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Old 08-07-2022, 06:05 PM   #1
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been on Direct TV for years -frustrating at times trying to deal with their customer service but overall they deliver the TV shows I am interested in.

Wife and I go to VRBO places a number of times a year so if we are at a rental they always have smart tv's with streaming. Out of necessity I have learned to somewhat maneuver around.

My main complaint is how long it takes to go from one station/show to a different one. Way way to slow for me.

Other complaint is that many of the things I watch on DTV are there - golf, sports, outdoor, history, etc.

By my calculations if you end up with the same shows you want to see it cost about the same as cable - I don't get it
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Old 08-07-2022, 06:55 PM   #2
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We were paying for internet anyways so it made sense for us.


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Old 08-07-2022, 07:01 PM   #3
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We do a mix. We have the absolute cheapest of Direct TV packages and watch other things on the streaming channels, mostly old tv shows like The Rockford Files, Hill Street Blues, etc.
There’s very little of the current tv shows I want to watch.
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:05 PM   #4
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I will stay with dish. Have tv at the lease, plus the parents use it also
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:09 PM   #5
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We switched to streaming, would never go back to satellite tv. I can log onto the tv with my phone as a remote and do whatever I need. Once you figure it out you’ll like it.
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:12 PM   #6
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:22 PM   #7
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:25 PM   #8
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I am all of the above.
I have a digital antenna on the garage that picks up free local everything. {best picture ever - golf - baseball}
We have Uverse, and I stream with a lot of different services. Disney and Hulu are going to start having ads about gun control and abortions. Dumped them...
Today the Astros were on Peacock or nowhere. For $5.36 we watched the game on 3 tv's today...
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:27 PM   #9
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We do DIRECTV stream. I like it and it works for us.


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Old 08-07-2022, 07:27 PM   #10
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Living in the sticks with subpar internet sucks or I too would dump DIRECTV.
What I don’t understand is I can watch Netflix just fine, but if I try to stream tv through fubo or any other provider, it sucks.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:18 PM   #11
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Living in the sticks with subpar internet sucks or I too would dump DIRECTV.
What I donít understand is I can watch Netflix just fine, but if I try to stream tv through fubo or any other provider, it sucks.
Get Starlink and you won't have subpar internet.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:21 PM   #12
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We get 2x the Channels via innerwebs than directly TV ever thought about for half the money

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Old 08-07-2022, 08:41 PM   #13
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Get Starlink and you won't have subpar internet.
I would love to, but it still shows not available till 23.
Which at one time it said early 22Ö
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:47 PM   #14
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I just wish my kids were still around to get up and turn the dial for me, and spin the rabbit-ears.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:48 PM   #15
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Guys, don’t pay for TV

https://watchnewslive.tv/fox-news-live-stream-usa/

No need to pay for new Hollywood movies either.

“Fight da Powers that be”

I’ll have you boyz huntN Highway Medians yet !

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Old 08-07-2022, 08:55 PM   #16
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We have an antenna and it has everything we like. Hotspot off of the phone with a cell booster.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:58 PM   #17
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Did I mention FDTV?
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:03 PM   #18
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I would love to, but it still shows not available till 23.
Which at one time it said early 22Ö
They told me mid 2022 but it wasn't happening. My house was about finished and I'd have been stuck with dsl. Coughed up the extra $25 a month for the RV version and was in business within a week.
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:15 PM   #19
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Streaming with no commercials is the way to go. I can't stand watching live TV after years of primarily not having to watch any commercials. But I do have an antenna, mostly for sports.

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Old 08-08-2022, 09:25 PM   #20
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They told me mid 2022 but it wasn't happening. My house was about finished and I'd have been stuck with dsl. Coughed up the extra $25 a month for the RV version and was in business within a week.
I will check into that. Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2022, 09:55 PM   #21
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TV is a very minor thing in my life. I would much rather watch some of the series on the streaming channels than anything broadcast. I decided many years ago that I could have a life or I could watch sports, so I have a life. It doesn't hurt that our internet is free. When we had satellite, the only thing ever on was stupid Hallmark movies. The same ones over and over and over. It was costing me a hundred dollars a month for her to watch reruns. The wife was perturbed when I cancelled but she got over it. She recently found them again on Hulu or Roku, but hasn't overdone it this time.
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Old 08-09-2022, 06:12 AM   #22
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Regular old antenna works great
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:08 AM   #23
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I was spending $200 plus a month at both houses for dish plus the cost of good internet service. Switched to streaming and I’m under $50 a month for all the streaming subscriptions we want. Do have very good internet service at both places, saving $350 a month is significant and well worth the learning curve to stream imo.
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:18 AM   #24
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If what you want to watch is on one or two streaming services you can save money. I switched from regular cable a couple years ago, but I don't watch a whole lot of stuff. The media companies have figured out that if they put their shows on different streaming platforms they make more money. Wanna watch breaking bad? You need netflix. Kid wanna watch a movie? Disney Plus. Sports? Another service. Add up each one and tack on internet and the cost is pretty close to cable. Still worth it to not have a million channels with nothing on and sit through commercials.
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:35 AM   #25
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Did I mention FDTV?
What is FDTV? Thanks
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:00 AM   #26
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What is FDTV? Thanks
I'll guess:

Eff Direct TV
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:12 AM   #27
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I spend $45 a month on streaming. I don't watch sports on tv or have anything current that I think I need to see though. Dang sure not for what DTV is charging. I had 9 million channels and watched 3.
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:13 AM   #28
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Been streaming for over 2 years. $25/month and I literally have everything.
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:18 AM   #29
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Regular old antenna works great
This here, I put one up on my chimney and get all the major networks and 20 or so other channels, about the only time I watch it is when football is on one of the major networks.

We also stream with the Hulu Disney ESPN combo that is $20 per month, and get HBO Max free through our phone data plan.
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