I'm currently with Directv satellite and looking to cut the cord so I've been doing a trial of all the major players, i.e, Vue, Hulu, Youtube TV, and now AT&T Now (the latter within the last day or so). Based on what I've read and experienced so far, I can see why many point to Youtube TV as the most rounded service, but I'm really drawn to AT&T Now despite some of the bad press it's gotten lately.
I think this is primarily for three reasons: 1) to my eyes, it appears to have the best picture quality of the bunch (higher bitrates?) and seems "smoother". This is important to me because we invest in these HDTV's, why wouldn't we want them to look as good as possible? 2) Dolby Digital, 3) With the channels I can get, I don't have to switch between apps if I want to check out what's on (i.e., between Youtube and Philo for example, where people use one to supplement the other).
The 20 hour DVR isn't quite as big a deal for me, because I've invested in an OTA Tivo DVR and we can use that for all the shows on the major 4 networks. Still hoping they up that to a 100 hour option as is the rumor. I would end up saving roughly $65 per month vs. what I'm paying now which obviously isn't as great a cost savings as I'd get with the others, but even so, I figure the picture quality, Dolby, no rain fade, ability to watch when traveling, etc. still makes it worth it. Still going to trial it here for a bit and learn what the quirks are, but so far so good.
Last edited by MikeKlim; 08-25-2019 at 12:01 PM.