Q. I am interested in DIRECTV’s new offer for new customers. It’s $35 a month for more than 150 channels. But I read that the deal requires me to sign a two-year contract and if I leave before the two years are up, I have to pay big. Why do TV services require these contracts?
Q. I love all the new technology available to us today as TV viewers. I have a Smart Blu-ray player, a Roku, a Smart TV in another room and a DIRECTV Genie HD DVR. But one thing kills me. It seems like I have to re-set the boxes and even the TV itself quite often.
Q. I watch 4K programs on Netflix and Amazon Prime and was considering getting Hulu to add to my 4K lineup. But I was wondering: Does Hulu have shows in 4K? I haven’t heard much about it if they do. — Peter, Boise, Idaho. Peter, as you note, Netflix and Amazon Prime have been aggressively
DIRECTV apparently plans to keep giving the stiff arm to fans of West Coast-based sports teams. Charter, which has the management rights to SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, said recently that it appears that DIRECTV (and other pay TV operators) will not carry the regional sports channel again this year. Click Amazon:
DIRECTV apparently plans to keep giving the stiff arm to fans of West Coast-based sports teams. Charter, which has the management rights to SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, said recently that it appears that DIRECTV (and other pay TV operators) will not carry the regional sports channel again this year.
Dish is now selling the 2018 MLB Extra Innings plan for $175, which is $10 more than it charged for the 2017 package of out-of-market baseball games. The $10 hike represents a six percent increase. Click Amazon: See Today’s Top-Selling TVs! DIRECTV, Dish’s satellite rival, recently announced that it has priced this season’s Extra Innings package
Q. I have DIRECTV and sometimes it seems like the picture on HBO and some of the other channels is better than at other times. Is this true or am I seeing things? I also notice that when I watch Netflix, the picture sometimes will go from really clear to kinda fuzzy. Can you help?
Q. I’ve been thinking about signing up with DIRECTV for its $45 a month plan (“Choice”). You get 185 channels for just $45. Plus, DIRECTV says I would even get the NFL Sunday Ticket for free for a year. Should I do it? Are there any catches? — Gene, Dunkirk, Maryland. Gene, that may sound
DIRECTV plans this month to air 22 basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer games in 4K, the satcaster has announced. The lineup includes the 2018 debut of Major League Baseball in the new picture format as well as additional games from both college and pro basketball, the National Hockey League and soccer’s English Premier League. Click
DIRECTV and Dish will both show the first three days of the Big Ten basketball tournament in 4K, starting with tonight’s doubleheader which begins at 5:30 p.m ET. The 4K coverage of the tournament, which is being produced by Fox Sports, will air on Dish’s channel 540 and DIRECTV’s channel 106. Click Amazon: Fire TV
Q. I saw your DIRECTV vs. DIRECTV Now story. What devices is DIRECTV Now available on. I have a PlayStation 4. Is it available on that? — Rene, Corsicana, Texas. Rene, DIRECTV Now is available on the following streaming devices for televisions: Roku (select models) Apple TV (4th generation) Amazon Fire TV streaming device Amazon
Q. I’ve had DIRECTV for several years, but I’ve been wondering about getting DIRECTV Now instead. What’s the benefit of getting one over the other? – Rob, Cleveland, Ohio. Rob, that’s a great question. I’m sure that AT&T’s launch of DIRECTV Now, the live streaming service, has caused many subscribers to the satellite edition to