If you have DirecTV...

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by Kryptonite, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. Redbullsnation2012

    May 26, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    My reaction to this is...why tho?
     
  3. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Money. It costs money to send up satellites and they really can't be repaired. With this new streaming system, everything is land-based, so it's a lot easier to make repairs/upgrades.

    Hopefully it'll have full DVR capabilities with no delay. Every time I try to rewind/pause internet video, there's a delay. A 10-second rewind option doesn't work as advertised. I need to press it 2-3 times for it to actually go back. On my traditional service, pause/rewind are instant.

    So yeah, what this means is that if you have DirecTV, they're probably going to push you over to the new systems. Dish is probably going to take advantage of this.

    As for people who live in the boonies, they'll probably eventually switch to Dish, as decent internet (15 or faster) still isn't available everywhere.
     
  4. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Yes, but those satellites will still last for a lot of years.
     
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  5. Redbullsnation2012

    May 26, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yeah, this is gonna easily drive customers to Dish/cable. They are still many with a crap connection so streaming is not feasible for them
     
  6. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're saying 10-15 years...but I'm sure it'll be well under that until the campaigns begin.
     
  7. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    There are some places where cable isn't even an option.

    This isn't a monopoly, but it *does* mean that many people only have one option.
     
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  8. daniloni

    daniloni Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is years away.
     
  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    "end of satellite TV in the US"
    Dish will still be alive and well.
     
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  10. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As more things are made for phones and devices that I don't know how to use like Rokus rather than computers, I'm worried about technology changes that most people would call improvements. I like having a full screen, and I can't type well on a phone.
     
  11. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Now we know how old people felt who used telegraphs and radios as their primary communications and entertainments when they were replaced by telephones and televisions.

    Just have to adapt.
     
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  12. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TV provides video that radio doesn't. My worry is if things can be done equally well on computers or phones, but the providers only make them available on phones because most people use phones.
     
  13. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    The same principle applies. People will adapt.
     
  14. Gyro62

    Gyro62 Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    We should "adapt" to the evolution of Television like 4K into 8K into ?, I'm sure someone smarter that DirecTv (at&t) will eventually figure it that out, I want to watch Soccer, NFL and everything else on my giant size screen at the best possible audio/video quality and yes I want all in one device, no river of cords everywhere, in my mind that is progress, you might say that can be expensive but I know a lot of people that spend more for cell phone service than Satellite to do nothing really anymore productive.
    Technology smart is like playing pool, some people live in the pool hall.
     
  15. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Many people have legit reasons as to why they can't get satellite service. Maybe they live in an areas with a lot of trees or in a NYC apartment.

    If they're fed up with their cable service, but can get decent internet, more options are always a good thing. The loss for the rural areas is a gain for the city.
     

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