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Dish Vs DirecTv

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by CrazyGuy, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2013 #61 of 137
    harsh

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    It doesn't appear that you put much effort into finding answers
    All prime time, big-four shows are recorded on the one tuner. If the program is not on the big-four, one of the other two tuners will be tapped.
    As long as you don't tell the Hopper that you want to see new shows only.
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    All satellites reside over the Equator so you're never going to be pointing North. DISH has two configurations that are on either side of the DIRECTV contellation.
    RG6 with standard shielding, one cable per STB.
    TCP/IP networking (or Joey connection absent a coax).
    Ongoing.
    PIP.
    The Genie supports 100
    All five can be HD as the advertising makes abundantly clear.
    One. The Genie itself does NOT support "mobile" TVs but using the Genie Client, it can support up to three other TVs at once.
    One RG6 cable for each box.
    Connection of the Genie to the Internet.
    PIP.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 #62 of 137
    Hoosier205

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    My answer was perfectly fine. Dish Network refuses to carry any RSN's for the largest DMA in the country, while DirecTV carries all of them.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2013 #63 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    That is why if sports is your top reason you go with directv. There is nothing that dish has that I do not. I use to be a DISH customer but saw the light and wow it is great.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #64 of 137
    James Long

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    You have Pac-12 Network?

    No provider has every channel.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2013 #65 of 137
    damondlt

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    Wow great channel.:lol:
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 #66 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    OK PAC 12 just like longhorn if I can see the games on other channels then no I am not missing anything. Now dish you miss every nfl game and here in a few weeks I'll be watching 4 plus channels for the masters and you will be stuck with tiger all day.I switched from dish because they suck when it comes to sports.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2013 #67 of 137
    lparsons21

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    While D* does a bang up job with sports, you don't miss 'every NFL game' with Dish either.

    And no, Dish doesn't suck for sports they just aren't in love with them! :)
     
  8. Feb 6, 2013 #68 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    Fine if you like your local NFL team that's great but I live in Atlanta and do not what so ever like them. Just like I need NHLCI and MLBEI to watch my saint Louis teams.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2013 #69 of 137
    James Long

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    Your claim was not that DirecTV is not better than DISH it was, as quoted:
    I can give other examples, but since you mentioned sports that seemed to be the best one. You, as many have done before, can try to minimalise the content that you do not have ... but the fact remains. No provider has every channel. Even well respected DirecTV employees will tell you that. :)
     
  10. Feb 6, 2013 #70 of 137
    Hoosier205

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    True, no provider has them all. DirecTV does however have more than Dish...while also delivering superior picture quality.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2013 #71 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    I give you sports an all dish people say we have more programs well name 1 that I can not see that is in the top 250. From ncis to house hunters, wwe just give me one show that EVERYONE wants to watch. As I tell everyone if you want sports then DirecTV is the only way to go. But if you dont care about sports then heck you can go with anyone . oh and last time I checked dish was top 5 for worst company's to work for.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2013 #72 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    Wait just a minute I remember 1 station we do not get and my parents that have dish do and that is the earth channel 24-7-365 of nothing but looking at the earth.

    I might just think about switching back. NOT
     
  13. Feb 6, 2013 #73 of 137
    James Long

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    Unfortunately the EARTH channel ended on October 31st, 2012. The camera was available under an experimental license. It was interesting to see the world from a different perspective.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2013 #74 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    Well then never mind.
    The thing that gets to me is the football player not going to be named by me is saying how good xfinity is but all they got is red zone.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2013 #75 of 137
    James Long

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    Perhaps he is one of the people who don't want to watch every game. RedZone is a nice way to see what is going on in all games around the country without spending hundreds of dollars. Perhaps the unnamed football player can afford hundreds of dollars ... many people can't. Perhaps he really doesn't want to watch the boring parts of the game and just wants to see every score.

    RedZone for a few dollars per month fills a need.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2013 #76 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    This is a current player for the bears. Red zone is fine if all you want is the TDs but for me I want to see more than that.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2013 #77 of 137
    James Long

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    Personal preferences are acceptable. But I would like to remind you of the annual threads in the DirecTV forums where even DirecTV customers express a preference for getting JUST the RedZone channel without Sunday Ticket.

    You are not alone in your preference, but neither are the people who would be happy with just a RedZone channel.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2013 #78 of 137
    Hoosier205

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    The original and better version of it however.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2013 #79 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    I do think that DirecTV should offer just the red zone channel without needing the whole NFL package. If they did that they would get millions more customers.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2013 #80 of 137
    James Long

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    For $9 per month (including other channels such as Pac-12 Network) it isn't a bad deal. They show the same games. How much does RedZone cost on DirecTV?
     

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