Questions from a non phone tech person

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  1. ngt

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    Will I still be able to control my directv like with my s5?

    Is this phone a "lot" better than a Note 5? Key factors?

    What options will there be for hdmi out?

    Is there a better "big ass phone" that runs Android that's better than the note 7? Better screen? Speed? Outputs?

    Thanks! More to come :)
     
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    It should...there doesn't seem to be anything that would prevent it from doing so. DirectTV looks to just use an app...so as long as you are able to download the app, it should still work like your note 5.

    Take a look here: Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 5 first look: the difference a year makes I haven't seen much about the phone myself, but they have looked to do a thorough comparison. At first glance, bigger battery, eye sensors, USB-C instead of micro USB, and curved edges.

    I am pretty biased, but I don't think there are hardly any better big phones out there aside from the Note series. In my opinion, you are good where you're at! Let some others weigh in that have experience with other devices, but I've had nothing but good experiences with Samsung and the Note series.
     
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    No you can not control your Direct TV. There is no IR Blaster. The Last IR Blaster was on the Note 4.
     
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    Didn't know you needed one but I stand corrected

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    So the infrared is still there for the remote?

    Edit: so it's a no then :(

    It really doesn't seem like it's that improved.

    If the 5 is $1 and the note is what $299 or $399 with contract, I was just looking for a big jump. I'm coming from a galaxy s5, that recently got ran over by some cars. So, I'm at nothing now. I got a replacement battery for a Droid RAZR maxx to get me tout the 19th or whatever, but could get a 5 now for a buck.
     
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    Yes I used to mess with my family with it. You can still schedule to record shows but not change the channels.
     
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    That is definitely up to you. Just providing you some info and letting you choose for yourself! If you feel it isn't worth the upgrade, go ahead and grab a Note 5. Sounds like a great deal!

    @Preach2k previously mentioned that there is no IR Blaster so...sorry for the confusion but yeah, it wouldn't work without that.
     
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    Do any of the big phones out now have the ir blaster?
     
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    Thanks! I was looking at the v10, as it's big and has the ir blaster, but ended up going with the note 7 black. Wanted the SD card but only had the watch as my option. Off to CL it goes and right to the bills goes the money, lol. Thanks for the help guys! I ended up making my choice based on the low light camera and processor speed, as well as upgradabilty. Hope I made the right choice. Always nice being able to change the channel at the bar, lol
     
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    I found this interesting....

    Samsung Galaxy Note7   Full phone specifications.png
     
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    Yeah, I might be kicking myself for not getting a v10. Oh well. At least I can doodle with my little plastic pen, lol