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Posted: June 11, 2018, 7:10 PM Post
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I’d stay away from Directv Now. They’ve shown either zero interest or zero ability to fix the same problems that they’ve had since they started. Tonight my tv is basically unwatchable because it stops to buffer literally every minute. And when you chat with their customer service they offer the same tired troubleshooting tips which don’t work. They recently rolled out an update and now the “guide” portion takes a anywhere from thirty seconds to two or three minutes to load the shows. And you can’t select the channel until it loads so even though you know what you want to watch you can’t actually watch it until the guide loads.

I wanted to complain again tonight but since my wait time was 27 minutes, after already waiting ten minutes, I decided to say screw it.

Literally my laziness in finding a new tv package is the only reason I still have DirectvNow. What a crappy product. Oh and they STILL don’t offer CBS as a live station in the Milwaukee area.


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Posted: June 15, 2018, 6:34 AM Post
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Found it amusing last night seeing a Spectrum commercial with a door to door DirectTV salesman trying to get a Spectrum customer to switch to DirectTV. The salesman keeps bringing up DirectTV features that are obviously worse than Spectrum (fewer channels, a contract that doubles after a year, etc). Hey AT&T, your first order of business now that the acquisition is complete may be to get those commercials off the air.

Edit: Realized after talking to someone else that the acquisition does not include the cable portion (Time Warner Cable/Spectrum).


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Posted: June 15, 2018, 9:00 PM Post
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FWIW, our family over the past couple years has tried Sling, PSVue, and now YoutubeTV. I find YoutubeTV to have the best interface and most reliability.

I actually liked the Sling lineup slightly better, but I was getting various glitches, like the picture cutting out frequently. I have had basically zero problems with YoutubeTV. I just wish they would add Comedy Central and AXS.

At any rate, I will never be going back to Charter/Spectrum (aside from their internet service).

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Posted: August 09, 2018, 8:07 PM Post
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Trying to catch the preseason game but youtubetv is telling me its not available for streaming. Please tell me this is just a preseason thing. I'm hoping it is because I was able to watch parts of the hall of fame game last week.

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Remember what Yoda said:

"Cubs lead to Cardinals. Cardinals lead to dislike. Dislike leads to hate. Hate leads to constipation."


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Posted: August 10, 2018, 9:06 AM Post
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I had the same issue with Directv Now.


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Posted: August 13, 2018, 10:09 AM Post
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young guns said:
Trying to catch the preseason game but youtubetv is telling me its not available for streaming. Please tell me this is just a preseason thing. I'm hoping it is because I was able to watch parts of the hall of fame game last week.


Yea, this scares me. Youtube TV was the one I was about to try. I will have anarchy if I go to turn the Packers on in week one and it's not available. So for the pre-season game, did you go to the local channel in Milwaukee (NBC, CBS.....whatever station it was on) and it wasn't available?


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Posted: August 13, 2018, 10:32 AM Post
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As an FYI -- PSView does not carry Fox 6 in Milwaukee. We use OTA when watching games on FOX.


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Posted: August 13, 2018, 11:14 AM Post
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It is just a preseason thing, the local networks themselves have to negotiate streaming rights. Won't be an issue in the regular season when all games are handled by national networks.


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Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:32 PM Post
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I was looking ahead and the Steelers game had a not available sign by it, but now it's gone. So fingers crossed that something's been worked out. Plus I did find the Tennessee game in the dvr which was weird, not sure if the replay played and got taped or what.

reillymcshane said:
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"Cubs lead to Cardinals. Cardinals lead to dislike. Dislike leads to hate. Hate leads to constipation."


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