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Str8BacardiL
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"Consider too that, according to The Washington Post, “the cost of acquiring video content was ‘the single biggest impediment'” to Fiber’s wider rollout, Fiber executive Milo Medin told an audience in 2014. Google was reportedly paying “twice as much” compared with more established service providers for video rights, in part because it lacked comparable vertical integrations and legacy deals."


So they were getting screwed on content deals. If they put everything through YouTube TV they have more scale to throw around.

2/10/2020 10:29:59 AM

KRUZNBY
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"tell me more? you can not use surround sound with YouTube TV?"

https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/8776578?hl=en
I have not tested it yet, but it sounds like only some VOD has 5.1.

2/10/2020 7:48:43 PM

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I just went back to ATT 1000 and signed up for YouTube TV. Tired of having a DVR that only works in one room. I like the option of using the YouTube TV at multiple locations. (We have 4 Spectrum acts between our vacation homes, home, and office). The Roku app on Spectrum used to be a good deal but nothing has been done to enhance it and there is no DVR or pause. There are also constant outages.

Hoping the YoutTube Tv satisfies the vacation renters...it has local networks and espn, just no A&E (which sucks) but whatever. Will save over $100 a month and be able to access my DVR from anywhere including phone iPad. At the properties that only have spectrum it will be 45-50/mo ad long as I stay on a promo.

2/15/2020 9:44:49 AM

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We tried YouTube TV at the rental but got complaints from people who couldn't figure it out after we bought a TV that had it built in. Most renters were fine, but the people who couldn't figure it out also couldn't figure it out with help on phone so we had to offer some discounts. If I did it again I'd try to find a TV or device that had a big youtube tv button on the remote.

2/16/2020 10:21:16 AM

KRUZNBY
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So I just canceled our Google Fiber TV service after almost 3 years. I only need to bring back the TV boxes, not the DVR/network box. I'm keeping their internet service.

Is there any advantages to keeping the DVR version of the network box? I'm thinking I would prefer the non-DVR version as I assume it does not have a hard drive, therefore my battery backup system would last longer.

So far the TV boxes are still acting as access points.

2/17/2020 8:43:03 PM

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Why did you cancel Google Fiber?

2/20/2020 10:57:19 PM

KRUZNBY
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"Why did you cancel Google Fiber?"

I only canceled the Google Fiber TV service. They keep raising the prices and will eventually phase it out. I'm saving $65/month by switching to YouTube TV.

2/27/2020 12:31:37 PM

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