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Dish Vs DirecTv

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

  1. Feb 7, 2013 #81 of 137
    bidger

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    RZC is all I need and I get it from TWC. I prefer to watch every game rather than one specific game and it's a fraction of the cost of ST.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 #82 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    For some people that is fine. But for a person like me that likes just 2-3 teams I don't care about what the other teams are doing at the moment.
    I hope DirecTV would do a red zone only deal for people like you.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 #83 of 137
    RasputinAXP

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    *facepalm*
     
  4. Feb 7, 2013 #84 of 137
    Hoosier205

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    It's true.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 #85 of 137
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    Original, yes. Better? Depends on how you look at it. I think D*'s RZC sucks, price-wise but rocks interactive-wise.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2013 #86 of 137
    Hoosier205

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    It also has the better host and usually functions better.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2013 #87 of 137
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    Having experienced both, I do concur with Hoosier205. The DirecTV version of RZC is superior, both in host and presentation. Not enough that to make me switch back, but enough that it was evident to me.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2013 #88 of 137
    donalddickerson2005

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    I'd love to see the NHL someday do this with 1 channel. Say make it the power-play station. Where they show shootouts then OT then under 2 minutes within a goal and finally power plays. I know we are talking about NFL but I just wanted to make a quick point.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2013 #89 of 137
    MattScahum

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    I almost hate to ressurect a month old thread, but I have to say this. Can the everything D* does is.excellent and.E* sucks and vice versa please stop? I work for D* and have worked.at E* so I.feel qualified to speak here. Is hd technically better on D*? Yes. Is it noticeable to 99% of people? No. D does have more sports and movies, but E has.some quality options there that D does not. D has more HD, but it isnt quantity so.much as what do you want in hd. E destroys D in international programming, savung recordings to a back up hard.drive.and stb response time. Lparsons has had both as he just went back to E and he will most likely agree with what I have said. If you work for.D or.E and.cant recognize your employer isnt the.perfect.provider you are.delusional. That is all.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2013 #90 of 137
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    Matt, from my perspective and my viewing choices, I see D* and E* as two sides of the same coin. I've said many times that one is not a clear choice over the other.

    If I were an ardent sports fan I would be with D* regardless of other considerations. But I'm not, so I can and do switch when I feel it is in my financial best interest.

    Right now I both love and hate the Hopper. It does so many things well and does them all very quickly. But someone found a bargain bin of icons and used them in places a list would be much better. I find them irritating.

    Here's a funny story.

    When I had switched to Dish a few years back, I got weekly emails from D* to 'come back'. So I finally did, yet those same emails kept right on coming as well as a few direct mails for the same thing. They never stopped even while I had already 'came back'. Now that I've switched back to E*, I now get 2 emails a week! :)
     
  11. Mar 9, 2013 #91 of 137
    acostapimps

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    savings on new customer discounts(or returning customers) is not a bad thing, But if it doesn't have what you want then why bother, That's why is always better to research the channel line up or monthly fees online (or a phone call) before you decide to switch, Don't let commercials or flyers ads decide for you. And if you read the ads ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT on the bottom. Me I personally think they're both the same channel wise, everything else is up to you to decide.
     
  12. Apr 29, 2013 #92 of 137
    RL_Bynum

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    Because I'm looking at a potential savings of $30 per month for the first year ($10 per month after that), I'm thinking of switching back to Dish after a few years with DirecTV. If I remember correctly, channel switching is much faster with Dish and it also has the picture-in-picture feather that DirecTV doesn't have. It does seem that the Hopper has much more DVR storage space, as well.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2013 #93 of 137
    RL_Bynum

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    One Dish question: I see that the Regional Sports Networks I'd be getting are listed as "part-time HD." What does that mean exactly. Live games in HD and otherwise not?
     
  14. Apr 29, 2013 #94 of 137
    RAD

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    The HR34/HR44 Genie receivers do have PIP in them.
     
  15. Apr 29, 2013 #95 of 137
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    If Dish does part time HD RSN like DirecTV does, then that's basically it. My RSN, I get HD for things like Reds games, but at other times the HD channel is offline and only the SD channel is available.
     
  16. Apr 29, 2013 #96 of 137
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    RL_Bynum

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    So only the games with an X on the HD column are in HD?
     
  18. May 6, 2013 #98 of 137
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    Yes, just the games with an X in the HD column are in HD.
     
  19. May 15, 2013 #99 of 137
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    Well in fairness, they did say something about 'slight'... :)

    Here's an interesting quote which is true, but somewhat clouds the 'savings':
    DISH is a less expensive alternative to DIRECTV. On average a satellite TV subscriber can save anywhere from $60 to $120 per year by selecting DISH satellite TV service when compared to a similar plan on DIRECTV.

    IOW, $5 to $10/month which is pretty much in line with what everyone already knows, and most think about the monthly cost, not the annual.
     

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