Streaming TV is about to get very expensive

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Mar 4, 2020 #621 of 632
    mdavej

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    I don't know if I ever wrote about this at AVS forum, but digging into the file system of the beta box, everything was named "AT&T TV", no mention of "NOW". AT&T has publicly stated both services use the same app. So there's no doubt this was a beta test of AT&T TV. I can give you numerous examples of bugs between beta 1 and beta 2 that were never fixed and still persist to this day. I have yet to encounter any bugs at all in the YTTV app.
     
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    Steveknj

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    Over at DBS Forum there's a great thread on testing the box being used by AT&T TV. It's a good read:

    C71KW Review (AT&T TV device)

    techguy88 seems like the resident expert over there.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2020 #623 of 632
    mdavej

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    How have I not proven to you that I had exactly the same box, 2 of them in fact, and tested them much longer than techguy? Do I need to dig up the pictures from my ebay listings?

    Yes, he gave a great, detailed review. But he missed a number of things and failed to thoroughly test the DVR functionality or even mentioned forced HDR, the most glaring bug. He doesn't even have a 4K TV.
     
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    Malcontent

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    MikeMar

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    There has been a TON of money invested in Quibi and god I hope it crashes and burns for some reason

    About 1.75 BILLION (WTF?)
     
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  6. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    ...and yet, this is literally the first I've heard of it :confused:

    EDIT: I think I recall the ad that the photo in the article is taken from --but I still had no recollection, nor even recognition of the name "quibi" as a word I'd ever heard/seen before. Advertising FAIL
     
  7. MikeMar

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    I think they just started actual advertising (I've heard talk about it on podcasts/trade sites) for over a year now

    They had a superbowl add
     
  8. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Has anyone heard anything one way or another if Quibi, Peacock and HBO Max will still launch as originally scheduled? (6 April, 15 April and May, respectively)
     
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    Unfortunately I subscribe to cbs through amazon, so don't think there's any way for me to take advantage of that.
     

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