I made the switch to PS Vue

I made the switch to PS Vue

  • I'm taking advantage of their 7-day free trial.  Yup...I'm definately not going back to cable.  For $45 a month (including fees/taxes and no boxes to rent) you get pretty much everything you need for sports...ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNNEWS, FS1, FS2, (and the local Comcast Sports Philly) all in 720p and 60fps.  It looks just like FiOS.  Add in the included BeIN Sports and NBCSN for soccer and this is pretty much all I need.   Goodbye, $210 Verizon bill.

  • Discussion
  • How is the picture?  

    Any buffering (I've got 85/85 FiOS now)?  

    Does it have DVR capabilities (that's how I watch most things)?

    I'm thinking about doing the trial.

  • Nationaleers wrote:

    How is the picture?  

    Any buffering (I've got 85/85 FiOS now)?  

    Does it have DVR capabilities (that's how I watch most things)?

    I'm thinking about doing the trial.

    Recordings kept for 28 days. I don't have Vue yet, but have been looking into it. My only concern is its not 1080p yet. Will probably do the free trial once my DirecTV contract ends next week.


  • WVUcrAZy93 wrote:
    Nationaleers wrote:

    How is the picture?  

    Any buffering (I've got 85/85 FiOS now)?  

    Does it have DVR capabilities (that's how I watch most things)?

    I'm thinking about doing the trial.

    Recordings kept for 28 days. I don't have Vue yet, but have been looking into it. My only concern is its not 1080p yet. Will probably do the free trial once my DirecTV contract ends next week.

    Thanks for the DVR info.  It's my understanding that no cable/satellite company is broadcasting at 1080p right now anyway.  As long as I get a decent HD 720p picture I'm good.
  • I have fios 50/50 and there is zero buffering. It might take about 30 seconds to load up the highest bitrate stream (it will load a 900 or 1650 connection while it buffers) but that's about the only real difference. After that initial buffer, it's all gold. I'm watching the Leicester/Everton match on it right now. I had my wife blindly switch from fios to vue and I honestly couldn't tell the difference. It's a 5200kbps HD stream on all the sports stations listed above. Some channels like TV Land are onlyat 1650kbps but because it isn't fast action (i.e. sports) you really don't notice or care. If you click the R3 button on the controller, it will actually tell you the current bitrate and your internet connection to the server. That's pretty handy because you can tell if you are being throttled and what the objective video quality is.

    DVR is pretty functional. The last 30 minutes of TV you watched is saved locally on the PS4. Cloud DVR saves everything else. You just make a list of your favorite shows and the Vue service saves it remotely and you can watch anything from that show that has aired in the last 30 days.

    It looks better on PS4 than Fire Stick or Chromecast. Apparently those two can't do 60fps yet. ESPNNEWS actually looks better than fios because I'm pretty sure fios downgrades the bitrate.

    Also, wvucrazy93, the vast majority of channels are ORIGINALLY broadcast in 720p. The ESPNs and FS1/FS2 most notable. This is because the current TV infrastructure can really only handleeither 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Sports look better with higher frame rates. Even though the DTV box is sending it to the TV at 1080p, it's just upconverted from a 720p signal. There is no quality increase.

    Here's a quick video just now I took with my cell phone, with bitrate counter at top left: streamable.com/epke

    They have a 7-day free trial available. Try it out. If you think it sucks, cancel the service. For$45 a month, this is the bees knees.

  • Appreciate you taking the time to post all the info Rx. Thanks!!

  • I'll probably wait just a little bit.  I'm extremely happy with FiOS cable, except for SpikeHD.  Cops pixelates and I have to go back to SD to watch.

    When the PS4.5 comes to fruition I may have a reason to buy 2 more Playstations for Vue.

  • If my friends ever get tired of me using their info to stream from WatchESPN ...FS1 etc...

    I'll probably go this route.

  • Serious question, what is PS Vue?

    My cable bill is now up to $165 from Time Warner Cable.

    I watch 5 channels.

