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Fri, Sep 23, 2022 10:12 PM

Are there any streaming boxes with a remote as good as DTV's

I have posted here about my problems with DTV streaming box.  Three out of three went bad after a few days.  I'm now using a Roku ultra, but the remote leaves a lot to be desired.  The DTV one goes directly to channels, does 30 second skip perfectly, has 12 hour skip on the guide, etc.  I just need a box that can do DTV as well as DTV.

Whatever the problem is on my end it affects none of my other stuff.  They say it is impossible for the modem to be the problem or over heating, but what else could it be.  After a few days I no longer have an internet connection and the red button on the front keeps flashing.  I tried connecting directly to an outlet rather than a surge protector, but it may have been too late for that.  I also tried an ethernet cable but no help.  While I could send it back for another, it will do the same unless I can figure out why.

bcbsncjlj

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2 months ago

Nope. The DirecTV streaming box is a custom design proprietary box design specifically for the service. No other streaming device offers the functionality of the box.

JAL123

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2 months ago

You could always switch to DIRECTV satellite.   There are some things about it I miss, such as the remote and the lack of judder when switching channels.   

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2 months ago

Had DirectTV Streaming for about two years with 3 of their boxes.  First box started losing connection to the router at about the 2 year mark.  Have Roku on all 3 TVs and never lose connection with them or our phones or laptops, so it must be the units.  Called and was told the unit was out of warranty and would have to get (and pay) for a new one (which I did -$120+).

Now one of the other three units is dropping off every 2-3 hours.  Reset works, but keeps failing in another 2-3 hours.  No problem with the Rokus dropping connection, so definitely the devices.

Rokus are not as user friendly to use, but beat paying DirectTV $120 every two years for new units.

Tiger593

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2 months ago

@Victorinus it may be just that they are moving to newer boxes they may look the same but not the same model.  Some people have been complaining about the older boxes the C71W-200 boxes not updating and functioning properly.  I believe this is because they are starting to make these boxes obsolete.  The C71W-400 is what they are selling now and you can now instead of buying them brand new for $120.00 you can buy certified refurbished for $49.99 through Directv Stream so that makes them more affordable and you still get a year warrant like the new ones. 

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2 months ago

Thanks for the response.  All three of my original boxes and the replacement box are -400 units.

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2 months ago

You mentioned a 30 Second skip, How do you do this?

nabuch

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2 months ago

30 second skip is right button next to Okay button


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