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Feeling slimed after dealing with D*

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by unixguru, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. MrShowtime

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    I'll post the cliff notes of the original post:

    "D* didn't kiss my butt and give me what I wanted, they only gave me $200 off of a $399 product and not the whole $399. They provide me with a service and I pay my bill every month, and for that I deserve free stuff. They didn't recognize my self installed products, and GASP! they changed a 3 year old phone number without notifying me!. Oh yeah, back on the money side, they also made me jump through hoops to get the $200 of and didnt just immediately give it to me, therefore they are slimy???"
     
  2. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    ...what? (I feel like I am having to say that a lot) Figured what out? I said that it is funny when folks post about how unhappy they are, and then say they extended their commitment. What exactly is it that implied something had been figured out? :confused:
     
  3. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    Something about Indians, Hispanics, and sweat-shops as well.
     
  4. HDSC

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    While you argue with yourself and justify adding a new 2 year commitment. You did have other options. You could have purchased your own unit from various venues such as the classifieds here and/or searched ebay, which would not require an extended contract.

    Side note: You need to get on meds if your equating cancer and directv issues. Thats just sick!
     
  5. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

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    I'm not talking about the Apple TV in its current form.

    In the book about Jobs he told the writer that he had finally "cracked" the "TV" (I use quotes because I don't mean just the video display). AppleTV had already been shipping for a long time. That is NOT what he was referring to.

    If it's just an integrated display then it would be a joke. Apple rarely does jokes.

    They need a PVR, not just a streamer. The Channel Master thing is a great concept. Off air tuner, PVR, Vudu, etc.

    I don't know a lot about all the content you mention. I do know that HBO requires an existing service on sat or cable. Lots of streamers have nothing but old junk. Vudu looks very promising and would directly replace D* Cinema. I believe iTunes also has the same stuff and price.

    What 1 company has the clout to get content providers to give them access to current programming? Ask the record labels. Ask the book companies.
     
  6. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    Are you going to respond to this, or no?

     
  7. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

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    Yep, that was the most important part of what I said.

    Shame that one can't just present the facts as they are. Not PC I know. Two accents that can be unrecognizable. I should have just said unrecognizable accent. Of course all readers would know what I experienced. But it would be more PC that way.

    And somehow that changes the validity of the crappy service.
     
  8. bigglebowski

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    So all providers suck, apple will surely do it better...

    What is your thought about the networks and channels that actually create the content. They are more responsible than anybody about the current state of affairs for the industry to be the way it is. Directv's equipment is pretty much worthless without all the channels out there. I have no doubt the channels would not like it if the only way to sell shows would be on what people bought like ppv.
     
  9. Hoosier205

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    The DOJ is suing Apple for an alleged e-book price fixing scheme under Steve Jobs. Probably not going to want to go to them for advise on that...
     
  10. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    Look, you've accused others of deflecting. You cannot very well do that and then avoid answering for your own statements.
     
  11. Hoosier205

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    By the way, is this thread sponsored by Apple? If not...they are missing out. Apparently every sat and cable co. in the country will fall prey to a product Apple hasn't even produced.
     
  12. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Think this thread may have run its course.
    The OP had a bitch/vent, which is fine here.
    The OP isn't going to have their mind changed by any posts, since this isn't a "help me" thread.

    Time to move on and just let this fade on to page two.
     
  13. Alebob911

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    I think its time for the OP to just chill out and enjoy watching his DIRECTV! I would like to know why people feel they are owed something just because they have been a customer for x amount of years and pay their bill on time?!! Why do those 2 items come up regularly in these rant/vent threads? Who cares you pay your bill on time and have been a customer for ever. All that means to me is that you have paid for the services that DIRECTV has delivered to your home. Thats it nothing more nothing less. It doesn't entitle you to get everything you want for free. Like others have stated, you got a pretty good deal and you really should take a look in the mirror and find out why you get so upset over such trivial stuff, like TV service. Enjoy you HR34, the same unit that many people including some DBStalkers who have worked hard behind the scenes trying to make the 34 the best HDDVR out on the market!
     
  14. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

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    This is one class of devices I'll pass on the used route.

    In the unlikely event that I am able to (due to alternative) want out before the 2 years are up I have to pay D* up to $480. Prorated that's $240 after a year. $120 after 18 months...

    I simply decided that it will be more than a year before a viable alternative is available. The discount was worth pursuing.

    I don't see how that should make me happy or ensure a longer relationship with D*.

    There is a whole spectrum of things where excuses don't fly. A shocking one got your attention. Mediocrity is an insidious disease. Embrace it and it does nothing but grow. Regardless of your threshold, at some point it will matter to every person.
     
  15. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

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    I'm done.
     
  16. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    OK this is going nowhere. It's closed...for now.

    Mike
     
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