direct tv now

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Is anyone successfully using direct tv now (the streaming service) with Viasat? I'm considering switching from DTV to this service when my contract is up but not sure it would run me over my data
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Colleen Carr

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Posted 7 months ago

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As a general rule, I would not run that through Viasat Internet because it will eat a ton of data.
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James E Besser

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stay away from direct tv want too lower my package that I have , If I did lose my $55.00 discount per month only good for a year. its 3 year comment
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James

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why would you downgrade to direct tv?  they are only "up to 5mbps"  you think you have it bad now .
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Bradley

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I did the four months prepay to get a deal on Apple TV. I’ve had trouble getting it to stream without looking horrible or constant buffering. Some other services work fine. Not sure why a couple are so aggravating. Still playing around with it, so maybe I’ll find a way to make it work. Assuming you watch tv daily and use the internet doing other normal activities, you would either need to limit tv viewing or risk running out of data. You can stream a lot on 150 GB (especially on low resolution), but you will have to be more cautious of just leaving it running or heaven forbid you fall asleep.

Your biggest obstacle would be watching during prime time if you run out of priority data.
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johnny c

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I've done DTV on demand with the computer.  The only browser that would work for me was Explorer.   Expect buffering during prime time hours.  I do use the Silver plan to watch a 6 or 7 hour shows a month on demand, but I record them and then watch them over the next few days.  Downloads are painfully slow.  I select optimize for faster downloads, and the quality is good, lower end of HD.

The speed of Silver plan is not a substitute and can not compete with normal DTV viewing.