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- Nov 26, 2002
We ditched Satellite and just use Sling TV and the sports package.
We switched to YouTube TV a couple weeks ago as well and we love it too. It has more than enough to watch + we have an antenna for all the Huntsville stations. YouTube TV has all the Network sport channels plus BTN and SEC. It works great and is reasonably priced, IMO.My wife and I recently switched to Youtube TV and we love it. I have not been a fan of DTV for a couple of years now, the customer service was awful when we had it
We upgraded to the new HULU box and it does not lag like the old model. 49.99 pre month compared to 100.00 for the cable/satellite. A bargain.I like YouTube TV. I subscribe at the beginning of college football season and at the end of it, I unsubscribe. It is a lot more stable than it has been. So far so good but it is getting more and more expensive each year. I am paying close to $50/month for it right now.
We dropped DirecTV about two weeks ago. Our contract ended with them last February as did the two year promotional price. When that happened, it went from about $70 a month to almost $100. After some “verbal sparring” they rolled it back to the original price for another year. By then I was done. Recurring problems with reception that only after 2 + years they “figured out” and terrible customer service.We upgraded to the new HULU box and it does not lag like the old model. 49.99 pre month compared to 100.00 for the cable/satellite. A bargain.
I doubt the language in your contract will classify as a "breach" of contract. Your best options is to go to HULU or other services if you have the option.If they do drop ESPN and I’m locked in until November, could I drop them early for breach of contract? I signed with the expectation of ESPN; therefore, the are not fulfilling the contract I signed.
Thoughts? I would love to drop them and pick up Hulu Live or Youtube TV.
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It is not DirecTv as we once knew them; it is ATT playing hard ball with Disney. ATT is focusing on the future with "all in" for the streaming market. You will soon not see any mention of DirecTv in any of their (ATT) websites, advertising and such.Wow, these decisions by DirecTV will be their undoing. Sports channels during football season....insanity on their part. People will get the games elsewhere and never go back. Arrogance.
Good luck. Soon the satellites will fall from the sky! ATT does not care about the future of DTV satellite service. Just MHI.I have direct TV because ATT forced a switch from U-verse to clear bandwidth for faster internet service. If you are paying a high price for DTV, negotiate a better deal. With all the cord cutters, you the consumer are in a favorable position. I hate it because sometimes I spend hours on the phone , but I have pretty much gotten the packages I want for a good price. My deals have always come in for around $100 for all the channels and their fastest Internet service, plus 4 extra boxes. My current contract is $104.
Yes. The Nexstar dispute magically resolved opening week of football season. Getting ready to move from dtv to youtube tv. What i have now costs way too much.Wasn’t ATT in a dispute with CBS and Nexstar like a month ago, risking a loss of CBS programming? Did they get that solved? In any case, these disputes happen all the time but I would love any loss to directtv. What a scam considering the other options. Hulu works best for our family; and you can have access to the EAPN app. Very nice.
Checkout my post here on how I got a 12mo deal on DTV for LESS than what YouTube.TV would be.I have direct TV because ATT forced a switch from U-verse to clear bandwidth for faster internet service. If you are paying a high price for DTV, negotiate a better deal. With all the cord cutters, you the consumer are in a favorable position. I hate it because sometimes I spend hours on the phone , but I have pretty much gotten the packages I want for a good price. My deals have always come in for around $100 for all the channels and their fastest Internet service, plus 4 extra boxes. My current contract is $104.
Yup. As soon as a certain subscriber threshold is reached - which varies by service - the streaming providers will have to renegotiate their carriage fees, which means the cost is just going to go up. From what I've heard, at least one of the streaming providers is dangerously close.I don't know that I'm saving much money anymore, because I've upgraded my Internet to AT&T fiber, which has been fantastic so far. I've got Ubiquiti network gear driving it now, which has allowed me to actually realize the bandwidth increase and am now seeing no hiccups whatsoever in the live sports on Hulu TV. So it's about what I was paying a couple of years ago for Charter TV and Internet bundled, but the speed is substantially better (approx 55 mbps compared to well over 300 mbps over wifi now). Plus I just like how the app is packaged. I don't want over 200 channels. Frankly I only want sports and the Disney/Nickolodean for the kids.
So there are pluses and minuses either way. I figure these disputes are coming for the Internet apps in the future though. It's part of the nature of the beast.
To save money. Duh.I don't really understand the fascination with cord-cutting and constant provider switching to try to save money. All you're doing is adding headache while sacrificing quality and you rarely seem to actually save much money overall - especially factoring in what you're sacrificing.
I'm sure your 4K streaming looks great on DSL.To save money. Duh.
Not paying for things I don't want or need.
Picking up locals over the air and streaming only what I do want.
My cheaper unlimited DSL allows streaming and also internet without missing a beat.
It is quite worth it to me to make my own choices.
Less headaches than from being gouged by a greedy cable company.