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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ento190, Jun 6, 2018.
Get DTVNow, it’s better than Uverse.
Thanks, I will call them when they open & see if it is available. We have a contract with uverse so I am getting it for less than half of what comcast charges. But, that means the offerings are very tightly controlled. I upgraded from our standard contract, and that's fine to do - but I don't know if DTVNow will be available... I'll find out.
DTVNow is a streaming cable package so you can get it anywhere you have high speed internet. Picture is really good but lots of complaints that their DVR isn’t any good.
I don't think it's just a matter of finding a coding team. I don't think the cable companies allow TiVo to do it. TiVo has sued most of these companies so why would they want to allow TiVo a piece of their pie? If one of these companies come up with a UI like TiVo they will just get sued again.
The DVR is still in beta and I wouldn't depend on it at this point, live use it's pretty good and VOD has improved.
If you're that unhappy with Uverse TV, I'd take PSU_Sudzi's original advice and pre-pay for 3 months of DirecTV Now service and get a free Apple TV 4K, which is, IMO, the very best streaming box on the market. They normally cost $180, so you're getting it for less than that with the DTV Now offer, plus 3 months of cable TV for free, essentially.
Another thing to know is that Uverse TV probably won't be around for a whole lot longer. AT&T is going to take the technology they've developed to deliver DTV Now and also use it to offer a more premium streaming "cable TV" service late this year. It will be roughly equivalent to the original satellite-based DTV service, except that instead of using rooftop dishes, it will use any broadband connection to deliver the signal. I imagine that they will package it at a discount for folks, like you (and me), who get AT&T home internet service. This new service will support 4K HDR and lots of on-demand content. It will come with an Android TV-powered box and voice remote that will let you use lots of popular apps from the Google Play store, like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc.
Once this new service launches and gets its initial kinks worked out, I would bet that AT&T will stop allowing new sign-ups for Uverse TV. Then they'll probably give existing Uverse TV customers awhile -- 6 months to a year -- to transition over to the new service, before finally pulling the plug entirely on Uverse TV, and the Uverse brand in general. (Note that they no longer use the Uverse brand for internet service -- it's now branded as "AT&T Internet" or "AT&T Fiber".)
If you have a patio or balcony attached to your unit and it has line of sight to a DirecTV or DISH satellite, then you can put up a satellite dish. FCC regulations say you can do it, and that overrides any lease agreement you have with the condo owner.
I had a hankering for some classic Simpsons. My Xfinity on demand had seasons 27 and 27. My you tube TV in demand had seasons 1 thru 28. That is a lot if Simpsons. Haven't checked other shows but I was impressed by what I saw with YouTube tvs on demand!! As well as all my locals, tons of sports and most channels I watch. $35