
Received 1,376 Likes on 937 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by Red Dog
A box? But you still need internet to access it. Why on earth would you subscribe to DTV for that if there are various services (Sling, YT, Fubo) that give you the same thing through a Roku, Apple TV, Firestick, etc.

Do they charge a rental fee on the box?
For some, it may be access to RSNs. For others it may be quantity of channels offered. Most steaming services are missing a few things, which could be a deal breaker.
Old 01-29-23, 03:38 PM
  #630  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
philo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: under the sofa cushions
Posts: 1,231
Received 116 Likes on 84 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

The main reason to go with Direct TV Stream is for the Regional Sports Networks, in my case NESN for Red Sox and Bruins games. They also carry PBS which Fubo doesn't.

You can use Roku, Firestick, or Apple TV but the Direct TV box or Osprey as its called gives you a remote with numbers that is closer to the cable experience. I went with their refurbed box for a one time cost of $50 bought through the site which arrived as if brand new and has worked flawlessly for the past year.

Last edited by philo; 01-30-23 at 09:44 AM.
The following users liked this post:
Throwing Copper (01-29-23)
Old 01-30-23, 02:40 PM
  #631  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Maumee, OH, USA
Posts: 3,565
Received 44 Likes on 33 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Maybe this is widely known, I don't know, I haven't kept up with this thread. I turned the TV on during a winter storm last week and I got a prompt like "having trouble with satellite connection, would you like to use your broadband connection". Clicked Yes, and everything worked as normal. If I changed the channel, it buffered for a moment before coming up, but otherwise everything was fine. I thought it was great that they have a workaround to the "rain fade" issue.
Old 01-30-23, 02:41 PM
  #632  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 81,070
Received 1,376 Likes on 937 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by bralph
Maybe this is widely known, I don't know, I haven't kept up with this thread. I turned the TV on during a winter storm last week and I got a prompt like "having trouble with satellite connection, would you like to use your broadband connection". Clicked Yes, and everything worked as normal. If I changed the channel, it buffered for a moment before coming up, but otherwise everything was fine. I thought it was great that they have a workaround to the "rain fade" issue.
Yeah that has been a feature for a while. Basically using DTV Stream through your set top box.
Old 01-30-23, 03:42 PM
  #633  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 12,985
Received 182 Likes on 155 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Why doesn't DirecTV offer it's customers their streaming service for free with Roku/Amazon Fire.etc?

I don't think DTV Stream has the same contracts as DTV so this might not be possible to have your same channels as DTV at the current time.

I also have Spectrum cable and I can get everything also with their streaming service for free.
Old 01-30-23, 05:05 PM
  #634  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 81,070
Received 1,376 Likes on 937 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
Why doesn't DirecTV offer it's customers their streaming service for free with Roku/Amazon Fire.etc?

I don't think DTV Stream has the same contracts as DTV so this might not be possible to have your same channels as DTV at the current time.

I also have Spectrum cable and I can get everything also with their streaming service for free.
Why would they give you something free that you aren't paying for?
Old 01-31-23, 10:08 AM
  #635  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,562
Received 2,059 Likes on 1,586 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Add that Snapchat nightmare commercial to the list.
Old 01-31-23, 12:14 PM
  #636  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 8,094
Received 925 Likes on 564 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
Why doesn't DirecTV offer it's customers their streaming service for free with Roku/Amazon Fire.etc?

I don't think DTV Stream has the same contracts as DTV so this might not be possible to have your same channels as DTV at the current time.

I also have Spectrum cable and I can get everything also with their streaming service for free.
Probably because then I'd work a deal with my buddy who still has DTV - split the bill with him, he uses the dish, I use the streaming.
Old 01-31-23, 10:32 PM
  #637  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 12,985
Received 182 Likes on 155 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by Deftones
Why would they give you something free that you aren't paying for?
Spectrum does.
Old 05-31-23, 08:06 PM
  #638  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JeffTheAlpaca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 23,780
Received 764 Likes on 622 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

I heard this is the first new hardware since 2017.

Now you can watch streaming shows with a google account

Would people want to pay $15 per month for this?

Gemini connects to your existing Genie to level up your viewing experience. Enhanced features include easy access to your favorite apps, a 4K experience, a voice-controlled remote and more.


https://www.directv.com/technology/gemini/




Old 05-31-23, 08:45 PM
  #639  
TGM
DVD Talk Legend
 
TGM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 16,976
Received 403 Likes on 252 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

I was sick of outages and being treated like shit by CSR's after 17 years of being a loyal customer. Moved to Roku/HuluLive and never looked back.

1/2 the cost, more channels.

Now I just wish I could get the fucking dish off my roof.
Old 05-31-23, 09:41 PM
  #640  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JeffTheAlpaca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 23,780
Received 764 Likes on 622 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

I bet there are people you could hire to remove a dish.

I thought Directv would do that automatically if you are not a subscriber.
Old 06-01-23, 06:11 AM
  #641  
TGM
DVD Talk Legend
 
TGM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 16,976
Received 403 Likes on 252 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
I bet there are people you could hire to remove a dish.

I thought Directv would do that automatically if you are not a subscriber.
nope, it's considered "yours". probably because of the expense involved in having someone come take it off, and the possible damage to the roof if they do.
Old 06-01-23, 07:54 AM
  #642  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 19,731
Received 1,014 Likes on 727 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Yeah, they had no interest in getting the dish back when we cancelled. Luckily ours was on a pole in the ground rather than mounted to the house. Clipped the cable and pulled it out easy enough.
Old 06-01-23, 09:32 AM
  #643  
DVD Talk God
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,339
Received 3,745 Likes on 2,687 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

Currently I have the lowest tier for DirecTV. It's costing me $128+ per month after taxes for 3 TVs with DVR and no RSN fee. I'm probably one more price hike away from bailing after 20 years.
Old 06-01-23, 07:54 PM
  #644  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 12,741
Received 390 Likes on 315 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

I have one more month of a $50 discount then I'm bailing for Hulu live.
Old 07-03-23, 12:10 PM
  #645  
DVD Talk God
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,339
Received 3,745 Likes on 2,687 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates



Nextstar owned TV stations went dark on Sunday due to the carriage contract expiring.

For the LA market, where I'm at, our local CW affiliate KTLA went dark.
Old 07-03-23, 12:49 PM
  #646  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
tommyp007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 6,425
Received 123 Likes on 83 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

I lost my ABC and CBS affiliates in this.
Old 07-03-23, 12:53 PM
  #647  
DVD Talk God
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,339
Received 3,745 Likes on 2,687 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

https://www.nexstar.tv/stations/

Here is the list of all Nextstar owned stations affected.

Old 07-03-23, 07:47 PM
  #648  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JeffTheAlpaca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 23,780
Received 764 Likes on 622 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

I called them about the Gemini and they sent a HR24 and then called them again and said the Gemini would arrive last Mon but so far nothing
Old 07-19-23, 09:26 PM
  #649  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 12,985
Received 182 Likes on 155 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

MeTV is now on DirecTV(Ch. 77). Not all of the packages will receive it. It started earlier this month.

Family Movie Classics is now available on Ch. 314. Mostly older movies with many westerns(at least in the coming days).
Old 07-21-23, 11:00 AM
  #650  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 12,741
Received 390 Likes on 315 Posts
Re: DirecTV -- News and Updates

I did it... I canceled DTV after they wouldn't extend a $50 monthly credit I've had forever. I still have them thru the month and then I'll likely switch to Hulu Live. Is that the service most of you would recommend?

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.