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AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon


@macsociety wrote:

 


 

Maybe I'm misunderstanding this, , but why would you want to watch something on your phone or desktop that you have recorded on your Genie's DVR?


.  I go to bed around 11PM but don't try to sleep until well after midnight... so having access to movies, TV, etc... is cool.  ;-)

 

TJ


You wern't watching on you phone? were you?      whole house DVR?      kudos

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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon


@kitnbob wrote:

@MarkJFine That's what I'm talking about.... 

GabeU must live alone... ya think? Smiley Wink 


Yep, and my house is so small that I practically can't get away from my single, living room TV.  LOL.  Smiley Tongue  

 

Well, my bedroom, but I don't have a TV there (yet).  Half of the time I fall asleep on the couch, anyway.  


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@GabeU wrote:

@kitnbob wrote:

@MarkJFine That's what I'm talking about.... 

GabeU must live alone... ya think? Smiley Wink

 

Well, my bedroom, but I don't have a TV there (yet).  Half of the time I fall asleep on the couch, anyway.  


In front of the TV I presume  Smiley Frustrated

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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

@GabeU

You have only one TV. You dont need whole house dvr  either

D TV is over charging me $3.50 a month for nothing   (whole house DVR)

ya gotta watch your bill

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@kitnbob wrote:

@GabeU

You have only one TV. You dont need whole house dvr  either

D TV is over charging me $3.50 a month for nothing   (whole house DVR)

ya gotta watch your bill


No doubt.  I get charged $3 per month for "Whole Home DVR Service", which I've questioned time and time again.  Still, I've gotten some very decent discounts from them over the years, including presently, so I don't worry about the $3 very much.  Right now I'm saving nearly $60 per month with loyalty and contract agreement discounts, so I'm okay with it.  


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@GabeU wrote:

@kitnbobwrote:

@GabeU

You have only one TV. You dont need whole house dvr  either...

 

.......  Still, I've gotten some very decent discounts from them over the years, including presently.......Right now I'm saving nearly $60 per month with loyalty and contract agreement discounts, so I'm okay with it.  


Hey, this was a year ago already.   Happy anniversary!     Maybe I should inquire about these loyalty discounts.  in a PM perhaps. I need to save some money bout now. Smiley Embarassed

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@kitnbob 

 

If you already know that you're no longer in a contract, call them and ask them if you aren't.  When they ask why you're asking, just say something alluding to the price getting high, and that will send them into action to keep you as a customer.  They'll probably offer you a good discount, and maybe even more than one.  Smiley Happy  

 

Not long after my last post my DirecTV experience became a nightmare.  I have one more month of my $60 discount, but I doubt I'll be able to get it renewed due to being in a new contract.  I was having a freezing issue with my Genie, so I called them to have it replaced.  They told me all they could do was either replace it for $300, or upgrade me to the Genie II for free.  I chose the latter, which is overkill, as why do I need a wireless system with one TV and the cable from the dish coming up right behind it?  It was even more stupid, as I had to relocate the receiver so it was at least four feet from the Mini, as it's supposed to be that way.  Anyway, the freezing was still there, and when I called about it I'm told that it's a known software issue.  So, I was basically lied to, with them telling me that upgrading to the Genie II would fix the problem, with them knowing full well that it may not, and they did it in order to get me into a new contract.  I really hate DirecTV right now.  Instead of a just being honest and telling me about the software issue and recommending that I just wait, and perhaps giving me another discount until the problem was resolved, which is since has been, I was lied to and jerked around. 

 

Pre AT&T DirecTV would have either just been honest about the issue, or they would have replaced my existing Genie for free to try to make me happy.  Or, better yet, they wouldn't have released touchy software in the first place.  They treated me like they valued my business and loyalty.  I was very happy with them and would have recommended them to my family and friends, and I did.  Not today.  No way.


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@GabeU wrote:

 

.......................  I really hate DirecTV right now.  Instead of a just being honest and telling me about the software issue and recommending that I just wait, and perhaps giving me another discount until the problem was resolved, which is since has been, I was lied to and jerked around. 

 

  I got rid of DirecTV about twelve years ago, way before AT&T, because of all their lies.  In my case it was about the always in the future availabity of local channels, which never happened in the three years I was with them. 

 

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@GabeU wrote:

@kitnbob 

 

If you already know that you're no longer in a contract, call them and ask them if you aren't.  .........

 

Pre AT&T DirecTV would have either just been honest about the issue, or they would have replaced my existing Genie for free to try to make me happy.  ..............I was very happy with them and would have recommended them to my family and friends, and I did.  Not today.  No way.


I think I had the dish moved in March, 2 years ago.   So I guess I have a few month left of the contract for HD service.

 

The old DVR was failing, the tree branches were obstructing, so it was time for an upgrade after at least 11 years .

Am I a loyal customer or what.

I had the old DVR replaced (for free) once already, it wasn't even called a "genie",   so I got a free install and a new HD DVR,   Then (look out) ATT&T took over.

No problems so far ( 18 months) cept the last  software revision came out last month   Ox114b for the  HR54/200 Genie

I have heard of complaints about graphics and fonts.   My only problem is I find NO way of turning OFF the Wi-fi access to to the HT2000 . 

And I'm down to my last (1MB token) Smiley Sad

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@gaines_wright wrote:

  ........  In my case it was about the always in the future availabity of local channels, which never happened in the three years I was with them. 

 


I'm still wanting to put a 20' tall antenna on top of my house to try to clear the hill to my east.   Smiley Indifferent