- edited 12-22-2018 7:42 AM by Li_Jenn
*** WHO DESIGNED BETTER YET APPROVED THE NEW DIRECTV GUI MENUS THAT APPEARED ON MY DVRS TODAY?
because they need to be fired!
WOW Directv???? You couldnt come up with anything better than that BLAND DISMAL ATTROCIOUS design of a menu?
Thank you for ruining my TV experience. Not joking! Not happy either!
Good Work !
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08-08-2019 10:53 AM
Genie HR44-700 with 0x1214 – 07/25/2019 4:25am
(“2017 NEW Format”)
DVR HD24-100 with b9c – 01/23/xxxx 3:50 am
(thank goodness – “2011 NewHD Format” as it was called).
State: NH (For rollout purposes)
Good post, Johnny2toes !!!
08-08-2019 12:02 PM
08-08-2019 12:11 PM
LoL my aunts is true cord cutter which is cheap then your a pair directional antenna in combined mode and Mini-ITX PC run SageTV with WinTV-quadHD with 12tb recording space and pair SageTV HD200 Media Extender and they have no internet.
08-08-2019 5:48 PM
Honestly, I haven't checked in but glad to see a few familiar names.
Our experiment is on going. DTV/ATT did beg us to come back after finally pulling the plug offering a year service for $45/mth. Hubby turned them down pointing out they should have started with that when we first told them we were thinking about leaving rather than a $10 loyalty reward.
The new TiVo Bolt OTA is working out well. We have borderline reception because of a neighbors's tree, but once the leaves drop (the 100 year old tree is bound to come down soon 🙏), all will be well again. It's hard to match the TiVo experience but I do believe Dish's Joey is a contender. With all that's happening in the content provider world, we still feel if one can get OTA they should. If nothing else, it acts as a backup for whatever else you choose. With all the carriage fights it's a good insurance policy.
We are very pleased with the performance of Youtube TV. Some glitches here and there but it compliments the TiVo the way we expected it to. We miss Dolby surround for some things but not as many as we thought. Since we have Netflix and Prime Video we tend to watch programming there which does come with surround sound. If there is something on another streaming service like HBO, I just subscribe for a month after the season has completed.
What do I miss about DTV? Convenient packaging and surround sound. However, ATT left an indelibly bad taste in our mouths that only gets worse with each news article that's posted about them. Since I read news pertaining to TV/Cable on a daily basis, nothing ATT has done/or is doing has given me any reason to even consider coming back. In the end, leaving DTV boiled down to more principle than function but I don't regret it.
What we are doing now is an adventure and has exposed a couple of seniors to a new way of thinking. My husband is actually using Netflix & Prime Video and has upscaled his viewing content. (He's binge watching!) He does get frustrated sometimes because he over pushes buttons but he admits the things he's watching challenge his thinking more. With DTV it was easy for him to watch the same fluff shows over and over ... never looking for anything else.
I am still experimenting with equipment and services ... sometimes more than watching tv. With new things entering the streaming market routinely and services changing, I'm not likely to settle in any time soon. It's less mindless and more mindful tv watching for me as well.
Anyway, as always, happy hunting ... for tv service that is 😊
08-24-2019 12:06 AM
08-24-2019 6:53 AM
They have never heard of the KISS method of doing things. By the way KISS stands for "Keep It Simple Stupid"!
09-14-2019 1:35 PM
Sorry AT&T, but I finally pulled the plug. No, I didn't cut the cable, just replaced it with DISH. As a parting gift however, I received the box from Directv to return my receiver, packed it all up, dropped it off at the UPS store, and.....got charged because I didn't return the receiver? My fault....I didn't get a receipt from the UPS store as they were a might busy at the time.
When I got the final account statement, I called to see what options I might have to follow up on where my receiver wound up and was assured they were looking for it. At the same time I was offered tremendous deals to come back to DTV? When I explained why I left (DUI) the deal got even better it seemed. Then they explained that if I dropped DISH before a month had gone by, I wouldn't have to pay a penalty for leaving them?
Sorry guys....the DISH user interface has some quirks of course, but I CHOSE to change, not the other way where I was FORCED to take on a new look. There are some shortcomings of course, compared to what I was used to for 20 years, but the programming is equivalent, and in some cases actually better with programming I actually watch! Amazing, I don't have to be saddled with twice the price monthly for programming I don't watch anyway.
I'll always wonder where my receiver wound up.....sigh.
- edited 09-14-2019 1:51 PM
When I returned my elderly mothers Uverse boxes I got a receipt...
I knew I just might need it...
I moved her to assisted living...
She then received a bill for $375 -because- the "boxes" got "lost"...
My Mom passed away and it wasn't until 4-months later a credit was applied to her account only because I saved the receipt...
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