Originally Posted by Ph8te
Did you check upcoming recordings to see if the shows were listed there? Are you set up to record “new only”? In some rare cases an episode may not get tagged as “new” which will cause it not to record if set to “new only”. I don’t use OnDemand much and rather watch via a network app. Like I said not everyone will see a benefit, but those of us that do usually are able to overlook the bugs due to the cost savings.
JFYI...I only have about 4 days on this eval so far...
Turns out I do have Suits. I did check the Upcoming Recordings and it wasn't there. But, as I think about it, it was near or at the end time for Suits. It wasn't on My Recordings either. But it is there now.
So, it seems inconsistent. I have, at least once, found a recording listing on my recordings, while it was recording, and was able to start watching it before the show was over (I do that quite a bit on Dish). But I also tried that with one other, and it would not let me watch.
Originally Posted by Christcorp
I'm still leaning towards going with DTVN full time when my 3 month trial (To get my apple tv 4k) is over. It would definitely be a savings over directv satellite. And my internet is very stable, so I gain some improvement over the satellite during weather issues.
I'm a techno-geek. I can deal with any issues. I enjoy the challenge of perfecting technology. My wife on the other hand is technically challenged. My only concern with moving from satellite to streaming directv is the ease of surfing. With satellite,
1. You press one button for return to last channel.
2. You can go directly to a channel by inputting a channel number.
3. You can press a button a see your last 4 channels you've been to to get back there faster
4. While I DON'T get local channels on satellite, directv DOES give me New York and Los Angeles channels of ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox LIVE!!!
You can't do any of this with DirectvNow. I'm not sure if this is going to be a problem with the wife. Once I turn off Directv Satellite, there is no going back. I won't do that. If DirectvNow doesn't work out, I'd find another streaming service.
I eventually forced my wife off of traditional land line telephone and move to VOIP telephone. It took her a little to get use to some of it's anomalies. Being I was part of building the VOIP company we use, and as such, I get unlimited, World-Wide, no additional charges, FOREVER VOIP telephone service for $3.75 a month. (Actually, $45 a year to take care of the billing and admin); she's learned to appreciate it. Hopefully I can get her to appreciate Streaming TV vs Satellite. Price savings, convenience, no weather issues, etc.
Well, I still have 2 months left that's paid for on the DirectvNow subscription; and Directv Satellite is discounting $60 a month currently (To convince me to stay); I guess I have time to try and convince my wife.
I'm a retired
techno geek, as you call it. Mostly in networking, wide area networking, desktops, and computer center support. But most of the issues with DTVN are not issues that we can do anything about. It's either just not a feature, different, or a bug.
I do have in the back of my mind that I might see if Dish will give me some concessions to keep me, while the streaming providers mature.
Originally Posted by m_snow
And the quality of the picture. Where Dish is 720p DTVN is 1080p. By “Dish alternative” I assume you mean Sling?
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Yes, I have been surprised by how good the picture is. Actually, my Dish has been good too. Maybe because of passing through a system that upconverts. I would NOT expect an upconversion to be as good as true 1080P.
Originally Posted by Egan
I just recently cancelled DTV to use DTVN, I kept putting it off as I really like satellite especially the DVR, but cost won out in the end. It's an adjustment for sure and it changed my viewing habits, especially having a DVR (for now) limited to 20 hrs. And it used to be second nature to ff through commercials as most of my viewing was through the DVR either using the live buffer or watching a recording, now I've gotten used to sitting through them again but mostly mute the sound. I also tend to watch less TV overall as I'm not recording things unless I know I really want to watch it, and I'm getting a few less channels with my current package. Hopefully the DVR will be out of beta soon, and even though it's more money I really want more than 20 hrs of recording time.
I believe you can get 100 hour DVR now. I think it's $10/month more.