    ESPN
    ESPN 2
    Fox Sports Ohio
    Fox News
    Local Fox 8

    Can I get these channels on this "PS Vue"?

    TIA


  • DickyLeftridge wrote: Serious question, what is PS Vue?

    My cable bill is now up to $165 from Time Warner Cable.

    I watch 5 channels.

    ESPN
    ESPN 2
    Fox Sports Ohio
    Fox News
    Local Fox 8

    Can I get these channels on this "PS Vue"?

    TIA
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  • All but the local Fox you could.

  • The PS is for PlayStation?  I'm a grown man, I don't have a PlayStation.


  • DickyLeftridge wrote: Serious question, what is PS Vue?

    My cable bill is now up to $165 from Time Warner Cable.

    I watch 5 channels.

    ESPN
    ESPN 2
    Fox Sports Ohio
    Fox News
    Local Fox8

    Can I get these channels on this "PS Vue"?

    TIA
    It depends where you live.  If you are in the sticks, you don't get the local stations.  Where I live, I get the local NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and Telemundo.  Type your zip code on their site and find out.

  • DickyLeftridge wrote: The PS is for PlayStation?  I'm a grown man, I don't have a PlayStation.
    It's Sony's IPTV service.  You don't need a playstation.  You can use Chromecast or a Fire TV Box, too.

  • WVURxMan wrote:
    DickyLeftridge wrote: The PS is for PlayStation?  I'm a grown man, I don't have a PlayStation.
    It's Sony's IPTV service.  You don't need a playstation.  You can use Chromecast or a Fire TV Box, too.
    Sorry man, I don't have that stuff either.  Thanks anyways, I'm out.

  • DickyLeftridge wrote:
    WVURxMan wrote:
    DickyLeftridge wrote: The PS is for PlayStation?  I'm a grown man, I don't have a PlayStation.
    It's Sony's IPTV service.  You don't need a playstation.  You can use Chromecast or a Fire TV Box, too.
    Sorry man, I don't have that stuff either.  Thanks anyways, I'm out.
    Dicky trolling again.  But, I bet he still has a tube TV and goes off of TV Guide.
  • I have the apple tv adapter and only get Netflix. Do I need a new TV or add on?


  • Fire stick or chromecast. Both are like $30. They are supposed to have roku in the future.

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    --- LongTimeeer wrote:

    I have the apple tv adapter and only get Netflix. Do I need a new TV oradd on?

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  • WVURxMan wrote:
    Fire stick or chromecast. Both are like $30. They are supposed to have roku in the future.

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    --- LongTimeeer wrote:

    I have the apple tv adapterand only get Netflix. Do I need a new TV or add on?

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    Thank you.  We pay $122 for internet and cable, which I guess isn't bad, but while I'm not a cheapskate I hate to waste money.  I'm guessing this will replace my Apple TV adapter?


  • LongTimeeer wrote:
    WVURxMan wrote:
    Fire stick or chromecast. Both are like $30. They are supposed to have roku in the future.

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    --- LongTimeeer wrote:

    I have the apple tv adapter and only get Netflix. Do I need a new TV or add on?

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    Thank you.  We pay $122 for internet and cable, which I guess isn't bad, but while I'm not a cheapskate I hate to waste money.  I'm guessing this will replace my Apple TV adapter?

    Yes.  Fire Stick is $40, Chromecast is $30.  You might not save any money if they charge you a lot for internet.



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    --- CrowtownEER wrote:

    All this is great for people who don't have to deal with Hughesnet or Suddenlink's 250g limit.

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    #poorpeoplesproblem


  • WVURxMan wrote:
    DickyLeftridge wrote: The PS is for PlayStation?  I'm a grown man, I don't have a PlayStation.
    It's Sony's IPTV service.  You don't need a playstation.  You can use Chromecast or a Fire TV Box, too.
    Interesting.  Thanks for the heads up.  I will certainly be looking into this.
  • All it takes is a $30 device for Dickey to be out.

  • All this is great for people who don't have to deal with Hughesnet or Suddenlink's 250g limit.