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AT&T had a grand plan to control ALL communications.. Basically Rebuild the old BELL TELEPONE and then some (Been their plan all along) The problem with DirecTV (And Dish) is Roku, apple TV -etal

You get decent unlmited Internet bandwidth you don't need the sat dish and monthly sat bill.. You got it all.

Me.. Depending on where I'm parked. and it appears I'm about to settle in the land of "Fairly decent coverage" I have so much OVER THE AIR TV that my DVR's overload and I have to off load 'em to long term storage.

(I have two DVR's and a compter all networked. the computer downloads the Program guide, modifies it for upload to the DVR's. which do all the DVR things (LIke record any program with NCIS in the name) and I can download to the comptuer and transfer to any portable device if I wish. They also let me start watching in one room. Finish in the other and so on. Like I said all the fancy pause fast forward rewind stuff too. Only instead of 100/month is't 25/year for the electronin TV Guide.. that's all folks.


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I should have bought more when it dipped below 28 earlier this year
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wa8yxm wrote:

AT&T had a grand plan to control ALL communications.. Basically Rebuild the old BELL TELEPONE and then some (Been their plan all along) The problem with DirecTV (And Dish) is Roku, apple TV -etal

You get decent unlmited Internet bandwidth you don't need the sat dish and monthly sat bill.. You got it all.

Me.. Depending on where I'm parked. and it appears I'm about to settle in the land of "Fairly decent coverage" I have so much OVER THE AIR TV that my DVR's overload and I have to off load 'em to long term storage.

(I have two DVR's and a compter all networked. the computer downloads the Program guide, modifies it for upload to the DVR's. which do all the DVR things (LIke record any program with NCIS in the name) and I can download to the comptuer and transfer to any portable device if I wish. They also let me start watching in one room. Finish in the other and so on. Like I said all the fancy pause fast forward rewind stuff too. Only instead of 100/month is't 25/year for the electronin TV Guide.. that's all folks.


Wow what a setup, maybe I need to move forward on my downloading movies to watch off my laptop in RV when traveling, I was told I could upload thru the Roku box but have not tried it yet, I cut the cord years ago and my household yearly TV cost is $300 a Year and I get 5 times what DirecTV was giving me at $70.00 per Month..

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wa8yxm wrote:

AT&T had a grand plan to control ALL communications.. Basically Rebuild the old BELL TELEPONE and then some (Been their plan all along) The problem with DirecTV (And Dish) is Roku, apple TV -etal ...
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AT&T bet big on FTTN and a proprietary version of IPTV (I think they had Microsoft "invent it" so you know they paid big $$$ !) Bad bet !!!

Of course to add to the confusion U-Verse is now called AT&T TV.

Even more confusion for the consumer is there are 3 different TV offerings under the AT&T TV "umbrella". Besides the DirecTV Satellite, there is the AT&T TV Now (the old DirecTV Now) and the "new" AT&T TV which looks a lot like most cable TV providers (set top box required at additional cost).

It is difficult to find the number of subscribers they have under the AT&T TV umbrella, but it keeps going down !

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https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/2........ing-pressure-to-hbo-max-launch/

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The company’s newer pay TV service, AT&T TV, only just became available nationwide in March. But despite its “streaming” nature — it ships with an Android TV-powered box to deliver TV over the internet — consumers may have already caught on to the fact that it’s still just the worst of pay TV wrapped up in a new delivery mechanism.


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Posted: 08/30/20 04:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Listening to you guys, I'm really glad I have Shaw Direct.

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We live 30 miles from Hartford and have no cell service. No version but AT T out on the lawn. My mother lives one town over and has no cell service but she has cable. My sister lives the next town over and she has no cell service. My brother lives in NY and has no cell service. We have no cable on our street. Satellite is no going away until cell service is a little more available.





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Satellite is no going away until cell service is a little more available.

For your sake, I hope you're right.
But satellite doesn't care if you have cell service or not.


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Wouldn't internet thru a phone line be called dial up? [emoticon] Oh sure, those were the good old days NOT.


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K Charles wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

K Charles wrote:

When will the internet come to the country?


Cell coverage handles 99% of the need already.

They can't justify the cost of running a satellite system for 1%.


When will cell service come to the country?


As I said, it's already there for 99% of the population.


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